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Groundbreaking comedian Sid Caesar dies at 91 (Videos)

Groundbreaking comedian Sid Caesar dies at 91 (Videos)

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Groundbreaking and iconic comedian Sid Caesar, who helped launch the careers of Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, has died at the age of 91. Caesar was one of the first comic voices to become a television star, as NBC premiered his variety show Your Show of Shows in...

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Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:55 am | No comments

After a long battle with brain cancer, Gary David Goldberg, the Emmy-award winning creator of the iconic comedy series Family Ties, died this morning at the age of 68, two days before his birthday. In addition to Family Ties, which launched the career of Michael J. Fox, Goldberg...

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My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance

My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance

By | April 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm | 4 comments

As I got closer to turning 30, more and more I found myself trying to figure out who I am. I went to therapy, took part in Jewish events, attended comedy seminars and studied philosophy. I thought the answers were out there and perhaps lied in the wisdom of other people. I...

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Jonathan Winters dies at 87: Watch 10 of his funniest television moments (Videos)

Jonathan Winters dies at 87: Watch 10 of his funniest television moments (Videos)

By | April 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments

After six decades in the entertainment industry, Jonathan Winters, the lovable comedian and comic actor known for his ever-growing roster of zany television characters, has died at the age of 87. A family friend confirmed to the Associated Press that Winters passed away...

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Comedian Scott Kennedy dies (Video tribute)

Comedian Scott Kennedy dies (Video tribute)

By | March 18, 2013 at 9:55 am | One comment

As of this morning the official website for comedian Scott Kennedy was down due to it running out of bandwidth; in other words, too many people were trying to access the site at the same time. The reason is that the veteran comedian, who meant so much to so many, died suddenly...

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Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

By | January 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | No comments

When Robert Schimmel died in 2010, he left behind him a body of work any comedian would have been proud to create. At 60 years old, Schimmel was a cancer survivor and was still earnestly touring across the country, so it was a shock to the comedy world when he was critically...

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Watch an uncut 35 minute interview with Greg Giraldo, who would’ve been 47 today (Video)

Watch an uncut 35 minute interview with Greg Giraldo, who would’ve been 47 today (Video)

By | December 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Greg Giraldo would've been 47 years old today. In light of that, I thought I'd repost this unedited video interview I conducted with Greg six months before his death. Note that at the time this site was called Punchline Magazine, hence the name of the file and such. I...

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Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

By | September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky, who launched a campaign last year to get the South Park character Mr. Hanky to become the official rectal cancer spokesperson, succumbed to the disease on Aug. 30. "We lost an amazing woman, wrote Glennis McCarthy, founder and editor of...

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Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

By | August 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | No comments

After a career as an actress and comedian than spanned over 40 years, Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95 in her Los Angeles home. Diller began her career as a stand-up in 1955, and quickly became notorious as one of the most influential women in comedy....

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