• Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)

    When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir’s one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long special, with a prolonged, left-field attack on a relatively unknown fellow comedian is, um, certainly an interesting choice. Not to mention an antagonistic, off-putting and

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    Maysoon Zayid wants to kill Internet trolls with kindness, and comedy (Video)

    Comedians and Internet trolls seem to have a peculiar relationship. While nobody relishes getting dumped on by some anonymous shithead on Twitter, Reddit, or anywhere else the subhuman roam, comedians are in the unique position to craft their art around troll fuel. Well respected and beloved comedians like Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron routinely engage with their trolls on Twitter, often to hilarious and devastating effect. But Maysoon Zayid, a

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    Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

    Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she’s Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West Bank helping at-risk youths and as of late, working alongside Adam Sandler. There is much to be said about stand-up comedian Maysoon Zayid. She’s warm,

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