El Estoque

The dark side of funny

The dark side of funny

Oishee Misra and Helen Chao

October 24, 2018

Perspectives on the appropriateness of dark humor

Self-deprecating humor

Self-deprecating humor

Claire Wen and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018

A witty comment or two to entertain a bored audience, to relieve an awkward silence or to have a shield to bounce back on after an embarrassing moment. Humor is the natural human response to something surprising or unexpected, used across all cultures. Yet sometimes, when looking for something to poke f...

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Nathan Stevens

May 16, 2018

While I love the White House Correspondents Dinner for its celebration of young journalists and the First Amendment, I can’t help but look forward to the yearly roast of Washington’s A-list as well. Comedy, especially political comedy, allows me to laugh about the unbelievable stories that I’ve...

Made of Memes

Made of Memes

Priya Reddy

April 17, 2017

Additional reporting by ZaZu Lippert and Avni Prasad. f you're reading this, memes are dead. Because we, as a news organization, are doing the inexcusable: we are writing a news story on them. And according to Class of 2016 alumnus Zarek Peris, a meme that has been in the news is a meme already in its...

Gore, guts and LOLs

Gore, guts and LOLs

Shreya Shankar

October 14, 2009

Girls like a sense of humor, not a zombie dripping blood. Someone let the boys in on this. Read More »...