Comedy

The intricately crafted ornament, which depicts a knight emerging out of a snail shell perched atop of a goat, measures less than an inch long.

Cool Finds

Was This Ornament of a Knight Emerging From a Snail Shell a 'Medieval Meme'?

The unusual image "may be a satirical reference to cowardly or non-chivalric behavior of opponents," says curator Beverly Nenk

Telling a joke has its roots in the Irish tradition of Samhain

This Halloween Is Scary Enough. Tell a Joke Instead

The tradition in St. Louis is for trick-or-treaters to focus on humor more than horror

Mrs. Maisel's pink wool house coat and peignoir nightgown, worn in the pilot episode, and black dress, worn in the season one finale

Two Dresses From 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Are Coming to the Smithsonian

Though plans aren't finalized, the costumes might feature in the National Museum of American History's upcoming "Entertaining America" exhibition

The superimposed face of Alfred E. Neuman at the 2017 Comic-Con International.

Last Laugh: 'MAD' Magazine Will Soon Disappear From Newsstands

The iconic satire publication plans to reprint archival material with new covers, but will stop publishing new issues

Seth Rogen playing Dr. Frankenstein in the upcoming sixth season of "Drunk History"

‘Drunk History’ Bends History in All the Right Directions

The sixth season, premiering January 15, brings a new crop of historical tales to television

John C. Reilly stars as Oliver Hardy, and Steve Coogan stars as Stan Laurel in the new release.

Please Extend a Laurel and Hardy Handshake to the New Film 'Stan & Ollie'

The movie showcases the famed comedy duo at the twilight of their illustrious careers

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Ingenious Minds

Cheech Marin Uses Humor to Find Common Ground

With the 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the actor and comedian talks about how his life has been filled with music, art and laughter

George Shapiro cuts the ribbon on a Seinfeld exhibit.

A Massive New Museum Dedicated to Comedy Just Opened in Lucille Ball’s Hometown

The brand-new National Comedy Center — in the noted comedy destination of Jamestown, New York — is a look at the history of humor

The magazine taught its readers to never swallow what they’re served.

In Its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokes

The publication taught its readers how to be healthy skeptics—a lesson that media consumers need more today than ever

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