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On late-night TV, Trump's no laughing matter anymore

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Live, Laugh, Love! Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Spend Date Night at a Comedy Show

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Is Donald Trump funny? Are you kidding?

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

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Uma Thurman, Julia Scaparotti, Jimmy Tingle and more

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

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Grief is a 'hamster wheel': How a memoir about death can still be funny

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Letter: Bagley's not funny any more
A long, saner, time ago I used to stand in the old ZCMI book department and laugh at the funny humor of Pat Bagley in the little books he had published to help us, as Utahns, laugh at our strangeness. I loved that. It is now long past time for Bagley to hang up his pen. He is no longer funny, just mean spirited   Read More ...
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Anesthesia + Laughing Gas + Hamilton = One Tearful (and Very Funny) Jennifer Garner
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Chip and Joanna Gaines Laugh Off Divorce Rumors: ‘Who Would Care About That?’ 
WATCH: @chippergaines has the best “fangirl” reaction to his and @joannagaines’ lifestyle Target brand https://t.co/RneItykICE pic.twitter.com/PEfkCG3WHL. America’s favorite home improvement couple Chip and Joanna Gaines have found massive success with their hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper. But with fame comes unfounded rumors of marital problems and divorce. “It’s funny, when I think about these circumstances, I think they’re hilarious,” Chip, 42, told Jenna Bush Hager in an interview that aired on Today Thursday, explaining that he and his wife never could they have imagined their quick rise to stardom   Read More ...
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Aristophanes would laugh at 'Lysistrata Jones'
The ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes obviously never wrote about American basketball players and cheerleaders, but surely he would have recognized the satirical spirit permeating "Lysistrata Jones." That's because this musical currently being staged by Red Branch Theatre Company is a contemporary riff on his comedy "Lysistrata." Aristophanes' play concerns a group of women who are so tired of the male habit of waging war that they decide to be celibate until the men wage peace instead   Read More ...
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The Latest: France pays homage to 'laughter genius' Lewis
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the death of comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis (all times local): The star and director of "The King of Comedy," a 1982 film featuring Jerry Lewis' much-hailed performance as a kidnapped TV talk show host, praised Lewis in separate statements. Director Martin Scorsese called Lewis "a master." "He was a giant. He was an innovator   Read More ...
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On late-night TV, Trump's no laughing matter anymore
Presidents are inevitably targets for late-night comedy; Donald Trump has become something more. He has inspired a new form of late-night performance: comedy-outrage. For six months, late-night hosts have pilloried the President for a long litany of incidents ripe for satire, from shoving a prime minister out of the way to attacking his own attorney general. The past weekend's events in Charlottesville sparked an unmistakable outpouring of comedic rage, because the President was so late and, to many observers (including most of the roster of late-night hosts) so wishy-washy in expressing his disapproval of groups promoting things as egregiously and indisputably wrong as racism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazism   Read More ...
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Live, Laugh, Love! Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Spend Date Night at a Comedy Show
The couple that laughs together, stays together. Selena Gomez and the Weeknd spent Friday night chuckling away as they checked out a comedy show at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. The club shared an adorable photo of the duo snuggling up to each other as they laughed in the upper mezzanine. “Date night at the Laugh Factory with The Weeknd and Selena Gomez,” the comedy club captioned the snap on Instagram   Read More ...
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Is Donald Trump funny? Are you kidding?
As NBC’s Chuck Todd and others have noticed, President Trump is almost never seen laughing. Trump has a range of expressions suggestive of mirth — a self-satisfied smile, a knowing smirk, a sardonic grin — but laughter isn’t among them. But as his own aides can attest, he does have a sense of humor. When he was asked Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin purging over half of the staff of the U   Read More ...
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Dave Chappelle Dishes 20 Minutes Of ‘Egregious’ Transphobic Jokes: For Some, It’s No ‘Laughing’ Matter
Comedians often push the envelope with their stand-up routines. However, Dave Chappelle reportedly went over the line, by far, with 20 minutes of transphobic jokes this week. Like other comics, Chappelle thinks comedy has no bounds and transphobia monologues are no exception. Nonetheless, the LGBTQ community begs to differ, and some critics say Dave’s jokes were offensive and are no laughing matter   Read More ...
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Need a laugh? Check out these funny signs
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Need a laugh? Check out these funny signs A funny take on some unusual signs. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Patti Deutsch Dies: ‘Match Game,’ ‘Laugh-In’ Alum And Veteran Voice Actress Dead At 73
Patti Deutsch, the red-haired comedian who was a staple on the classic sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, has passed away at age 73 after a long battle with cancer. Deutsch shot to fame in the 1970s as a regular on Laugh-In, then became a frequent fixture on game shows Match Game and Tattletales, where she appeared alongside her husband, TV writer Donald Ross (The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote)   Read More ...
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Joke's on them: Rams team up with the Laugh Factory in Battle for L.A.
The headline of the news release made it look as if the Rams were celebrating their on-field incompetence, as the four-win team announced a partnership with the Laugh Factory. A new moniker for the Rams offense? A naming-rights deal for the Coliseum? A marketing slogan for upcoming season? Sorry, couldn’t resist. Lose a dozen games and everything a franchise does starts to sound like a punch line   Read More ...
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George Schlatter and Lily Tomlin chortle as 'Laugh-In' nears 50
Once upon a time in TV Land, a sketch-comedy show from "beautiful downtown Burbank" swept through prime time like a comic cyclone. The weekly mayhem was anchored by two relatively straitlaced comedians in tuxedos and included a bizarre array of characters: a cigarette-puffing German who found everything "veeerry interesting"; a hairnet-wearing spinster who was constantly harassed by a grumbling dirty old man; a snarky telephone operator who would harass customers; and a goofy blond named Goldie who danced with all sorts of weird markings scribbled on her bikini-clad body   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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Brewing laughter: Gig Harbor MarKee pairs with Tacoma Comedy Club for monthly event
Gig Harbor MarKee Coffee Shop & Wine Bar has been open for more than a year now, and owners Courtney Marshall and Angie Keefe. have already made a name for the shop as a spot for evening entertainment. MarKee’s events range from a popular Wednesday trivia night to its regular weekend live music features, said Keefe, whose newest endeavor is specifically targeting an adult crowd   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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Laugh and gawk at campy Mexican wrestlers and the women who love them
Why: Because you won’t find this in your local dinner theater. This series of comedy skits and wrestling bouts features slightly plump men in leotards and the saucy women who stalk them. The dancers, meanwhile, are like Venn diagrams of what saloon girls used to look like: lots of leg and eyelashes like a rake. No, wait, that girl's a dude   Read More ...
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Graham: Where have all the comedies gone?
The year’s big screen comedies have been no laughing matter. What’s going on? There are plenty of explosions at the movies this summer, and no shortage of superheroes. But bellylaughs are in short supply. Comedies are no laughing matter at the box office right now. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s “The House” is in foreclosure, having earned only $20 million after two weeks in theaters, and the Scarlett Johansson girls-behaving-badly non-starter “Rough Night” has earned just $21 million   Read More ...
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Keegan-Michael Key & Cobie Smulders Dish on Who Was 'Most Guilty' of Laughing While Filming Their New Netflix Comedy
Tell us about your new comedy. What can we expect? SMULDERS: It’s about a group of friends who went to college together and decades later reunite and are still kind of figuring their lives out. It’s about friendship, but it’s like family. They bring out the best and the worst in each other. Who had the hardest time keeping a straight face while filming? SMULDERS: Most likely me   Read More ...
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Still crazy after all these 50 years: Lily Tomlin and producer George Schlatter reminisce about 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.'
Once upon a time in TV Land, a sketch-comedy show from “beautiful downtown Burbank” swept through prime time like a comic cyclone. The weekly mayhem was anchored by two relatively straitlaced comedians in tuxedos and included a bizarre array of characters: a cigarette-puffing German who found everything “veeerry interesting”; a hairnet-wearing spinster who was constantly harassed by a grumbling dirty old man; a snarky telephone operator who would harass customers; and a goofy blond named Goldie who danced with all sorts of weird markings scribbled on her bikini-clad body   Read 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   Read More ...
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Mariah Carey's cameo for 'The House' proved no laughing matter
LOS ANGELES Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take up gambling to pay for their daughter's college education in new comedy "The House," but one person the movie decided not to take a risk on was singer Mariah Carey. Carey filmed a cameo for the film, but it ended up on the cutting room floor, writer and director Andrew Jay Cohen said at the red-carpet premiere on Monday   Read More ...
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Eartha Kitt Couldn't Stop Laughing When Asked If She'd Compromise For A Man
Singer and actress Eartha Kitt was a woman of many talents, and one of her most commendable qualities was that she wasn’t in the business of compromising for men. In a clip from the 1982 documentary “All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story” that’s been making rounds on the internet for years, the late “Santa Baby” singer is asked about the concept of compromising for love   Read More ...
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Al Franken on truth, laughter and the Senate
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, a former comedy writer and performer, appears Saturday at the Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest. We spoke by phone. The following is an edited transcript. Q: So what did you think of (former FBI director) James Comey's testimony? A: I thought that it was very damaging to the president. We are still at the very early stage of all of this   Read More ...
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"Covfefe" - Social Confetti - Laughing Together And Being United Regardless Of Our Beliefs.
This post is very different from what I usually write about although it’s somewhat related to writing and its process. If you haven’t heard the story behind “covfefe,” #1 trending topic on twitter for over a day now, please check out the screenshot with the President’s tweet and its typo. Here is what typos may mean to a grammar obsessed writer: Disrespect  — the sender doesn’t care about the person receiving the message to the point that he doesn’t even bother rereading what he wrote   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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Russia's laughing at the United States, not President Donald Trump
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's trolling of US FBI director James Comey's firing was relatively benign; ostensibly, Lavrov's mock surprise at being told of the firing could be taken for a diplomat's polite refusal to discuss the host country's domestic politics. This week, however, the Russian jokes at the expense of the United States got positively unpleasant. First, President Vladimir Putin "offered" to provide the US Congress with a recording of Lavrov's conversation with Trump, in which the US president allegedly revealed highly classified information (the word Putin used, "zapis", cannot really be translated as "transcript", as the Kremlin later claimed)   Read More ...
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No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the best jokes are stolen, the best comedians don't think it's funny when they're accused of ripping off material. That's why Conan O'Brien is vigorously defending himself from copyright infringement allegations by a writer who said he plagiarized punchlines about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument. A federal judge in San Diego refused to toss out the lawsuit last week, potentially setting up a novel trial over comic creativity and the value of laughter   Read More ...
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The Big Tweet
My name is Jim. But you probably know me better as @Jim_12345. And today— [Standing ovation] Thank you. Wow. Thank you. Today I’m— [Ovation continues for five more minutes.] [Laughter] So, yeah I’m the guy who tweeted that. [Applause] As they say on the Interwebs, “It me.” [Laughter] I’ve been asked to say a few words here today about how it all came about   Read More ...
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No laughing matter: writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the best jokes are stolen, the best comedians don't think it's a laughing matter when they're accused of ripping off material. That's why Conan O'Brien is vigorously defending himself from plagiarism allegations by a writer who accused him of plagiarizing punchlines about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument. A federal judge in San Diego refused to toss out the lawsuit last week, potentially setting up a novel copyright infringement trial over comic creativity and the value of a punchline   Read More ...
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Pre-Mother's Day comedy show in Chicopee features female comedians
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   Read More ...
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Laugh-In troupe regular Chelsea Brown dies at 69
NEW YORK — Chelsea Brown, a dancer and actress who brightened “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and later found success performing in Australia, has died. Her death Wednesday in Chicago was confirmed by George Schlatter, an executive producer of the zany NBC comedy-sketch series. Her age was reported as 69. During 1968-69 Brown was a member of the “Laugh-In” troupe whose ranks through six seasons also included Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin   Read More ...
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52 LOL-Worthy Tweets From The Funniest Celebrity Dads On Twitter
Sometimes as a parent, you just gotta laugh so you don’t have a total breakdown. And these funny celebrity dads make finding the humor in exhaustion, frustration and repetition a lot easier. Read on to laugh at the joy and the pain of parenting along with these comedians, actors and the rest of the funniest dads in the public eye. The comedian, actor and director is known for starring in cult classics like “The State” and “Wet Hot American Summer   Read More ...
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London attacker described as 'laughing and joking' hours before rampage
The British-born man who plowed his vehicle into dozens of pedestrians on a London bridge outside the Houses of Parliament then stabbed a police officer to death, spent the previous night in a hotel “laughing and joking,” showing no signs of his intent to cause harm and mayhem, according to newly emerged accounts. Assistant Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said the attacker, Khalid Masood, went by several aliases but was born Adrian Russell Ajao   Read More ...
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Nigerian Instagram comedian lands million dollar deal
Nigerian comedian, Chief Obi, has signed a million dollar endorsement deal He'll be the first brand ambassador for communications company, Vomoz Communications Chief Obi has more than two hundred thousand followers on Instagram Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Henry Obiefule has been making others laugh with his internet skits, but now he'll be laughing all the way to the bank after signing a million dollar deal   Read More ...
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James Woods finds progressive SCOTUS justice’s concern to be ‘laugh out loud funny’
James Woods finds progressive SCOTUS justice’s concern to be ‘laugh out loud funny’ Posted at 11:54 am on March 10, 2017 by Doug P.   Read More ...
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John Lithgow keeps you guessing, and laughing, in ‘Trial & Error’
Did he do it? He does it. John Lithgow, who stars in NBC’s daffy new comedy “Trial & Error” as a poetry prof who may or may not have murdered his wife, is clearly guilty of making viewers laugh. He’s also guilty, in a career spanning nearly a half-century, of freaking out viewers (item: his chilling psycho-killer in the Showtime series “Dexter”), or warming the heart with his character’s humanity (such as his breakout performance as Roberta Muldoon, the transgender former pro football player in “The World According to Garp”)   Read More ...
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Someone Replaced 'The Big Bang Theory' Laugh Track With Ricky Gervais' Guffaw
Let it be decreed that Ricky Gervais provide the solo laugh track for every sitcom from now on. This video replacing audience laughter on “The Big Bang Theory” with the British comedian’s cackle proves that he is big enough for even the most popular of primetime comedies. If studio audiences want something to do, they can always try a game show.ALSO ON HUFFPOST.   Read More ...
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When is dying a laughing matter? Hospice humor gains a following
Roy Cato is dying. But that hasn’t stopped him or his caregivers from finding a way to keep laughing. Whether it’s jokes about enemas (“the enemy,” Cato calls them) or his long-term planning (“I need a calendar”), he has embraced humor as a necessary part of life — even as he nears the end of his own. “I’ve always kept it light my whole life, so why would I stop now?” he said, resting recently in his Minneapolis living room adorned with yellow smiley faces   Read More ...
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