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Boston, I Love You

I do not consider myself to be a great American. I am not especially patriotic. But I will always be a son of the Great State of Massachusetts. Boston, I love you and I hate that this is why eyes [more]

April 17, 2013 By: TJ Jagodowski, Comedy, Words
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The Best in Mainstream Comedy

Mainstream Comedy gets a bad rep. There’s an attitude that mainstream comedy is always less inventive, less satirical, and less poignant than what’s just beneath the surface. In this ongoing series I’m going to explore – mainstream, underground, and classic [more]

April 16, 2013 By: Billy Bungeroth, Comedy, Words
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5 Secrets to a Miserable Marriage

Let’s review. You learned the ins and outs of dating an improviser. Now you’ve settled down into married life, and you want to know what the key is to making it last a lifetime. Sorry. But here are five secrets [more]

April 12, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Words

World’s Saddest Tweets 2

    Barry Hite has performed sketch and improv at Chicago Sketch Fest, Just For Laughs, iO, UCB, and Rahm Emanuel’s Inauguration. He is currently a staff writer for the Onion’s live sketch show. His first one-man show, So Very [more]

April 9, 2013 By: Barry Hite, Words
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Thereʼs been plenty of advice offered up on this site for the Under-30 set. Die now, live later, you say? That might be all fine and dandy, but what about the rest of us? Those sad saps who were born [more]

April 5, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Words

Your Father’s Approval, and Other Things You Should Stop Striving For.

Some people spend their entire lives chasing their fathers’ approval. From choosing which college to attend to deciding whether or not mom would like that box set of Cheers for Christmas, dads influence our every decision. Well, I’m here to [more]

April 4, 2013 By: Asher Perlman, Words

A Word on Marriage

I didn’t change my facebook profile picture to a pink equal sign.  Don’t get me wrong I support empty gestures as much as the next guy; and there’s nothing like a picture of Ernie and Burt superimposed over parallel lines [more]

April 3, 2013 By: Ed Furman, Words


News from the Suburbs!!! Ahoy there! Ken Dorothy here bringing you an update from that little bastion you folks in the big city all dream of living in — the ‘burbs! I know everyone can’t afford to make the move, [more]

April 1, 2013 By: John Hartman, Words

In Defense of Dating an Improviser

In a recent article for the Second City Network, Liz Lekas Kozak outlined what you need to know about dating male improvisers.  As a male improviser myself, I found many of the details both untrue and unfair. Here’s my rebuttal. [more]

March 28, 2013 By: Michael Lehrer, Comedy, Words

Why People Hate You and How to Get them To Stop Volume 2

I’m committed to letting you in on the most important lesson of your life. Instead of getting people to like you, it’s way more valuable to get people to stop hating you. Why People Hate You and How to Get [more]

March 27, 2013 By: Billy Bungeroth, Words