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Wall Street came out in full force Wednesday night at Gotham Comedy Club to find out who the "Funniest Person in Finance" was.
Everyone brought their A game and no topic was safe, from Google to the way hedge-fund managers laugh — though it took a little while to loosen up this Wall Street crowd.
"Are you worried about laughing at the wrong sh-- — worried you might have to go to HR?" asked host Ryan Reiss.
The Obama White House came out of the technological gate running in 2008, showing the often technology-challenged D.C. establishment how it's done, with everything from email blasts from the first lady to Twitter updates from the president himself.
Forget Bill Clinton and George Bush. The company the president keeps on the Internet is Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga—the most followed celebrities on Twitter. They all have around 40 million or more followers. (See the rankings on Twitaholic.)
And now, all I can say: Dear, Mr. President: Did you forget your password for WhiteHouse.gov or fail to renew your domain-name registration?
The qualifying round of Gotham Comedy Club's "Funniest Person in Finance" contest, held over two days this week, turned up all sorts of hilarious Wall Street types, from investment bankers, financial advisors, and hedge-fund managers to an administrative assistant at a bank and even a corporate librarian who has HADITUPTOHERE with your demands.
Outsiders tend to think of Wall Street as buttoned up and a bit boring but we here at CNBC know the truth: You guys work hard, you play hard — and you're freaking hilarious!
Look, any business where "What line on your resume is the most bull****?" and "Can I sleep with your girlfriend?" are asked during the job interview is not boring.
Warren Buffett said the markets are fully valued and that it's hard to find value right now.
Mario Gabelli said Wednesday on CNBC that he's found value in …bourbon!
"[W]e have a slogan: If you drink it, we follow it," Gabelli said on on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report." "We are looking at bourbon plays around the world."
If you've ever heard about Jason HeadsetsDotCom (formerly Sadler), the guy who made six figures as a professional T-shirt wearer, and wondered how did he do it? Well, he's about to tell you.
HeadsetsDotCom is writing a book called "Creativity for Sale," where he'll share his and others' experiences to help other budding entrepreneurs learn how to make money doing something they love.
He hasn't written it yet, but that will happen just as soon as he sells every last piece of it—from advertisements on every page to the front cover, the back cover and the inside flaps.
California has its wine trails but what many people don't know is that Kentucky, where 95 percent of the world's bourbon is made, has a bourbon trail.
Louisville is the home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, but the countryside outside of Louisville is dotted with rolling hills, horse farms, and more than a dozen distilleries, which invite visitors to come see how bourbon is made and do a tasting.
"There's a lot of good juice being made here," said Gary Lewis, a tour guide for Mint Julep Tours.
Who is Gotham's "Funniest Person in Finance" -- a trader? a financial advisor? an IT guy? Click ahead to find out!
Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.