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  • 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...
  • 5 great artists who perfectly blend music and comedy

    5 great artists who perfectly blend music and comedy

    Last week, Billboard announced that “Weird Al” Yankovic earned his first number one album with his latest release Mandatory Fun selling a little under 104,000 copies in its debut week. This marks the first time that a comedy album has landed in the top spot since 1963. Though a number one album is a...
  • Chicago's Second City Training Center will double in size

    Chicago's Second City Training Center will double in size

    Attention budding improvisers, comics and comic actors! The largest school of comedy in the world, Chicago's The Second City, will add student-centered facilities including new classrooms, two student theaters, screening room and student resource center, a student lounge and bar and two large...
  • Sarah Silverman announces the release of her new album 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman announces the release of her new album 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman has announced that Sub Pop will be releasing her new comedy album, We Are Miracles, from her HBO comedy special of the same name, on Sept. 23, 2014. The LP will be available on vinyl, CD and digital download. The first 500 people who pre-order the vinyl will receive the album on...
  • Gabriel Iglesias' 'The Fluffy Movie' to open nationwide this Friday

    Gabriel Iglesias' 'The Fluffy Movie' to open nationwide this Friday

    This Friday, July 25, comedy fans will get their first look at Gabriel Iglesias' new stand-up special/documentary “The Fluffy Movie” as it is set to open up in movie theaters across the country. The film is directed by Manny Rodriguez, who previously worked with Iglesias on several television...
  • TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' takes comedy audiences by storm

    TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' takes comedy audiences by storm

    TruTV's "Impractical Jokers" has blown the lid off of hidden camera TV shows. Rather than trying to prank the unsuspecting public, this time the joke's on the comedians themselves - who are forced to say and do embarrassing things in front of strangers or risk an even more humiliating "punishment...
  • 'The Jim Norton Show' Premieres on VICE this Wednesday

    'The Jim Norton Show' Premieres on VICE this Wednesday

    He has appeared on “Louie,” “The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” and “Inside Amy Schumer” and later this week, outspoken comedian Jim Norton will star in his own comedy talk show. “The Jim Norton Show” premieres on VICE.com on Wednesday, July 23 and promises to give an unpredictable alternative...
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