I'm taking laughter wherever I can get it these days, and one site I go to when I need to lighten the tension a bit is Fuck Yeah Art Student Owl. It's a series of quick two liners about the funnier side of art school, all with the same smoking owl backdrop. A lot of the jokes center around illustration, animation and painting, but every art student can identify with most of the content. The site updates several times a day which is great, since I'm in the mood for constant distraction. This is one of my favorites, something I've personally experienced on more than one occasion:
Go check it out!