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On World Laughter Day, Twitter Is Overflowing With Jokes

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On World Laughter Day, Twitter Is Overflowing With Jokes

- New Delhi: World Laughter Day is marked on the first Sunday of May each year. Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, organised the first World Laughter Day in Mumbai in 1998. People usually gather in public parks and laugh out loud together. According to the World Laughter Day website, one of Dr Kataria's objectives is to promote world peace through laughter

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This weekend, meet 3 funny men in Dubai

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This weekend, meet 3 funny men in Dubai

- Three times the laughter, three times the fun. That’s what’s coming this weekend to the UAE. Here ahead of their gigs, comics Nitin Mirani, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and Sorabh Pant talk expectations, pet peeves and their respective Dubai gigs. Nitin Mirani We caught up with Dubai-based Nitin Mirani over email as he finished up his stint in Bangkok. Mirani, who was named Laugh Factory USA’s fourth funniest person in the world 2015, had this to say

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Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' segment about Najib

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Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' segment about Najib

- Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show, OK Chope!, in which a panel of comedians - including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani - give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs

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Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' comedy segment on Malaysian PM Najib Razak

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Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' comedy segment on Malaysian PM Najib Razak

- SINGAPORE - Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show Ok Chope!, in which a panel of comedians including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs

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April Fools' Day 2017: The Funniest Tweets To Make You Laugh Out Loud

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April Fools' Day 2017: The Funniest Tweets To Make You Laugh Out Loud

- As we celebrate April Fools' Day 2017 today, we wanted to give you something to laugh about. Whether you're looking for to play on unsuspecting friends or , you've come to the right place. And if you're just looking for something funny to laugh at, this article is all you need. Most of us remember humming along to Mohammad Rafi's ' as kids

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Terminally Ill Patients Perform Stand-Up Comedy To #LaughAtDeath

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Terminally Ill Patients Perform Stand-Up Comedy To #LaughAtDeath

- NEW DELHI: In a world where discussing death makes most people uncomfortable, here's a video that encourages you to laugh at it. A video, which has trended on Twitter, shows a group of terminally ill patients performing stand-up comedy for their families on the topic of death. The video has been shared online by 'End Of Life Care India' and aims to "help patients get comfortable with death

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Clash of the comedians

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Clash of the comedians

- In September last year, Improv Comedy Bangalore faced off against their Mumbai-based counterparts, Improv Comedy Mumbai, at an event held at a small 50-seater venue. The show turned out to be a hit, getting packed beyond capacity and reinforcing the performers' belief that the format holds promise. Now, the Bengaluru team is gearing up for a home game, with Improv Wars, which will be held this Saturday at Alliance Francaise in the city, seeing the Mumbai team head down for another showdown

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It's Not Funny, Virender Sehwag. You Too, Randeep Hooda

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It's Not Funny, Virender Sehwag. You Too, Randeep Hooda

- ll a lie often enough and it will become the truth. Tell Virendra Sehwag that a couple of his tweets are funny, he forgets there is a fine line between humour and offence. The joke is on the former opener, because while his double centuries were highly entertaining, his '' tweet is pure crass. The trick to being a good batsman is timing but obviously, what Viru learnt on the

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Confessions of a stand-up comedian

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Confessions of a stand-up comedian

- When asked to describe her job, stand-up comedian Sharul Channa paused before drawing a comparison between her work and being a storyteller. The 30-year-old said: "You have to break down each part of your bit and ensure that the audience understands the perspective you are sharing, just like when you are writing. "For me, the focus is more on the comedy aspect." Stand-up comedy is characterised by punchlines and zingers,

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Malaysia’s comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned ‘funniest person in the world’

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Malaysia’s comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned ‘funniest person in the world’

- KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s stand-up comedy king Harith Iskander, 50, has been judged as the world's funniest person in a contest held in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday (Dec 10). Harith, who was announced the champion of Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World 2016 competition, laughed his way ahead of four other contenders: Alex Calleja from the Philippines, Greece's Katerina Vrana, Mino Van Nassau from India and Israel's David Kilimnick. As

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Comedian Raju Srivastav refuses to go to Pakistan for a show

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Comedian Raju Srivastav refuses to go to Pakistan for a show

- Raju Srivastav says "How can I make the murderers of our soldiers laugh?" Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastav has refused to go to Pakistan for a comedy show, in the wake of the recent Uri attacks. Apparently, Raju had been invited to come to Pakistan to do a comedy show. In a video posted on twitter, Raju is seen explaining the reasons why he doesn't want to go to Pakistan

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Laughter

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Laughter

- Today's has taken a toll on our health and we have forgotten to live in the present and enjoy the little moments. The rise in the number of stand-up comedians and comedy shows is testament to this growing need. People are shelling out big bucks to watch these performances. This is perhaps an escape from their demanding routine. Laughter clubs in residential parks see groups of people getting together early

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Watch Now: 'Ronna & Beverly' Live from New York

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Watch Now: 'Ronna & Beverly' Live from New York

- NEW YORK - On Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 50-something Jewish women, Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg ("You'll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles") hosted a live-show-version of their podcast, "Ronna & Beverly" in New York. The Friday show was available to live stream at the time of the event, with the option to "watch again" if you missed

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  • Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' comedy segment on Malaysian PM Najib Razak
    Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' comedy segment on Malaysian PM Najib Razak

    , straitstimes.com

    SINGAPORE - Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show Ok Chope!, in which a panel of comedians including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs

     

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  • Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' segment about Najib
    Mediacorp apologises for 'offensive' segment about Najib

    , tnp.sg

    Television and radio broadcaster Mediacorp has apologised for airing an "offensive" TV comedy segment containing remarks about Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The apology concerned a segment in Channel 5's weekly live comedy show, OK Chope!, in which a panel of comedians - including Mike Kasem, Sam See, Najip Ali and Rishi Budhrani - give impromptu humorous takes on current affairs

     

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  • Confessions of a stand-up comedian
    Confessions of a stand-up comedian

    , tnp.sg

    When asked to describe her job, stand-up comedian Sharul Channa paused before drawing a comparison between her work and being a storyteller. The 30-year-old said: "You have to break down each part of your bit and ensure that the audience understands the perspective you are sharing, just like when you are writing. "For me, the focus is more on the comedy aspect." Stand-up comedy is characterised by punchlines and zingers,

     

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Laughter

  • 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Laughter
    10 Surprising Health Benefits of Laughter

    , smartcooky.com

    Today's has taken a toll on our health and we have forgotten to live in the present and enjoy the little moments. The rise in the number of stand-up comedians and comedy shows is testament to this growing need. People are shelling out big bucks to watch these performances. This is perhaps an escape from their demanding routine. Laughter clubs in residential parks see groups of people getting together early

     

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Jokes

  • This weekend, meet 3 funny men in Dubai
    This weekend, meet 3 funny men in Dubai

    , gulfnews.com

    Three times the laughter, three times the fun. That’s what’s coming this weekend to the UAE. Here ahead of their gigs, comics Nitin Mirani, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and Sorabh Pant talk expectations, pet peeves and their respective Dubai gigs. Nitin Mirani We caught up with Dubai-based Nitin Mirani over email as he finished up his stint in Bangkok. Mirani, who was named Laugh Factory USA’s fourth funniest person in the world 2015, had this to say

     

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Stand up Comedy

  • Terminally Ill Patients Perform Stand-Up Comedy To #LaughAtDeath
    Terminally Ill Patients Perform Stand-Up Comedy To #LaughAtDeath

    , ndtv.com

    NEW DELHI: In a world where discussing death makes most people uncomfortable, here's a video that encourages you to laugh at it. A video, which has trended on Twitter, shows a group of terminally ill patients performing stand-up comedy for their families on the topic of death. The video has been shared online by 'End Of Life Care India' and aims to "help patients get comfortable with death

     

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Shows

  • Curtains down on Comedy Nights Bachao with Bigg Boss finale
    Curtains down on Comedy Nights Bachao with Bigg Boss finale

    , dnaindia.com

    Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh will return as hosts of another comedy show in place of CNBT Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh’s Comedy Nights Bachao Tazaa will shut down next month along with the finale of . In its place the channel will be bringing a new comedy show. Though details about it are under wraps, the show to start airing in the last week of January will have Krushna

     

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