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Ancient Manuscript Offers Rare
Glimpse of Minstrel Show
in case you missed it
Jun 11, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Ancient Manuscript Offers Rare Glimpse of Minstrel Show
15th-century document might be the first known look at the entertainment
- A preacher gives a sermon on the virtues of heavy drinking. A group of kings feast until their stomachs burst and out come two dozen murderous oxen. Such is the stuff of medieval comedy shows, revealed through the pages of a rare, 15th-century manuscript held in the National Library of...
Aniston: Comedians Now Not
'Allowed' to Do Certain Things
Mar 30, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
Aniston: Comedians Now Not 'Allowed' to Do Certain Things
Actress reflects on the decades-later accusations that 'Friends' is offensive
- Jennifer Aniston admits there's some truth to the criticisms of
decades after the sitcom was made: "There were things that were never intentional and others ... Well, we should have thought it through," the actress tells AFP in an interview cited by Deadline . "But I don’...
Jan 24, 2023 9:25 AM CST
Santos Reacts to Late-Night Impersonations of Him
NY congressman especially didn't seem to like Jon Lovitz's impersonation on Fallon's show
- Late night has definitely been going to town on George Santos , the rookie New York congressman who's played fast and loose with several facts both before, during, and after his campaign for the US House of Representatives. Comedian Bowen Yang channeled Santos on
Saturday Night Live
over the weekend,...
James Corden 'Inadvertently'
Copies Ricky Gervais Joke
Nov 2, 2022 3:44 PM CDT
James Corden 'Inadvertently' Copies Ricky Gervais Joke
Joke about Twitter was almost identical to one Gervais told in 2018 Netflix special
Late Late Show
host James Corden says he "inadvertently" used a Ricky Gervais joke during his monologue Monday night. Elon Musk "does this thing where he goes, ‘Well, it’s the town square.’ But it isn't," Corden said while discussing Musk's takeover...
Comic Dodges Thrown Drink,
Has Epic Response
Oct 11, 2022 9:20 AM CDT
Comic Dodges Thrown Drink, Has Epic Response
Ariel Elias chugged the seltzer because, at that point, 'I really needed a drink'
- Comic Ariel Elias turned what could have been her worst night onstage into one of her best, landing her in talks for a set on
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The comic was performing at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, on Saturday when a female audience member...
to Be Around
Oct 7, 2022 9:55 AM CDT
Always a 'Happy Time to Be Around Her'
'Love Goddess' comedian Judy Tenuta dies at 72 of ovarian cancer
- Judy Tenuta, a brash stand-up who cheekily styled herself as the "Love Goddess" and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72. Tenuta died at home in Los Angeles, with her family around her, publicist Roger...
Norm Macdonald's Posthumous
Special Unlike Any Other
May 31, 2022 9:45 AM CDT
Norm Macdonald's Posthumous Special Unlike Any Other
It includes a 'televised wake in miniature'
- Norm Macdonald didn't plan on filming his last comedy special in his living room. It was 2020 and the secret cancer patient was testing material for his next Netflix special. He was also about to undergo a major procedure. So he sat down to record the material in case...
There's a Feel-Good
Vibe to the
Feb 4, 2022 11:42 AM CST
There's a Feel-Good Vibe to the
Fourth installment is a hilarious 'protest against maturity': critics
crew is older though apparently not much wiser in
, the fourth film in the main series and the first since 2010's
. Johnny Knoxville and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, now with gray hair, reunite with most of the old crew members plus some newbies—...
Patton Oswalt's Message
on Dave Chappelle Backfires
Jan 3, 2022 10:25 AM CST
Patton Oswalt's Message on Dave Chappelle Backfires
Comedian insists he's an 'LGBTQ ally' after post about his longtime friendship with Chappelle
- 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
Jan 1, 2022 8:45 AM CST
An 'Impractical Joker' Is Leaving the Group
Joe Gatto says he's leaving prankster comedy troupe to focus on co-parenting after separation
- For 10 years, TruTV has sated the public's need for pranks with
, 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...
Comedian Who Did Zillow Joke
First: Please Venmo Me $1M
Feb 10, 2021 1:17 PM CST
Comedian Who Did Zillow Joke First: Please Venmo Me $1M
But Ted Alexandro doesn't really expect he'll be paid over the 'SNL' skit
made quite the splash on Saturday with its spoof of a Zillow ad . In this version, 30-somethings lust not for flesh but for fireplaces and first-floor masters by way of Zillow's online real estate listings. The sketch featured special guest Dan Levy and cast members getting hot and...
Bras Fly as 'Fauci'
Dec 13, 2020 11:55 AM CST
Bras Fly as 'Fauci' Appears on
Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner do the cold open
- Kate McKinnon as Anthony Fauci? Yep, raspy voice and all: "Yeah we're doing this vaccine World War Two-style," she said when
Saturday Night Live
cold-opened on CNN's
The Situation Room
, per the
. "We made England go in first and see what's what,...
Who Hid His
Dead at 73
Dec 5, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Comic Actor Who Hid His Diagnosis Is Dead at 73
David Lander played the beloved role of Squiggy on 'Laverne & Shirley'
- Lovers of classic TV know him as Squiggy, the greasy-haired neighbor who made America laugh. Now David Lander's family says the comic actor died Friday in Los Angeles from complications of multiple sclerosis, TMZ reports. He was 73. Committed to acting by age 10, Lander teamed up with Michael...
To the Man
Who Gave Us
May 16, 2020 3:55 PM CDT
To the Man Who Gave Us 'Deep Belly Laughs,' Goodbye
From 'This Is Spinal Tap' to 'Anchorman,' Fred Willard carved out an unusual career
- Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like
This Is Spinal Tap
Best In Show
, has died, the AP reports. He was 86. Willard's daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement Saturday that her father died...
Louis CK Jokes, 'Women
Know How to Seem OK'
Apr 5, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
Louis CK Jokes, 'Women Know How to Seem OK'
The comedian addresses his sexual misconduct in new online special
- 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,
of 1996 to Reunite
Feb 21, 2020 7:49 AM CST
Comedy 'Legends' of 1996 to Reunite
Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton to star in 'Family Jewels'
- Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are finally reuniting on screen. The stars of the 1996 comedy classic
The First Wives Club
, in which they play former college friends who seek revenge on their exes after getting reacquainted at a funeral, will appear in a new comedy,
Dinner Will Have 2 Headliners
Feb 18, 2020 10:05 AM CST
WH Correspondents' Dinner Will Have 2 Headliners
Kenan Thompson will host, Hasan Minhaj will perform
- 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...
Monty Python Star
Mourned as 'Complete
Jan 22, 2020 8:24 AM CST
Monty Python Star Mourned as 'Complete Renaissance Comedian'
Comedy troupe founder Terry Jones dead at 77
- 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...
What the Critics
Aug 16, 2019 11:33 AM CDT
What the Critics Think About
R-rated flick manages to be both sweet and funny
- A trio of innocent sixth-graders (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon) have a lot to learn before they attend their first kissing party in
. The R-rated flick from writers of
, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky—the latter also directing—and producers Seth Rogen and Evan...
Barr, Clay Plan Tour
as 'Mr. and Mrs. America'
Jun 24, 2019 4:58 AM CDT
Barr, Clay Plan Tour as 'Mr. and Mrs. America'
'She's an original, I'm an original,' he says
- It's been a few decades since the Diceman's heyday, but he's still touring—and this time it's with Roseanne Barr. The two controversial comics, who performed together in Las Vegas in March, announced their "Mr and Mrs America" comedy tour Sunday,
reports. It will...
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