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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


In this world of ever-changing social norms and political correctness it can be hard to keep track of what you personally find offensive. But with this handy guide you can take all the time wasted thinking about whether or not [more]

March 26, 2013 By: Andel Sudik, Comedy, Words

Maybe We’re All Just Awful

I know a lot of good people, I’ll even say I consider myself one.  Leave me alone with your purse and the contents will remain undisturbed, and I won’t spread a bunch of rumors about you to spice up a [more]

March 20, 2013 By: Ed Furman, Words

What to Expect When You’re Dating an Improviser

When I finally decided to stop dating guys in bands because I couldn’t take all the drama, I turned to Improv Boyfriends. Curious about the genre? Here’s what you need to know. They’re Not Hot Tall, dark and handsome. Tall, [more]

March 19, 2013 By: Liz Kozak, Comedy, Words

Success Tips From the Least Likely to Succeed

I am down here at South By Southwest today, and there’s a hell of a lot of talk about success. It’s often asked how to become successful in the arts.  I don’t claim to know exactly, but I get asked [more]

March 15, 2013 By: Billy Bungeroth, Comedy, Words

The Bachelor vs. The Hunger Games

I watched The Bachelor finale last night. During the three hour viewing extravaganza (grueling even for viewers), I found myself dreading the proposal as I watched the last date with the final two contestants, knowing for one woman that the [more]

March 14, 2013 By: Kate Lambert, Words

Missed Connections: Beauty on the Megabus – m4w

  There’s nothing more romantic than love lost and found. We sat next to each other on the overnight Megabus from Memphis to Chicago last Thursday, and the sexual tension was fucking palpable. You: looking SUPER hot and urban in [more]

March 11, 2013 By: Asher Perlman, Words

Day of The Goat

     I’ve been enjoying the latest Internet trend of the “goat” versions of songs.  (For those that haven’t seen them, a snippet of a pop song or even an operatic piece is embellished with a clip of a screaming goat [more]

March 6, 2013 By: Ed Furman, Words

Best Ways to Live Like You’re on The Bachelor

  1. Show up to everything in a limo. 2. Bring up marriage as soon as possible. When introducing yourself to a man, you can ease him into this conversation by saying something like, “So, you must be my future [more]

March 4, 2013 By: Kate Lambert, Words