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Fed-Up Comedian Has The Perfect Solution To Absurd Wedding Costs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings

Wedding expenses got you down? Is the thought of shelling out your hard-earned cash for "Mr. and Mrs." napkins driving you insane? Stand-up comedia...

How To Have Fun With a Serious Song

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.

What Will Joan Rivers Be Remembered For?

Quora | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

I adored Joan Rivers. Adored her as though I knew her. She will be remembered in most of the obituaries as a pioneering woman entertainer. There was no comedienne like her before -- Lucille Ball and charming slapstick was the prototype.

I Need To Do Something With My Hair

Carole Montgomery | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

My husband likes to say he's slept with a blonde, brunette AND redhead, and they are all me.

Kind Of Everything You Need To Know About Being A Female Comedian

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy

In this clip from the Live @ The Apt show, comedian Giulia Rozzi explains exactly what it's like to be a funny woman, on the internet and everywhere e...

Robin Williams' Suicide Tells America What It Doesn't Want to Know

Creston Davis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Denver
Creston Davis

I think of Williams and many of the characters he has "acted" throughout his extraordinary career, and how they found a place for me to feel at home in a culture whose history is most basically about the up-rooting of the very concept of "home."

Robin Williams: Drugs, Depression and Laughter

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Reef Karim, D.O.

Personally, I was deeply effected by Robin Williams passing. I grew up with him. He was a part of my childhood and adult life. I, like may others, will really miss his spirit and his talent. He made me laugh and helped me realize the power of comedy and laughter in my personal and professional life. I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine." And our world just lost some really good medicine.

What Kind Of Comedian Should You Be?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Comedy

Thinking about trying stand-up? Check out this flowchart by Paul Ogata first... it might save you some trouble. h/t The Comics Comic...

Uber Butch: An Interview with Lea DeLaria

Tristan Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I love my job as a writer. I get to write about being a butch lesbian. I get to share that with people. And, sometimes I get to do really awesome stuff -- like sit down to talk with Lea DeLaria.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Stand-Up Comedy

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Tamara N. Holder

I was braced against the bar, wondering if I should take a shot of liquid courage directly from the tequila bottle as I waited for my name to be called at the Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.

Can't a Girl Just Gig?

Selene Luna | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Selene Luna

There was a time when little people in early circus sideshows were victims willing to exploit their afflictions to make a living; I don't believe that's the case with Little Women: LA.

Maria Bamford Tells (Almost) All About Her Comedy, Mental Illness and Sloppy Psych Care Before The American Comedy Awards

Art Levine | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Art Levine

On her way to becoming arguably the most innovative, unique and emotionally resonant comedian in the country, Maria Bamford has seen her cult following grow ever larger.

Sam Simmons on the Pure Joy of Silliness

Karen Geier | Posted 07.06.2014 | Comedy
Karen Geier

You'll never mistake a Sam Simmons show from any other comedian, unless that other comedian happens to wear loaves of bread on his feet and don an astronaut suit during his show.

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Comedian Dave Chappelle and Laugh Factory Charged With Murder?

Jamie Masada | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

Should I have an EKG by the door to check on vulnerable hearts before admitting them? Or maybe a sign that says it's like being at a ball game, if you are hit with a foul ball, it's part of your wager of attending?

Moontower Comedy Festival: Maria Bamford

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Austin apparently likes to keep it weird. No huge surprise, then, that Thursday's Paramount Theatre audience would take so kindly to Maria Bamford, weirdest of the weird when it comes to premises, voices and preoccupations.

How Watching Too Much TV Made Me A Better Comedian

Erin Mclaughlin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Teen
Erin Mclaughlin

After my stand-up comedy set, everything I had ever watched on shows like Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock made sense and now, I'm striving to improve.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 7 and 8 Extra Lap Recap: 'Glamazon' and 'Comedy' Challenges (VIDEO)

John Polly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
John Polly

2014-04-08-20140408ELR607608recapscomedyglamazonJohnPolly560px.jpgThis week life got Rupersized as we got two RuPaul's Drag Race episodes in one night. So we've got two Extra Lap Recaps for you too!

Funny Boys: Those Fabulous Jewish Comedians

Warren Adler | Posted 04.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

Not all ideas for my novels have come in a flash. Some have grown in my imagination over a long period of time, more like dripping water that becomes ...

This Might Be The Best Comedy Album Promo We've Ever Seen

Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy

"At least it's not one of those silent comedy albums..." New York comedian Jacqueline Novak's first album, "Quality Notions," has just hit iTunes, ...

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

Bill Hicks: 20 Years Gone

Patton Oswalt | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Patton Oswalt

I emceed for Bill Hicks in 1991, at Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh, North Carolina. It changed what I wanted to do with comedy, almost instantly.

Cuddling With Carlin: A Midterm Assessment

Carlin Adelson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Carlin Adelson

Twelve weeks into my webseries and I have to admit: I am completely and totally shocked that I haven't risen to the YouTube superstardom I just assumed would be gifted to me after the first five minutes of my cuddling search aired. Also, I still don't have a boyfriend. Whaaaaaat?!

Don't Worry About 2042, White People

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Comedian and former "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell" writer Hari Kondabolu is releasing his album "Waiting For 2042" March 11 on Kill Rock Stars (w...