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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist. Sunday's...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo, Bob Einstein arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Albert Brooks, the younger brother of Einstein says the comedy veteran known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has died. He was 76. Brooks, posted a tweet Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in which he said Einstein "will be missed forever." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 02, 2019 - 4:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm" and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76. Einstein will be "...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Louis C.K., co-creator/writer/executive producer, participates in the "Better Things" panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The sound-only recording was posted Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 standup set at a Levittown, N.Y. comedy club. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The sound-only recording was posted Sunday in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 stand-up set at a Levittown, New York, comedy...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Trevor Noah arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Trevor Noah appeared as usual on “The Daily Show,” but his voice didn’t. The host relied on fellow Comedy Central correspondents to read his monologue, instead. It’s unclear how long he will be unable to speak or what caused the problem. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 11:43 am
Fans of "The Daily Show" got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night's Comedy Central broadcast. But they didn't get to hear him. The reason: Noah has lost his voice and is under doctor's orders not to utter a word. The show began as usual, with the theme song playing and the audience cheering as the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo, comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Dennis Miller arrives at the premiere of "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" in Los Angeles. Miller's new standup special, "Fake News _ Real Jokes," debuts online Tuesday, Nov. 6. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 02, 2018 - 10:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Miller is embarking on a journey of reinvention, one starting with a quick U-turn from his new standup special. "Fake News-Real Jokes," out Tuesday on Amazon, Google, iTunes and other streaming platforms and as an album, will be followed by a self-described "mental...
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Henry Winkler, left, goes on stage to accept the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series from presenters Claire Foy and Matt Smith at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy of "The Crown" and Matthew Rhys of "The Americans" won top drama acting Emmys as Monday's ceremony spread its wealth around to streaming and cable but largely snubbed broadcasting and, largely, diversity. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amazon's freshman sitcom about a...
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RuPaul Charles, left, and Leslie Jones present the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series, movie or dramatic special at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2018 - 10:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 7:30 p.m. "RuPaul's Drag Race" is the winner of the best reality competition Emmy Award, a landmark win for a show that spotlights LGBTQ...
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This combination photo shows Sacha Baron Cohen, left, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 4, 2018, and former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 16, 2017. Moore is suing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation after being pranked on Cohen’s television show, "Who is America?" The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C., accuses Cohen of smearing Moore's name and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. (AP Photo)
September 05, 2018 - 5:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor's television show. The lawsuit appears to be the first actually filed by one of the string of politicians who were duped...
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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 1994, file photo, american playwright Neil Simon answers questions during an interview in Seattle, Wash. Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, died on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/Gary Stuart, File)
August 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ''Barefoot in the Park" and his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia at New York Presbyterian...
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This image released by CBS shows Kunal Nayyar, from left, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco appear in a scene from the long-running comedy series "The Big Bang Theory." The popular series will end in 2019. (Erik Voake/CBS via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says the upcoming 12th season of "The Big Bang Theory" will be the last. It's the most popular comedy on television. The series began about geeky physicist roommates portrayed by Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki and expanded to include their friends, girlfriends and then wives...
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