• Tig Notaro massive internal bleeding cause for hospitalization (Video)

    Tig Notaro collapsed and was rushed to the hospital on Nov. 7 after performing in Philadelphia, where doctors found a cyst had burst causing “massive” internal bleeding, the comedian told her fans earlier today. This news comes days after Notaro was forced to cancel a string of tour dates due to what has just been described as a hospitalization. Below is Notaro’s complete Facebook message: dearest humans- it is me,

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

    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 done it again, albeit in a much different fashion. Whang, who can be seen on the new season of Arrested Development as one of Lucille Bluth’s inmate

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    Comedian Tig Notaro diagnosed with cancer

    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, “Thank you, thank you, I have cancer, thank you, I have cancer, really, thank you.” She wasn’t joking. “Applause gave way

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

    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 200 episodes of the two aforementioned UPN shows from 1996 to 2004, Wilson began her career as a stand-up comedian, eventually making high-profile

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

    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, claims he’s fighting the disease with cannabis. Instead of smoking marijuana, however, he currently ingests hemp oil before going to bed so, “I won’t be woozy all

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

    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 YouTube through this year, the most recent video just two weeks ago (see below), where Shock expressed his gratitude for the care he received

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

    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 wrote on his Facebook page. “According to the doctors, I have somewhere between 7 and 9 months to live. The tumor has

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    Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

    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 been fighting brain cancer on and off since 2008, but thanks to efforts from his father, the teen has been able to laugh

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    Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock chronicles his treatments through videos

    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,” the former member of the legendary Texas Outlaw Comics tells us through dispersed

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

    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 with rectal cancer, has written an open letter to the creators of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park petitioning them to license their character Mr. Hankey

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    “50/50” stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

    It seems in a world of trailers designed to trick people into watching a different film than the one that was actually made, a movie delivering on what it promised would seem out of the question. 50/50 bucks that trend and fulfilled on what every TV spot, late night TV appearance and junket has been claiming what the movie would be. Simply, it’s a comedy starring Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen,

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    Wanda Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres she had a double mastectomy

    Aside from her stand-up comedy, I’ve come to know and love Wanda Sykes for her work on the always hilarious Curb Your Enthusiasm. She’s a perfect foil for Larry David, whose awkwardness – especially where race is concerned – never fails to cause a whole lot of problems for everyone. Needless to say, given her prolific acting and stand-up career, the news she broke on Ellen today for Monday’s episode

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    Robert Schimmel, 1950 – 2010: Never before seen, uncut video interview

    The comedy world lost a legendary performer Friday. Robert Schimmel was 60 years old when he succumbed to injuries he sustained during an Aug. 26 car accident in Arizona. In the end, the details of his death are unimportant. What’s important is that we remember what he contributed to the art of comedy. Schimmel was a fearless performer, constantly challenging his audience with honest and many times x-rated bits on

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