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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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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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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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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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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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Russia's laughing at the United States, not President Donald Trump

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

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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
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Is it OK to laugh when the fates seem worse than death?

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Is it OK to laugh when the fates seem worse than death?

- Whew. I swear you gotta laugh. Or you cry and you die. It was nothing but laughs until we learned she'd been sticking her head into the hot oven to chase the bugs away. She had a gas oven. Still, I thought. You gotta see the humor. If you don't laugh - even uncomfortably -- life becomes a ceaseless trip toward sticking your head in a gas oven. Laughter isn't
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“I really don’t think this is a funny topic,” Controversial gun bill debate sparks laughter

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“I really don’t think this is a funny topic,” Controversial gun bill debate sparks laughter

- OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill that would allow you to carry a loaded handgun in your car without a license passed out of committee Wednesday. The debate, believe it or not, led to laughter. “I have a hard time seeing Jesus saying, ‘yep, carry a gun,’” Rep. Emily Virgin said in the debate. An audio recording captured the exchange between representatives Jeff Coody and Emily Virgin. Rep. Coody was introducing
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Couple Can't Stop Laughing As They Tell Story Of Epic OB-GYN Mishap

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Couple Can't Stop Laughing As They Tell Story Of Epic OB-GYN Mishap

- As parents to three children currently expecting their fourth, Chris and Rachel McQueen are no strangers to OB-GYN visits. But one recent experience was a real first for them. On Jan. 3, the Kentucky couple posted a hilarious video after a mishap at the doctor’s office. In the video, they can barely stop laughing as they explain what happened at the end of their latest ultrasound appointment. According to Rachel,
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Grief is a 'hamster wheel': How a memoir about death can still be funny

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

- Nora McInerny Purmort's memoir is difficult to describe. "It's about my husband and dad dying, after my miscarriage — and it's hilarious, obviously," she joked with MPR News host Kerri Miller. "That's a hard thing to explain to people." The book, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)", captures the worst moments in McInerny Purmort's life, and the best. It starts with a simple story, she said: Boy meets
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George Schlatter and Lily Tomlin chortle as 'Laugh-In' nears 50
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'
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
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
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?
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
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.'
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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’ 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’
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
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
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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Is it OK to laugh when the fates seem worse than death?
Is it OK to laugh when the fates seem worse than death? Whew. I swear you gotta laugh. Or you cry and you die. It was nothing but laughs until we learned she'd been sticking her head into the hot oven to chase the bugs away. She had a gas oven. Still, I thought. You gotta see the humor. If you don't laugh - even uncomfortably -- life becomes a ceaseless trip toward sticking your head in a gas oven. Laughter isn't   Read More ...
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With a New Administration, an American Comedy Group Creates New Jokes
With a New Administration, an American Comedy Group Creates New Jokes For more than three decades, a Washington comedy group called the Capitol Steps has been giving people a good laugh at the expense of political officials, U.S. presidents and people in the news. VOA’s Deborah Block went to a recent performance in Washington and tells us there's plenty to laugh about in DC.   Read More ...
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Why Do Comics Laugh at Their Own Jokes? It’s No Accident
Why Do Comics Laugh at Their Own Jokes? It’s No Accident Photo Does Donald Trump laugh? Last year, many publications pointed out that in the presidential campaign, he never let loose even a chuckle, leading to much speculation and some philosophizing. A survey of four decades of guest appearances on late-night shows reveals Mr. Trump does indeed laugh, but rarely. Particularly after he turned down an invitation to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, an event meant to let a president   Read More ...
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The art, agony and gooseflesh of stand-up comedy in 'Dying Laughing'
The art, agony and gooseflesh of stand-up comedy in 'Dying Laughing' No one knows for sure who came up with the celebrated bromide "dying is easy, comedy is hard," but it's a thought that's perfectly suited to the subject matter of the brisk documentary "Dying Laughing." An involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy, "Dying Laughing" will leave you convinced that a) comedians spend a lot of time thinking about their work and b) it's   Read More ...
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“I really don’t think this is a funny topic,” Controversial gun bill debate sparks laughter
“I really don’t think this is a funny topic,” Controversial gun bill debate sparks laughter OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill that would allow you to carry a loaded handgun in your car without a license passed out of committee Wednesday. The debate, believe it or not, led to laughter. “I have a hard time seeing Jesus saying, ‘yep, carry a gun,’” Rep. Emily Virgin said in the debate. An audio recording captured the exchange between representatives Jeff Coody and Emily Virgin. Rep. Coody was introducing   Read More ...
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What's So Funny?
What's So Funny? The words "Cook in your underwear" aren't that funny, but in the context of a speech I gave to the Idaho Association of School Administrators, the phrase prompted 500 people to spontaneously laugh out loud. For a speaker and an incorrigible clown, it's a delightful feeling to say a few words that cause people to explode with laughter. That's SO much better than instigating an audience to throw objects, fall   Read More ...
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Couple Can't Stop Laughing As They Tell Story Of Epic OB-GYN Mishap
Couple Can't Stop Laughing As They Tell Story Of Epic OB-GYN Mishap As parents to three children currently expecting their fourth, Chris and Rachel McQueen are no strangers to OB-GYN visits. But one recent experience was a real first for them. On Jan. 3, the Kentucky couple posted a hilarious video after a mishap at the doctor’s office. In the video, they can barely stop laughing as they explain what happened at the end of their latest ultrasound appointment. According to Rachel,   Read More ...
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Let's All Laugh At Donald Trump: A Comedy Scholar's Call To Arms
Let's All Laugh At Donald Trump: A Comedy Scholar's Call To Arms Ever since the election of Donald Trump this past November, not much has seemed funny to me. As an avid fan and scholar of comedy, taking away my willingness to laugh is no small feat. But while I'd delighted in the public mockery of Trump the candidate and his lack of any qualifications, discernable plan, knowledge of the job, significant hand presence, or sense of decency, the reality of his   Read More ...
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Dick Gregory Thinks the End of Times Is Coming Soon, But He's Still Laughing
Dick Gregory Thinks the End of Times Is Coming Soon, But He's Still Laughing Dick Gregory Thinks the End of Times Is Coming Soon, But He's Still Laughing Dick Gregory began performing comedy in the '50s when he was in the Army, and rose to prominence thanks to Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner. Comedian has used his comedy, celebrity and humanity to advocate for civil rights and call out ignorance in America and throughout the world, and he's been doing it since long before he   Read More ...
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Dutch native remembers when laughter was a way to cope with occupiers
Dutch native remembers when laughter was a way to cope with occupiers By Yvette Orozco, yorozco@hcnonline.com. Published 8:12 am, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Although many of Johanna Wycoff's stories relate to when her native Netherlands was occupied by Nazis in World War II, the tales are frequently accompanied by laughter. The League City resident recalls practical jokes and youthful irreverence toward authority when she was a teen in her hometown of Nijmegen, close to the German border. In 1940, the Germans took   Read More ...
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Need a great laugh?
Had a chance to watch Larry Gelbart's "Mastergate" this weekend and found it be a particularly effective tonic for our time. There is no better satirist than Larry, and this movie, while we wade through the toxicity of the Trump election, made me laugh in places I didn't know I had. You can download it here at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/mastergate, all proceeds to go to People For the American Way to help   Read More ...
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Twitter Breaks Out Its Best Laughing GIFs For #TrumpWon
Twitter Breaks Out Its Best Laughing GIFs For #TrumpWon The first presidential debate between is in the history books. And , it’s 2016 ― which means political victories are counted in GIFs on Twitter. So when #TrumpWon jumped to the No. 1 trend on Tuesday morning, the rest of the internet responded. There was plenty of laughter: And also a fair share of confusion: As well as a healthy dose of eye-rolling. But we all know who thinks he’s   Read More ...
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