Starting a Business

This Entrepreneur Pranked Mark Cuban on National Television. The Shark Was So Impressed He Offered to Invest $640,000 — in Empty Boxes.

Ryan Walther, co-founder of prank gift box and gag gift company Prank-O, combined his passions for comedy and business.


The Business Of Funny: How Dubomedy Co-Founder Mina Liccione Redefined Comedy In The GCC

As Dubomedy approaches its 16th anniversary, co-founder Mina Liccione explains how her entrepreneurial venture has unabashedly redefined comedy in the GCC.


How Comedian Kenny Sebastian Started To Make Us Laugh

His comedy prowess is seen in his Amazon Prime Video special, Don't be That Guy, along with the sci-fi comedy web series Starboyz on YouTube, and comedy Central's The Living Room.

Thought Leaders

I Failed as a Stand-up Comic. Here's How It Made Me a Better Entrepreneur.

Here's what I learned from a failed career in stand-up comedy.


Appurv Gupta Is A Funny Guy. But he's Dead Serious About His Investments

New Delhi-based stand-up comedian Appurv Gupta aka Guptaji is a popular name, thanks to his solo shows and the subsequent social media videos on myriad topics such as Maggi, biryani, tea and Tinder.


Crypto Doesn't Have to Be Serious. Just Ask This Comedian Who Organized a Conference About Failure in the Industry.

Allison Bishop, general chair of this year's International Crypto Conference, is a computer scientist and comedian who knows humor can make a real impact.


Comedian Paul Virzi: 'If You're Not Authentic, You Have Nothing'

As his 'Nocturnal Admissions' special hits Netflix, the comedian discusses what it takes to succeed in comedy -- or any industry.

News and Trends

How Vir Das, Cyrus Broacha And Others Tickled India's Funny Bone

In the late 90s it was Shekhar Suman's Movers & Shakers (Started in 1997) and then in the mid-2000s The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (Originally aired in 2005) that gave Indians a dose of stand-up comedy in the comfortable confines of their living rooms.

Thought Leaders

Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch Says TikTok Is the New Punk Rock

The comedy legend discusses creativity, artistic compulsion and his new one-man show 'Bruce McCulloch: Tales of Bravery and Stupidity.'


Here's What Bob Saget Learned After Decades of Making People Laugh (Podcast)

From the archives, a conversation about risk-taking and purpose with the beloved comedian, actor, director and producer.

Business News

Dave Chappelle Stands Firm on Netflix Special Amid Controversy: 'I Am Not Bending to Anybody's Demands.'

The comedian posted a video performance defending himself.

Thought Leaders

Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub Just Made Something Awesome in Her Garage

The pioneering comedian you know from 'Mr. Show with Bob and David,' 'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and '24' discusses her new special 'Mary Lynn Rajskub: Live From the Pandemic.'


The Making of India's Laughter Queen Mallika Dua

If you love comedy and haven't watched Mallika Dua's videos, you are doing injustice to your 4G connection

Growing a Business

8 Podcasting Tips From the Hit 'Girls Gotta Eat'

With 2.5 million monthly downloads, their podcast is a booming business.