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Gendering Improv

Lucas Waldron | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Before transitioning, improv was comforting. As the world started to perceive me as male, doing improv provoked acute self-awareness.


Marcia Liss | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Tim Wilson: A Fond Farewell to a Comedy Master

Phil Perrier | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

Tim was already starting to work comedy clubs across the country, and his brilliant wit and parody songs were connecting with audiences wherever he went.

Hard Copy for a Hard Rain

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Jeremiah Horrigan

Authorities reported that many injured trees and their surviving saplings had received grief counseling from cadres of concerned squirrels, many of whom had seen their homes destroyed in the downpour.

Cool Things Corporations Can Do With Their New Religious Beliefs

The Second City Network | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

So hooray! Corporations are people! Religious, God-fearing folk, just like that sour old lady in the denim jumper who grimaces when she sees you buying pink citronella candles at the Walmart Express with your gay lover.

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

9 Inane Things Yoga Teachers Say

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Yoga is my favorite workout -- that's right, I called it a "workout." Because that's why I do it. I do it as a workout. Body and mind, yes, but still,...

Hobby Lobby to Improve Work Performance through Biblical Punishments

Chris Michael | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit businesses with religious objections are no longer required to abide by the laws of an enlightened, first-world society. Emboldened by the decision, Hobby Lobby says it's eager to unleash even more religious freedom on its employees.

The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You kn...

Podcast Review: WTF with Marc Maron and Guest David Huntsberger

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

When Marc Maron started the WTF podcast, his guests were mostly friends from the comedy world and some other comedians he didn't know so well. Now that he's passed 500 episodes, he's run through a lot of people.

Why Do Americans Pursue Happiness?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.03.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo



Marcia Liss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


How I Got Into a Threesome

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

There was little reason to consider having a threesome when I was single. It was hard enough to find one guy who made me want to shave my legs. If two reasonable men materialized, I would pass one along to a girlfriend.


Marcia Liss | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Marcia Liss


Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on.

(VIDEO) No Joke: Comedy is Mainstay of Web Video, Maker Studio Co-Founder

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

CANNES, FRANCE -- Comedy - and content, in general - is having a renaissance due to the current wealth of user-generated content, says Kassem Gharaibe...

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The New View?

Tom Falco | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
Tom Falco

The New View

Open Letter to Celebrity Moms: What's In MY Bag

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

1. Super-luxe, pearly-iridescent, pressed face powder. Oh no, wait. On second glance, I believe that's roughly, and I'm just spitballing here, about one third of a cup of ground up Cheerio dust.

10 Ways the George Lucas Museum Will Re-Write Chicago History

The Second City Network | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

The George Lucas museum will open in Chicago come 2018. Who better to explain how an entire society can go from a sparkling clean hi-tech vision of the future -- to a dirty broken-down totalitarian regime in the time it takes a baby to grow into Mark Hamill?

Love Handles, a New Web Series, Tackles Relationship Weight Gain

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

What happens when your significant other gains a few pounds -- or 30? Love Handles, a new Web series, uses warm comedy to tackle this sensitive issue....

8 Things Guns Compensate For (Besides Your Penis)

The Second City Network | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

The joke is that the bigger the gun, the tinier the penis, and while that may be absolutely, 100-percent true in every single case, there are other things guns compensate for. Here are eight of them.

Procrastination Be Gone!

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Trying to get stuff done can be downright hard. Somedays I can just never seem to win my fight with the procrastination monsters. It can be really, really frustrating!


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Marcia Liss


An Interview With Jewish Artificial Intelligence, Eugene Goostman

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

When I went to Eugene's website to test out his chops, Eugene asked me where I was from, and I replied "New York." He then -- implying that I was being self-involved -- asked if I wanted to know where he was from.