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  • 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...
  • Comedian Sarah Silverman keeps the laughs coming

    Comedian Sarah Silverman keeps the laughs coming

    It’s not every comedian who can deliver a joke on a hot-button issue, turn out an Emmy-nominated performance on a TV show, and provide voiceover work for a children’s film, but funnywoman Sarah Silverman can do it all with finesse. With her acerbic wit, controversial subject matter, and joke...
  • Jeff Foxworthy works clean—and he's funny too

    Jeff Foxworthy works clean—and he's funny too

    Lots of comedians use swear words every other sentence, and make crude jokes about sex in the hopes of getting a few laughs. Not Jeff Foxworthy. He doesn’t work dirty; he works clean. And he’s very funny too. Sporting his familiar mustache (now peppered with gray), a crisp but casual long sleeve...
  • Howie Mandel is doing tons of projects, but his stand-up is one of the best

    Howie Mandel is doing tons of projects, but his stand-up is one of the best

    One of the most well-known names in entertainment today is that of comedian Howie Mandel, and his popularity and celebrity status is justified. He's a kind person, does a lot for others, is incredibly funny, and knows how to bring in an audience. His stand-up history proved that and it is why so...
  • Chris Hardwick's comedy is nerdy and full of inside jokes, but it's hilarious

    Chris Hardwick's comedy is nerdy and full of inside jokes, but it's hilarious

    Over the years, Chris Hardwick went from popular television show host to strictly stand-up comic and then back again. He brings the world of the Internet into the spotlight, but that isn't as simple as it sounds. Hardwick takes the darkest recesses of the World Wide Web and puts them in the face of...
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