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Dylan Brody on His New Comedy Special

Nell Minow | Posted 02.13.2017 | Comedy
Nell Minow

"Do you want insight or do you want funny?" Dylan Brody asked at the beginning of our conversation. His new stand-up comedy special is filled with bo...

Comic Emma Willmann Kills On Live 'Late Show' Without One Trump Joke

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2016 | Comedy

No pressure, right? Comedian Emma Willmann made her television debut on a live “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” broadcast after the debate. That...

Comedian Steve Hofstetter Gloriously Unloads On A Sexist Heckler

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy

There are a few things you learn from watching comedian Steve Hofstetter perform. 1. Don't heckle him, because 2. He's very good at what he does. One ...

Muted Joy: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh Again

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Mom's hearty laugh and gentle voice didn't just lead me to the stage; it lead me back to love, life, and heart-healing laughter.

In Defense of the Offensive

Matt Ott | Posted 03.02.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

Viewers, readers, consumers, friends, family and, yes, even myself sometimes, listen up. Breathe. Your anger and stress from being offended is destroying you from the inside. Why are we holding their offensive jokes to a higher level of scrutiny than the issues they're bringing to light?

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...

David Cross On How He Prepares For Standup

Quora | Posted 01.07.2017 | Entertainment

For something as big and fully realized as a tour, I will cull all of the ideas jotted down on scraps of paper and bits I've been doing (can't really call it "working on") here and there at various friends' shows or benefits or the occasional music fest, and pick out the stuff that I think is the strongest.

In Israel, Comedian Brings Humor to Tense Times

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.16.2016 | Comedy
Rabbi Jason Miller

Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt's personal Facebook account has been as hot as the southern Israeli desert in the middle of July. "In a place like Israel, some of the best comedy comes out in times of conflict," he said.

King Hasan

Rob Taub | Posted 10.08.2016 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Our culture offers an abundance of standup comedians today, but storytellers and monologists are a rarity, so I was pleased to learn that Hasan Minhaj is about to start previews of Homecoming King at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Funny Over 40 -- Watch 40 Hilarious Over-40 Comedians

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

Hanson has noticed that when club owners like Al Martin go against the grain and add older comedians into their line-ups, the results pay off. These comedians are big crowdpleasers.

How Scotch, Weed and 'The Big Electron' Conspired to Make George Carlin My Dad

Kelly Carlin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Kelly Carlin

Carlin legend holds that all it took for me to come into the world was a little sperm, a little egg, a little weed, a little scotch, and something called the limbo.

The Talk

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.28.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Dying to Do Letterman: My Conversation With Steve Mazan

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

The occasion of Letterman's final broadcast is an opportune time to recount one of the most triumphant moments during Dave's 33-year tenure, the "Late Show" debut of comedian Steve Mazan, who beat the professional (not to mention the health) odds to make come true his dream of performing on his hero's stage.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Bobcat Goldthwait at UCB

Mindy Tucker | Posted 06.03.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Bobcat Goldthwait Where: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W 26th St, New York, NY When: March 30, 2015 What: Bobcat is super busy direct...

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

Comedian's Takedown Of OkCupid Scammer Is Expertly Played

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.15.2015 | Divorce

You're bound to come across some questionable individuals while online dating: the suave gents on OkCupid who bombard you with genitalia-filled DMs, f...

Swimming in a Sea of Men... Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Sara Starkman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I grew up in a very different environment than most kids. One where your backpack was filled with smocks, hardened paints, six different pairs of ball...

Traditional Sitcoms Don't Work for Talented Comedians

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

What turned out to be not quite so compelling, is when the show began to stray away from Mulaney's comedy and started to rely heavily on cliche sitcom one-liners. Coupled with audience laughter after every other joke delivery, things began to rapidly sour.

How Will We Remember Robin Williams?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment

Robin Williams' legacy is the laughter that comes from hearing the truth and the tears that fall when in the presence of someone who radiates an unfathomable darkness.

O Captain, My Captain: Thank You, Robin Williams

H. Alan Scott | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
H. Alan Scott

I had the great opportunity to share a meal with Robin Williams. Let me clarify, in no way were we close. But in that moment, talking with him, seeing that man that so changed my life, who in unexplainable ways has contributed to my being an openly gay writer/comedian, I'm overwhelmed with emotion.

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

UnCabaret: USMC, Balls to the Wall Comedy

Greg White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Greg White

As a comedy writer, I usually perform my material from behind my keyboard, safe from the line of fire of a live audience. I respect standup comedians for their talent and bravery. They go onstage and bare secret thoughts. They volunteer their lives as fodder for people to laugh at.

Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 07.09.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker


One Comedian Takes Gay Selfies to Task

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Are people who post selfies insecure or are the critics? This is an interesting conversation that more people have had privately than publicly.

The World According to Andrew Ginsburg

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

His angst shtick is wrapped around a handsome, six-foot-tall, three-time world-winning bodybuilding physique. Andrew is a smashup of Jerry Seinfeld and Superman. His day job as a personal trainer gives him plenty of material for his observational comedy.