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Pete Holmes Reveals New Stand-Up And TV Plans After Just Losing His Show

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Comedy

It’s been about three weeks since it was announced that “The Pete Holmes Show” would not be picked up for a third run on TBS. But the series' ho...

Conan O'Brien's Record Label Takes Strong First Step

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy

Comedian Ian Edwards’ first stand-up album, “100% Half-Assed,” dropped Tuesday. After giving it a listen, we found the release to be a strong de...

Matt Knudsen's American

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

What is a comedian? Is it somebody who is able to bravely approach the deeply complicated questions that always haunt a society? A poet who incredib...

Why We'll Miss 'The Pete Holmes Show'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.23.2014 | Comedy

Sad news, Weirdoes. TBS has announced it's canceling “The Pete Holmes Show” after 80 episodes. The series was originally approved for a seven-w...

Be Who You Are and Stand Above the Crowd

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

My challenge to you is: Shine, do your best, stand above the crowd, and yes, be willing to receive negativity for your good works. By doing your best you'll also receive positive attention. Just keep going, take that next step. Joy is present.

Pre Bridgetown Interview With Yogi Paliwal

Barbara Holm | Posted 06.02.2014 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

"When I eventually did go out on the road I reached a seedy bar in a town I'd never heard of, and then told some jokes to some very kind and wonderful people. I've never dealt with anyone treating me worse than any other comedian has been treated on the road."

Are You On the List? Starbucks Prank

Jena Kingsley | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Jena Kingsley

You know what's annoying? Bouncers that won't let you in if you are not on the list. You know what else is annoying? When you can't get your morning c...

That One Time Hannibal Impersonated Donald Glover's Agent

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.21.2014 | Comedy

In his new stand-up special, “Live From Chicago," comedian Hannibal Buress revealed an easy way to score free tickets to shows in Las Vegas. In t...

Pre-Bridgetown Interview With Kyle Mizono

Barbara Holm | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

I first saw Kyle Mizono at the All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival in Portland. I was blown away by how hilarious, smart, absurd and adorably magical she was. She was kind enough to let me interview her.

Cuddling With Carlin: A Midterm Assessment

Carlin Adelson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Carlin Adelson

Twelve weeks into my webseries and I have to admit: I am completely and totally shocked that I haven't risen to the YouTube superstardom I just assumed would be gifted to me after the first five minutes of my cuddling search aired. Also, I still don't have a boyfriend. Whaaaaaat?!

You're Gonna Want To Get To Know These 15 Stand-Ups

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.21.2014 | Comedy

Each year Comedy Central selects a group of up-and-coming stand-up comedians and gives them their very own 30-minute special for a series it calls “...

Watch Him Explain The Problem With 'Sexual Preference' In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Comedy

It might be time we revisited the phrase, "Sexual preference." Particularly, the preference part. Watch a clip from comedian Ted Alexandro's one-ho...

A Girl Comic and Her Heckler

Lianna Carrera | Posted 01.31.2014 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

As the night progressed, and each time I'd walk past their group I'd hear him taunt. And each time I'd hide my growing annoyance with a "See ya there!" Comics loathe hecklers for a variety of reasons but we don't fear them.

Interview with Janine Brito

Barbara Holm | Posted 12.10.2013 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

The first time I saw Janine Brito perform was in Seattle in 2011 when she was opening for Nato Green, Hari Kondabolu, and W. Kamau Bell. She was hysterical and unique. She has wonderful stories and she's so genuine and likeable and quirky.

Interview With Calise Hawkins

Barbara Holm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

"Stop lying to yourself. About anything. The sooner you tell yourself the truth, the funnier you will be."

WATCH: Jerry Seinfeld's 'Late Night' Stand-Up

Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld dropped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to do what he does best: Stand-up comedy. After discussing his new web series "Com...

The Bitter Buddha: Eddie Pepitone's Ascent

Tony Bartolone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

There are comics like Jerry Seinfeld who are good at what they do. Then there are comics like Eddie Pepitone who are just freaks of nature.

A Week at San Francisco Sketchfest: Part I

Tony Bartolone | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

During my week in San Francisco, there were so many tantalizing events it was hard to decide what to see. The 12th Annual Sf Sketchfest was an ambitious undertaking, featuring 166 shows, lasting three and a half weeks and showcasing some of the best talent performing today.

Life As a Gay (Hyphen) Comic

Tyler Gillespie | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Gillespie

There are a lot of funny gay guys -- self-loathing can really help form a sense of humor -- but we don't have a variety of gay men as comedy role models.

An Interview With Michael Showalter

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Stefan Sirucek

Michael Showalter is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in Wet Hot American Summer, but Showalter has been finding new ways to make people laugh since he was a member of the sketch comedy troupe The State, on MTV.

The Little Modern Theatre: A Brief Oral History

Tony Bartolone | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

The Little Modern is a special place for comedians, improvisers and audiences. It is a magical, DIY paradise where anything is possible.

Why Louis C.K. Postponing Season Four of Louie Is a Good Idea

Dylan Gadino | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

While C.K.'s decision to push back the fourth season of Louie will certainly give him time write poignant, funny scripts, it's also going to drive anticipation and expectations even higher than normal.

Anita Hill: Still Standing Up and Speaking Out

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

As a journalist I wrote about the bravery of so many others -- Hill was just one of hundreds of women I profiled and opined about. I spoke openly of their bravery. I was not ready to own mine.

Community-Labor Partnerships 'TRADE-UP' to Create a Pipeline to Good Jobs in Atlanta

Deborah Scott | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Deborah Scott

A unique collaboration between organized labor and community groups is energizing apprenticeship programs by tapping traditionally neglected or underutilized pools of talent mainly from low-wealth and minority neighborhoods.

Comedian Rob Delaney Extends Reddit AMA on YouTube Live Show

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

When asked how to get out of jury duty, Rob replies, "Get arrested." He did four years ago. And now he's all set. "So, be a man, and then also commit crimes."