• Monday comedy links: Johnny Carson, JB Smoove, more!

    See what we did there? We usually do Friday Comedy Links. We like to switch things up. But let’s be clear. The following are mostly links from last week that you may have missed. Enjoy! Johnny Carson may be dead. But his presence will live online forever, or until we all kill each other. [New York Times] Comedian Richard Belzer hosted a special on Animal Planet called The Uprising, about

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    Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

    Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really stepped it up, and have just shot Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo, Arsenio Hall, Richard Lewis, Carol Leifer, Kevin Nealon, and Richard Belzer for the

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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    Greg Giraldo, Robin Quivers, more will roast Joan Rivers

    According to the folks over at Comedy Central, Joan Rivers is “in for a rippin.'” Boy, is she ever. With roasters like Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings, looks like comedy’s original diva will be needing more than a few tissues. (If her tear ducts are still capable of forming water, that is). Festivities for

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    Exclusive photos from Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Photos by TRACI GILLAND Robert Smigel and Triumph Sarah Silverman Blue Man Group Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Richard Belzer and his pooch Rosie O’Donnell Kelsey Grammer and wife Camille Jonah Hill Susie Essman Tina Fey  

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