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Teaser Ad Out Ahead of Roseanne's Comeback
Is Near

Roseanne's Stand-Up Comeback Is Near

Comedian's first special in almost 20 years will stream next month on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr's first stand-up special in almost two decades starts streaming next month on Fox Nation, reports Deadline . A short teaser clip for Cancel This! aired during Sunday's NFC championship game. (Watch it here .) In it, Barr asks the crowd, "Has anybody else been fired recently?"...

Santos Reacts to Late-Night Impersonations of Him

NY congressman especially didn't seem to like Jon Lovitz's impersonation on Fallon's show

(Newser) - Late night has definitely been going to town on George Santos , the rookie New York congressman who's played fast and loose with several facts both before, during, and after his campaign for the US House of Representatives. Comedian Bowen Yang channeled Santos on Saturday Night Live over the weekend,...

Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage at Comedy Fest
Chappelle Attack Lands
Man 270 Days in Jail

Chappelle Attack Lands Man 270 Days in Jail

Comedian was attacked onstage in May by Isaiah Lee while performing at Hollywood Bowl

(Newser) - The man who attacked Dave Chappelle during a Netflix event at the Hollywood Bowl in May has been sentenced to 270 days in jail. Isaiah Lee, 24, pleaded no contest to one charge of misdemeanor battery and one charge of entering a restricted area during a live event, People reports....

'Wizard of Odd' Is Dead at 76
No One Will
Ever Smash
Stuff Quite
Like He Did

No One Will Ever Smash Stuff Quite Like He Did

Comedian Gallagher, famous for destroying watermelons and other items onstage, is dead at 76

(Newser) - Leo Gallagher, legendary for smashing anything and everything he could with a giant sledgehammer during his comedy performances, has annihilated his last watermelon. Craig Marquardo, longtime manager for the 76-year-old comedian, confirms to TMZ and CNN that he died early Friday in hospice care in Palm Springs, Calif., "surrounded...

Comic Nabs Late-Night Spot With Best Response to Can Thrower
Comic Dodges Thrown Drink,
Has Epic Response

Comic Dodges Thrown Drink, Has Epic Response

Ariel Elias chugged the seltzer because, at that point, 'I really needed a drink'

(Newser) - Comic Ariel Elias turned what could have been her worst night onstage into one of her best, landing her in talks for a set on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The comic was performing at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, on Saturday when a female audience member...

'Love Goddess' Comedian Judy Tenuta Dead at 72
Always a
'Happy Time
to Be Around

Always a 'Happy Time to Be Around Her'

'Love Goddess' comedian Judy Tenuta dies at 72 of ovarian cancer

(Newser) - Judy Tenuta, a brash stand-up who cheekily styled herself as the "Love Goddess" and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72. Tenuta died at home in Los Angeles, with her family around her, publicist Roger...

Chappelle Has Surprise News at Theater Dedication

Theater at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School, won't be named after him after all

(Newser) - Just before Dave Chappelle's most recent Netflix special dropped, his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, announced its theater would be named for the comedian, who pledged to donate $100,000 to teachers' wages. It's "the most significant honor of my...

Comic's Old Clip Mocking Ricky Gervais Gains Steam

UK's James Acaster slammed fellow comedian in 2019 for mocking transgender community

(Newser) - "I feel like some [stand-up] out there is doing a lacerating 15 minutes on superstar transphobic comedians and we should be seeing that." That was a tweet earlier this week by TV writer Bob Schooley, a reference to comics such as Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais , who've...

Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67
Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67

Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67

Comedian was 'just indescribably unusually hilarious,' Jon Stewart says

(Newser) - If there's a heavenly choir up there, it's just gained an abrasive new voice—but America has lost one of its greatest comedians. The family of Gilbert Gottfried says the legendary standup has died at age 67 after a long illness, Variety reports. "In addition to being...

Slap Was a Massive Boost for Chris Rock's Comedy Tour

Ticket reseller said there were more sales overnight than in the previous month

(Newser) - Being slapped in the face at the Oscars isn't the ideal way to get exposure, but the headline-making Sunday incident definitely seems to have helped ticket sales for Chris Rock's comedy tour. Rock is scheduled to play six shows in Boston Wednesday through Friday before his Ego Death...

'Years of Hard Drinking' Led to Friday Star's Death

'Chronic ethanol use' is official wording used by coroner's office regarding Anthony Johnson

(Newser) - Update: The autopsy report is in on Friday star Anthony "AJ" Johnson, who was found lifeless in a Los Angeles store in September. Although the coroner's office deemed the manner of death natural, the cause was attributed to "chronic ethanol use"—meaning Johnson died "from...

Heather McDonald Collapses Onstage

Heather McDonald Collapses Onstage

Comedian says she became dizzy as her show began

(Newser) - That wasn't part of the act, Heather McDonald assured fans after she fell while onstage in Arizona on Saturday night. The comedian was just beginning her sold-out show on Saturday night in Tempe when she fell to the ground, hitting her head. She suffered a fractured skull, KPNX reports....

Funny Man Louie Anderson Dies of Cancer
Louie Anderson
Is Dead at 68

Louie Anderson Is Dead at 68

Comedian had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(Newser) - He kept audiences laughing over four decades. But comedian Louie Anderson has taken his last bow. The longtime Family Feud host and actor who took home a 2016 Emmy for his role in the FX series Baskets died Friday morning at age 68, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz confirms to...

Bob Saget's Final Instagram Post

Bob Saget's
Final Instagram
the rundown

Bob Saget's Final Instagram Post

'I guess I'm finding my new voice,' he wrote, happy to be on tour

(Newser) - It could be awhile before the Orange County medical examiner's office determines the cause of death for 65-year-old comedian Bob Saget , who was found unresponsive Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Fla. Saget was back on tour with his standup and sounding pretty happy about it just before...

Patton Oswalt's Message on Dave Chappelle Backfires

Comedian insists he's an 'LGBTQ ally' after post about his longtime friendship with Chappelle

(Newser) - The comedy business can be a somewhat insular one, where everybody knows everybody and ties stretch back decades. So it's not surprising that comedian Patton Oswalt has known Dave Chappelle for more than three decades, and his New Year's Eve post on that topic is now drawing heat....

An 'Impractical Joker' Is Leaving the Group

Joe Gatto says he's leaving prankster comedy troupe to focus on co-parenting after separation

(Newser) - For 10 years, TruTV has sated the public's need for pranks with Impractical Jokers, a show hosted by four friends from childhood—Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Joe Gatto—who force each other to do humiliating and/or bizarre tasks in front of strangers for points. Now, one...

Conan: NBC Tried to Ban Norm Macdonald as Guest

O'Brien also explains the origins of the late comedian's famous 'moth joke'

(Newser) - Fans of Norm Macdonald will want to catch up with a special episode of Conan O'Brien's podcast dedicated exclusively to the late comedian. O'Brien talks with Andy Richter and longtime producer Frank Smiley about Macdonald's legendary appearances on O'Brien's talk show over the years....

Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies After Private Cancer Battle
Norm Macdonald of
SNL Fame Dead at 61

Norm Macdonald of SNL Fame Dead at 61

He had privately battled cancer for 9 years

(Newser) - Comedian Norm Macdonald's long and very private battle with cancer is over, with USA Today reporting the Saturday Night Live comedian died Tuesday at the age of 61. Longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra says she was with Macdonald when he died and had this to say about her...

He Teed Off in Yellowstone, Park Service Isn't Laughing

Comedian Jake Adams faces jail time, fines over stunt

(Newser) - A comedian named Jake Adams recently finished an epic road trip in which he whacked a golf ball in every state over the course of 30 days. The problem? In Wyoming, he hit a few shots in none other than Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are none too pleased....

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Too Dangerous' to Play Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen says he's retiring the character

(Newser) - If you're eagerly looking forward to the next installation of Borat, it's apparently going to be an eternal wait. Sacha Baron Cohen—the actor-comedian who created and played on TV and in two movies the satirical character of Borat Sagdiyev, a supposed journalist from Kazakhstan who often gets...

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