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Say This If You Never Want To Have Sex With Your Wife Again

Posted 11.20.2013 | Divorce

Ever think to yourself, "Gee, you know what would be great? Never having sex again!" Of course you don't. And that's precisely why you should wat...

This Pumpkin Needs To Work On His Act

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

Someone give this pumpkin a blazer and put in front of a brick wall, because he was clearly meant to be a bad stand-up comic from the 80s. Meet Her...

Speaking Out Against the General Public's Usage of the Verbal 'Rim Shot'

Michael Ziegfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Michael Ziegfeld

It's hard to remember before the '90s when stand up comedy had yet to be on every television channel or on every street corner establishment holding a comedy night.

Ross Luippold

How Russell Peters Got The Last Laugh

HuffingtonPost.com | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.24.2013 | Comedy

If Forbes is to be believed, Russell Peters made $21 million doing stand-up comedy this year. That sum puts him ahead of acts arguably more fa...

Interview: Irish Comic Dylan Moran Takes America by Typhoon

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The Irish comedian, actor and writer delivers a set so white-hot that a woman in the second row is convulsed with laughter and breathing dangerously, her wheezes registering somewhere between a natural disaster and a fatality.

Dear Denver: I Am Having a Bit of a Rough Week. Where Can I go to LOL?

Deborah Lastowka | Posted 10.19.2013 | Denver
Deborah Lastowka

"They" say that laughter is the best medicine, and for rizzle, I think "they" are right. It never fails; I am having a lame week, or I'm stressed out...

Judge Steps Down To Continue Career In Stand-Up Comedy

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. — Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants – he just can't play a judge in real life. The New Jersey municipal ju...

'The Muslims Are Coming!'

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of c...

A Horrifying Glimpse Of The Future

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy

Thanks, to the Internet, stand-up comedy is somehow both more popular and creative than ever, while simultaneously more and more difficult to monetize...

NBC, and Comedian Wil Sylvince, Celebrate 8th Annual Short Cuts Festival for Undiscovered Filmmakers

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

Wil Sylvince is a force to be reckoned with and will get you weak at the knees as he slams his new approach to life in your ear. Surviving the Apollo only set him up for the true test of creating laughter in the soul and opportunity on the screen.

This Might Be The Coolest Thing For Stand-Up In A While

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

Since Louis C.K. changed the way comedy specials are sold with his landmark "Live at the Beacon Theatre," which he sold directly to fans through his s...

The Five Most Important Things I've Learned Doing Comedy In New York That I'd Pass On To Newer Comics

Mike Lawrence | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Mike Lawrence

Absence makes the act grow stronger. Have passions outside of comedy. If you can be a real person, you will be a better comic.

More Than Funny: The Power of Modern Stand-Up Comedy

Troy Campbell | Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy
Troy Campbell

Modern comedy is about being part of something -- not just laughing. Modern comedians have transformed their fan bases into meaningful communities such that comedy shows have become meeting places and even celebrations for like-minded audiences.

Dave Chappelle Almost Definitely Didn't Have A 'Meltdown'

Ross Luippold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Ross Luippold

Audiences must learn how to respect Dave Chappelle, or we might lose him for good.

ReThink Review: When Comedy Went to School - Comedy History in the Catskills

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Comedy icons like Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and even Woody Allen were able to work and hone material during weeklong stands in front of packed, tough crowds, creating the style and rhythm of what we now consider modern stand up comedy.

People Bring Their 'A' Games To The Public Restroom

Posted 07.29.2013 | Comedy

Comedian and former host of IFC's "Bunk", Kurt Braunohler is releasing his debut album "How Do I Land" on August 20, and we've got your first look abo...

The World's Best and Longest-Running Comedy Open Mic Just Closed

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

There was nothing particularly special about that room, but Vance and Robert transformed it into a magical place every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. by declaring it a space where a certain type of oddball could reveal themselves to like-minded others and attempt to live out their dreams together -- or go down in flames trying.

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix To Add Original Documentaries, Stand-Up Comedy Specials

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

Ted Sarandos, the Netflix chief content officer, is inching closer to his stated goal of becoming "HBO faster than HBO can become us." On Monday, t...

WATCH: Why Wanda Sykes Says Comedy Is 'Like A Drug'

OWN | Posted 07.19.2013 | OWN

In her new special "Herlarious," comedian Wanda Sykes sits down with her fellow comics for frank discussions on topics ranging from jokes gone bad to ...

Tig Notaro: I 'Didn't Have A Problem' Being A Female Comedian

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

It's always inspiring to come across successful and outspoken female performers. Comedian Tig Notaro, who is best known for making waves last summer w...

Sorry, Comedians: It Gets Worse

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy

If you're thinking about a career in stand-up comedy, just don't. Seriously, don't do it... At least watch this before you quit your day job for a sta...

Crazy Cancery Me -- Chemo Crush(ed)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

He's not into me, or at least not yet. I'm totally into him, at least for now. "I'm damaged. But u are amazing," he texts. Saying "I'm damaged," to somebody with cancer is like saying, "Nobody sees me," to a blind person.

Don't Try RomComs At Home

Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy

Comedy Central's web series "This Is Not Happening" features comics telling true, crazy stories that really happened to them. In this week's episod...

Top 10 Things People Have Said to Me Right Before My Comedy Shows

Vicky Kuperman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Vicky Kuperman

Here are the top 10 things I've had said to me five minutes before I was to go up on stage. Were they intended to pivot me on my heels and sabotage my precocious "career?" You be the judge.

Robin Williams' Funniest Thing In Years

Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

The premise behind Set List, the uniquely innovative comedy show hosted by Paul Provenza (director of "The Aristocrats") and created by Troy Conrad, a...