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When Comedy Went to School: The Catskills Were a Boot Camp for the Greatest Generation of Comedians

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The Borscht Belt, the Jewish Alps, the Sour Cream Sierras... From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York (primarily Sullivan and Ulster Counties) were the place to be for the growing Jewish community in the Northeast.

A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes

Patton Oswalt | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Patton Oswalt

There is a collective consciousness that can detect the presence (and approach) of something good or bad, in society or the world, before any hard "evidence" exists. It's happening now with the concept of "rape culture." Which, by the way, isn't a concept. It's a reality.

Singing My Own Tune

April Brucker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
April Brucker

I am a singing telegram delivery girl. When I tell people about my occupation I get one of two questions. The first is, "Do they still have those?" The answer is yes.

WATCH: The Grossest Divorce Story Ever

Posted 06.09.2013 | Divorce

For some divorcées, one of the upsides of a split is the freedom to make fun of their exes. Stand-up comedian Jennifer Eolin did just that in a vi...

Joy Behar Reveals The On-Air Apologies She Most Hated Giving

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Joy Behar spent some time with The Huffington Post to talk about her first love: stand-up comedy; the lean years -- life before 'The View'; what she's doing next... and she told us who she had to apologize to on air that pissed her off.

Jackie Martling Interview

John DeBellis | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Most of us know Jackie "The Joke Man's" many credits: radio personality, stand-up comedian, comedy writer, singer-songwriter and eighteen years as a cast member and head writer of one of the greatest radio dynasties of all time, The Howard Stern Show. But I learned there's a lot more.

Hansonshop Quartet in Tulsa

Tom Shillue | Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

Who knew that Tulsa would end up being such a blast? This town is very cool. Great restaurants, an amazing indie coffee shop, and to top it off, Hanson are more than willing to indulge in a little mens-room singing.

The Opener: Mardi Gras Indians

Tom Shillue | Posted 05.26.2013 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

We pulled into New Orleans and of course everybody has been telling me "you HAVE to stop into so-and-so's they have the BEST bla-de-bla's!" But I don't have time to be a tourist -- I've got a show to do, and then a nine hour drive to Texas the next morning.

Please Stop Quoting This Insane Quote

Tom Shillue | Posted 05.24.2013 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

Normally, when I hear things on the radio that annoy me, I sit and stew in silence. Thankfully, I now have a dash-cam at which I can rant. It's a great release and I thank you for listening.

An Observation: This Country Is Huge

Tom Shillue | Posted 05.21.2013 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

Okay, I'm writing this post into my phone from the drivers seat of my rental car. I've been on the road for a few days now and it's time for an observation: This country is huge.

The Opener: Tom Shillue on Tour With Jim Gaffigan's White Bread 2013 Tour

Tom Shillue | Posted 05.19.2013 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

After two days of driving, I've reached our first stop: Richmond, Va., home of... I'm not sure yet.

Woody and Me

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Gary M. Krebs

To me, Woody Allen is an unparalleled artist who has entertained and inspired me (and many other nebbishes) from childhood to present. While attending the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), my single-minded freshman year goal was to meet Woody Allen.

Standup to Fear: 6 Tips for Performing Comedy

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy
Gary M. Krebs

For years people have told me I was funny and I should go for it, but the timing was always off -- work obligations, family commitments, household responsibilities... Okay, that's B.S. The truth is, I was petrified of the idea of performing standup and that's why I never tried.

Interview With Rita Rudner

John DeBellis | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

The first heckler I ever encountered yelled, "What's your day job?" I replied, "This is the first time I've ever been onstage, could you please come back and heckle me when I'm more experienced?" He shut up.

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?

Interview: Demetri Martin Talks Comedy

Harmon Leon | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Demetri Martin claims to have a gay Beatle haircut. He also has a new comedy album. We ask Demetri Martin questions. He answers them. The following is the result.

Chicago Comic Rebecca O'Neal (VIDEO)

John V. Santore | Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

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Louis C.K. Was A Perfect Gentleman To Screaming Audience Member

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

In a season one episode of Louis C.K.'s "Louie," he shuts down a heckler at the Comedy Cellar by calling her the c-word after she interrupts his set. ...

19 Hilarious LGBT Comedians

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Comedy

October is LGBT History Month, and to celebrate we've rounded up our favorite videos from 19 awesome comedians who also happen to be out. Now you ...

VIDEO: One Thing That Baffles Gary Gulman

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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VIDEO: Jim Gaffigan – Whales Are In Denial

Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

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WATCH: Dan Naturman's Hair Advantage

Posted 08.29.2012 | Women

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JOKE: Wendy Liebman And Her Husband's Fantasy

Posted 08.30.2012 | Women

Comedian Wendy Liebman sent me this joke and it sent me into hysterics! "My husband asked me to dress up as a nurse tonight to fulfill his fantasy....

WATCH: Morgan Murphy Lives In A Bad Neighborhood

Posted 10.27.2012 | Women

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The Best Of Phyllis Diller (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment

Quirky, crass and fashion forward comedian Phyllis Diller died today at age 95. Known for her cut and dry humour, self critical jokes, outrageous hair...