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Comedy saved me at my lowest point: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe helps teens deal with depression, suicidal thoughts

Comedy saved me at my lowest point: Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe helps teens deal with depression, suicidal thoughts

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Jenny Jaffe’s childhood was anything but comical. During her high school years, she was diagnosed with a multitude of mental illnesses, which included her having extreme anxiety, OCD and suicidal thoughts. “It wasn’t something I talked to really anybody in my...

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21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley

21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley

By | May 6, 2015 at 9:40 am | One comment

This year Tommy Boy turned 20 years old. So, I promptly went out and bought a subscription to AARP Magazine. And then exclaimed “holy shnikes!” as any sensible Chris Farley fan would do. But for real, it’s really been 20 years? Seems like only yesterday we were...

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

By | May 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm | No comments

I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that...

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How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | 5 comments

Hello. My name is Rob Babcock and I'm a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you...

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Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

By | April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 17 comments

You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to...

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Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

By | April 13, 2015 at 9:21 am | 4 comments

I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while...

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Luisa Omielan thigh gap video goes viral. Comedian gets 8 million views on Facebook!

Luisa Omielan thigh gap video goes viral. Comedian gets 8 million views on Facebook!

By | April 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm | No comments

British comedian Luisa Omielan is, like her hero Beyoncé, bold and unafraid. Unafraid of enjoying the shit out of a high-calorie dinner, unafraid of "upgrading" her self-esteem, and COMPLETELY unafraid of de-pantsing herself, onstage, on camera, right in the middle of the...

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Terrifying Lucille Ball statue needs to be removed!

Terrifying Lucille Ball statue needs to be removed!

By | April 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Now here's one from the truly freaky files. By now, most every American with basic access to cable television or a standard Internet hookup is well familiar with I Love Lucy. Even more so than her show, it's easy to visualize images of her iconic face: it's been almost 26 years...

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Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

By | March 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm | One comment

I haven’t slept in over a week purely in anticipation for that one phone call. That one phone call that would change my life even more than Frozen did. You see, with Jon Stewart’s recent announcement of leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, I thought I was a clear...

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