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  • 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 “progressive Western states” 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 “so-called progressive Western states” 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 MTV’s Decoded expressed a more strict opinion, “Racism is a problem in the Northern and Western states too. And it always has been.” 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’s Centennial: How the Comedian Became ‘Mr. Saturday Night’

    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’s soon-to-be hit show The Honeymooners was about to hit the airwaves, but the star’s look in the pages of that 1955 issue of LIFE was melancholy. The entertainer, as the magazine explained, had “just become, by financial standards at least, history’s greatest comedian.” 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 movement’s 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 “Black Lives Matter” as he was taking questions from the audience before last night’s 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 Colbert’s, 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: ‘I Will Never Engage in a Politics in Which I’m Trying to Divide People’

    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, it’s been obvious for quite some time that comedy—whether on television, in film or in the stand-up world—is dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and he’s 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 Saturday–and it turned out to be a rather conventional liberal address. Though much debate surrounded Maher’s views on Islam, he largely avoided the subject, instead telling students to make climate change their generation’s priority. “I hope all of you here today consider the environment to be paramount among the many challenges we face.” Ironically, Maher would later tell students to think for themselves. “Be 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 year’s commencement speaker at the University of California-Berkeley’s winter graduation ceremony. While Maher’s original invitation to address today’s 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 Maher’s 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...
  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 3:33:37 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    The Daily Mail | November 22, 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Now two more women are coming out, accusing him, making it now up to seventeen women who have come out against him. 1) "Former comedy club manager claims Cosby gave her a Quaalude... and hours later woke up naked in his friend's bed" Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook 2) "Grandmother is latest to accuse Cosby: Former talent agent says the comedian 'drugged and attacked her during a party at his home while his wife was out of town'" Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Mohammad Assaf Does #RubbleBucketChallenge

    08/26/2014 2:53:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s a different kinda bucket challenge that’s sweeping the “sandy” Middle East this week! Using #RubbleBucketChallenge to raise awareness on social media, campaigners have swapped ice-and-water-filled containers for sand and rocks. The trend appears to have been started by Jordanian comedian Mohammed Darwaza last Friday, reports The Independent. This challenge is closer to home for Palestinian superstar Mohammad Assaf than others, who’s joined the trend in support of his hometown Gaza, that’s been under attack by Israel for two months now. Assaf knows exactly how his people are feeling; he went through the same exact...
  • Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonne Mocks Murder of French Jew

    07/07/2014 8:22:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/7/14 | Ari Soffer
    Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has made headlines again in France, this time for comments mocking the brutal murder of French Jew Ilan Halimi. Dieudonne - who notoriously invented the inverted Nazi salute known as the "quenelle", which has since been adopted by a diverse range of anti-Semites and extremists worldwide - made the comments at the debut of a new show in which he also trivializes the holocaust. The show is titled "The Impure Beast", and according to France TV it features the kind of anti-Semitic rhetoric that has become Dieudonne's trademark. A journalist who attended a preview...
  • (liberal actor)Jonah Hill hits out using homophobic slur after photographer mocks his floral shorts

    06/03/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 June 2014 | Fay Strang
    Actor Jonah Hill has been filmed hitting out at a photographer with a highly offensive homophobic slur. The 30-year-old can be heard insulting a man who comments on his shorts in a video obtained by TMZ. Jonah, who is currently starring in 22 Jump Street, appears to become frustrated after being mocked for his floral board shorts and retorts: ‘Suck my d***, you f*****!’ ...when one photographer tells him ‘I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy’, it appears to become too much for him and after roughly another 40 seconds he turns and uses the highly offensive...
  • Pro-abortion “Comedian” Laura Levites says pro-life teen should be murdered

    03/27/2014 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Cassy Fiano
    The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case has abortion activists extremely riled up. The way they carry on, you’d think that David Green was personally mandating whether or not his female employees could have sex and use birth control. Of course, Hobby Lobby already covers 95% of prescription birth control — they’re just not willing to cover abortifacients like IUDs, Ella, and Plan B. And they aren’t preventing anyone from using it, either. They just don’t want to pay for it. This is evidently unthinkable, and predictably, the pro-aborts are losing their minds over it. Conservative website Twitchy highlights the rantings...
  • Feminist “Comedian:” I’d Personally Like to Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian

    03/27/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Tim Grahm
    WARNING: Graphic language… Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She’s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) “I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights,” she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “#HobbyLobby.” She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians “scumbags,” claiming they are “really...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Jon Stewart Desecrates Nativity Scene (Obama's War on Women)

    04/18/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 17 2012 | Josh St. Lewis
    NSFW--Jon Stewart has a nude picture, of his WIFE, maybe? legs spread with a nativity scene placed over the genital area...I guess she never worked a day in her life...Oy!
  • YouTube: VIDEO: Sarah Silverman Helps The ‘Black NRA’ Give Guns To African-Americans

    09/09/2013 9:54:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 15 replies
    Youtube channel ^ | 9/9/13 | EpicFailsZone
    No thread, just idiocy masquerading as poignant commentary. Warning, this is revolting considering the history of the NRA and how Charleton Heston lined up Hollywood to support the 60's civil rights movement. A gag alert is in order.
  • Sarah Palin's offensive remarks about Syria

    09/04/2013 2:33:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    CNN ^ | September 4, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah, Special to CNN
    "Let Allah sort it out." That is Sarah Palin's succinct argument against U.S. intervention into Syria. And I have to be honest: I'm impressed with Palin on this one. Not with her horribly callous recommendation, made via Facebook late last week, but because she appears to speak some Arabic. I'm not saying Palin is fluent in the language, but she did use the Arabic word "Allah." She could've simply used the word "God" instead of Allah since it has the identical meaning. (Christian Arabs use the word Allah when speaking of God in Arabic.) I think deep down she wanted...
  • Who Knew Stephen Colbert Was a Faithful Christian?

    09/17/2012 6:32:47 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 17, 2012 | JP
    I’ve never really cared much for Stephen Colbert, whose cartoonish portrayal of a conservative political pundit has earned his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” three Emmy nominations from his politically liberal Hollywood peers. But I discovered this past weekend that there is more to the comedian than I previously thought; something that even regular viewers of his satirical “news” show would find surprising. Colbert is a man of faith. A lifelong Catholic, the funnyman told an audience of some 3,000 students at FordhamUniversity, a Jesuit institution in the Bronx, New York, “I love my church – warts and all.”...
  • Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead

    08/01/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/1/12 | Staff
    Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday. Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, in his late thirties or early forties, was killed late Tuesday, minutes after leaving Kulmiye radio station, where he worked as drama producer and performer. (Snip) The shooting of Marshale, who also worked for the London-based Universal TV station and who reported having received death threats on several occasions, is the latest in a string of apparently targeted killings against media

    04/20/2012 6:36:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 19, 2012 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:Jon Stewart refused to apologize last night for the unprecedented assault on Christian sensibilities he launched on April 16. In that episode, “The Daily Show” featured a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament placed between her legs; with the picture on the screen, Stewart laughed at what he called the “vagina manger.” To see the picture, click here.Our effort against Stewart includes asking his most consistent sponsors to pull their advertising (if necessary, we are not ruling out a boycott of their products), and a lengthy public relations...
  • Cain apologizes for comments on border fence

    10/17/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 315 replies ^ | 11-17-2011 | JERI CLAUSING and PAUL DAVENPORT
    Cain apologizes for comments on border fence By JERI CLAUSING and PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press October 17,2011 "It was a joke," Cain said emphatically. "I apologize if I offended anyone. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa."
  • Obama's Jokes Target Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner

    05/01/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/11
    With Trump in attendance, Obama used the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner to mock the reality TV star's presidential ambitions.
  • Maher: 'Boehner Feels Like a Female to Me - Maybe Liberals Should Demand to See His Penis'

    03/26/2011 7:00:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    News Busters ^ | 26 Mar 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher once again spent a great deal of his HBO program Friday mocking Republicans. In an opening monologue spoof of a new poll finding 51 percent of the GOP don't believe Barack Obama was born in America, the "Real Time" host said, "John Boehner wears bronzer and goes on crying jags. He just feels like a female to me. Maybe liberals should demand to see his penis" BILL MAHER: Well, he's got bigger problems. A new poll shows that one of the major parties in this country - I won't tell you which one - is a majority birther...
  • Comic Gilbert Gottfried in Aflac duck ads fired over tweets

    03/16/2011 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-16-2011 | (Reporting by Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Richard Chang)
    Disability insurer Aflac Inc fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of its iconic duck on Monday after a series of Twitter jokes about the earthquake in Japan, the company's most important market. Since 2000, Gottfried has voiced the duck in the insurer's TV ad campaign in the United States, quacking "Af-LAC!" in the comedian's famously abrasive voice. Gottfried fired off a dozen jokes on the social media service over the weekend, all riffing in one way or another on the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami. But the company said his comments "were lacking in humor and certainly do not...
  • Charlie Callas dies at 86: Comic was the voice of Pete's Dragon

    01/28/2011 9:28:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Chortle ^ | January 28, 2011
    American comedian Charlie Callas, who worked with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin –– as well as opening several of Frank Sinatra’s Vegas shows – has died at the age of 86.
  • Watch Kathy Griffin Joke About Deformities In Front Of Battle-Weary Soldiers

    12/06/2010 12:35:36 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 50 replies ^ | 12/06/2010 | Hillary Busis
    When Kathy Griffin joked that Bristol Palin looked like “the white Precious” after her supposed weight gain, her audience—a group of servicemen and women at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California—booed in response. Curiously, though, the group responded much more positively when Griffin made a crack about “deformities”—even though soldiers injured in battle must have been watching the show, VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, both during its taping and as it was simulcast around the globe. Griffin’s joke came during a bit in which she read a list of standards to which she was supposedly ordered to adhere....
  • FORMER SNL Cast Member: What a [Expletive] Franken is (VIDEO)

    08/13/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | August 13, 2010 | Stupac
    This isn’t quite a candidate for an “E! True Hollywood Story,” but it is a little of insight into what goes on behind the scenes, and on set, of the show “Saturday Night Live.” Friends, rivalries, relationships – most of it is folklore. However last night on HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show,” Rob Schneider let loose on guest host Shaun Robinson and shared how he really feels about former fellow SNL cast member and writer, and current Democratic Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.:
  • Jon Stewart’s Walter Cronkite moment [Stewart questions big government now]

    06/29/2010 10:33:55 AM PDT · by · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Lyndon Johnson is famous for saying that if he had lost the favorable opinion of liberal former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite that he had lost that of most of America. President Barack Obama may be at a similar juncture now. With his poll numbers continuing a downward trend in light of the Gulf oil leak, his unpopular health care bill, and deficit spending, liberal comedian Jon Stewart asked a question Monday that is now beginning to emerge even in the minds of stalwart Democrats: Is government capable of doing anything large and expansive ? As chronicled by Noel Sheppard...
  • Who is your or has been your favorite Comedian?

    06/24/2010 9:23:55 PM PDT · by TaraP · 214 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | June 24th, 2010 | TaraP
    Just a fun question, to see who your favorite comedian might be, past or current? I would say mine is Flip Wilson, especially when he did *Geraldine* Here is one of his funny ones he did with Joe Namath They just don't make *em* like this anymore!
  • Comedian to face Human Rights Tribunal (offended lesbian hecklers)

    03/29/2010 7:45:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies · 1,480+ views
    Canoe ^ | 3/28/10 | Sunny Dhillon
    VANCOUVER — A comedian whose put-downs of a lesbian and her companion in the audience is hoping she doesn’t have the last laugh at a B.C. Human Rights Commission tribunal this week. Was Guy Earle’s discriminatory verbal assault spurred solely by the woman’s sexual orientation, or was the professional funny man exercising his right to free speech when an audience member wouldn’t settle down? Earle, who’s been a stand-up comic for more than two decades, was the volunteer master of ceremonies at amateur night at a Vancouver restaurant in May 2007. Lorna Pardy and her same-sex partner had moved to...
  • Stern sidekick in suicide try (Artie Lange)

    01/07/2010 9:10:09 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies · 1,455+ views
    NY ^ | 01/07/10 | Staff
    Troubled comic Artie Lange landed in the hospital after stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, sources told The Post.
  • Sell the Vatican? Nigerian archbishop calls the idea 'stupid'

    10/16/2009 2:00:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 764+ views
    cns ^ | October 16, 2009 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Sell the Vatican to help the poor? U.S. comedian Sarah Silverman might think it's a great idea, but a Nigerian archbishop called the suggestion offensive and "stupid." Africans from poor countries admire the Vatican, and have no desire to dismantle it, Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja told reporters at a briefing on the Synod of Bishops for Africa Oct. 16. "The few poor people who come here have never said, 'Oh, why don't you sell this and give us money for food.' They always say, 'What a beautiful place.' They admire it ... maybe because...
  • Comedian sued over mother-in-law jokes

    08/25/2009 11:52:53 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 34 replies · 2,839+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 25, 2009 | John Rogers
    Comedian sued over mother-in-law jokes Tuesday, August 25, 2009 1:50 PM By John Rogers ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES -- "Take my mother-in-law -- please," isn't a joke you're likely to hear often these days from Sunda Croonquist. The veteran comic is being sued by her mother-in-law after making her the punchline of too many jokes.
  • Comedian James Gregory Speaks the Truth

    07/28/2009 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 580+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-28-09 | Aye Chihuahua
    Comedian James Gregory visited the John Boy & Billy Show recently. Once he got started, he was like a rock rolling downhill, gaining speed and unstoppable. Mr. Gregory summed up my thoughts and feelings on America, the economy, and the world pretty effectively. The interview runs 20 minutes and is divided into two parts. It would be well worth your time to hear what Mr. Gregory has to say. [AUDIO AT SITE] (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Comedian sneaks into US State department

    05/08/2009 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 1,102+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 8, 2009
    Comedian Armando Iannucci got past security guards at the US State department in Washington with a pass which "could have been produced by a child", in what he described as "probably international espionage". Mr Iannucci was researching his latest film, the US-British political drama 'In the Loop', when he visited the department's headquarters in the Foggy Bottom neighbourhood of the US political capital. The identification he had with him was an amateurish BBC pass with his face show by a print out of a picture of him from the internet. He flashed the card at the guards in the main...
  • Dom DeLuise Dead at 75

    05/05/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT · by Borges · 126 replies · 5,085+ views ^ | 05/05/09
    Another comic great has died. Dom DeLuise passed away at a Los Angeles hospital around 6:00 PM Monday, reports TMZ. A film and TV staple since the mid-1960's, DeLuise was an expert foil for other performers, including Dean Martin, Mel Brooks (in six of his films) and Burt Reynolds, with whom he starred in the "Cannonball Run" flicks. In 1980, he played the lead in "Fatso," a film written and directed by Anne Bancroft, the late wife of Mel Brooks. A noted gourmand, DeLuise authored two books of his Italian recipes, and wrote several children's books. He voiced numerous characters...
  • Comedian's Edmonton gig cancelled over joke about military

    03/25/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies · 1,539+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 3/23/09 | Jodie Sinnema
    EDMONTON - The Comic Strip at West Edmonton Mall has cancelled an appearance by comedian Doug Benson after the club received threats in response to his remarks on an American TV show about Canada's military. Greg Gutfield, the host of Red Eye, which airs on Fox at 3 a.m. weekdays, has since apologized for comments that caused a firestorm in Canada as the country mourns the recent loss of four soldiers in Afghanistan. On the show, Gutfeld mocked comments from Canada’s commander of land forces, Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, who said on March 10 that the military would need a year...
  • Comedian Evan Sayet on Liberalism (definitely worth a look)

    08/19/2008 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies · 122+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | 8/15/2008 | Dirty Harry
    Evan Sayet’s “Right To Laugh” — Tuesday, August 19th Posted by Dirty Harry on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 Evan Sayet is not only a terrific comedian, his brilliant deconstruction of liberalism, which you can watch above, is the only time I’ve ever watched anything on my computer that was longer than four minutes.
  • Actor, comedian Bernie Mac dead at age 50

    08/09/2008 6:43:32 PM PDT · by newbeenew · 36 replies · 302+ views
    AP ^ | 8-9-08 | Frazier Moore
    Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and his acclaimed sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show." Mac died Saturday morning of complications from pneumonia. "The world just got a little less funny," said "Oceans" co-star George Clooney.
  • Comedian Bernie Mac has died

    08/09/2008 6:29:36 AM PDT · by oldleft · 9 replies · 149+ views
    CNN ^ | 08-09-08 |
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  • Actor, comedian Bernie Mac, dies at 50

    08/09/2008 5:09:04 AM PDT · by tlb · 71 replies · 325+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 9, 2008 | STELLA FOSTER
    Comedian Bernie Mac died at Northwestern Memorial hospital early Saturday morning, according to Sun-Times Columnist, Stella Foster. He was 50. Though the cause of death has not been confirmed, Mac had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia. Foster said that she received calls early Saturday morning from a close friend of the Mac family, confirming the reports of Mac's death. On Friday, a spokeswoman for the actor, whose real name is, Bernard McCullough, said that he had been responding well to treatment for the illness. Mac made waves last month with off-color jokes during a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack...
  • Andy Dick Arrested

    07/16/2008 11:52:12 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 7 replies · 232+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 16, 2008 | The Smoking Gun
    JULY 16--Comedian Andy Dick was arrested this morning by California cops on drug and sexual battery charges. Dick, 42, was nabbed around 2 AM in a Riverside County parking lot after he allegedly groped the breasts of a 17-year-old girl and then pulled the teen's tank top and bra down, exposing her breasts (the incident occurred outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant). During a search of Dick, police discovered a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket and a single Xanax pill for which he did not have a prescription. An "extremely intoxicated" Dick was booked into the Southwest...
  • Comic Richard Jeni dead in apparent suicide

    03/11/2007 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies · 2,391+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2007; 8:47 PM | Al-Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stand-up comedian and actor Richard Jeni, a regular on NBC's "The Tonight Show," has died in an apparent suicide, police said on Sunday. Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said a woman called police on Saturday morning from the West Hollywood area and said: "My boyfriend just shot himself in the face."
  • Iraqi Comedian Shot to Death in Baghdad

    12/20/2006 2:40:27 PM PST · by Hadean · 59 replies · 1,285+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/2006 | MAZIN YAHYA
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen killed a veteran Iraqi actor and comedian known for his stage portrayal of the lighter side of life in Baghdad during Ottoman rule in the early 1900s, police said Wednesday. Mitashar al-Sudani, 60, was killed as he drove to theater offices on Haifa Street in Baghdad on Tuesday, a police officer and an official at Iraq's Theater and Cinema Ministry said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of security concerns. Al-Sudani was shot multiple times, suggesting that the gunmen had singled him out. Armed groups have often killed prominent figures in politics, sports, the...
  • Comedian's slaying hikes Iraq death toll

    11/20/2006 12:58:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/06 | Thomas Wagner - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen shot and killed a television comedian Monday who was famous for mocking everyone from the Iraqi government to U.S. forces to Shiite militias to Sunni insurgents. Walid Hassan's slaying came as the Iraqi death toll rose to more than 1,300 for the first 20 days of November — the highest for any month since The Associated Press began tracking the figure in April 2005. In all, 22 Iraqis were killed Monday in a series of attacks in Baghdad, Ramadi and Baqouba, police said. The bodies of 26 Iraqis who had been kidnapped and tortured also were...