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Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)

Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)

By | December 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments

We just lost a dear friend of the Minneapolis/St. Paul comedy scene. He passed away sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. This was the second huge death the scene has had in less than two weeks and we are beyond devastated. The entire landscape of our community has...

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Comedian Gus Lynch’s death devastates Minneapolis comedy community

Comedian Gus Lynch’s death devastates Minneapolis comedy community

By | December 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm | One comment

Real comedy nerds know Minneapolis has, for the past five years or so, become one of the most vital burgeoning comedy cities in the country. Along with a few other cities like Denver, Austin and Portland, Minneapolis has proven you don't necessarily need to move to Los Angeles...

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Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more

Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more

By | November 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm | No comments

Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to...

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Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi dead at 62 after cancer battle, watch supercut of Mrs. Wolowitz scenes

Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi dead at 62 after cancer battle, watch supercut of Mrs. Wolowitz scenes

By | November 12, 2014 at 10:21 am | No comments

The Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi has died at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer. Susi played Debbie Wolowitz, the mother of Simon Helberg’s character Howard; though she “appeared” on 39 episodes since The Big Bang Theory’s inception in 2007, Susi was...

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Joan Rivers official cause of death revealed, autopsy completed

Joan Rivers official cause of death revealed, autopsy completed

By | October 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm | No comments

Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 from low blood oxygen while undergoing a procedure on her throat, according to autopsy results released today by the New York City Medical Examiner. The official statement from the medical examiner is below. OCME has completed its...

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Elizabeth Peña, Modern Family actress and trailblazing performer, dies at 55

Elizabeth Peña, Modern Family actress and trailblazing performer, dies at 55

By | October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm | No comments

Elizabeth Peña, trailblazing comedy actress whose career spanned four decades, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Recently seen on Modern Family, where she played Sofia Vergara’s character’s mother Pilar, Peña also starred on crime drama Matador (which airs on...

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Robin Williams Time magazine cover: eBay user wants $10,000 for misprint. What do you think? (Poll)

Robin Williams Time magazine cover: eBay user wants $10,000 for misprint. What do you think? (Poll)

By | September 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments

Everyone dealt with the death of Robin Williams differently. Some of us cried. Some of us watched every Robin Williams movie we could get our hands on. And some of us registered a new eBay account and tried to make money off the world’s loss of an icon. Well, that’s what...

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Joan Rivers biography slated for 2016 as investigation into her death continues

Joan Rivers biography slated for 2016 as investigation into her death continues

By | September 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm | One comment

As the investigation into the death of Joan Rivers continues, more positive news has surfaced— a biography about the trailblazing comedian will be written and has been slated for a 2016 release. Titled Joan Rivers: A Life, the tome will be written for Little, Brown and Company...

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Seth Meyers says goodbye to Joan Rivers (Video)

Seth Meyers says goodbye to Joan Rivers (Video)

By | September 5, 2014 at 11:27 am | No comments

Joan Rivers was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers only one month ago, so it was surreal hearing Seth Meyers last night saying goodbye to the iconic comedian. Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81 after being in the hospital for a week. She was rushed to Mount Sinai...

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