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Family finance with 'The Simpsons'

Aug 16, 2013
What can one of America's favorite sitcoms teach us about family and money?
Posted In: family finances, television, The Simpsons, comedy

Living life as a target-market female

Jul 30, 2013
What it's like to live in an advertiser's world of the target-market female, aged 25 to 45 years old.
Posted In: satire, comedy, advertising

Goodbye, Mitt: Remembering Jason Sudeikis' biz bits

Jul 25, 2013
Comedian Jason Sudeikis is leaving "Saturday Night Live." He spoofed Mitt Romney during the businessman's presidential run and also lampooned other business leaders, too.
Posted In: satire, comedy, Entertainment

FBI requests 'Portlandia' clip for training

Jun 24, 2013
The FBI has asked IFC sketch comedy show 'Portlandia' for rights to use a clip from the program in its advanced intelligence training classes.
Posted In: FBI, Portland, television, comedy

A comedy festival in 140 characters and 6 seconds: Comedy Central launches #ComedyFest

Apr 22, 2013
Twitter is launching a comedy festival in conjunction with Comedy Central, and it will all be on Twitter and Vine. How funny can you be in 140 characters and six seconds?
Posted In: Twitter, Comedy Central, comedy, Vine

How do you make it as a comedian?

Jan 18, 2013
Chicago is a comedy capital, of sorts. Some of "Saturday Night Live"'s most famous comedians started in Chicago, many at the famed Second City comedy club. Sean Flannery is one comedian 'making it' in America; his show "Never Been To Paris" continues to sell out.
Posted In: comedy, Chicago

The iPad, like my spirit, is completely broken

Nov 29, 2012
For one iPad owner, a void that even Apple's magical gadget could not fill.
Posted In: comedy, humor, iPad

Undecided voters, beware of Hello Kitty!

Nov 5, 2012
A passionate plea not to be tempted by a platform of smiles, hugs and rainbows.
Posted In: comedy, 2012 election

Nick Kroll's two cents on the 99%, 47%, and the Take 5 candy bar

Nov 2, 2012
During this campaign, we’ve been inundated with numbers and percentages from both the media and the candidates alike. 99 percent, 5 trillion, 1 percent ,7 trillion, 47 percent, and it has left Nick Kroll 100 percent confused.
Posted In: comedy, 2012 election

Comedian puts the funny in frugality

Oct 5, 2012
Comedian Juston McKinney grew up poor. Many of his jokes have to do with being a poor kid and how living middle class now hasn't solved all of his problems.
Posted In: poverty, comedy, tough choices, Budgeting

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