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  • Kevin Smith continues to connect with fans in movies and on the stage

    Kevin Smith continues to connect with fans in movies and on the stage

    The blockbusters and high concept movies of the '80s started to burn out audiences toward the end of the decade and a new brand of filmmakers took the scene. These new independent filmmakers turned cinema on its head and started to produce some of the most unique and engaging movies seen in many...
  • Preview Kumail Nanjiani & Jonah Ray's new Comedy Central show 'The Meltdown'

    Preview Kumail Nanjiani & Jonah Ray's new Comedy Central show 'The Meltdown'

    Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's live comedy show “The Meltdown” has been a favorite weeknight activity in the Los Angeles area for several years. Starting July 23, fans outside of La La Land will get to experience the cutting-edge show, which combines stand-up sets and crowd participation, in their...
  • Check out Katt Williams in the trailer for his upcoming HBO special 'Priceless'

    Check out Katt Williams in the trailer for his upcoming HBO special 'Priceless'

    This past weekend fans got their first look at Katt Williams' much anticipated comedy special for HBO with the release of the trailer for “Priceless.” The special, which was filmed at the Ontario, California stop on Williams' Growth Spurt tour, was directed by Spike Lee, whose masterpiece “Do the...
  • Jim Jefferies makes a 'Legit' comedy career out of telling it like it is

    Jim Jefferies makes a 'Legit' comedy career out of telling it like it is

    Jim Jefferies is not your friend. Not that he's not a nice guy (he is), but the Australian stand-up comic has made a career out of telling you exactly what he thinks and exactly how it is, whether you want to hear it or not. Whether it's on stage or more recently on television, he is one of the most...
  • Actress, comedian, singer: Get to know Jane Lynch beyond 'Glee'

    Actress, comedian, singer: Get to know Jane Lynch beyond 'Glee'

    Jane Lynch has won rave reviews for her portrayal of antagonistic coach Sue Sylvester on FOX's musical comedy-drama "Glee." But trading verbal barbs with Matthew Morrison is just the latest of the many accomplishments that the Illinois native has racked up over her lengthy career in show business...
  • Jason Sudeikis prepares to keep laughing after 'Saturday Night Live'

    Jason Sudeikis prepares to keep laughing after 'Saturday Night Live'

    Jason Sudeikis became an audience favorite during his stint on NBC's legendary "Saturday Night Live." For more than 150 episodes that spanned a whole decade - he was a staff writer for the show from 2003 to 2005, and then added cast member to his duties from 2005 to 2013 - Sudeikis could always come...
  • Jimmy Kimmel: From TV's most famous sidekick to late night superstar

    Jimmy Kimmel: From TV's most famous sidekick to late night superstar

    It seems like there's no getting away from Jimmy Kimmel. Now the host of ABC's late night talk show appropriately called "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (exclamation point totally necessary), the comedian turned TV personality is constantly trying to make us laugh - on his own show, on other people's shows...
  • Cheech & Chong still smokin' after all these years

    Cheech & Chong still smokin' after all these years

    Some comedians have a persona that they play in their shows while others actually live the lifestyle of their comedy act. When it comes to Cheech & Chong, the popular comedians truly lived the lifestyle that made their acts funny. Sadly, that also meant that the duo were off and on with their...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Foxworthy

    OC Fair concert preview: Jeff Foxworthy

    The Orange County Fair is usually the summer destination for all things rock and roll, with local legends and wold-famous acts alike taking center stage at the Pacific Ampitheatre. But sometimes comedy gets is fair shake, like on July 16 when Jeff Dunham will bring his ventriloquism act to Costa...
  • Seth MacFarlane: Intelligently offensive

    Seth MacFarlane: Intelligently offensive

    Since his humble beginnings, Seth MacFarlane has become somewhat of a household name when it comes to comedy and cartooning, if not for being a little crass and offensive at times. The bold nature of his work is something that you can’t get away from be you a fan of his adult-geared comedy programs...
  • Bill Cosby succeeds by always taking high road in comedy act

    Bill Cosby succeeds by always taking high road in comedy act

    While many comedians over the years have pushed the envelope as far as they can go, mistaking shock value for comedy, one man has always held steadfast to the beliefs that you don’t have to be raunchy to be funny. Over the years, Bill Cosby has remained one of America’s most beloved funnymen while...
  • Andrew Dice Clay proves successful comedy can also be counterproductive

    Andrew Dice Clay proves successful comedy can also be counterproductive

    Stand-up comedy might be the hardest entertainment vocation to pull off successfully in today’s environment. With anyone and everyone showing offense when they are made fun of, there is little to make jokes about these days. This isn’t a new thing though, as comedian Andrew Dice Clay has answered to...
  • Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Admit it, you got caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, didn't you? And with good reason, it was a monumental series as rousing as the "Rocky" movies... well, the better ones, at least. This year's World Cup captivated the nation and made soccer fans out of every single red-blooded American...
  • Monty Python reunite in London

    Monty Python reunite in London

    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones describes the members of Monty Python as “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” in a promo video for the comedy troupe's reunion shows. “Who wants to see that again, really,” he then asks. The answer is fans of absurdist...
  • Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Jim Gaffigan and more great comedians performing live this July

    Several amazingly talented comedians are performing live around North America throughout the month of July. Whether you are a fan of family friendly comedy, families who perform comedy or absurdist humor, one of these great acts will leave you laughing after a great night of live comedy. Jim...
  • David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    David Koechner is no whammy: 'Anchorman' co-star will leave you in stitches

    You may not know David Koechner's name, but you know him. You know him as drunken sportscaster Champ Kind in the "Anchorman" films, Todd Packer on NBC's version of "The Office," or Gerald "T-Bones" Tibbins from his improvisation comedy days. Since the mid 1990s, the comedian from Missouri has been...
  • George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez shows his dramatic side in the new trailer for 'Spare Parts'

    George Lopez is well known for his comedy, but a new trailer for his upcoming film “Spare Parts” shows Lopez's range as a dramatic actor. Lopez is also producing the film, which is due to be released early next year. “Spare Parts” follows four undocumented high school students from Phoenix as they...
  • Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    Best characters and catchphrases from 'The State'

    When Tenacious D dropped their stellar Festival Supreme lineup last month, fans of the 1990s sketch comedy troupe The State were thrilled to see that the gang was getting back together for their first live show in five years. In honor of this momentous occasion, we wanted to take a look at some of...
  • Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    Conan O'Brien really can't be stopped from winning audiences over

    The title of Conan O'Brien's documentary film was "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop." It wound up being a very apt moniker. O'Brien's much talked-about departure from "The Tonight Show" is a distant memory now that O'Brien has re-established himself both as a talk-show host - he now helms the self-titled...
  • Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is the working-class woman's stand-up comic

    Kathleen Madigan is at home on a comedy club stage. She also seems like she'd be at home sitting next to you at a local bar, or in your backyard at a neighborhood barbecue. The Missouri native is a working-class comic in every sense of that term, whether it's how she finds material in everyday...
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