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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 10.29.2014 | 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
Quora

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

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One Comedian Takes Gay Selfies to Task

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay 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.

3 Gays. 3,000 Miles. 13 Cities. 30 Days.

Jordan Pease | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

"There's only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe." -- Britney Spears Dear Britney, I'm scared shitl...

Comedian VS. Startup CEO on Techies, Gentrification, & Homelessness

Nato Green | Posted 03.01.2014 | San Francisco
Nato Green

I'm not saying my comedy is singly responsible for the changing political tide, just that no one ever really can know what changes the course of history.

What It's Like To Age Out Of Your Career

Carole Montgomery | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.

Reverse Racism Only Works If...

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

You might have heard that irksome term "reverse racism" -- the idea that racism can be directed at majority groups by people in minorities. The co...

Putting the "F" Word in Its Place

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy
Eliot Daley

I've come to the conclusion that, with few exceptions, stand-up comics who use the "F" word are simply lazy and untalented. I don't reach that conclusion as a prude. I'll go on to describe some pretty good occasions to use it.

Matt Iseman "American Ninja Warrior" Says: It Shouldn't Hurt To Laugh

Joshua Estrin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy
Joshua Estrin

While best known for hosting some of the nation's top shows including the most recent season of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" what many people don not know is that Matt is also a licensed physician and worked as a doctor before taking the leap of faith embracing his true passion in life, comedy.

12 Is a Magic Number

Tom Shillue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

Throughout this project, people have been asking me questions, and this series of articles will be a good way to answer some of them. Questions like, "How did you get the idea to do 12 comedy albums? Is this a stunt?"

Comedian Jimmy Pardo Wins With "Sprezzatura"

Kyle Dowling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

I'd hate to rip off one of his "Pardo-isms" when I say this, but comedian Jimmy Pardo's newest album -- Sprezzatura -- is a total win!

Bobby Lee On Comedy, Survival And Being 'A Big, Sweaty Ball Of Flesh'

Greg Archer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Comedy
Greg Archer

Photo: LiveNation Being a comedian isn't always that glamorous. It's common knowledge that, for the most part, comics endure an excruciating ride ...

7 Things I Didn't Expect From My Network TV Debut

Cameron Esposito | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy
Cameron Esposito

CBS is prime-time's most watched network. And some of its programming is very middle of the road. Of course, it's also home to the more alternative sensibilities of David Letterman and Craig Ferguson but my point is: It's not LOGO.

More Than Funny: The Power of Modern Stand-Up Comedy

Troy Campbell | Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy
Troy Campbell

Modern comedy is about being part of something -- not just laughing. Modern comedians have transformed their fan bases into meaningful communities such that comedy shows have become meeting places and even celebrations for like-minded audiences.

Cheerleading Champ Explains Art Of The 'Slutty Selfie'

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former ESPN National Cheerleading Champion and stand-up comedian Syd Wilder joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to talk about her "Slutty Selfie" video, wh...

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...