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WATCH: SF's Comedy Hero Goes National

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.09.2012 | San Francisco

The first thing Chris Rock asked comedian W. Kamau Bell was where he lived. When Bell told the comedy legend that he made his home in San Francisco, R...

A Truly Historical Moment in Comedy

Kira Hesser | Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy
Kira Hesser

At Tig Notaro's set last night, the audience witnessed a truly historical moment in comedy. For the first time in my life, I genuinely laughed and cried at the exact same time. When she took the mike, she said, "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer."

VIDEO: Jackie Kashian-Visit To The Dork Forest

Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

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Bacon, San Francisco and Loni Love

David Duran | Posted 10.01.2012 | San Francisco
David Duran

Comedian and actress Loni Love has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. I've seen her perform and even her short sets keep everyone wanting more.

VIDEO: Maria Bamford Hates Office Drama

Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

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A Reminder That Comedy Should Never, Ever Be Controversial

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy

If you're not following Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) on Twitter, you really, really should be. If you know him only as a Weekend Update anchor -- or t...

VIDEO: Judy Gold Deciphers Mom

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Comedy vs. Being the Bully

Lianna Carrera | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.

VIDEO: Julian McCullough - Straight Guy With A Cat

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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VIDEO: Erin Jackson Wants A Trophy Wife

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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WATCH: Maria Bamford Wishes She Could Go Back In Time

Posted 07.21.2012 | Comedy

Maria Bamford's not only one of the funniest stand-up comics working today, she also tends to be more open than most about some of her inner demons, w...

Rape Jokes Are Funny if They're Funny

Mike Amato | Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy
Mike Amato

I'm not particularly obsessed with offensive humor but more with how humor works. My philosophy on such humor has always been simple: It's offensive till proven funny.

VIDEO: John Mulaney's Funnier Than Jerry Orbach

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Newsflash: Any Joke Can Be Funny

Phoebe Robinson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
Phoebe Robinson

What led up to the exchange between Daniel Tosh and a female audience member at the Laugh Factory is an example of comedy being subjective. However, with comedy, people approach it as one-size-fits-all humor, which is really one-size-fits-me.

VIDEO: Jessica Kirson...Ate A Farm

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Artist Spotlight: Troy Walker, Denver Stand-Up Comic

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.06.2012 | Denver

If you haven't heard yet, the Denver comedy scene is blowing up and stand-up comic Troy Walker is one of the most talented local rising stars. Wal...

Russell Brand Gets Spiritual On New Late Night Show

Posted 06.28.2012 | TV

Russell Brand heads to American TV for the first time with his own FX late-night series, "Brand X" (premieres Thursday, June 28 at 11 p.m. ET). T...

VIDEO: Maria Bamford, Red Flag Girl

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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JOKES: Henny Youngman At His Best

Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back. I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those pl...

Silence = Death: The Education of a Comedian

Bob Smith | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Bob Smith

One night, a major talent manager had seen me kill. Afterward, he took me aside and said, "You're funny, but why do you have to do the gay stuff? They're never going to have a gay comedian on The Tonight Show."

VIDEO: Brian Regan On Art

Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

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VIDEO: Hannibal Buress Loves Pickle Juice

Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

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Um, How Did My Baby Get an Agent Before Me?!

Karith Foster | Posted 06.12.2012 | Comedy
Karith Foster

My fetus got an agent! Yeah, that's right, my freakin' baby got real life bona fide representation for TV, commercial and print work! I've been busting my hump for years, and this kid is just going to show up and start getting seen for network spots?

VIDEO: Julian McCullough’s…Ex-Girlfriend’s…Purse

Posted 06.08.2012 | Women

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WATCH: Baby Can't Stop Laughing At Dad's Stand-Up Comedy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy

Stand-up comedians often feel like they're babysitting for unruly comedy club patrons, but in this video, a stand-up comic proves that actual babies m...