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Judd Apatow Is Teaching an Online Comedy MasterClass This Spring

Class is about to be in session with Judd Apatow at the helm. Apatow is the latest celebrity to sign on to teach his own MasterClass, which was announced today. Similar to Steve Martin’s comedy MasterClass, "Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy" will [...]

By Megh Wright

What It’s Like to Take Steve Martin’s Comedy MasterClass

You must have seen it: the commercial/trailer for "Steve Martin Teaches Comedy." Facebook tells me it surfaced in early March, when my brother excitedly posted it to my wall. And it was quite the trailer to be sure, with its lush production [...]

By Andy Hughes

Louis C.K. Went on a Twitter Rant About His Kids’ Homework

Louis C.K. took to Twitter yesterday to express his frustrations with the homework his elementary school-aged daughter is being assigned by a New York public school to prep for standardized testing. In a series of tweets, C.K. took photos of [...]

By Bradford Evans

Columbia College and Second City Team Up to Offer a Comedy Degree

Columbia College in Chicago has joined forces with the city's esteemed Second City Theatre to offer the country's first-ever comedy degree this fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Columbia has offered theater students the chance to spend [...]

By Bradford Evans

CollegeHumor Is Offering the First-Ever Scholarship for Average Kids

Web comedy powerhouse CollegeHumor announced this week that they're launching a new scholarship contest to specifically reward average students. Editor-in-Chief Streeter Seidell explains, "Some of the funniest, longest-serving writers at [...]

By Bradford Evans

Why Do We Suck The Humor Out Of Education?

Abraham Lincoln was funny. Dante’s Inferno was funny. Chaucer was funnier than that one story involving a poker in the dude’s butt which your teacher had no choice but to admit approached funny because, I mean, poker in the butt.

By Mike Drucker