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Funny Man Louie Anderson Dies of Cancer
Louie Anderson
Is Dead at 68

Louie Anderson Is Dead at 68

Comedian had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(Newser) - He kept audiences laughing over four decades. But comedian Louie Anderson has taken his last bow. The longtime Family Feud host and actor who took home a 2016 Emmy for his role in the FX series Baskets died Friday morning at age 68, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz confirms to...

Bob Saget's Final Instagram Post

Bob Saget's
Final Instagram
the rundown

Bob Saget's Final Instagram Post

'I guess I'm finding my new voice,' he wrote, happy to be on tour

(Newser) - It could be awhile before the Orange County medical examiner's office determines the cause of death for 65-year-old comedian Bob Saget , who was found unresponsive Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Fla. Saget was back on tour with his standup and sounding pretty happy about it just before...

Patton Oswalt's Message on Dave Chappelle Backfires

Comedian insists he's an 'LGBTQ ally' after post about his longtime friendship with Chappelle

(Newser) - The comedy business can be a somewhat insular one, where everybody knows everybody and ties stretch back decades. So it's not surprising that comedian Patton Oswalt has known Dave Chappelle for more than three decades, and his New Year's Eve post on that topic is now drawing heat....

An 'Impractical Joker' Is Leaving the Group

Joe Gatto says he's leaving prankster comedy troupe to focus on co-parenting after separation

(Newser) - For 10 years, TruTV has sated the public's need for pranks with Impractical Jokers, a show hosted by four friends from childhood—Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Joe Gatto—who force each other to do humiliating and/or bizarre tasks in front of strangers for points. Now, one...

Friday Co-Star AJ Johnson Dies
Actor, Comedian
AJ Johnson Dead at 56

Actor, Comedian AJ Johnson Dead at 56

He was best known for role in 'Friday'

(Newser) - Ice Cube says he is saddened by the death of Friday co-star Anthony "AJ" Johnson. A rep for the 56-year-old comedian and actor confirmed the death to Fox . "Our BH Talent family is saddened about the loss of an amazing iconic legend in comedy," said LyNea Bell....

Conan: NBC Tried to Ban Norm Macdonald as Guest

O'Brien also explains the origins of the late comedian's famous 'moth joke'

(Newser) - Fans of Norm Macdonald will want to catch up with a special episode of Conan O'Brien's podcast dedicated exclusively to the late comedian. O'Brien talks with Andy Richter and longtime producer Frank Smiley about Macdonald's legendary appearances on O'Brien's talk show over the years....

Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies After Private Cancer Battle
Norm Macdonald of
SNL Fame Dead at 61

Norm Macdonald of SNL Fame Dead at 61

He had privately battled cancer for 9 years

(Newser) - Comedian Norm Macdonald's long and very private battle with cancer is over, with USA Today reporting the Saturday Night Live comedian died Tuesday at the age of 61. Longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra says she was with Macdonald when he died and had this to say about her...

He Teed Off in Yellowstone, Park Service Isn't Laughing

Comedian Jake Adams faces jail time, fines over stunt

(Newser) - A comedian named Jake Adams recently finished an epic road trip in which he whacked a golf ball in every state over the course of 30 days. The problem? In Wyoming, he hit a few shots in none other than Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are none too pleased....

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Too Dangerous' to Play Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen says he's retiring the character

(Newser) - If you're eagerly looking forward to the next installation of Borat, it's apparently going to be an eternal wait. Sacha Baron Cohen—the actor-comedian who created and played on TV and in two movies the satirical character of Borat Sagdiyev, a supposed journalist from Kazakhstan who often gets...

Comedian Appeals Fine for Insulting Disabled Child

Mike Ward takes case to Canada's top court

(Newser) - Canada's top court is being asked to decide whether mocking a disabled child should be considered legally protected freedom of expression. French-Canadian comedian Mike Ward is appealing a 2016 order from the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal to pay $28,000 to Jeremy Gabriel, who has the rare genetic condition...

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 Bryan Callen Accused of Rape
of Rape,

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...

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