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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.

Op-Ed: Nik Rabinowitz & Tats Nkonzo — yin and yang of S. African comedy

Cape Town - Comedy duo Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo take to the stage at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre. One Jewish white, one black, they mix their risque humour well, stirring up stereotypes and stigmas of South Africa's racist past.

Is Stephen Colbert going to run for U.S. President?

On his Comedy Central TV show last night, Stephen Colbert said he will make a major announcement tonight regarding a recent poll finding him practically tied with Jon Hunstman in South Carolina. Will he once again begin a campaign for the White House?

Comedian wants to be Advil spokesperson

Comedian and actor Todd Barry believes that he has what it takes to be the next spokesperson for Advil. Barry gives his reasons why he would be a good spokesperson for Advil in a recent YouTube video.

Dead man laughing - the immortal Tommy Cooper

There is an old joke about repeats on television at Christmas, but sometimes the old ones really are the best, like the unique Tommy Cooper, and the most famous double act in British comedy.

Jimmy Fallon returns to Saturday Night Live as a guest host

New York - Jimmy Fallon recently returned to Saturday Night Live as a first-time guest host for the Christmas Edition. Included were old friends from Fallon's 2002-2003 season: Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Amy Poehler, and Horatio Sanz.

Op-Ed: Ricky Gervais causes Internet fury following controversial tweets

English comedian Ricky Gervais has been at it again, having recently posted several controversial tweets regarding religion and starving children.

Op-Ed: Louis C.K.'s Live at Beacon Theater best $5 spent this year

For $5, I watched the full streaming video recording of one of the funniest comedians in the world performing in New York in November. Louis C.K. Live at Beacon Theater is a present I truly enjoyed giving myself.

Stroke complications takes life of comedian Patrice O'Neal

Comedian Patrice O' Neil has passed away at the age of 41, leaving the world a much emptier and sadder place. He left one month after suffering complications from a massive stroke he had on October 26, earnestly fighting a battle that he would lose.

Comedian Andy Dick enters not guilty plea on sex abuse charges

Comedian Andy Dick entered a not-guilty plea in a West Virginia sexual assault case brought by two men who claim Mr. Dick groped their crotches.

Toronto woman completes 'manbbatical' - no sex, dating, kissing Special

Toronto - A Toronto comedian recently completed her one-year so-called "manbbatical" - a full year without dating, sex, or even flirting. What did Claire Brosseau learn during her vacation from men?

Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli takes on Westboro Baptist Church

Topeka - Comic Lisa Lampanelli, known as the Queen of Mean, has taken on the Westboro Baptist Church by donating money to Gay Men's Health Crisis for each Westboro protester who turned out at her show.

Actor Roger Abbott dies at 64

Toronto - Actor, comedian, writer and producer Roger Abbott, known by many for his roles in the Royal Canadian Air Farce, died on Saturday at the age of 64.

British comic Ricky Gervais reveals he works hard for the laughs Special

The British comic behind The Office and Extras is animated about his new comedy series 'The Ricky Gervais Show', now on DVD. Gervais chats about the new show, his comedy past and why he decided to host the Golden Globes again.

Actor Sir Norman Wisdom dies aged 95

London born actor and comedian Sir Norman Wisdom OBE died today at the age of 95. The star had not been in good health and had suffered a number of strokes recently.
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A French court upheld a ban on a show by French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, also known as just "Dieudonne", accused of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims
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US actor Robin Williams, shown November 15, 2005, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of anguished tributes
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Jackie Mason on stage at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, New Jersey Live performance at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 14, 2008.
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Steve Coogan testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of Tuesday  November 22  2011.
Steve Coogan testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 22, 2011.
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