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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | No comments

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry...

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Tina Fey to be presented with comedy award; Cosby, Carlin, Pryor are past honorees

By | May 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments

Tina Fey has recently been announced to be the 2010 recipient of the highly prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor; making her the youngest recipient ever for the award. She’s set to receive the prize Nov. 9 in Washington D.C., in a ceremony that in the past has seen...

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Richard Pryor’s ex Pam Grier: Doc found residual cocaine in my vagina

By | April 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments

Legendary comedian Richard Pryor made no secret of his copious drug use. His life was an open book that played out onstage. If you haven’t seen his bit about lighting himself on fire while free-basing, you should really do yourself favor and find it. Now, certainly a habit...

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Chris Rock recalls sage advice from Richard Pryor

By | April 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Chris Rock is a major MVP in the late guest department, and his recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was up to his usual standard of excellence. When the subject of Rock producing a Richard Pryor biopic came up, Rock recalled a crude piece of advice he got from...

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Marlon Wayans in talks to play Richard Pryor

By | October 14, 2009 at 9:10 am | No comments

Comedian Marlon Wayans is in discussions to portray Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the legendary stand-up. Eddie Murphy, who was previously linked to the project, has reportedly dropped out. News outlets have confirmed that Wayans wowed director Bill Condon with a...

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Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn,...

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