• Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and 9 funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    Rare Robin Williams performance to air on SiriusXM

    SiriusXM announced Wednesday that they will be honoring the late Robin Williams with a week of special programming starting October 15. The special programming will air on the Comedy Greats channel which can be found on channel 94. Robin Williams had a historic 42-year career as a stand-up comedian and actor. Remembered by many for his iconic roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, and his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting,

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    Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

    Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she’s psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts – like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin – the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely away. And get this; she’s been doing stand-up since she was 14. Fourteen. What were you doing at fourteen? If you’re like me, you were probably

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    Robin Williams Trust Restricts use of comedian’s likeness for 25 years

    While absolutely everyone is still mourning the hell out of Robin Williams, this bit of news is perhaps the one instance where fans might feel relieved that they won’t be seeing more of the comedian any time soon. As reported earlier last week, it was revealed that the Robin Williams Trust has imposed very strict control over the likeness rights of the beloved late comedian and actor. Specifically, no commercial

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    Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

    Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information while giggling openly over the placard that says “homo erectus.” That’s because Kirkman – author, podcaster, and most importantly, comedian – seems to always be

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    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer features Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais (Video)

    When we lost Robin Williams to suicide earlier this year, Robin Williams thankfully left a handful of not-yet-released projects for our enjoyment even after his death. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, wherein he reprises his role as President Theodore Roosevelt, is one of those projects. Secret of the Tomb, the third in the Night at the Museum franchise, hits theaters Dec. 19, but Twentieth Century Fox just

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    Wayne Brady reveals depression battle: You don’t want to move in the complete darkness (Video)

    In yet another reminder that depression can greatly affect anyone – regardless of success or fame – comedian, actor and Let’s Make A Deal host Wayne Brady has revealed he has battled depression most of his life and hit rock bottom last June on his 42nd birthday. “I was by myself, in my bedroom and I had a complete breakdown…Just imagine for yourself a man in underwear in his room

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    Aaron Lewis Flubs National Anthem At World Series Game 5! Watch Video of Staind Singer’s Failure Three Years After He Slammed Christina Aguilera For Messing Up ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Lyrics

    What’s the only thing worse than screwing up the national anthem at a baseball game? Messing up the “Star-Spangled Banner” at a nationally-televised World Series game, of course! Staind’s Aaron Lewis learned that the hard way, as video of his epic fail during Sunday’s Game 5 is going viral. Aaron Lewis botched the national anthem right at the start, confusing the second line of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with lyrics later

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    Robin Williams remembered: Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon share stories on The Tonight show (Video)

    More than a month after Robin Williams’ death, most people continue to remember the comedy legend fondly. And it’s clear that Williams’ colleagues and contemporaries have nothing but respect for him, as evidenced by Billy Crystal’s appearance this past week on The Tonight Show. The at times archaic sounding comedian did a good job of keeping the vaudeville to a minimum, instead trading stories with Jimmy Fallon about his fallen

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    Robin Williams Time magazine cover: eBay user wants $10,000 for misprint. What do you think? (Poll)

    Everyone dealt with the death of Robin Williams differently. Some of us cried. Some of us watched every Robin Williams movie we could get our hands on. And some of us registered a new eBay account and tried to make money off the world’s loss of an icon. Well, that’s what eBay user “Warnecathe” did, anyway. It’s true. “Warnecathe” registered for an account on Aug. 21 and uploaded one item—

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    Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now

    Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout

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    Endorsed by Patch Adams, LaughMD wants to give hospital patients free comedy programming (Video)

    There’s no denying Patch Adams, the 1998 movie starring Robin Williams as the real-life Dr. Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams, moved millions of people. The movie centered on Adams, who eventually established an organization that sends volunteers dressed as clowns to cheer up patients around the world. And while we all know laughter isn’t really the best medicine, studies have shown laughter absolutely helps. In fact, Gilda’s LaughFest promotes that very concept

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    Billy Crystal’s Robin Williams Emmys tribute: Read and watch the full speech

    If you missed Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams last night during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, we’ve dropped the full video below. We’ve also transcribed the entire speech. Enjoy. He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters, for our troops overseas and even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish. He made us laugh, big

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    David Letterman’s Robin Williams tribute: I had no idea he was in pain (Video)

    Last night on Late Show, David Letterman delivered a 10-minute tribute to Robin Williams, a man he first met at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles 38 years ago. The suicide of Robin Williams has seemingly affected the world of comedy and entertainment in a much more sincere and powerful way than most celebrity deaths. And Letterman has felt that pain as well. At the end of the tribute, Letterman

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    Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

    Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recently. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” Williams’ wife Susan Schneider said in a statement today. Schneider’s full statement is below: Robin

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