• 10 comedians who died on stage doing what they loved

    The recent death of British comic Ian Cognito made international headlines because of his comedic timing—he died onstage in the middle of his act. Officials say Cognito died as the result of a heart attack. Though there was shock over the circumstances, Cognito (born Paul Barbieri) wasn’t the first comedian to die in front of an audience, nor will he be the last. A couple of pop culture obsessives, Jeff

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    6 times Jim Carrey was freaking weird (but we loved it anyway)

    Jim Carrey—love him or hate him, his career is full of amazing work. Carrey inspired a generation of comedy lovers over the years with incredible on-camera moments. That being said, he’s got a bit of a weird streak. He is an actor, and actors aren’t actors if they’re not at least kinda weird. It almost seems to be part of the gig. Whether it’s moments from the Man on the

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    Who’s the funniest Game of Thrones character?

    With the final season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones coming up on April 14, fans will finally find out the ultimate fates of some of their favorite characters from Jon Snow to Daenerys Targaryen. But Game of Thrones isn’t just about the drama. There is a lot of comedy in the fantasy land of Westeros. From endless imp jokes to countless double entendres, you’ll laugh as much as you’ll

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    Every Will Ferrell-Adam McKay collaboration while we mourn their break-up

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are dissolving their creative partnership. The two have made millions laugh with an empire of classic films, TV shows, and their viral comedy website Funny or Die. While they will complete their remaining active projects and plan to remain friends, Ferrell and McKay have mutually decided to go on their separate ways creatively. As co-creators of Gary Sanchez Productions, the two have been closely linked

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    Roseanne Barr, Stephen Colbert, and 9 other comedians who ran for office

    A comedian might become the next president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy is one of the 39 candidates to throw their name into a crowded presidential race, which will most likely culminate in a runoff election on April 21. Zelenskiy is in the lead with an estimated 30.6 percent of the vote according to exit polls in contrast to the incumbent’s Petro Poroshenko estimated 17.8 percent. Zelenskiy is well known in

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    What not to ask female comedians (and what you can ask instead)

    Women in comedy get asked all kinds of questions in interviews, during blind dates, or even in an Uber. You might be surprised at how often these ladies get the same old unoriginal, annoying, or somewhat offensive questions from just about everyone they talk to. Much like how Hollywood actresses are tired of answering, “Who are you wearing?” on the red carpet, there are a couple of questions that women in

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    Ram Dass: Why are comedians following this spiritual leader?

    Ram Dass—you’ve heard his name on podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience, You Made it Weird, and the Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Thanks to the enthusiasm of quite a few popular comedians, Ram Dass is enjoying a surge in popularity among a millennial audience.  What is it that so many comedians see in the octogenarian spiritual leader? Richard Alpert started his spiritual journey to stay high on LSD 24/7 Ram Dass

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    7 All That sketches millennials still love

    All That is coming back; ’90s kids rejoice! Last month, Nickelodeon announced the iconic sketch show for kids will return. Former All That cast member, and current SNL star, Kenan Thompson will executive produce and have a hand in the reboot’s direction. The original All That ran from 1994 to 2005 and gave kids their own sketch comedy show a la Saturday Night Live. While it’s been over a decade since

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    8 Canadian comedians you didn’t know you need to watch

    As we explained this week, the Canadian Dream means making it in America. Some of today’s leading comedy voices are from the Great White North—something that couldn’t have happened if they stuck around home. Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen, Samantha Bee, and others have found huge success in the American entertainment industry. While many Canadian comedians come to the states seeking success, some are making Canada laugh. Americans are generally not very

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    10 Crashing moments that prove Pete Holmes has one facial expression

    After three full seasons, the Pete Holmes HBO show Crashing has officially come to an end. Judd Apatow confirmed the news during a recent appearance on Conan, where he lamented the end of the series and teased the possibility of an upcoming full-length Crashing movie. Regardless of whether a full-length Crashing movie happens or not, it’s safe to say that people have a lot of opinions about the HBO series,

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    Who is Lilly Singh? 7 of her funniest YouTube moments

    With the news that Lilly Singh will replace Carson Daly on NBC’s late night line-up, many may be wondering, “Who is Lilly Singh?” We compiled your essential guide to the Indian-Canadian comedian who has been called the “Beyoncé of YouTube.” As well as being one of the platform’s highest-paid stars, IISuperwomanII, as she’s known online, is known for her signature mix of comedy that blends pop culture, stereotypes, and positivity

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    10 tips on taping your stand-up set from the bookers who watch them

    A constant plague upon my existence as a comedian is getting that elusive tape to send to bookers. For a comic, having a great video of your stand-up set is vital. You need it to get booked on just about everything from comedy clubs to Conan. However, many comedians of every experience level don’t understand what a good tape looks like. I had the pleasure of chatting with a few

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    7 indie web series that outperform their budgets

    We all know someone who “has” a web series (and has likely asked us to contribute to their Indiegogo to fund it). While companies like YouTube and Comedy Central are committing big money producing their own digital content, there is something very special about independent web series. The lighting might be all wrong and the sound might be awkward, but the jokes and performances are there. The struggle to present

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    10 “Weird Al” Yankovic songs that are secretly dark af

    ”Weird Al” Yankovic is the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time. His 2014 album Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album to debut #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. His music is loved across the globe and spans across generations young and old. While Weird Al’s music is family-friendly (there’s no swearing, foul language or graphic sexuality), the songs can get a little…weird. If you dig deep enough

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    7 things to know before making your late night stand-up debut

    No ring is shinier in a stand-up comedy career than doing a tight five-minute set on late night TV. Whether showcasing your jokes on Conan, The Tonight Show, or any other late night talk show still not hosted by a woman, the chance to show the world what you’ve got is a special moment in a comedian’s life. So special, in fact, that many top comics hold the experience as

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