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  • The White House correspondents' dinner: Highlights

    04/29/2018 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 97 replies
    CNN (live updates) ^ | 11:08 p.m. ET, April 28, 2018 | Meg Wagner
    "We reject efforts by anyone, especially our elected leaders, to paint journalism as un-American," WHCA chief says Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, opened the dinner with an address about the core of journalism. "Real news is sometimes happy, heart-warming, or heart-breaking and critical or makes you angry. But we reject efforts ó be it anyone, especially our elected officials ó to undermine journalism as un-American," Talev said.
  • WHCD Comedian Michelle Wolf Trashes Sarah Sanders Appearance; Mocks Kellyanne and Ivanka

    04/28/2018 10:34:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 180 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Comedian Michelle Wolf ridiculed the women in the Trump White House, personally trashing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House Correspondentsí dinner.
  • Seinfeld under fire over visit to West Bank Ďmilitary campí

    01/11/2018 5:34:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11 January 2018 | YAAKOV SCHWARTZ
    The Caliber 3 training facility takes down pics of the famous comedian snapped during a family visit Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is taking heat from fans after photos of him at a West Bank ďanti-terrorismĒ course were posted online earlier this week. The Caliber 3 training facility, located near the settlement of Efrat south of Bethlehem, posted the photos of Seinfeld on its Facebook page with the message, ďFinally we are allowed to tell you! Jerry Seinfeld and his family were in Caliber 3. During their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for a special and exciting activity...
  • The Humor of Steven Wright

    12/01/2017 6:23:32 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 84 replies
    email from a friend and internet ^ | 12/01/2017 | Steven Wright
    If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous Erudite (comic) scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than most of us do. . . here are some of his gems: † 1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. †2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. †3 - Half the people you know are below average. †4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. †5 -...
  • Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

    04/12/2017 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/12/17 | TMZ
    "Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. "
  • Dan Nainan has been telling every newspaper he can find he's 35. He's 55.

    01/05/2017 10:18:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ben Collins
    Dan Nainan is known as a 35-year-old former Intel engineer who now makes millions as a comedian. The fact that heís 20 years older is the least weird part of his story. Last week, it happened again. This time it was Forbes, smack dab in the headline. ďMillennial Dan Nainan Left Intel To Make His Millions Entertaining Others With Comedy.Ē Millennial Dan Nainan has been the go-to millennial in a whole lot of news stories in the past year. He was 35 in an AP story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune about undecided voters on Nov. 6, two days...
  • T.J. Miller arrested for allegedly slapping Uber driver [more unhinged liberal behavior]

    12/15/2016 11:44:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies ^ | December 9, 2016 | Bryan Hood
    Donít tell T.J. Miller that Donald Trump hasnít done anything to divide the country. The comedian was arrested Friday morning in Hollywood after allegedly slapping an Uber driver over an argument about the president-elect, reports TMZ. The incident occurred after the ďOffice Christmas PartyĒ star left the GQ Men of the Year party at the storied Chateau Marmont. The actor allegedly slapped the driverís head when they reached his house, a law enforcement source told the website. The LAPD said Miller was arrested for battery shortly after 1 a.m. Police said the driver made a citizenís arrest. The ďSilicon ValleyĒ...
  • Boston boo-birds flip on Wanda Sykes after anti-Trump rant

    11/13/2016 3:28:07 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 71 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Arthur Pollock, Owen Boss
    Famed comedian Wanda Sykes gave the TD Garden crowd the middle finger as she walked off the stage last night after her rant about President-elect Donald Trump was met by a chorus of boos from some of the thousands who turned out for the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser.
  • Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

    08/30/2016 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 August 2016 | BBC
    US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family has confirmed.
  • Famous actress believes that ďprogressive Western statesĒ are no less racist than Southern states

    07/04/2016 3:35:22 AM PDT · by Peter_Hurst · 59 replies
    Blackmattersus ^ | Jul. 03,2016 | Tylissa Hide
    Franchesca Ramsey, Black actress and comedian, believes that ďso-called progressive Western statesĒ are no less racist than notorious Southern states. The most prominent racist region in the U.S. is the south. Mostly, people tend to refer all racist activities to the south but Ramsey during an episode of MTVís Decoded expressed a more strict opinion, ďRacism is a problem in the Northern and Western states too. And it always has been.Ē With only three examples to prove her claim, she silences all who doubted her opinion.
  • Comedian Garry Shandling has passed away at the age of 66

    03/24/2016 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 89 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/24/2016
    Comedian Garry Shandling died at a Los Angeles area hospital on Thursday, March 24th according to TMZ. The 66-year-old star was not suffering from any illness, TMZ is reporting, so it appears this was sudden.
  • Jackie Gleason‚Äôs Centennial: How the Comedian Became ‚ÄėMr. Saturday Night‚Äô

    02/26/2016 11:41:53 AM PST · by Borges · 79 replies
    Time ^ | 2/26/2016 | Eliza Berman
    Born 100 years ago (today), Jackie Gleason rose to the top of comedy thanks to his larger than life personality and rigorous work ethic. The mood of the photo essay is a strange one: Jackie Gleason‚Äôs soon-to-be hit show The Honeymooners was about to hit the airwaves, but the star‚Äôs look in the pages of that 1955 issue of LIFE was melancholy. The entertainer, as the magazine explained, had ‚Äújust become, by financial standards at least, history‚Äôs greatest comedian.‚ÄĚ He was raking in millions between his weekly Jackie Gleason Show and new contracts with Buick and CBS for The Honeymooners....
  • Colbert Wearsd #BlackLivesMatter Wristband on The Late Show

    09/14/2015 10:03:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    mediaite ^ | September 12th, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    The #BlackLivesMatter movementís occasionally-controversial rhetoric has been met with mixed reactions from figures ranging from network news hosts to presidential candidates. However, it seems the movement has at least one sympathizer on TV: Stephen Colbert. The Late Show host was reportedly asked to wear the bracelet reading ďBlack Lives MatterĒ as he was taking questions from the audience before last nightís episode. Patrick Waldo, a New York-based performer and active member of the movement, wrote on Instagram that he was a long-time fan of Colbertís, and when called upon, he took the opportunity to ask Colbert to wear the wristband...
  • Jack Carter, Brash Comic, Dies at 93

    06/29/2015 7:04:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sue Manning
    Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said. Carter turned 93 just four days before he died Sunday, Jeff Sanderson said. In 1948, when network television was beginning, Carter starred in a series of variety shows on ABC. In 1950, Pat Weaver, the visionary NBC programmer who fostered the "Today" and "Tonight" shows and other innovations, scheduled two hours of programming called "Saturday...
  • Obama: ĎI Will Never Engage in a Politics in Which Iím Trying to Divide Peopleí

    06/03/2015 10:51:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 6/3/2015 | Staff |
    President Barack Obama said during a town hall meeting at the White House on Tuesday that he would never engage in a politics that was aimed at dividing people along the lines of race, ethnicity, religion or gender.
  • Evan Sayet: Proving to the Nation that Conservatives Can Do Comedy

    05/20/2015 9:42:34 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | Dan Joseph
    This week, Late Show host David Letterman retired. Letterman was a funny guy. But he was also an unabashed liberal who often ferociously attacked his conservative guests while gushing over prominent liberal politicians and media figures. Of course, itís been obvious for quite some time that comedyówhether on television, in film or in the stand-up worldóis dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and heís about to bring his no-holds-barred brand of humor to venues across the country. The tour opens on May 27th in...
  • Bill Cosby 'is paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on rape accusers'

    12/28/2014 8:43:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2014 | By Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Bill Cosby has refused to address the scores of rape allegations that have been hurled at him in recent months, but that doesn't mean he isn't working to clear his name. The comedian is allegedly paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of rape, according to a report in the New York Post. A source told the paper that Cosby has hired a Glendale, California, firm to discredit his many alleged victims' stories.
  • Maher to Berkeley Grads: Avoid Groupthink! Fight Climate Change!

    12/21/2014 6:32:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Comedian Bill Maher delivered his long-anticipated and controversial speech at the University of California Berkeley winter commencement on SaturdayĖand it turned out to be a rather conventional liberal address. Though much debate surrounded Maherís views on Islam, he largely avoided the subject, instead telling students to make climate change their generationís priority. ďI hope all of you here today consider the environment to be paramount among the many challenges we face.Ē Ironically, Maher would later tell students to think for themselves. ďBe a free thinker. One reason our politics is so screwed up is that everyone has become so tribal....
  • Bill Maher Speech at UC Berkeley Unaffected by Small Protests

    12/21/2014 7:16:04 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 12/20/2014 | Zombie
    Comedian and pundit Bill Maher is this yearís commencement speaker at the University of California-Berkeleyís winter graduation ceremony. While Maherís original invitation to address todayís event was uncontroversial, after an on-air argument he subsequently had with Ben Affleck about the nature of Islam, campus Muslim groups at Berkeley demanded that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks retract Maherís invitation to speak.
  • New Cosby Accuser Says She Blacked Out for 2 Days After Comedian Drugged Her (Video)

    12/19/2014 8:58:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/18/14 | Jethro Nededog
    Yet another woman has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and possibly taking advantage of her. On an episode of "Dr. Phil" airing on Friday, the talk show had seven of Cosby's accusers for guests, including a woman who was identified only as Lisa who said that she was drugged by the famous comedian more than two decades ago. Lisa had built a friendship with Cosby after being called to audition for him when she was a model in the 1980s. "I was very excited to go and see him," Lisa told Dr. Phil. "I was starstruck. I...