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  • Rod Man crowned 'Last Comic Standing'

    Rod Man crowned 'Last Comic Standing'

    Last night, Rod Man won Season 8 of “Last Comic Standing,” defeating fellow finalists Nikki Carr and Lachlan Patterson. The Los Angeles-based, Georgia-born comedian wowed the judges, Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Russell Peters, with his entertaining delivery and fantastic jokes. During...
  • 'Community' star Joel McHale brings the laughs, no matter what platform

    'Community' star Joel McHale brings the laughs, no matter what platform

    You can cancel his show, you can give him ridiculous hair, you can throw everything at him and Joel McHale will still find a way to be funny. America first learned his name when he debuted as host of E! Online's "The Soup" - a revamped version of their clip show "Talk Soup" - in 2004. The weekly...
  • Who will win 'Last Comic Standing' Season 8?

    Who will win 'Last Comic Standing' Season 8?

    On Thursday, Aug. 14 fans will find out who the winner is of “Last Comic Standing” Season 8 during the two-hour season finale. New York comedian Nikki Carr, and Los Angeles-based comedians Lachlan Patterson and Rod Man are the final three, but only one can take home the title of last comic standing...
  • Colin Quinn: A sharp wit making history hilarious

    Colin Quinn: A sharp wit making history hilarious

    Colin Quinn began his stand-up comedy career in New York. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and his comedy has a distinct New York accent and flavor. His credits including numerous comedy specials, movies and his one man shows, "Colin Quinn- An Irish Wake," “Colin Quinn Long Story Short” and "Colin...
  •  Lisa Lampanelli performs in 'Lipshtick' at The Venetian

    Lisa Lampanelli performs in 'Lipshtick' at The Venetian

    Comedy’s Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli performed at The Venetian Showroom this weekend for the comedy series, “Lipshtick - The Perfect Shade of Stand-Up." The feisty comic performed two nights at The Venetian Las Vegas, Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. No topic was off limits in Lampanelli’s...
  • Remembering Robin Williams the comedian (video)

    Remembering Robin Williams the comedian (video)

    Robin Williams opens his 1982 HBO special pretending to be a newspaper salesman outside the theater. As he touts his wares, he gives a brief biography of the comedian, of himself, ending with this advice: "Take a chance. That's what he's doing. He hasn't got an act. He's just out there. Improvise...
  • Robin Williams' most memorable characters

    Robin Williams' most memorable characters

    The world lost an amazing artist on Aug. 11, 2014 when Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Over the years, Williams has given audiences an endless supply of laughs with his exuberant humor shown through classic characters who pop off the screen thanks to Williams' emotive...
  • Best films of Robin Williams

    Best films of Robin Williams

    Robin Williams was one of the most versatile actors to ever hit the silver screen. From comedies to dramas, action movies to coming-of-age films, Williams gave memorable performances in virtually every genre. Williams' untimely death on Aug. 11, 2014, echoes the message of so many of his films...
  • 'Totally Biased' over, comedian W. Kamau Bell still the best at smart comedy

    'Totally Biased' over, comedian W. Kamau Bell still the best at smart comedy

    New comedians pop up like rappers, and sometimes it's difficult to know all of the best ones. But when a comedic legend like Chris Rock takes notice of a particular comedian, it makes his fans pay more attention, too. But Chris Rock didn't just pay attention. He took W. Kamau Bell's talents to FX...
  • Top upcoming programs to watch on AXS TV

    Top upcoming programs to watch on AXS TV

    With the recent addition of Simon Cowell to the lineup starting August 31 (“The X Factor UK”), AXS TV is quickly becoming the station to watch. Launched only two years ago, AXS TV already offers some of the best coverage available on music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current...
  • From offensive to hilarious, Bill Maher's comedic politics cut deep

    From offensive to hilarious, Bill Maher's comedic politics cut deep

    Viewers of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" know they'll go from being disgusted to offended to tickled to co-signing within a few minutes. That's the way political commentator and stand-up comic Bill Maher works. His controversial opinions are the main reason his show "Politically Incorrect" was...
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Goes On Tour!

    Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Goes On Tour!

    Wey aye, man, here comes trouble! Make that double trouble, as London's O2 Arena is about to play host to two of the cheekiest chappies on the telly. On the 29th and 30th of August, Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour! will be taking over the O2 Arena, with an impressive celebrity line-up to boot. A...
  • Whoopi Goldberg entertaining and inspiring fans with her work and activism

    Whoopi Goldberg entertaining and inspiring fans with her work and activism

    Whoopi Goldberg, actress, comedienne, producer, talk show and four-time Oscars host, was born in New York. She is one of a select few to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards for her work. Her one woman show was groundbreaking in the 1980s and led to a successful run on Broadway which in turn...
  • 'King of Queens' star Kevin James also king of self-deprecating comedy

    'King of Queens' star Kevin James also king of self-deprecating comedy

    Kevin James will probably always be known for his role as lovable delivery man Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom "The King of Queens." For almost a decade, he made us laugh alongside Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller, and even earned himself an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy...
  • Roseanne Barr added to 'Lipshtick' comedy lineup at The Venetian

    Roseanne Barr added to 'Lipshtick' comedy lineup at The Venetian

    The Venetian Las Vegas has announced the addition of comic legend Roseanne Barr to its new comedy series “Lipshtick – The Perfect Shade of Stand-Up”. The popular women's comedy series launched to sold-out crowds this summer, featuring famous funny women including long-time Las Vegas performer Rita...
  • Bill Cosby, Marc Maron & Maria Bamford top the New York Comedy Festival lineup

    Bill Cosby, Marc Maron & Maria Bamford top the New York Comedy Festival lineup

    Carolines on Broadway, in association with Comedy Central, revealed several of the hilarious comedians who will be performing at the New York Comedy Festival this November. Festival veterans Bill Maher and Maria Bamford will be headlining this year's fest, as will Bill Cosby, who is performing at...
  • Need a laugh? Check out nearly anything by comedian Kyle Kinane

    Need a laugh? Check out nearly anything by comedian Kyle Kinane

    Let's get one thing straight here: funnyman Kyle Kinane is ridiculous. Ridiculous. The man makes jokes about gay dads who smoke, (and are therefore clearly not gay), gets in fights on Twitter with people posing as Pace Salsa employees (seriously, read the hilarious exchange here), and is "pretty...
  • Amy Schumer and more great comedians on tour this August

    Amy Schumer and more great comedians on tour this August

    August is a great month for stand-up, as several hilarious comedians are taking their shows on the road. Whether you are a fan of unfiltered jokes or political humor, one of these great acts will have you laughing until you cry. This August, “Real Time” host Bill Maher will be taking his politically...
  • Mystic Blue presents 'Laughs on the Lake Moonlight Comedy Cruise'

    Mystic Blue presents 'Laughs on the Lake Moonlight Comedy Cruise'

    Close out the summer with a few laughs! Come aboard Mystic Blue for a brand new and exclusive comedy event hosted by actor, writer and comedian, Darren Georgia. You'll take in live performances by stand-up comedians Tyler Langford and Grace Lusk, and improv troupe Knuckleball. Make your reservation...
  • ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has a moment on Tom Green Live

    ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has a moment on Tom Green Live

    In a brilliant move that utilized a remarkable convergence of hard work, fortune, and precise timing, AXS TV’s A-list interviewer Tom Green invited “Weird Al” Yankovic onto his live show last Thursday for a one hour in-depth interview. What made the program so distinctive was the fact that over the...
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