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  • King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    King of Comedy:Will Ferell

    Will Ferrell is a comedic actor and producer who brings some of the funniest movies of all time to our screens. Ferrell started telling jokes to his friends when he was just a small child, because he liked making people laugh. While in high school he was involved in many extracurricular activities...
  • Movie review:  'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Movie review: 'Obvious Child' a showcase for the talented comedian, Jenny Slate

    Who knew a film about abortion could be so funny? Fired from Saturday Night Live after only one season (2009-2010), comedian Jenny Slate went on to find a good deal of success in the entertainment business, but never the kind that raised her to household name recognition. While the content of the...
  • Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Chris Rock achieved success on his own terms

    Comedian Chris Rock has a relentless drive to succeed since he was a young man After establishing himself as one of the best standup comics in the business, Rock has hosted his own award-winning television show, created a hit sitcom, become a credible dramatic actor and has directed three feature...
  • 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has come a long way from 'SNL' fame

    Today, you know Jimmy Fallon as the guy that succeeded Jay Leno as host of NBC's iconic "The Tonight Show." But talk-show host is just his current title, as he's been one of the notable funny men of television since he became a featured player on another long-running NBC program, "Saturday Night...
  • Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham helps bring puppets back into nationwide popularity

    Jeff Dunham is no dummy; he just entertains millions of people with them. The Texas-born ventriloquist and comedian brings to life a cast of eccentric characters - from Walter, the epitome of the stereotypical crotchety old man, to Achmed the Dead Terrorist - to express different viewpoints and make...
  • Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Tim Heidecker announces the return of 'On Cinema at the Cinema'

    Movie fans rejoice! AdultSwim.com will be airing new episodes of “On Cinema at the Cinema” starting next month. “On Cinema's” host Tim Heidecker has announced via Twitter that the movie review show will kick off its summer season on July 2. He also surprised fans by stating that frequent guest and...
  • Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Amy Schumer & Jim Gaffigan top the Oddball Comedy Festival lineup

    Funny or Die revealed the impressive lineup for its second annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. The festival, which will be touring across the U.S. in August and September, features some of the biggest names in stand-up, including living legends and underground favorites. The lineup is...
  • Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Judd Apatow interviews Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and more for new book

    Writer/director/producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow has announced that his next book, “Sick in the Head,” will feature interviews with some of the best comedic minds in stand-up, film and television. The collection of funny conversations will be published by Random House to be released some time...
  • Tracy Morgan brings real life hardships into brilliant comedy routines

    Tracy Morgan brings real life hardships into brilliant comedy routines

    Tracy Morgan went from a role on the sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” to a television program that spoofed that show with “30 Rock.” Along the way, Tracy Morgan's unique brand of comedy and entertainment made him one of the most beloved comedians in the world. Morgan is a comedian who finds...
  • Kanye West makes surprise appearance with Dave Chappelle

    Kanye West makes surprise appearance with Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle ended his first string of what were supposed to be solo dates at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall with a bang, as Kanye West made a surprise appearance at his show on June 20. West treated the enthusiastic crowd to a medley of some of his biggest hits including “New Slaves...
  • Kevin Hart parlays successful stand-up career into movie stardom

    Kevin Hart parlays successful stand-up career into movie stardom

    Kevin Hart went from being a funny stand-up comedian to one of the most successful movie stars in the world through hard work and dedication. From making people laugh in packed houses to headlining box office blockbusters, Kevin Hart has proven to be one of the most marketable funnymen in...
  • Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    For a city as multilingual as New York, it's shocking that so many events are only held in English. Stand up comedy appeals to people of all backgrounds and languages, and the more words one has available in different languages and dialects, the bigger the arsenal of jokes one has at her disposal...
  • 'Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson also stand-up sensation

    'Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson also stand-up sensation

    You know Craig Ferguson as the longtime host of CBS's "The Late Late Show," or maybe from his earlier role as department-store boss Nigel Wick on ABC's sitcom "The Drew Carey Show." What you might not know is that Ferguson first found success as a stand-up comedian, in the most unlikely of ways...
  • Chelsea Handler teams up with Netflix for new talk show and special

    Chelsea Handler teams up with Netflix for new talk show and special

    Netflix has announced that it is scooping up “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler for a new late-night-style talk show that will air on the streaming service in early-2016. Handler previously announced her plans to part ways from the E! Network, which she calls a “sad, sad place to live,” when her...
  • Bill Engvall: more than 30 years of blue-collar comedy

    Bill Engvall: more than 30 years of blue-collar comedy

    Bill Engvall is best known for his "Here's Your Sign" bit, or maybe for co-creating the sitcom that Jennifer Lawrence was on before she was a star. But the folksy stand-up comedian from Texas has done a lot of other things over a career that started more than three decades ago, and he's still making...
  • Laugh Sundays away at East Village Social's Murder Room

    Laugh Sundays away at East Village Social's Murder Room

    With the impending doom of Monday morning just hours away, Sunday night you may just want to walk into a place called "Murder Room." But at East Village Social (126 St Marks Place), the name is not literal. Unless you die of laughter. The weekly comedy series gives up and coming stand-up comedians...
  • Movie review:  'Think Like a Man Too' doubles down on laughs

    Movie review: 'Think Like a Man Too' doubles down on laughs

    Kevin Hart's Cedric - and his group of friends - return to the big screen for the sequel to the 2012 hit comedy, Think Like a Man, which was based on the best-selling book of the same name by Steve Harvey. In Think Like a Man Too (opening today) the group travels to Las Vegas for the bachelor...
  • Dave Chappelle explains faux feud with Katt Williams

    Dave Chappelle explains faux feud with Katt Williams

    “Half Baked” comedian Dave Chappelle recently stopped by “The Tonight Show” to chat with Jimmy Fallon and catch up with his “Dave Chappelle's Block Party” pals The Roots. During the visit the comedian talked about meeting Kanye West, Fallon's fame and how Prince got away with using Chappelle's image...
  • Ellen DeGeneres: A comedianne for all

    Ellen DeGeneres: A comedianne for all

    Most of America laughed when Ellen Morgan came out on "Ellen" in 1997. The character, played by comedianne and actress Ellen DeGeneres, denied her sexuality by attempting to be intimate with her friend Richard. Morgan's coming out scene later in the episode made television history. DeGeneres paid...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Dunham

    OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Dunham

    It is rare for a non-musical act to headline the OC Fair show, but this year features two comedy acts taking the stage at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Jeff Dunham is the first, bringing his world of stand-up ventriloquism to the big stage in Costa Mesa after taking his imaginary friends...
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