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Comedian Suzanne Whang tells her cancer to suck it, reveals topless photo (NSFW)

Comedian Suzanne Whang tells her cancer to suck it, reveals topless photo (NSFW)

By | June 6, 2013 at 11:29 am | One comment

Throughout a span of six years, veteran comedian and actress Suzanne Whang had cancer three separate times. During those ordeals, however, she never stopped performing onstage and would often personify her stage-four cancer, making it the butt of jokes. And this week, she’s...

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Comedian Tig Notaro diagnosed with cancer

Comedian Tig Notaro diagnosed with cancer

By | August 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 13 comments

One of comedy nerds' most beloved comedians, Tig Notaro has cancer. She made the announcement last night during a show at Largo in Los Angeles, where Louis C.K., Bill Burr and others performed as well. After taking the mic from the show's host, Ed Helms, she addressed the crowd,...

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Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

By | June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Comedian and actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her character Andell Wilkerson on Moesha and its spinoff The Parkers, has lost her battle with cervical cancer. Wilson, who was also in need of a kidney transplant, was only 48 when she died yesterday. Starring in well over...

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Tommy Chong: I have cancer and I’m treating it with cannabis

Tommy Chong: I have cancer and I’m treating it with cannabis

By | June 11, 2012 at 9:51 am | No comments

Although he's likely been living with the disease for years and was officially diagnosed a month ago, longtime comedian Tommy Chong, best known as one half of Cheech & Chong, just announced he's been battling prostate cancer. And the famous marijuana advocate, unsurprisingly,...

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Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock dies, wife Rhonda shares a message (Update)

Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock dies, wife Rhonda shares a message (Update)

By | May 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm | 4 comments

Despite his announcement just last month that he had seven to nine months to live, cancer-sticken comedian Ron Shock succumed to the disease today at the age of 69. On Dec. 14, 2011, Shock was diagnosed with urethral cancer, and the storyteller chronicled his treatments on...

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Comedian Ron Shock: ‘I have seven to nine months to live’

Comedian Ron Shock: ‘I have seven to nine months to live’

By | April 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm | No comments

Cancer-stricken comedian Ron Shock, who, for more than three months, has been chronicling his battle with and treatment of the disease through a series of videos, announced today that he has between seven and nine months to live. "No easy way to post this, so here goes," Shock...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock chronicles his treatments through videos

Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock chronicles his treatments through videos

By | January 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 6 comments

The Cancer Chronicles began at the beginning of this year. A grayed Ron Shock sits on his bed in a black and blue robe to tell us the most important story of his more than 30-year career in comedy. "It is the only story I will have ever told you, where I don't know how it ends,"...

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Patient petitions South Park creators to make Mr. Hankey official rectal cancer spokesperson

Patient petitions South Park creators to make Mr. Hankey official rectal cancer spokesperson

By | October 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm | No comments

Behind every cancer awareness foundation, there is attached, usually without fail, a colored ribbon and/or a celebrity ambassador. Well, that's not entirely true as rectal cancer, it seems, has neither spreading the word about its existence. Michelle L. Dobrawsky, diagnosed...

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