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ReThink Review: The Bitter Buddha - Rage, Peace, and Laughs

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

With the rise of more confessional, experimental, and storytelling styles in the exploding category of alternative standup comedy, it seems that the angry comic has largely been left by the wayside. But comedian Eddie Pepitone clearly never received that note.

David Dean Bottrell's Hilarious Ode to Working Hits the L.A. Stage

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.

A Tale as Old as Time: The Story of a Vagina and Its Dime

Lianna Carrera | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

Perplexed, I look down between my ankles to see the most shiny, most unimaginable thing I have ever seen alone in the shower; a dime has mysteriously dropped onto the shower floor.

Love Comedy, Hate Ignorance

Rebecca Corry | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Rebecca Corry

we as comedians have the responsibility to not perpetuate hate and ignorance towards races, breeds and religions by abusing the special platform we have been given as artists to speak our minds and thoughts.

Standup to Fear: 6 Tips for Performing Comedy

Gary M. Krebs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy
Gary M. Krebs

For years people have told me I was funny and I should go for it, but the timing was always off -- work obligations, family commitments, household responsibilities... Okay, that's B.S. The truth is, I was petrified of the idea of performing standup and that's why I never tried.

Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat

Beth Lapides | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Beth Lapides

The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, but it's something I have mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude.

AC/DC And Perth's Highway To Hell

Tom Rhodes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

Perth is so far that you could get drunk, sober up again, get drunk and sober up all before you ever even get there.

Comedy Central Getting Its Own Radio Station

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.22.2013 | Comedy

Starting in the spring, SiriusXM users will be able to listen to Comedy Central's extensive library of stand-up comedy and other comedy recordings exc...

Social Studies

Orlando Jones | Posted 03.23.2013 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

In general, I'd say having instant access to people's random thoughts is creepy and weird. With Twitter and Facebook you get instant access to all sort of useless information, for free. What's better than that? Absolutely nothing. What's worse? Absolutely nothing.

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.

Re-Misunderstanding Heckling

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I'm relatively new to comedy, so my skills to shut the heckling down are akin to a dog with a new pair of roller-skates. It's awkward, and while there's usually plenty to laugh at, the dog is totally out of control.

Can You Teach Stand-Up Comedy?

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy

NEW YORK -- Baby-faced 16-year-old Eric Kurn climbed onto the comedy club stage, gave the packed room a look of wide-eyed cluelessness and launched in...

LMFAO vs. You Suck, Bitch: A Civil Discourse on the Nature of YouTube Comments From Haters and Trolls

Katie Goodman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

If you've got an on-line presence, you've got on-line haters. It's just a fact of life. But what makes the haters hate and the trolls troll?

Comic Adam Burke Talks the Death of Political Humor and More on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Comedian Adam Burke, whose new comedy album, Universal Squirrel Theory, is out now, talks the meaning of "time is money," why political humor is now dead and more.

Ross Luippold

Andrew Dice Clay Actually Seems Like A Really Good Dad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy

This New Year's Eve, audiences will have the opportunity to see the first new Andrew Dice Clay stand-up special in 17 years. During his heyday in the ...

WATCH: The Real Reason Seinfeld Is So Damn Funny

Posted 12.20.2012 | Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with New York Times Magazine to explain how he writes jokes, and proved that you don't get to be Jerry Seinfeld without being ...

Susan Prekel's Deal Breakers (WATCH)

Posted 12.17.2012 | MarloThomas

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Jim Gaffigan's Hilarious Thoughts On Bowling (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | MarloThomas

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Booze Connoisseur -- Zane Lamprey

David Duran | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
David Duran

Zane Lamprey is what I refer to as a connoisseur of booze. The guy literally gets paid to travel and drink. Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me, and after chatting with him, I quickly learned he felt the same way.

Legendary Comedian Releasing First Special In 17 Years

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

On December 31, Andrew Dice Clay will make his official return to stand-up comedy with a new one-hour special, "Indestructible," produced for Showtime...

Al Ducharme's Hilarious Imitation Of A Kid On A Phone (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | MarloThomas

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The Future of Comedy

J-L Cauvin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

As many of my peers know, by the time you have learned about the successful strategies, everyone knows them and the advantage is gone. So, as a service to today's comedians looking for new insights, here's a comprehensive set of predictions for the future of stand-up.

The Rush

Jordan Pease | Posted 02.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

How does a gay comic compete against heterosexual comics, when an audience of 96 percent straight men/women and 4 percent bar staff sell out a venue? And how does a gay comic stand in front of a crowd of conservative locals, and kill?

All Hecklers Are Officially On Cocaine

Posted 11.30.2012 | Comedy

If you heckle a comedian, the world is going to go ahead and assume you're on cocaine. For the second time in a few weeks, coke was found on the pe...

Larry David, Super Hypo

John DeBellis | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

One night after Larry David and I both had bad shows, we went back to his apartment to give each other a comic pep talk, which consisted of who could feel less doomed by finding the most fault with the audience and who had the worst spot.