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The Soapbox: I’m On Twitter Strike Until The Men I Know Get Loud

Jen Kirkman is a comedian on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” This post was reprinted with permission from her Tumblr. 

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk… More »


Whitney Cummings Was Told She “Wasn’t Pretty Enough” For Hollywood

“I remember my agent at ICM at the beginning of my career telling me that I wasn’t pretty enough, that I was always going to be a quirky sidekick. And he was an ogre of a man. He should have been carrying a torch. If he was in a bar, he couldn’t have come near… More »


Hitched: On Mothers-In-Law (And Mother-In-Law Jokes)

I have known since I was a wee child that someday, there would be a woman in my life that I would hate more than any person on the planet. She will be the epitome of all things evil; a seething skin-bag of meddlesome, ignorant lady-pus, hardly worthy to walk among us and yet, walk… More »


Your Anti-Gay Marriage Boyfriend Better Watch His Back

Is your boyfriend still being kind of a wiener when it comes to gay marriage? If he’s still making insecure cracks about Adam and Steve, you might do well to show him this sobering video — where gay men threaten to marry straight girls if straight guys don’t start accepting same-sex unions. It’s true –… More »


How To Celebrate Your Stupid Birthday

Do you have a birthday coming up? Good! Because our fearless correspondent Almie Rose will show you the proper way to celebrate. Hint: It involves concealer and wine. … More »


“Portlandia” Is Back And More Yoga-Tastic Than Ever

Namaste, bitches! The third season of “Portlandia” is back, and they’ve released the first clip! In it, Carrie and Fred play yoga students on a major, uh, journey. The new season features Chloe Sevigny as Fred and Carrie’s new roommate, along with the same old group of misfits and weird mayors (Kyle MacLachlan, natch). IFC… More »


Key And Peele’s Victory Speech!

You watched President Obama’s victory speech? Now it’s time for Key and Peele’s victory speech as Obama and his “anger translator” Luther.  A lot of us would be as enthusiastic as Luther right now if weren’t so goddamn tired after last night.
Mila Kunis is going to produce a drama called “Meridian Hills” set… More »


Mindy Kaling Says Gross Is Funny

“Do you remember that episode of 30 Rock where Liz got the cheap Lasik and starts crying out of her mouth? It was so funny and a bit grotesque. I just thought, This is the funniest, coolest thing ever. In The Office, I didn’t get that many opportunities to go, Yeah, I’m completely willing toMore »


Comedienne Issa Rae’s New Project: “The Michelle Obama Diaries”

The First Lady puts on a polite face in public. But you know behind closed doors, she’s talking some shit about Ann Romney’s horse and Mitt’s orange spray tan. Check out this new webseries by comedienne Issa Ray, of “Awkward Black Girl,” fame that imagines just what it is Michelle Obama is thinking … but… More »


Joss Whedon Endorses Mitt Romney … For The Zombie Apocalypse

Joss Whedon is probably best known for creating “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “The Avengers.” He’s also an ardent supporter of the zombie apocalypse, whether it be the fast moving zombies of “28 Days Later” or the slow, stubborn zombies of “Night Of The Living Dead.” Either way, Joss wants more zombies. And that’s… More »


This Woman Doesn’t Understand How Deer Crossing Signs Work

Deer crossing signs exists in semi-rural areas to let drivers know to watch out for deer on the road. But Donna, who called in to a radio station in Fargo, North Dakota, doesn’t seem to understand this. She thinks that the deer are purposely crossing where the deer crossing signs are. Because deer can read. More »


Silly Women Need Soooo Much Help

Oh women, we have so many problems. We can’t keep it together, which is why advertisers helpfully offer us a slew of products to make taking care of ourselves and our children easier. Brit comedy show “That Mitchell And Webb Look” present an all-too-real spoof on the silly sexism in advertising. [YouTube] … More »


9 Things Unimpressed Cat Is Deeply Unimpressed With

Unimpressed cat captured our hearts yesterday, and so we figured we’d take a look at all the things that fall under his scornful eyes. Click through the gallery above to see what unimpressed cat is thoroughly unimpressed with! … More »


Check Out Glenn Close’s Svelte New Beach Bod!

Just kidding! This is obviously not actually Glenn Close’s body, but merely a strange photo opp that took place during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. A lot of weird stuff goes on backstage at the Emmys — and there are tons of personal gifting suites, so that rich people who can afford anything are able to… More »


A Master Class In Emmy Acceptance Speeches From Parker Posey

JA,N — short for Just Act, Naturally (played by comic genius Parker Posey) — will teach you how to give the Emmy Award acceptance speech to end all acceptance speeches. JA,N’s class covers Emmy holding techniques, audience acknowledgement, awkward crying and, of course, loser training. Now all you have to do is find a way… More »


The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard comedy fans, and thought it would be fun to have a comic perform for their guests.

“How did you find me?” I asked. More »


On “The Mindy Project”‘s Squicky Jokes About Race

It’s not easy to make offensive jokes about ignorance. One person’s ignorant joke can be another person’s joke about ignorance and even if your comedy has the best of intentions, it’s frequently misunderstood.  Offensive humor is tricky to balance, but smart humorists can do it well.

I believe Mindy Kaling from “The Office” is… More »


Chelsea Handler Addresses Rumors She Slept Her Way To The Top

“I so didn’t, and I so don’t care about you asking about it.”
— That is Chelsea Handler’s response to a journalist for Marie Claire @Work asking her about the rumor — legend? slur? — that she only got her show “Chelsea Lately” because she was dating the former head of E! Want to… More »


Does Your Cat Need Spanx?

Nevermind easing off the Fancy Feast. Just get your kitty a pair of cat Spanx! That shouldn’t be hard to put on her at all. Cats just love wearing clothes. [BuzzFeed] … More »


The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six years for failing to investigate sex abuse claims against priests — wouldn’t it be hilarious if he were raped in prison? And Jerry Sandusky? Just… More »


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