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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 | 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

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...

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?