• Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    After four decades of delivering some of the most unforgettable and best-loved comedic performances, Bill Murray is receiving the Kennedy Center’s 19th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray, reaching an almost cult-like status in the world of comedy, has had a career heralded by critics and fans alike for his work in classics like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Saturday Night Live. The honor is given to individuals who have made

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    Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

    CHICAGO — While there is still Bill Maher and a handful of smaller shows tonight, last night’s Bob Newhart performance and the round of killer stand-ups at Stage 773, pretty much wrapped up the Just For Laughs– Chicago festival. With a surprise set by Maria Bamford, some statistics from The Drinking Institute by Sean Flannery, and a punk rock cabaret from Bridgette Everette, 773 was popping with an exhaustive marathon

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    10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

    There’s nothing like a great one line joke. Just like it takes planning and smarts to deliver an amazingly funny longform story, it takes special talent to write and deliver a short joke that will stick with an audience. Below, we’ve chosen 10 of our favorites one-to-few-line jokes from Bob Newhart, Zach Galifianakis, Steven Wright, Jimmy Carr, Tommy Cooper, Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, Rodney Dangerfield, Mitch Hedberg and Doug Benson.

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

    On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We’ll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between comedian Jim Norton and feminist writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. We also deliver news on Will Ferrell’s

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    Don Rickles on polite Bob Newhart: If Hitler had lived, Bob would have chatted him up

    For the first time in their storied careers, comedy icons Don Rickles and Bob Newhart shared the stage. The monumental moment went down at the AARP’s Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Las Vegas. Don Rickles In Conversation With Bob Newhart featured stand-up from both comics but perhaps most interesingly the close pair regaled the audience of thousands with personal anecdotes, including stories about their families’ shared vacations. At one

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    Bob Newhart to be honored as an icon at Critics’ Choice Awards + full comedy nominees

    Legendary comedian and actor, Bob Newhart will receive the title of Television Icon at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The 83-year-old has not only been a steady figure on television since his season-long variety show in 1961, but he’s also never stopped performing stand-up. Arguably best known for starring in the 70s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then Newhart, he’s recently guested on Desperate Housewives, NCIS and Big Bang

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    Tina Fey: My daughter thinks I’m a failure (Video)

    I totally forgot to tell you guys that the second season of Showtime’s Inside Comedy premiered on Monday. My forgetfulness may have something to do with my bitterness toward Showtime for not renewing the stellar Green Room with Paul Provenza, which featured a loosely-moderated discussion with multiple comics, both upcoming and iconic. Inside Comedy, on the other hand, is hosted by David Steinberg, a talented behind-the-scenes dude mostly known for

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    Bob Newhart, Jimmy Kimmel, more make 'Lost' alternate endings hilarious

    Last night was a historical television event, as Lost came to an end. After the episode Jimmy Kimmel turned his show into a tribute – dubbing it Aloha To Lost – by having many of the cast and crew on to talk about the ending. At the end of the program Kimmel showed “alternate” endings by the executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. In one, the producers paid homage

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    Bob Newhart celebrates 20th anniversary of 'Newhart' finale

    It seems 50 years in show business isn’t the only reason for Bob Newhart to celebrate this year. Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of his classic sitcom Newhart’s series finale; He’ll be on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. The Newhart finale was voted the most memorable final scene of a series finale by TV Guide. The show brought back Bob Newhart’s former TV series wife, Suzanne Pleshette, in a

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    Bob Newhart to be honored by Emmy organizers

    At 80, stand-up comedian Bob Newhart is finally getting official recognition for his contribution to the entertainment industry. On June 1st, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will celebrate the “first solo straight man’s” 50th year in show business. In simpler terms, the Emmy Awards are celebrating Bob Newhart. The Academy noted the release of his debut stand-up comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, was first released

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