iOS app Android app

Stand Up Comedy

Let's Stop Blaming Millennials for Everything

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

Most topics are polarizing, but the idea colleges were too PC found a home where both conservatives and liberals could reside. From the Huffington Post to the Rush Limbaugh show, many agreed that Millennials needed to toughen up and take a joke.

Relationshit: The Most Cathartic Comedy Show Around

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 06.18.2015 | New York
Sarah Beauchamp

Up the winding steps of an old warehouse in Brooklyn is Standard Toykraft, a small venue with a stage and six short pews. Couples squeeze into them as the lights dim for the one-year anniversary of the Relationshit show, a live storytelling event where comedians and performers tell stories, and one of them is then analyzed by an actual psychologist on stage.

Are Colleges Destroying Comedy?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

When you're not paying attention to content and you're simply trying to indulge the delicate sensibilities of a society waiting to be outraged, you've already lost.

Fear is Just One Big Joke

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Want to know how to get over that? How to get over the "I could never try that?" Have a staring contest with fear. Promise yourself whoever blinks first is the loser.

Mallika Rao

Welcome To Brooklyn, Where Artisanal Comedy Is Brewing

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts

Illustration by Priscilla Frank Value typically parallels price. High-quality food tends to be expensive. Ditto for clothes, airline seats --...

Gotta Have the Funke: Interview With Stand-Up Comedian Sue Funke

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Loren Kleinman

Sue Funke is a Senior Digital Brand Manager at TV Land. You can see her perform every third Thursday at QED Astoria on the show she co-produces with Katie Compa called Banter Girl presents Limited Time Offer.

Katla McGlynn

Sara Schaefer Talks Dating, Butterfly Tramp Stamps And Women In Stand-Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Comedy

On her debut album, "Chrysalis," comedian Sara Schaefer opens up about everything from her butterfly tramp stamp to that time she discovered a hidden ...

Woman Criticized By Fellow Comedian: It's 'Not OK'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women

When comedian Damienne Merlina was criticized for being overweight and having one arm, she refused to be cowed. Instead, she graciously struck back in...

Watch Hannibal Buress Expertly Shut Down A Heckler In Delaware

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy

Here's why some people who go to comedy shows should be held to a two-drink maximum. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, comedian and "Broad ...

'Tell Me You're Proud of Me'

Barbara Holm | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Barbara Holm

"The Chicago comedy scene is amazing. People move to this city just to do comedy. Not to get famous -- to do comedy. People rarely get famous while they're based out of Chicago."

Tig Notaro to Host 2016 Oscars

Tig Notaro | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy
Tig Notaro

This letter is STRICTLY an attempt to procure work for myself and if that means bumping Neil Patrick Harris out of the way next year, then so be it. And so without further ado --

Please Insult Me, Don Rickles

Steve Matoren | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

Please Insult Me, Don RicklesThe stars came out Saturday night in Los Angeles -- not for another superfluous awards ceremony, but rather to watch a comic icon perform. "Mr. Warmth," Don Rickles, played the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

6 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

Kayla Matthews | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

When I first discovered stand-up comedy, I was a teenager in high school. I was overly self-conscious and didn't go out much on the weekends, so I o...

Katla McGlynn

Talking Catcalls And Women In Comedy With Bonnie McFarlane And Marina Franklin

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy

HuffPost Comedy Editors spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is, "Too Long; Didn't Listen." In...

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

Comedian Just Needs To Know How Racist McDonald's Wants Its Voice-Overs To Be

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

In addition to acting in hilarious web originals and performing stand up, comedian Nicole Byer has picked up a lot of voice-over work. But, as she ...

Why Plus-Size Women Are The Best

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

Comedian Jenny Zigrino is happy being a plus-size lady. After all, there are a lot of perks to being full figured, not the least of which is being the...

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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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...