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Turning 20 Twice

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Hutcheson

I now find myself turning the age that is supposed to be "the new 30," but that feels like a mathematical impossibility. I've realized that it's not the aging process itself that I fear. I do my best to fear only things I have some control over, like icky spiders and abdominal fat. It is the stigma of age that I fear most.

The Bromance Is Gone

Gavin Shulman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

This guy. Next you're going to tell me it's not rad to leave no trace in your own apartment. Okay, whatever. Like clothes on the floor are so badass. You don't even know man. Quinoa salad is delicious.

6 Epic Autocorrect Failures

Steven Shehori | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

If you're a smartphone or tablet user, you're aware autocorrect is designed to save time by automatically fixing your spelling and typing errors. You're also aware things can go a little awry on occasion.

Why Are Shoes So Damn Expensive?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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Middle (St)age, Middle Age Acceptance Is Key! (Part 2) GO TEAM!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!

Grasping the Surreal Death of Robin Williams

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Mork from Ork taught me the importance of humor in all situations, plus the fashion genius of rainbow-colored suspenders.

Why the Gender Gap in Comedy Isn't That Funny

Ravishly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The funniest thing about addressing the gender gap in comedy has -- a bit ironically -- nothing to do with humor: It has to do with the curious fact that most people don't really want to talk about the gender gap in comedy.

Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a lo...

Cats Getting Drunk to 'Blame It (On the Alcohol)' Is the Only Rehab You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Underneath the soft and fuzzy exterior are creatures who battle with their own demons. They are sentient beings who yearn to "get their krunk on", crack a glow stick, and dance around their designer shoes. They are cats who love to party.

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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13 Rules for Deciding What Number to Use in the Title of Your Online Article

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Siobhan Adcock

Despite being reasonably informed and clickbait-proof consumers of digital media, smart people have clicked on all of these links.

What Robin Williams' Death Means to Me

Justine Valinotti | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Justine Valinotti

I normally don't pay much attention to what happens to celebrities. But Robin Williams' apparent suicide has left me with a grief I have not experienced over the death of anyone else I never knew personally.

Why Do Iguanas Have Two Penises?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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I'm With Stupid: Because I Had to Be a Big Shot, Didn't I?

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Some of you may not know this, but I'm kind of a big deal. I get recognized. I mean, I got recognized once, and it could happen again, so it counts.

Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

If you're a fan of HBO's late series Entourage, you probably have been lying awake nights wondering, "Whatever became of the guy who played Turtle?" R...

A Better Way to Remember Robin Williams

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Melody Moezzi

Instead of turning to entertainment journalists analyzing a publicist's statement about the actor "battling severe depression" to confirm some sick curiosity, we ought to look where Mr. Williams wanted us to look, where he left so many astounding gifts and treasures, where he lived and where he still lives -- in his art.

Can This Southern Restaurant Prove It Isn't Biased?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.15.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Unlike those big corporations, Mary's doesn't hate! Mary's simply wants to reward its favorite customers with a 15% discount. What could be wrong with that?

DOs and DON'Ts of Black People Shopping In Your Store

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Phoebe Robinson

Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don't get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you're sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it's meant to make your presence known and me nervous.

Sad Clown: How Robin Williams Influenced This Comedian

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

Reading the reports of Robin Williams' darker side and the demons he faced has hit home for me: the clown and entertainer just wanting to be loved and make people smile while he himself felt isolated and different. The sad clown.

Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

Sarah Toce | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy for a living and loves the hell out of life, but when I talked to her -- she was a normal chick trying to get a few words in before her five-year-old twins -- Lucas and Olivia -- hauled off into the nearby pool.

But Doctor, I Am Pagliacci: The Passing of a Clown

Arthur Chu | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy
Arthur Chu

In a world filled with cutting satire and brutal parody and subversive deconstruction, he was one of those comics who really believed the purpose of comedy was to make people happy, to help people forget.

Comedian Janet Silverman Talks 89 D*ck Picks

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy
Shoshana Greenberg

How do you react when you see a dick pick? Laugh? Gag? Analyze the lighting? Comedian Janet Silverman decided to look at 89 d*ck picks for the first time and record her reactions, which include all of those and more.

Goodbye Robin

Neal Wooten | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Neal Wooten

These are not The Best of Times/Club Paradise is lost to some/The Survivors are left to mourn/And wonder What Dreams May Come

Robin Williams -- A Comic Genius Who Named Everything, Except His Own Depression

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Lam

If his suicide has any silver lining, it's that depression and mental illness are now being talked about more openly. In far-flung India, China and Vietnam, where mental illness, especially depression, is a taboo subject, it is now on the front pages of newspapers and TV programs reporting on Williams' suicide.