All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘comedians’

Cindy Adams Reveals Joan Rivers’ Final Days

Last week the world lost yet another legendary comedian. Joan Rivers died on September 4 following complications from vocal chord surgery. As expected, celebrities and comedians took to social media, giving their condolences and sharing their fondest memories of Rivers. The flood of grief was heartfelt, though impersonal and probably a bit more maudlin than Rivers would have wanted. However, …

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Joan Rivers’ Death Mourned on Social Media

Less than one month after the death of Robin Williams, another comedy legend has passed on. Joan Rivers died on Thursday afternoon following several days spent in a medically induced coma. The comedian was 81 years old. Rivers reportedly suffered complications on August 28 while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords. She was then put into a coma following a …

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Jay Leno to Receive Prestigious Comedy Award

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this week announced that Jay Leno will be awarded this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A ceremony to award Leno the prize will be held on October 19 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. The Mark Twain Prize is an annual award given to comedians who have …

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80-Year-Old Carol Burnett Receives Coveted Comedic Award

Carol Burnett became one of the few women to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor late last month. Fellow comedians including Martin Short, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and long-time collaborator Vicki Lawrence filled the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC with high spirits (and no shortage of political jokes) to present the prestigious …

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Russell Brand Calls Out Unprepared MSNBC Anchors

Russell Brand was interviewed on Monday by the people over at MSNBC, and it didn’t go over well. At all. Most people who are familiar with Brand–or who bother to do any sort of mild research into his comedy acts–know that he’s got a sharp, biting wit paired with a gentle delivery; often, you don’t even know he’s zinged you …

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Sinbad: Bankrupt And $8 Million In Debt

Sinbad, the popular ’90s comedian and sitcom star, is reportedly into the IRS for some major money, and filed for bankruptcy in April The 53-year old actor allegedly owes more than $8 million to the IRS and several hundred thousand to various creditors, but can only claim about $131,000 in assets. He was forced to put his Hidden Hills estate …

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Comedian: 106 Pounds Lost Since Surgery

Lisa Lampanelli is known as one of the most insulting of insult comics, but that doesn’t mean she was immune to the insults being thrown her way during her numerous roast appearances. One year ago, Lampanelli underwent weight loss surgery, getting a gastric sleeve implanted. Since that time the comedian has been shedding weight, but this week she got a …

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Jon Stewart: Replacement Host Begins In June

Jon Stewart is set to take a break from “The Daily Show” in order to direct his first feature film, “Rosewater”, and the show already has his replacement lined up. John Oliver, who has been a contributor on the show for years, will take over hosting duties at the desk starting on June 10th. His first guest will be actor …

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Kevin Hart Arrested For Drunk Driving

Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI. According to a TMZ report, the comedian was stopped by the California Highway Patrol early on Sunday morning. The CHP claims that Hart was driving erratically and over the speed limit on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. The report also states that Hart was “unable to perform field …

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Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock Tease a Tour

Almost one decade ago, comedian Dave Chappelle found wild success with his Comedy Central TV show Chappelle’s Show. However, the TV show, which spawned numerous memes, also changed Chappelle’s stand-up audiences, and eventually led to the star’s self-imposed hiatus from comedy. Now, it appears that Chappelle may have resurfaced on the New York comedy scene. The Los Angeles Times is …

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Kevin Allison: Comedian Talks Podcasting And Social Media

We always like to look at stories about how the web has changed (and continues to change) the media landscape, whether that be journalism, entertainment or anything else. When I was growing up, one of my favorite shows was MTV’s The State – a sketch comedy show that was simply too short-lived. Many of the actors from the show have …

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