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Review: Margaret Cho captivates Gramercy Theatre, films Showtime special Special

New York - Comedian Margaret Cho performed her stand-up comedy show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City, for an excellent turnout.

NJ Comedy Hall of Famer Mike Marino talks 'The Presidential Tour' Special

Huntington - Acclaimed comedian Mike Marino sat down and chatted with Digital Journal backstage prior to his stand-up comedy show at The Paramount on Long Island.

Review: Mike Marino outstanding at The Paramount on The Presidential Tour Special

Huntington - On August 14, veteran comedian Mike Marino performed at The Paramount in Huntington, as part of "The Presidential Tour."

Review: Finding the comedy in the tragedy in Tig Notaro's story Special

Watching the documentary Tig, you'll be struck by two things: how to surface from tragedy so deep, it almost kills you; and finding the laughter in things often deemed too uncomfortable to discuss. Welcome to comedian Tig Notaro's life.

Carrot Top talks comedy show at the Luxor, career and Criss Angel Special

Acclaimed comedian Carrot Top chatted with Digital Journal about his comedy show at the Luxor in Las Vegas and his career in comedy.

Comedian Lee Camp talks new show 'Redacted Tonight' and book Special

Comedian, author and political activist Lee Camp chatted with Digital Journal about his new show "Redacted Tonight," his book and future plans.

Review: Lisa Lampanelli amazing on 'Back To The Drawing Board' TV special Special

Acclaimed comedian Lisa Lampanelli is back stronger than ever with her latest television special "Back To The Drawing Board" on Epix.

Margaret Cho announces 'The psyCHO tour' across the United States

Three-time Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Margaret Cho will be embarking on "The psyCHO tour" this fall in the United States.

Review: Carol Burnett dazzles at the Kupferberg Center at Queens College Special

Flushing - Emmy-winning comedian Carol Burnett gave the Kupferberg Center at Queens College a night of "Laughter and Reflection" to remember on May 8.

Review: Comedian Jim Breuer hysterical at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - On Feb. 14, comedian Jim Breuer performed a stand-up comedy show at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., for a great Valentine's Day turnout.

Comedian to stand trial as France cracks down on hate speech

Paris - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was arrested Wednesday and will stand trial over a Facebook comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the Paris attackers, as France cracks down on those who condone terrorism.

Margaret Cho talks new tour, New York shows and Robin Williams Special

Three-time Grammy, Emmy nominee and acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho chatted about her latest endeavors and future plans in 2015.

Death of comic Joan Rivers blamed on anesthesia drug propofol

New York - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, a known potential side effect of the anesthesia drug propofol — the same drug implicated in the death of Michael Jackson.

Comedy club charges 'per laugh'

Barcelona - A comedy club in Barcelona has decided to charge customers per laugh. This is achieved through an experiment that uses facial-recognition technology. The technology tracks how much clients enjoyed the show by counting their laughter rate.

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger expertly analyzes female behaviour Special

Few comedians have so precisely captured the cultural and societal zeitgest of the modern woman as Iliza Shlesinger does regularly on stage. In an interview, she discussed finding her comedic voice, defining what's funny and her upcoming USO Tour.

Former Saturday Night Live star to return as announcer

New York City - Comedian Darrell Hammond, the former Saturday Night Live cast member best known for his celebrity impersonations, will take over as the show's announcer this month.

Actor Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

San Francisco - Authorities in northern California say comedian Robin Williams, always a square peg in a round hole, has died at the age of 63 at his home in Tiburon in Marin County. There were unconfirmed reports of a suicide.

British comedian Rik Mayall passed today at 56

Rik Mayall, a British comedian from British comedy shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder, and Bottom, has passed away at age 56,

'Chinese buffet' stand-up Star John Pinette dead at 50

Heavyset stand-up comedian and recovering addict John Pinette was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room on Sunday afternoon.

Daily Relief: Monday 31 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes sheep storming Le Lourve, a 14-year-old giving advice to the US Government, and a new dating method.

France wants to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

Paris - French Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls said Friday in an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien that he would seek to ban performances by Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, a controversial comedian.

New book Comic Genius photographs comedians in hilarious poses

A new book of photography asked our favourite entertainers to show off their comedic stripes, showing us the truly hilarious sides of funny celebs from Steve Martin to Conan O'Brian to Tina Fey to John Cleese.

Video: Russell Brand reduces US TV anchors to nervous wrecks live

Russell Brand is an English comedian, author and movie star, known for being rather outspoken, especially when interviewed on TV. He completely floored the MSNBC anchors when interviewed about his upcoming world comedy tour.

Comedian Pauly Shore rocks the Temple Theater 'broom closet' Special

Saginaw - Jan. 9 Saginaw, MI welcomed comedian Pauly Shore to the Temple Theater, talking about everything from sex, broom closets, biological clocks, and life.

Review: Colbert's new book rich with sharp, if uneven, satire Special

There's a simple reason why Stephen Colbert – or rather, the blustery, egocentric, reactionary, right-wing pundit character he plays on TV – is so lovable, despite all the reprehensible things he says and believes. The secret: You can't hate a baby.

Op-Ed: Comic Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Los Angeles - Ohio born Comic Phyllis Diller died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles Monday surrounded by her family. The comedian was 95.

Somali comedian who mocked Islamists is shot dead

A comedian, Abdi Jeylani Marshale, is said to have been shot in the chest and the head as he was leaving a radio station located in Mogadishu.

Popular Japanese comedian apologizes for leaving mom on welfare

A very popular comedian from Japan apologized on Friday for allowing his mom to continue to collect after his career took off.

Egypt's popular comedian Adel Imam accused of insulting Islam

Cairo - An Egyptian court has upheld a verdict that convicted the country's most popular comedian of insulting Islam. Adel Iman had played roles in films mocking religious hypocrisy.

Video: 'World's funniest 5-year-old' rants about lazy parents

With all the bad news floating around at the moment, it's time for a whole bunch of cute and funny. This 5-year-old comedian is sure to make you laugh as he explains how parents are just plain lazy.
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