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When Doing Comedy In A Red State Makes You Feel Blue

Leighann Lord | Posted 03.10.2017 | Entertainment
Leighann Lord

My first post-presidential inauguration comedy show in Pennsylvania was at an Elks Lodge. I’m accustomed to performing for a variety of monolithic a...

Muslim Comedian Who Sat Next To Eric Trump On A Plane Makes Network Debut

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.06.2017 | Comedy

Back in November, comedian Mo Amer was upgraded on his flight to Scotland and wound up sitting next to Eric Trump. Mo is actually short for Mohammed, ...

YouTube Star Anna Akana Stands Up to Bullying

James Barrett | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
James Barrett

"I would get on the bus thinking, maybe he'll stop today," Jessica explains, holding back tears as she speaks.  Her words haunt me. Jessica, along with 3.2 million other kids in the United States are bullied every year.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Ira Glass And Mike Birbiglia Chat Comedy, Jealousy, And More

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 08.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.

Iconic Comedian Waits 30 Years to Deliver Debut Album

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.24.2017 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

A full three decades into his stand-up career, Tim Steeves is -- at long last -- releasing his debut album, American Portions.

Watch This Comedy Editor Hilariously Mockument His Return To Standup

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 02.23.2016 | Comedy

After four years offstage, HuffPost Comedy editor Andy McDonald is ready to get back in the standup spotlight. At least that's what he thinks. His fi...

Exclusive: Hear Comics Adomian and Atamanuik Bring Their Trump vs. Bernie Show to DC Area (Audio, Video)

Art Levine | Posted 02.17.2017 | Entertainment
Art Levine

Take a listen to their exclusive interview (full-length version here) for readers of The Huffington Post, first in character, and then as politically engaged comedians who eloquently analyze what they're doing.

How Getting Sick Taught Me to Stand Up for Myself

Pam Bauer | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

But the path to diagnosis wasn't simple or straightforward. In fact, it was difficult and, at a time, felt hopeless. It also taught me valuable lessons.

The 'Stupid' Routine That Helped Ellen DeGeneres Get Her Start In Comedy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.29.2015 | OWN

Ellen DeGeneres took on a lot of odd jobs when she was in her 20s living in New Orleans. She painted houses, worked as a bartender and even sold vacuu...

89-Year-Old's Stand-Up Comedy Debut Is Hysterical

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty

Just because you've gotten older, doesn't mean you can't have fun -- and that's what 89-year-old Chuck Esterly set out to prove as he hit the stage fo...

How The Tragic Death Of Ellen DeGeneres' Ex Altered Her Life Forever

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.27.2015 | OWN

When Ellen DeGeneres was a little girl, her grandfather -- a man she hadn't known very well -- passed away. Aside from that death, the comedian-turned...

Jim Gaffigan Doesn't Want To Be On The Cover Of Rolling Stone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.21.2015 | Comedy

Jim Gaffigan doesn't ever want to peak. He just wants to continue with the path he's on, not jump the shark and remain "evergreen." "I just want to be...

Stop Marketing Pink Things to Women

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Could it be these enticing pink pieces are all a marketing trick? To go along with the sensitive emotions of women, they may not want to hear things, like their snoring partners. This is just another way for corporate America to tell women that they are the problem.

Nate Bargatze: Clean-Cut and Funny

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.02.2016 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

You may not know his name yet... but you will. Nate Bargatze is gaining audiences in the comedy world for his rare kind of funny: the clean-cut kind!

Boston Comic Dana J. Bein on His First Comedy Albums and Why They Still Count

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.25.2016 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

Like any other comedian, Boston-based stand-up comic Dana J. Bein is ruled by "the hustle." Comedy's DYI culture makes it easier than ever to create and share content. There is no reason to wait -- for agents or network deals.

Homeless or Estranged? II

Francis Levy | Posted 09.18.2016 | New York
Francis Levy

You've seen him on the N or the R, thin with jaundiced skin and cropped gray hair. He humbly apologizes for interrupting but he hasn't eaten for two day and has prostate cancer too.

81-Year-Old Burlesque Dancer Is The Poster Girl For Confidence

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty

Worry about how you look in your underwear? Don't. This 81-year-old burlesque dancer will inspire you to have all the confidence in the world. Meet Ly...

Talking Irrelevance and 'Live (At The Time)' With Demetri Martin

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 08.29.2015 | Comedy

Demetri Martin presents another hour of his characteristic brilliant, offbeat observations in his first Netflix special, "Demetri Martin: Live (At the...

Michael Eisner Apparently Can't Find Any Beautiful, Funny Women, But We Just Did

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

Last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, former Disney CEO and clueless white man Michael Eisner reminded us that women aren't usually funny because the...

Katla McGlynn

The Advice These Comedians Would Give Their Younger Selves

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Comedy

Truth: you can make almost anything sound inspirational if you play the right music. On the 15th episode of "Too Long; Didn't Listen," comedians Ra...

Where You Can See Great Women Comics Who Should Have Netflix or HBO Specials. Part I: Sue Costello in NYC Tonight

Art Levine | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Art Levine

With the boom in self-released, Netflix and HBO comedy specials, it sometimes seems there's too much of a glut of comedians unveiling their new shows. LIke the comedy club craze of the 1980s, it's leading to plenty of entertainment options for comedy fans -- but hardly all of the work is first-rate or particularly original.

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 Tips For Surviving Group Projects

Uloop | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Uloop

Group projects have always been maybe the worst thing ever about school, aside from actually having to study. You're forced to work with people you may not like or work well with, or who might not always put forth effort in the group.