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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...

WATCH: New York Cop Swaps The Streets For The Stage

Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

Most baby boomers are looking to their retirement years as a time of personal re-invention rather than relaxing. Among them is Gina Scarda, a former N...

Elizabeth Warren Ready to Kick Ass and Take Names (VIDEO)

Eddie Geller | Posted 12.09.2011 | Comedy
Eddie Geller


Audio Slideshow: Comedian Lewis Black At Occupy Wall Street

Turnstyle | Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

Lewis Black Live at Occupy Wall Street from Turnstyle Video on Vimeo. Originally published on, a digital information service surf...

WATCH: Why Does A Coal Energy Drink Taste So Good?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

Would you drink liquid coal? The video below from the Renewable Energy Accountability Project (REAP) suggests "coal isn't just clean ... it's refreshi...

Test-a-Jew: How to Make Sure Your Date Is Really Jewish

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Both Jewish? Make sure with Test-a-Jew Photo: Getty Images/PNC Back in high school, I had a crush on a Protestant girl, Joan Reid. She told me that ...

The Comedian's Personality

Devon Kerr | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Devon Kerr

Comedies come in many different flavors, some better suited to a certain type of person than others. This article is to help you to find the right comedy for your laughing style. As a comedy TV junkie, I feel that I should be able to recommend certain shows that are above and beyond the usual standards of a funny TV show.

Jon Stewart and the Kids

Ming Holden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Jon Stewart came to Indiana for my birthday. Well, okay, on my birthday. When I was a college freshman in 2002, we used to gather in the basement o...

October Is WHAT Month?!

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Lamond Simone

We're lifting the lid on "Toilet Repair Month." I know, I know, I'm sort of down in the dumps about it too; just when you think you could overflow with excitement about summer, there it goes, swirling away. May it rust -- er, rest -- in peace.

Necessary Conversation: Mayoral Car Wash

Necessary Conversation | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco
Necessary Conversation


The Upright Citizens Brigade and Me

David Serchuk | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy
David Serchuk

From 2000 through 2003 I spent probably at least two nights a week, virtually every week, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.