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Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show — Let the Speculation Commence!

Yes, as hard as it is to believe, Jon Stewart announced last night that he’s leaving The Daily Show later this year. So. Many. Feels. We’ll all miss him, of course, but can you blame him for not wanting to have to cover another election cycle? Let’s dry our tears and try to figure out what’s […]

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Persephone Pioneers: Hari Kondabolu

The phrase “laugh not to cry” might be one of these best ways to describe Hari Kondabolu’s whip-smart and biting comedy. His work confronts heavy issues as well as the everyday mundane in a way that can only be described as simply hilarious. He has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and […]

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TV Therapists – The good, the bad and the WTF?

TV shows love putting their characters into therapy.  This is relevant to my interests as both an unemployed therapist and someone who has spent over half her life in and out of therapy.  I like to see how therapists are being portrayed in pop culture and to be honest, it’s not always that great.  The […]

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Women in Comedy: Haters Gonna Hate

In the past twenty years, Comedy Central and humorous websites like FunnyorDie have steadily climbed in popularity and name recognition, giving new credence to the ambitious goals of men and women who faithfully pay their dues at comedy clubs. Unlike comedians of yesteryear, who generally started out in television or film, several stand-up comedians, Louis […]