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Marx Brothers For President

Eric Mink | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Eric Mink

Updated Nov. 4 to include information about Hulu's release on Nov. 3 of a new Triumph election campaign special, the fifth of this year. Brothers Gr...

Why The Man Behind Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Won't Tell Gay Jokes

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

In an interview with HuffPost Live this week, the man behind "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" recalled a time he'd written a sketch with an anti-gay jok...

WATCH LIVE: Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Puppeteer Talks 2016

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Robert Smigel and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog have taken their act to the campaign trail. Smigel joins HuffPost Live to discuss "Triumph's E...

How Obama Killed A Controversial SNL Skit

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A November 2007 episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring a cameo by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), almost included a controversial sketch about r...

The Aquabats! Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary at Comic-Con as They Ponder the Group's Next Move

Jim Hill | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

First the good news ... The Aquabats are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year. And thanks to their Emmy Award-winning television series, The Aquabats! Super Show! on HUB Network, the 'Bats have greatly expanded their audience over the past three years.

Watch Santa Give Krampus a Seasonal Smackdown on The Aquabats! Super Show! Holiday Special

Jim Hill | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It might an odd choice to build the Aquabats' first-ever holiday special around a beast-like creature straight out of Alpine folklore. But as Jacobs revealed during a phone interview earlier this week, creating a Krampus-centric Super Show! episode has always been a Christmas dream of his.

Triumph Poops On The Great American Beer Festival

Posted 10.23.2013 | Comedy

There's no happier place than The Great American Beer Festival, or as Triumph The Insult Comic Dog calls it, The Distant Fathers Expo. Watch above ...

Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker


Young Louis C.K. Talks Writing For Conan

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Louis C.K. got one of his first major breaks as a writer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and in this interview recently unearthed by the Paley Ce...

WATCH: Conan Makes Ridiculous Pledge

Posted 10.17.2012 | Comedy

What would the palest man alive look like covered in spray tan? Conan O'Brien promised that if Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" raises $1...

Ambiguously Gay Spartan Race

Posted 07.26.2012 | Comedy

Spartan races are challenges of the most difficult order, testing physical strength, endurance and intelligence through a series of dangerous obstacle...

Jack Black Opens Up

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

When I met with Jack Black at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, he was fighting a sore throat. Black's under the weather demeanor, lounging on the couch in w...

WATCH: Banned SNL Clip?

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 01.05.2012 | Comedy

In March of 1998, the popular "TV Funhouse" cartoon segment on "Saturday Night Live" featured one particularly political short called "Conspiracy Theo...

6 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Dana Carvey Show'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Comedy

If you haven't read GQ's oral history of "The Dana Carvey Show," stop what you're doing right now and go check it out. The eye-opening, seven-page art...

The 'Green Lantern' That Could Have Been

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold & Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy

"Green Lantern," the blockbuster action film, wasn't a huge box office success this weekend, which left us wondering if "Green Lantern," the comedy, w...

Ambiguously Hurtful Humor

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Adrian Margaret Brune

What this Tracy Morgan debate completely missed was the more duplicitous stylings of comedy aimed at LGBT people these days. Robert Smigel, it's your turn at the mike.

Carvey Show Carved Out Great Careers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you're wondering why Dana Carvey is hosting Saturday Night Live this week, it may be because he's the best ambassador to great comedy that the show...

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog At Bonnaroo: Beastie Boys, Hippies, And Naked Max Weinberg (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Robert Smigel, the comedian behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, visited Bonaroo this year, a Tennessee music festival that boasts over a hundred band...

Seeing Stars in Chicago, Just For Laughs

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

Robert Smigel still enjoys sticking his hand into a dog puppet and insulting famous people, particularly now that famous people are on Twitter. Such as Oprah. Yes. He pooped on Oprah.

Post Passover Ponderings

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sam Greenfield

Two thousand six hundred dollars for a seat in Yankee Stadium? For that money, do i get a lap dance during the seventh inning stretch?