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The Humor Code’s Five Best Comedy Clubs In The US

While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.

04/01/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Sasheer Zamata, Eliot Glazer, Michael Torpey, David Rooklin, and Ilana Glazer attend 'Inside Amy Schumer' Premiere Screening Party at Hudson Terrace on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires a Black Woman

NBC’s comic institution “Saturday Night Live,” criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month.

01/06/2014

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Carol Burnett Receives America’s Top Humor Prize in D.C.

Trailblazing comedienne Carol Burnett received the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday.

10/21/2013

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Comedy Giants Contend For Emmys: Which Actors Will Bring Home The Win?

The comedy categories in this year’s prime time Emmy Awards are packed with major talent. From Lena Dunham to Bob Newhart, there are major stars vying for the top honors this year. Check out who might take home the Emmy – do you agree?

08/22/2013

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Jerry O’Connell Gets Skimpy On “We Are Men”

Jerry O’Connell got a surprise when he saw part of his character’s wardrobe in the new CBS comedy “We Are Men.”

07/31/2013

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Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In The DC Area

Check out this list of the best late-night activities beyond bars in the DC area and shake up your regular plans tonight.

05/30/2013

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Amateur Night: Best Places To Take The Stage In Washington DC

Think you have what it takes to stand in front of a crowd and share your talents? Check out one of these best places to take the stage in DC and be prepared to wow the crowds.

05/16/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Comedy?

04/01/2013

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Obama Cracks Wise About Economy, Golfing At Annual Gridiron Dinner

President Barack Obama blamed the budget battle if his jokes fell flat at Saturday night’s Gridiron dinner: “My joke writers have been placed on furlough.”

03/10/2013

President Barack Obama will unleash his inner funnyman when he joins political leaders and foes, journalists who cover them and media executives for a night of bipartisan satire at the 128th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Try Out Comedy Routine At Gridiron Club Dinner

President Barack Obama will unleash his inner funnyman when he joins political leaders and foes, journalists who cover them and media executives for a night of bipartisan satire at the 128th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner.

03/09/2013

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