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Al Qaeda Struggles to Look Cool Next to Rockstar ISIS

Chris Michael | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

After dominating international headlines for more than a decade, al-Qaeda is struggling to remain relevant to a new generation of rosy-cheeked, fundamentalist jihadis smitten with ISIS.

Who's Got Brother Earth's Back?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green

You know about climate change. But did you know about glacial profiling? That's just one indignity that Brother Earth has to deal with as he heats...

Adult Swim Comedy Duo Discusses Their Careers in Comedy and New Show

Quora | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Answers by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, comedy duo of Adult Swim and "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories," premiering next Friday, September 19th.

My Amazing Facebook Vacation

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Although it was a magical experience, there are a few things I would do differently on my next Facebook vacation. Here are some tips if you're about to embark on the journey.

In Stunning Twist, England Leaves United Kingdom Instead of Scotland!

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

It is rumored that the British were forced to make this sudden decision when the Scots threatened to invade England wearing nothing but kilts -- and more disturbingly -- no underwear.

Say Hello to Canada's Funniest Comedian

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

Comedy isn't like baseball: there are few empirical statistics from which to derive talent, performance, and yep, even pay scales. This all said, it's of my strong opinion that Toronto's Alex Nussbaum is Canada's funniest comedian.

In the Future Everyone Will Own a Free U2 Album for 15 Minutes

Greg Mania | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Greg Mania

Now that you've deleted it let's stop focusing on trivial matters like what band bulldozes their way onto our playlists, and start focusing on the things that do matter -- like what could possibly be keeping Gwen Stefani from aging.

Tribute to Robin Williams: The NVF Honors a Silent Benefactor

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

I doubt if more than a handful of people know the part Robin Williams played in the earliest days of the National Veterans Foundation. Williams, acting from his heart and core values, generously donated his music royalties.

Meow Meow and Her Audience: A Vibrant Pairing at Berkeley Rep

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.15.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

She's bawdy and brash, tender and vulnerable; she's graceful and klutzy, commanding and helpless. She's a singer who hits every vocal nuance, whether serious or satiric; a high-energy dancer who could probably double as a contortionist; a comic who draws roars from pratfalls, subtle glances, punchlines and sensuality.

My Week With Mindy: 20 Lessons Learned From Dr. Lahiri

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

I love The Mindy Project -- the characters, the writing, the performances. I love this show so much, in fact, that my friends have started calling me Bindy (AKA "Boy Mindy").

Man in the Moon: Irish Delight

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

From what could have been a simpering complaint tale about the growth of suicides in his hometown, Pearse Elliott has created a wonderfully layered picture of one man's life on the council estates of Belfast and the demons and angels that fill his imaginative head.

Why Every Writer Should Take a Humor Writing Class

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Siobhan Adcock

Whatever or whoever you are, there's one very enjoyable step you can take, right now -- or at least, fairly soon -- to make yourself a better writer: Take a course in humor writing.

Katla McGlynn

Welcome To HuffPost Comedy's First Podcast!

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy

HuffPost Comedy Editors Carol Hartsell and Katla McGlynn spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is "Too...

Interview: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Craig Johnson on The Skeleton Twins

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The family drama stars Wiig and Hader as titular twins Maggie and Milo, reunited in adulthood due to extenuating circumstances and forced to deal with the repercussions of two lifetimes of questionable choices.

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Maureen Ryan

'You're The Worst' Quickly Becomes TV's Best Romantic Comedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

Looking for a comedy that's actually funny? Want one with precisely calibrated yet organically complex characters? Want to watch a well-constructed st...

Close Encounters of the Joan Rivers Kind

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Patricia Rust

I remember Joan Rivers, the year was around 1976, I think of maybe a little before or after, and I was so young and loved to laugh. But who doesn't? ...

How To Have Fun With a Serious Song

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.

A Memo From God to Bob McDonnell

Flora Nicholas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

As you have announced that your "trust remains in the Lord," I feel it is my duty as The Holy Father, to give you, The Holy F Up, some guidance as you seek to atone for said un-saintly sins.

10 Signs You Take The Bible Too Literally

Pete Enns | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Pete Enns

1. You laugh when you read about dinosaur fossils, because you know they are really God's little inside joke to confuse atheists.

Joan Rivers Died Like She Lived: Shocking People

Kevin Price | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kevin Price

Rivers has shocked us again, dramatically exiting just when we all were expecting more. Shocking people may very well be the thing that she did best.

Podcast Review: 'Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell' with Guest Shecky Greene

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.07.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.

Let's Not Pretend Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Icon

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Yes, Rivers often zinged herself too, but isn't that also a form of woman-bashing? Indeed, it seems Rivers' shrewdness was in recognizing a patriarchal appetite for misogynistic humor -- and exploiting it.

10 Tips for Listening to Your Coworkers While Still Ignoring Them

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

One of my coworkers came to me the other day and said something about how they were feeling or something, I can't remember exactly what. The point is, listening to your coworkers is hard.

Joan Rivers' Comedy Era Is Over -- Younger Jewish Women Comics Have Better Attitudes About Looks and Sex

Debra Nussbaum Cohen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Debra Nussbaum Cohen

What is starkly noticeable in the wake of Rivers' death is how much has changed for funny ladies since Rivers first walked onto the Tonight Show stage in 1965.