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Jordan Klepper's Comedy Central show inspired by 'normalization of bull---- in America'

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Jordan Klepper's Comedy Central show inspired by 'normalization of bull---- in America'

- BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- The profusion of comedy shows that tackle politics isn't slowing down any time soon. Here at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the topic of the Donald Trump presidency and the media is sure to be a frequent talking point. That discussion began on Tuesday, the first day of the tour. Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central, took the stage at the hotel where the tour is based to talk about the growing role of comedy in contemporary culture
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Do you known Al Canal? St. Louis booker has shaped comedy careers for decades

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Do you known Al Canal? St. Louis booker has shaped comedy careers for decades

- With most successful comedians, there’s a team behind the scenes that helped them reach their full potential. Al Canal is one of those background players. The St. Louis man with the memorable moniker has left an indelible impression on the world of comedy. Now the general manager for the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, the 58-year-old says his career in comedy — on the stage and as a booking agent — happened completely by accident
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Movie review: Tiffany Haddish an absolute laugh riot in raunchy 'Girls Trip'

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Movie review: Tiffany Haddish an absolute laugh riot in raunchy 'Girls Trip'

- Every minute spent with Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip” is a joy. A rude-and-crude joy, to be sure, but a joy nonetheless. The comedienne and actress is the most uproarious part of what is a rather uproarious — and almost-altogether-terrific — raunchy comedy about four longtime friends who reunite for a wild weekend in New Orleans, a weekend that will, of course, test the strength of their collective bond
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People on right and left fed up with President Trump jokes, intrigue

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People on right and left fed up with President Trump jokes, intrigue

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Every morning when Mary Johnson checks the news, she seems to see a new joke with President Donald Trump as the punchline. Only, she is not laughing. “People are sick and tired of it,” said Johnson, a 68-year-old Louisville resident. With last week’s revelations that Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., arranged a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during last year’s presidential campaign to get potentially damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the headlines and news features, the opinion columns and TV segments — not to mention the cracks on late-night TV — shifted into high gear
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Last laugh at Harvey’s: Iconic Portland comedy club closing its doors

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Last laugh at Harvey’s: Iconic Portland comedy club closing its doors

- PORTLAND, Ore. – Harvey's Comedy Club will have its last show Tuesday night after more than two decades of hosting hilarious comedians in Downtown Portland. The venue posted a notice on Facebook last week saying goodbye to those who have supported them through the years. On their website, owners said “Harvey's will return” in the fall. However in the Facebook post, they said they may be back as something other than Harvey's
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Ron Funches, fresh from TV and movies, returns to Portland for comedy show

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Ron Funches, fresh from TV and movies, returns to Portland for comedy show

- There should be plenty of reasons to celebrate when Ron Funches returns to Portland on his "Funch-A-Mania" comedy tour July 8 at Revolution Hall. As Funches points out, his friend and fellow performer, Gabe Dinger, has a birthday the next day. And since Funches is trying to decide where to shoot his upcoming comedy special - Portland's in his top three - Funches is hoping that the crowd's enthusiasm will move Portland to No
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Actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes to light up County Fair stage

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Actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes to light up County Fair stage

- You might remember her for her hilarious character portrayals on the sketch comedy show “MadTV” or you may have seen her stand-up specials on Comedy Central or Netflix. Once Tuesday’s fireworks quiet down, actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes is bringing the ruckus to a stage at the County Fair in Del Mar. Johnson-Reyes rose to popularity on the stage with her impression of a Vietnamese nail salon worker
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Uma Thurman, Julia Scaparotti, Jimmy Tingle and more

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Uma Thurman, Julia Scaparotti, Jimmy Tingle and more

- YA GOTTA LAUGH: Jimmy Tingle — Boston comedian, commentator and founder of the social enterprise Humor for Humanity — brings his brand of politically savvy satire to the David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston St., Boston) July 15 for an evening of music, laughter and fundraising. Tingle’s nonprofit partner is Berklee City Music, and the livestreamed gig (through Concert Window) features a performance by the Berklee City Music student ensemble
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Zoe Kazan gives healthy dose of comedy in ‘Big Sick’

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Zoe Kazan gives healthy dose of comedy in ‘Big Sick’

- NEW YORK — Zoe Kazan knew starring in tomorrow’s “The Big Sick” would not be without its obstacles. Cast opposite Kumail Nanjiani, Kazan, 33, plays Emily, as in Emily V. Gordon, the American woman who married the “Silicon Valley” comedian. The couple co-wrote “The Big Sick” about their complicated love affair. “There are no spoiler alerts,” Kazan said during a one-on-one interview at the Four Seasons
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This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor

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This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor

- COPENHAGEN, Denmark ― Annette Bellaoui remembers the moment well. She was meeting a leading politician in the Danish People’s Party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. He stared at her, “seriously contemplating” Bellaoui in a way that seemed as though he was asking himself, “‘does this woman have hand grenades in her pockets?’” “There was fear and anger and everything in his face,” she recalled
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Bill Maher Rips Donald Trump's Cabinet For ‘Verbally Fellating’ Their 'Dear Leader'

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Bill Maher Rips Donald Trump's Cabinet For ‘Verbally Fellating’ Their 'Dear Leader'

- Bill Maher blasted President Donald Trump’s cabinet members Friday for losing their self-respect. The “Real Time” host mercilessly mocked all the members of the cabinet who obliged Trump’s request to lavish praise on him during their first meeting on Monday. “Trump started things off by blowing himself, then they all took turns around the table verbally fellating the ‘Dear Leader,’” said Maher, whose comments came two weeks after he apologized for using a racial slur on live TV
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Cedric The Entertainer Returns To The Apollo Theater To Honor His Hollywood Mentor

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Cedric The Entertainer Returns To The Apollo Theater To Honor His Hollywood Mentor

- Performing at New York City’s Apollo Theater in any capacity is always an exhilarating experience for Cedric the Entertainer. For his latest act, “The Original King of Comedy” will host the world-renowned theater’s 12th annual Spring Gala on Monday. The benefit event, which is the Apollo’s biggest fundraiser for artistic and education programs, will feature musical performances from the likes of CeeLo Green, Sheila E
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When Carson was king: Comedy careers were made, Jim Carrey says

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When Carson was king: Comedy careers were made, Jim Carrey says

- LOS ANGELES | How do you know if you’ve made it in comedy? In the 1970s, if Johnny Carson called you over to his couch after finishing a set, you were golden. “There was a beam that could catapult people to the stars,” says comedian Jim Carrey, “and that was ‘The Tonight Show.’ We all came out and gathered around the heat of that and were hoping for the best
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Comedy can be brutal, says Oscar winner Melissa Leo

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Comedy can be brutal, says Oscar winner Melissa Leo

- LOS ANGELES | Comedy is brutal, says Oscar winner Melissa Leo. “It comes from a much more painful place. It’s about saying the truth and masking it as a joke.” Drama, she adds, is about expressing emotion – “so you get a release from it. But comedians try to make a bunch of guys laugh and, if it doesn’t happen, they go home, their hearts broken
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Movie review: Kids’ comedy ‘Captain Underpants’ holds up well

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Movie review: Kids’ comedy ‘Captain Underpants’ holds up well

- In a time when "toilet humor" in a movie usually means a hapless character being covered in excrement, it's a refreshing surprise that the animated "Captain Underpants" gets considerable mileage out of jokes about actual toilets. The movie, derived from Dav Pilkey's popular children's-book series, centers on fourth-grade pals George Beard (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (voiced by Thomas Middleditch), the class clowns of Jerome Horwitz Elementary
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Letter: Rex Morgan and Mary Worth are not truly funny

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Letter: Rex Morgan and Mary Worth are not truly funny

- In a letter published May 21st, I expressed the hope that you would retain the comic-strip serials Rex Morgan and Mary Worth in that they appeal to persons like myself who do not have a sense of humor.
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Sean Connery will miss 'jokes and laughter' he shared with fellow Bond star Roger Moore

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Sean Connery will miss 'jokes and laughter' he shared with fellow Bond star Roger Moore

- The original 007 remembers his successor. Sir Sean Connery is looking back on his "unusually long" friendship with fellow James Bond star Sir Roger Moore following news of Moore's death. It was Moore who stepped in when Connery ended his second stint as 007 in the early 1970s. Moore went on to lead the spy franchise in seven James Bond blockbusters into the mid-1980s
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  • Movie review: Tiffany Haddish an absolute laugh riot in raunchy 'Girls Trip'
    Movie review: Tiffany Haddish an absolute laugh riot in raunchy 'Girls Trip'

    , dailynews.com

    Every minute spent with Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip” is a joy. A rude-and-crude joy, to be sure, but a joy nonetheless. The comedienne and actress is the most uproarious part of what is a rather uproarious — and almost-altogether-terrific — raunchy comedy about four longtime friends who reunite for a wild weekend in New Orleans, a weekend that will, of course, test the strength of their collective bond
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Comedy

  • Retta isn't 'sassy,' but her comedy has opened doors
    Retta isn't 'sassy,' but her comedy has opened doors

    , latimes.com

    Not many comedians are known by one name, but when that name is something as unique as Retta, who needs a surname? Known to most as Donna on “Parks and Recreation,” Retta has been making a career of making people laugh since the late 1990s on stage and screen. But after nearly 20 years in the industry, one thing still gets on her nerves: being called “sassy,” which, for a black woman in Hollywood, especially if she's doing comedy, is quite literally a dime-a-dozen trope
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Comedian

  • Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57 following leukemia battle
    Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57 following leukemia battle

    , kfor.com

    NEW YORK — Comedian Charlie Murphy has died Wednesday following a battle with leukemia, according to officials with New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway. He was 57 years old. Distraught venue officials said they learned of Murphy's death through family and friends Wednesday. He died at a New York City hospital, TMZ reports. Murphy was known for numerous roles, including several appearances on 'Chappelle’s Show
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Jokes

  • Sean Connery will miss 'jokes and laughter' he shared with fellow Bond star Roger Moore
    Sean Connery will miss 'jokes and laughter' he shared with fellow Bond star Roger Moore

    , wmur.com

    The original 007 remembers his successor. Sir Sean Connery is looking back on his "unusually long" friendship with fellow James Bond star Sir Roger Moore following news of Moore's death. It was Moore who stepped in when Connery ended his second stint as 007 in the early 1970s. Moore went on to lead the spy franchise in seven James Bond blockbusters into the mid-1980s
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Laughter

  • Uma Thurman, Julia Scaparotti, Jimmy Tingle and more
    Uma Thurman, Julia Scaparotti, Jimmy Tingle and more

    , bostonherald.com

    YA GOTTA LAUGH: Jimmy Tingle — Boston comedian, commentator and founder of the social enterprise Humor for Humanity — brings his brand of politically savvy satire to the David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston St., Boston) July 15 for an evening of music, laughter and fundraising. Tingle’s nonprofit partner is Berklee City Music, and the livestreamed gig (through Concert Window) features a performance by the Berklee City Music student ensemble
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Shows

  • Pre-Mother's Day comedy show in Chicopee features female comedians
    Pre-Mother's Day comedy show in Chicopee features female comedians

    , masslive.com

    SPRINGFIELD — Instead of the traditional flowers, slippers and gift certificates for free hugs that many husbands, sons and daughters resort to for Mother's Day, this year they can give mom the gift of laughter instead. "Bring your mom, wife, girlfriend, fiancee, just show up and laugh with us," said Phillip Anthony, a comedian and founder of Laughing Latinos Comedy, which has brought comedians from across the country to Western Massachusetts for several years
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Stand up Comedy

  • Blake Griffin draws big laughs with stand-up comedy routine
    Blake Griffin draws big laughs with stand-up comedy routine

    , kfor.com

    Warning: Video contains graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised. MONTREAL, Canada – Los Angeles Clippers star and former University of Oklahoma basketball standout Blake Griffin drew big laughs with his stand-up comedy routine in Montreal. Last week, Griffin performed at 10-minute set at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival. During his set, Griffin opened up about his NBA experiences, including his feelings on post-game interviews and the first time he
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