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Save Time! Read This and Skip the GOP Debate

Martha Burk | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The 1000th Republican debate happens Wednesday. I'm washing my hair and can't make it. If you are similarly engaged but want to know the essence, here it is in abbreviated format, based on extensive research and highly scientific projections of the candidates' own words.

Legendary Comedian Carol Burnett On Mondays With Marlo

Posted 01.04.2012 | Women

The hilarious Carol Burnett joined me on Mondays with Marlo to answer your questions about having a career in show business, life as a woman in comedy...

Writing Academic Satire... For Fun and Profit

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Outsiders slam academia for not being "the real world," but I disagree. At times it's far too real. It can exhibit the oversize egos of professional sports; the hypocrisy of politics; the cruelty of big business; and the ruthlessness of organized crime.

WATCH: Bloomberg Gives Conan O'Brien NYC Citizenship Test

Posted 01.01.2012 | New York

Almost 3,000 fans flocked to Beacon Theater on Monday night for Conan O'Brien's special return to New York after leaving almost two years ago to host ...

Twitter Generation Business Letter

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.31.2011 | Comedy
Trish Mitchell

@DearSirorMadam U need to #chill #dudes! #lol #WTF #mybitchpays #ows #occupywallst @DearSirorMadam I don't appreciate the #threatening tone of ...

Theater: Woody Allen Plus Elaine May Plus Ethan Coen = Meh

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The least enjoyable possibility when seeing a show after it opens is that it gets bad reviews and everyone just politely soldiers on as best they can. Sadly, this is the case for Relatively Speaking, three one acts with a cast of 15 and direction by John Turturro.

Necessary Conversation: 2011 Proposition Voter Guide

Necessary Conversation | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Occupy Nursing Homes: A Cause to Die For

Byron Kennard | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy
Byron Kennard

My proposal calls for expanded wilderness protection in order to accommodate large numbers of nearly-dearly departed boomers. Think of this as the ecological dividend of your sacrifice.

"Britain's Got Talent" - Farting Around Causes National Outrage in Romania

John Fleming | Posted 12.10.2011 | Media
John Fleming

My chum Mr Methane, the world's only professionally performing farteur, caused a bit of a stink when he appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2009 and n...

The Little Writer Who Couldn't Spell: 30 Years of Bizarre Storytelling

Millie Kerr | Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

After exorcising my bowl cut demons, I set out to unearth my storytelling roots. One day in the very distant future, having published countless obscure and arguably entertaining stories, people will want to know how it all began.

Invitations You'll Never Have to R.S.V.P.

Sam Greenfield | Posted 12.23.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

The induction of Michelle Bachmann into Mensa. The farewell party for Dick Armey as he moves to Appalachia to devote his life to the welfare of the p...

Necessary Conversation: Christopher Walken Reads Campaign Material

Necessary Conversation | Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


Former White House Speechwriter Pens Comedy Pilot For NBC

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former Obama White House speechwriter Jon Lovett has Hollywood dreams. His first stop: NBC, which just ordered Lovett's pilot about a dy...

"Marga Gomez Is Not Getting Any Younger" Extended

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Marga Gomez lies about composting and flossing, sure. But the chronically desperate, manic comedian is willing to go to even greater lengths to ward of the impression that she is getting older.

Will Ferrell Wins Nation's Top Humor Prize At Kennedy Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Will Ferrell, who refined his impersonation of President George W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live" and later took his presidential ac...

The Silent Crisis

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.22.2011 | Comedy
Steven Nereo

The real threat to our society which looms with gnashing teeth above all of us, just waiting to sink them into the soft and tender flesh of our social fabric. Yes, I'm talking about the shortage of reclaimed wood.

G.I. Jew Explores Canada (in Kandahar)

Benari Poulten | Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

Oh, Canada. Is there nothing in the world that you can't make better with your kind spirit and love of hockey?

San Francisco Mayor's Race 2011, AKA Jonestown 2011

Nato Green | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Nato Green

It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.

American Apparel Hoodie Sales Skyrocket as Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Worldwide

Chris Michael | Posted 12.18.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

"I got black 'cause it's good at hiding food stains like turmeric. And the comfortable cotton-poly blend really comes in handy when the police start pepper-spraying us without provocation."

New Movies From Mattel

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

To the Dreamworks production staff: We're so pleased to see that our Rock'em Sock'em Robots movie has done so well! We're sending along a few more original treatments for your consideration -- enjoy!

Enough With the Baby Talk

Steve Calechman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents
Steve Calechman

I don't know much about being a husband. I know even less about being a parent, but, even in my cluelessness, I'm confident in my knowledge of one thing: Smart people say dumb stuff when faced with someone else's pregnancy.


Rich Siegel | Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Read enough business books and you'll stumble across this golden nugget of wisdom, "aspire to be the dumbest person in the room." That is hardly a ...

Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

A look at how Latinos and the Spanish language have been portrayed in, and shaped by, American pop culture over the years, from I Love Lucy to Modern ...

Stephen Colbert Praises His Hometown, Slams San Francisco

Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

Comedian Stephen Colbert presented an award to his hometown at the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards Monday night, riffing on Souther...

67 Year Old Woman From Flushing Movie Review

Max Fox | Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy
Max Fox

My name is Ruth, I live alone. What's this little old lady's favorite pass time? Watching movies. Only problem is sometimes I black out in the mid...