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Orlando Jones | Posted 03.23.2013 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

In general, I'd say having instant access to people's random thoughts is creepy and weird. With Twitter and Facebook you get instant access to all sort of useless information, for free. What's better than that? Absolutely nothing. What's worse? Absolutely nothing.

Life As a Gay (Hyphen) Comic

Tyler Gillespie | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Gillespie

There are a lot of funny gay guys -- self-loathing can really help form a sense of humor -- but we don't have a variety of gay men as comedy role models.

Re-Misunderstanding Heckling

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I'm relatively new to comedy, so my skills to shut the heckling down are akin to a dog with a new pair of roller-skates. It's awkward, and while there's usually plenty to laugh at, the dog is totally out of control.

Can You Teach Stand-Up Comedy?

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy

NEW YORK -- Baby-faced 16-year-old Eric Kurn climbed onto the comedy club stage, gave the packed room a look of wide-eyed cluelessness and launched in...

LMFAO vs. You Suck, Bitch: A Civil Discourse on the Nature of YouTube Comments From Haters and Trolls

Katie Goodman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

If you've got an on-line presence, you've got on-line haters. It's just a fact of life. But what makes the haters hate and the trolls troll?

Comic Adam Burke Talks the Death of Political Humor and More on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Comedian Adam Burke, whose new comedy album, Universal Squirrel Theory, is out now, talks the meaning of "time is money," why political humor is now dead and more.

Ross Luippold

Andrew Dice Clay Actually Seems Like A Really Good Dad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy

This New Year's Eve, audiences will have the opportunity to see the first new Andrew Dice Clay stand-up special in 17 years. During his heyday in the ...

WATCH: The Real Reason Seinfeld Is So Damn Funny

Posted 12.20.2012 | Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with New York Times Magazine to explain how he writes jokes, and proved that you don't get to be Jerry Seinfeld without being ...

Susan Prekel's Deal Breakers (WATCH)

Posted 12.17.2012 | MarloThomas

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Jim Gaffigan's Hilarious Thoughts On Bowling (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | MarloThomas

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Booze Connoisseur -- Zane Lamprey

David Duran | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
David Duran

Zane Lamprey is what I refer to as a connoisseur of booze. The guy literally gets paid to travel and drink. Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me, and after chatting with him, I quickly learned he felt the same way.

Legendary Comedian Releasing First Special In 17 Years

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

On December 31, Andrew Dice Clay will make his official return to stand-up comedy with a new one-hour special, "Indestructible," produced for Showtime...

Al Ducharme's Hilarious Imitation Of A Kid On A Phone (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | MarloThomas

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The Future of Comedy

J-L Cauvin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

As many of my peers know, by the time you have learned about the successful strategies, everyone knows them and the advantage is gone. So, as a service to today's comedians looking for new insights, here's a comprehensive set of predictions for the future of stand-up.

The Rush

Jordan Pease | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

How does a gay comic compete against heterosexual comics, when an audience of 96 percent straight men/women and 4 percent bar staff sell out a venue? And how does a gay comic stand in front of a crowd of conservative locals, and kill?

All Hecklers Are Officially On Cocaine

Posted 11.30.2012 | Comedy

If you heckle a comedian, the world is going to go ahead and assume you're on cocaine. For the second time in a few weeks, coke was found on the pe...

Larry David, Super Hypo

John DeBellis | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

One night after Larry David and I both had bad shows, we went back to his apartment to give each other a comic pep talk, which consisted of who could feel less doomed by finding the most fault with the audience and who had the worst spot.

Marc Maron's Anger Problems (WATCH)

Posted 11.26.2012 | MarloThomas

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Comedian Carmen Lynch Kills On Letterman! (WATCH)

Posted 11.19.2012 | MarloThomas

Hilarious New York-based comedian Carmen Lynch made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and had the audience roaring! Watch part of he...

The Hilarious Rita Rudner! (WATCH)

Posted 11.16.2012 | MarloThomas

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Judy Gold's Take On 48 (WATCH)

Posted 11.15.2012 | MarloThomas

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Keith Alberstadt On Gambling Vs. Relationships (WATCH)

Posted 11.14.2012 | MarloThomas

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WATCH: This Heckler Is About To Get Utterly Humiliated

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

Around four minutes into this video of comedian Jake Weisman performing stand-up at Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans on Saturday, a heckler goes from bein...

Louis C.K. Proves Art and Commerce Can Coexist Peacefully, For Now

Dylan Gadino | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

After Louis C.K. proved the viability of his direct-to-fan model of distribution, comedy watchers were wondering what this meant for the suits in control of the traditional avenues of comedy dissemination. Would Comedy Central, HBO et al. languish under the thumb of the artists?

Louis C.K. On Turning 40 (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | MarloThomas

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