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Mulaney Isn't Only One Who Relied on Booze in Pandemic

One survey found 9 out of 10 people telecommuters have been drinking while working

(Newser) - Like many people, John Mulaney suddenly had a lot of downtime once the pandemic began. For someone who's struggled with cocaine and alcohol use, that wasn't a good thing. The comedian is now undergoing a rehab program in Pennsylvania. "It was a relief to his wife and...

Comedian Denies 'Horrific' Rape, Harassment Allegations

Bryan Callen is taking a break from podcast

(Newser) - Comedian Bryan Callen says he "categorically and absolutely" denies allegations of rape or sexual misconduct from four women—but he will be taking a break from weekly podcast The Fighter and the Kid, which he co-hosts with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. After reports of alleged misconduct going back...

Comedian Accused of Rape, Harassment

4 women tell Los Angeles Times of misconduct involving Bryan Callen stretching back to 1999

(Newser) - Comedian Bryan Callen is facing allegations of sexual misconduct—including one rape claim—weeks after allegations surfaced against his best friend, fellow comedian Chris D’Elia. Katherine Fiore Tigerman, who tells the Los Angeles Times that The Goldbergs actor raped her in 1999, came forward after reading about misconduct claims...

Comedian Punks Alt-Right Rally With Crazy Sing-Along

Sacha Baron Cohen does his thing

(Newser) - Looks like comedian Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated an alt-right event Saturday and sang a racist song that stirred up the crowd, Deadline reports. Cohen—who's known for going undercover in his Who Is America? show—took the stage in overalls and a fake beard at the Washington State Three...

DL Hughley Has COVID, Shares 'Symptom' to Watch For

The comedian collapsed during his Nashville show on Friday

(Newser) - Comedian DL Hughley collapsed on stage during a Nashville show on Friday night, and a day later he revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Fox News reports the 57-year-old "suddenly struggled to speak before going limp" in front of the sold-out crowd; his manager ran toward him...

Podcaster Joe Rogan Under Fire for Old Video

Rogan laughed as a comedian boasted about coercing women into sex

(Newser) - Joe Rogan was laughing then—not sure he is now. The podcaster is under fire after a video emerged of him laughing while a comedian boasted about coercing women into giving oral sex, the New York Post reports. In the 2011 video of Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience,...

Louis CK Jokes, 'Women Know How to Seem OK'

The comedian addresses his sexual misconduct in new online special

(Newser) - Louis CK is finally rolling out jokes about the #MeToo crisis that seemed to tank his career. The comedian, who has admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues, is making light of the whole affair in a special available on his website for $7.99, Variety reports. "How...

WH Correspondents' Dinner Will Have 2 Headliners

Kenan Thompson will host, Hasan Minhaj will perform

(Newser) - The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is back with a host. Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson will serve as master of ceremonies at the April 25 event at the Washington Hilton, while 2017 featured entertainer Hasan Minhaj will return to that role, per the New York Times . The outlet...

Taylor Swift Sends 'Massive Hug' After Comic's Big Apology

Nikki Glaser is sorry for calling Swift 'too skinny' in 'Miss Americana' documentary

(Newser) - In Miss Americana, the new Netflix documentary on Taylor Swift that debuted at Sundance , the singer reveals that she'd battled an eating disorder. Now, one of the people seen in the trailer calling the 30-year-old star "too skinny" and eyerolling about Swift and her "model friends" being...

Monty Python Star Mourned as 'Complete Renaissance Comedian'

Comedy troupe founder Terry Jones dead at 77

(Newser) - The comedy world is mourning a genius . Terry Jones of the Monty Python comedy troupe died Tuesday at age 77 after what family described as "a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia." The Welshman, who died at his home in...

Comedian Chris Cotton Dies at 32

His wife is expecting a baby in 2 months

(Newser) - A tragedy in the world of comedy: Chris Cotton, a Philadelphia comic best known for hosting Comedy Central's " Every Damn Day " online talk show, has died at the age of 32. No cause of death has been disclosed, People reports. The comedian and his wife of eight...

Louis CK Talks About Scandal During Overseas Show

Comedian is on an international tour

(Newser) - Two years after being swept up in the #MeToo movement and acknowledging sexual misconduct with multiple women, comedian Louis CK took to the stage at a nearly packed basketball arena outside Tel Aviv, Israel, where the audience seemed ready to let it go, per the AP . "How have your...

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,...

Comic Who Faced Weinstein: I Laughed at a 'Monster'

Kelly Bachman explains what was going through her mind during last week's incident at NYC bar

(Newser) - The comedian who confronted Harvey Weinstein during her set at a Manhattan bar last week was heckled, booed, and ultimately booted from the venue. Now Kelly Bachman is speaking out again, this time via an opinion piece in the New York Times in which she says she's "proud"...

Female Comic Sees Weinstein at Bar, Works Him Into Set

Kelly Bachman and an audience member who confronted him got kicked out

(Newser) - Two people say they were kicked out of a New York City bar on Wednesday for addressing the "elephant in the room": Harvey Weinstein seated at a nearby table with young women. "It's Freddy Krueger in the room, if you will. I didn't know that we...

'Crying Comedian' Dies At 84

Rip Taylor was known for his zany mannerisms and throwing confetti

(Newser) - When he first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in the early '60s, Rip Taylor made a name for himself as the "Crying Comedian," pretending to sob as he pleaded with the audience to laugh at his jokes. The world never really had a problem laughing at...

Pete Davidson Loses It at College Performance

Comedian ranted after students pulled out phones during show

(Newser) - If University of Central Florida students were hoping for inspirational words from Pete Davidson, they didn't get them when they took out their phones. Video from a Monday tour stop at the school shows the Saturday Night Live comedian berating the audience after "half" of people pulled out...

Leslie Jones Won't Be Back for SNL's 45th Season

Sources say she is concentrating on Hollywood career

(Newser) - The incomparable Leslie Jones will not be returning for the 45th season of Saturday Night Live. The comedian, writer, and Ghostbuster is leaving the show after five seasons to concentrate on her Hollywood career, which includes several film projects and a reboot of Supermarket Sweep, EW reports. Sources tell Variety...

Attack on Andy Dick Captured on Video

He says sucker punch knocked him out for 15 minutes

(Newser) - Controversial comedian Andy Dick says he was "knocked out 100%" when an attacker sucker-punched him outside a New Orleans comedy club. In an attack captured on video , a man in dark clothes can be seen moving toward Dick outside One Eyed Jack's in the city's French Quarter...

Whitney Cummings Perfectly Deals With Photo Threats

When some tried to extort comedian over racy image, she reposted it herself

(Newser) - Comedian Whitney Cummings is winning plaudits for how she dealt with trolls' attempts to extort her over a racy image. Instead of caving to them, she reposted the image herself. "They all must think I'm way more famous than I am, but they also must think I'm...

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