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  • Comedian Jo Brand says Ďthrow BATTERY ACID at politicians instead of milkshakesí (UK)

    06/12/2019 10:11:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    SUN UK ^ | 12 Jun 2019 | Richard Wheatstone
    COMEDIAN Jo Brand has been slammed after saying politicians should have battery acid thrown at them instead of milkshakes. The telly star, 61, was appearing on BBC Radio 4 when she joked about recent milkshake attacks on politicians such as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage. Farage, who had milkshake thrown on him while campaigning in Newcastle ahead of the EU elections last month, called for police to take action over 'incitement of violence'. Speaking on the Heresy show last night, Brand said: ďCertain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore, and theyíre very, very easy to hate. ďAnd Iím...
  • Pro-EU forces shut out euroskeptics from Parliament top jobs

    07/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07.07.14 @ 23:43 | Benjamin Fox
    Euroskeptic deputies were denied several of the European Parliamentís top committee posts on Monday (7 July), as the assemblyís centrist groups joined forces to shut them out. The committees elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons using the ďDíHondt methodĒ on the relative sizes of the EU assemblyís seven political groups. Twenty one of the 22 committee chair posts, and the vast majority of the 88 vice-chair roles, were uncontested and elected by acclaim. However, the conservative EPP, center-left S&D and liberal ALDE groups on the petitions committee joined forces to reject Eleanora Evi, a member of the euroskeptic EFDD group from Italian...
  • Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide (Biden gets VERY nervous)

    04/21/2019 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 4/21/19 | Dmytro GORSHKOV, Anna SMOLCHENKO
    Kiev (AFP) - A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country's political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 percent of the vote, according to partial official results. Poroshenko garnered just 24 percent, losing to the 41-year-old comedian and actor across the country, with 42 percent of ballots counted.
  • Political Newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential race

    04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    CNN Edition ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | Kara Fox
    Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko. "We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters. Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform. Shortly after the exit poll, Poroshenko conceded defeat. Zelensky's...
  • Conservative Comedian Terrence K. Williams Injured in Car Accident

    02/22/2019 8:04:04 AM PST · by maggief · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams was injured in a car accident in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday while traveling in a Lyft rideshare car to Washington, D.C. to visit the White House. (snip) On Wednesday afternoon, Williams was a passenger in a Lyft vehicle involved in a car accident in Washington, D.C. ďGuys I been into wreck my chest is tight I canít breath it was my lyft Iím In Baltimore and Maryland area,Ē tweeted Williams, informing his followers that he had been in a car accident with his Lyft driver. (snip) A few hours later, Williams tweeted another update, from...
  • V-103's Wanda Smiths Husband Pulls Gun On Comedian Katt Williams After She Loses Epic Roast Session!

    09/18/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | Published on Sep 17, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    V-103's Wanda Smiths Husband Pulls Gun On Comedian Katt Williams After She Loses Epic Roast Session!
  • Michelle Wolf: 'God bless abortions and God bless America'

    07/08/2018 1:21:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 94 replies ^ | 7/8/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Comedian Michelle Wolf saluted abortions on her Netflix show, declaring at the end of a sketch, "God bless abortions and God bless America," while donning the colors of the American flag and tossing confetti. In the clip for the July 4 week episode of "The Break with Michelle Wolf," published Sunday on YouTube, Wolf decried President Trump's forthcoming Supreme Court pick as someone who would be "almost certain" to rule in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. ďLook, access to abortion is good and important,Ē Wolf said. ďSome people say abortion...
  • Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Business Suit, Dress Shoes

    06/23/2018 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 15 replies
    Ferry commuters were stunned to see a man in a suit paddleboarding across the Hudson River Thursday morning The man, Scott Holt, tells News 4 he was running late for a meeting so he decided to hop on his paddleboard from Jersey City He made it across in 30 minutes, but was met by a confused cop and an angry ferry captain, he says Sure, it's common in New York City to see men in suits commuting on the subway or in taxis -- but on a paddleboard across the Hudson River? That may be a first. Eunice Rivers was...
  • 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....