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November 22, 2019
TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony
“There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to ...
November 22, 2019
TV comedy greats take a bow
Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin were saluted Thursday at a Paley Center for Media ...
November 20, 2019
Holly Hunter to play liberal councilwoman in new NBC sitcom
Holly Hunter will star opposite Ted Danson in an upcoming NBC comedy set in the world of local politics. The network said ...
November 15, 2019
Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer
Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the ...
November 08, 2019
Parolee is no hometown hero in TV comedy 'Back to Life'
An actor who can provoke belly laughs with grunts clearly is gifted. Fans of the show business comedy "Episodes" will fondly ...
October 28, 2019
Boundary-pushing Dave Chappelle receives Mark Twain award
Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. But his greatest act of defiance ...
October 21, 2019
Outcry in Ukraine over song mocking ex-central bank chief
Ukrainian officials on Monday lashed out at a comedy show that targeted the former central bank chief by joking about a ...
October 08, 2019
Impostor shows up at comedian Lampanelli's home
Lisa Lampanelli can be forgiven if she didn't laugh when she found out an impostor showed up at her home. Police in ...
October 07, 2019
Correction: Obit-Rip Taylor story
In a story Oct. 6 about the death of comedian Rip Taylor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was 84. The age ...
October 01, 2019
Eddie Murphy, off the couch, is rejuvenated by 'Dolemite'
Eddie Murphy is very fond of his couch. He talks about it a lot. It's where, according to Murphy, he's spent much of his last ...
September 20, 2019
It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category
When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the ...
September 19, 2019
Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane
A funny thing happened to Folake Olowofoyeku on the way to a career in law: She became a theater major against her parents' ...
September 17, 2019
Yada yada yada: Netflix to air 'Seinfeld' starting in 2021
Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing. The company announced Monday it ...
September 08, 2019
Justices tuning in to cable television civil rights lawsuit
Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge ...
September 05, 2019
Fall brings new shows, services and chance of bigger TV tabs
Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the ...
August 31, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix discusses preparing for role in 'Joker'
Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn't really want to. The actor spent eight ...
August 26, 2019
Eddie Murphy to host 'SNL' for the first time in 35 years
Eddie Murphy will be returning to a place that helped launch his career — "Saturday Night Live." The comedian will be the ...
August 16, 2019
Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show
Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy ...
August 13, 2019
Police investigate report of attack on comedian Andy Dick
Comedian Andy Dick says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. City police ...
August 13, 2019
Comedian Andy Dick reports attack in New Orleans
Comedian Andy Dick says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. Dick tells ...
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