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Why Martin Short is Not My Comedy Hero

“Elizabeth?” The man’s voice at the other end of the line had a magical sing-songyness to it. Like, did that man just say my name? Or was that a lyric to Hello, Dolly!? “Uh-huh?” “This is Martin Short.” And you know [more]

August 23, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

The (Real) 10 Funniest Cities in America

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, a real estate company called Movoto released a list of what they consider to be The 50 Funniest Cities in America. Chicago, birthplace of The Second City, was #2, while Tyler Perry’s Atlanta topped their list at [more]

August 21, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy

How to Worship NKOTB as an Adult

The year: 1986.  Ronald Reagan is president.  Haley’s Comet pays our solar system a visit.  Pope John Paul II pisses off Catholics everywhere by saying that Judaism is a-okay.  And an epic force makes its way onto the music scene. [more]

August 19, 2013 By: Natalie Shipman, Comedy, Words

Google Yourself: Online Rules for Every Improviser

Google. We do it every day, multiple times a day. We search kale, Minnesota abortion laws and even our OKCupid dates. Some of you improvisers may even type your own name in the search box, and some of you may [more]

August 16, 2013 By: Rachel LaForce, Comedy, Words

15 Signs the World is Ending

We’re closer than ever to The Apocalypse, and we have technology to thank for our impending doom. So while you’re sitting in a darkened theater live-tweeting Jobs– be warned…  The end is nigh, and here’s how I know: 1. You [more]

August 15, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

9 Super-Secret Gamer Achievements (You Probably Missed)

Think you got game? Think again. Here are 9 super-secret gamer achievements you may have missed while trying to 100% your favorite video games. [WARNING! SPOILERS ALERT!] Bioshock Infinite 25G “Creepy Dad” You spent 50% of the game pointing the [more]

August 14, 2013 By: Daniel Strauss, Comedy, Words

5 Easy Ways to Land a Nerd

Ladieeeees! Times have changed! Nerds are the new jocks, and if you want to land one for yourself, you can’t just don a pair of dork-chic fake glasses and expect the Nerd Boys to flock to you. You need to [more]

August 9, 2013 By: Carisa Barreca, Comedy, Words

The Nerd’s Guide to Doing Non-Nerdy Stuff

  Nerds, take a knee. Yes, even you, Guy in The Galactus Costume. You should have thought about movement before building a head that big. It’s time we expanded our horizons– and the horizons I’m talking about are the ones [more]

August 8, 2013 By: Kevin Sciretta, Comedy, Words

7 Reasons It’s Cool to Be a Book Nerd

I admit to being somewhat of a luddite. I’ve never downloaded a “tunes” on my portable music player. I’m still not clear on what a “Vine” is, despite countless friends making “Vines” to explain “Vines”  to me. And what about [more]

August 7, 2013 By: Christy L. Bonstell, Comedy, Words

The 5 Stages of Accepting a New Doctor Who

Stop me if you’ve heard this old classic: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Doctor. Doctor who? Yes. Now, get used to me. HAHAHAHAHA NOOOOOOOO. What the FUCK is this, BBC?!  Some sort of trick?  A scheme?  Why would you tear us [more]

August 6, 2013 By: Nikki Pierce, Comedy, Words