• 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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    Roseanne Barr makes first stand-up appearance since Roseanne cancelation

    Roseanne Barr is back on stage. The controversial comic performed stand-up on Saturday for the first time since ABC canceled her Roseanne remake series last spring. She joined a clearly surprised and delighted Andrew Dice Clay for an impromptu performance at the Laugh Factory at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. The two outspoken comics, who rose to fame in the 1980s, even danced together in front of a wildly cheering

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    7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    Roseanne Barr will speak to Israeli Parliament

    Roseanne Barr appears to have a new gig: foreign diplomat? Barr announced that she will travel to Israel next month to speak to the country’s parliament. “While I intend to further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history, I have important work to do as a voice against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement,” the comedian said in a statement. BDS stands for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

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    11 comedians who are more conservative than you thought

    Stand-up comedians, as well as the rest of the entertainment industry, are typically seen as liberals and anti-Trump. Although you probably saw many popular comedy stars campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or encouraging a blue wave during last week’s midterm elections, it’s not common you see celebrities defending President Donald Trump. On Sunday, November 4, a pro-Trump “Deplorables” comedy tour kicked off in Dallas with a show the following night in Houston.

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    Last Comic Standing winner is Rod Man!

    After 13 emotional and action packed episodes of Last Comic Standing, comedians Lachlan Patterson, Rod Man and Nikki Carr were left to battle it out for the title of Last Comic Standing, $250,000, an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted development deal with Universal Television. In the end, judges Roseanne Barr, Russell Peters and Keenen Ivory Wayans decided Rod Man was the best rising comedian in the United States.

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    Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

    Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks. Comedian J.B. Smoove will take over hosting duties each week on the nationally-televised stand-up comedy competition. Sticking to the standard three-person

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    Roseanne developing new show for NBC, will appear on three episodes of The Office

    With a failed television pilot and an equally unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the United States behind her, comedy icon Roseanne Barr is ready to take another stab at television stardom. Teaming up with Steven Greener, who helped helm Roseanne’s Nuts, Barr’s 2011 reality series for Lifetime, the comedian is developing a series for NBC, the same network who last year passed on Downwardly Mobile, a show that would’ve

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

    Comedy Central is pairing up two of America’s fiercest comedians for the upcoming roast of Roseanne. The network announced today that award-winning comedian and actress Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master to lead the slaughter in August. “I’ve long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one. But because I don’t have the cajones to say anything offensive to her face, I will be hosting the proceedings,” said Lynch.

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    Tom Arnold has ‘no interest’ in Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband, Tom Arnold will not be participating in the comedian’s roast that is set to tape and will air on Comedy Central in August. Arnold’s representative told TMZ, “He has absolutely no interest in being a part of [the roast].” The two have brawled in the past and joked about each other post-marriage, whether it be on the Howard Stern Show, on Conan (below) or in a stand-up

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    Comedy Central announces Roseanne roast, will be ‘reminiscent of classic roasts’

    Comedy Central is rolling out the red carpet for one of America’s most outspoken and pioneering comedians. The network announced today that Roseanne Barr will be the next Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 4 and premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 pm EST. “Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to

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    Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

    Who would’ve thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin’ with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world’s most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly passionate about the late Lenny Bruce. And to prove it, his long-in-the-making documentary Looking For Lenny will hit the digital marketplace March

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    Roseanne Barr officially enters the presidential race, but would you vote for her?

    No jokes. No satire. No political pranks. Last night, comedian and trailblazing television star, writer and producer Roseanne Barr announced that she has filed the necessary paperwork to seek the Green Party presidential nomination. Back in August on The Tonight Show, Barr made an overlooked announcement (see video below) that she intended to run for this country’s highest public office. Since then, she has built a grassroots campaign, appealing to

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    Roseanne inks sitcom deal with NBC

    Back in August, we told you that Roseanne Barr, in the midst of the run of her Lifetime reality series Roseanne’s Nuts, was developing a new sitcom. And now, we can tell you that the show landed at NBC! The ensemble comedy, Downwardly Mobile, is a family-centered sitcom that will resemble — in tone and content — Barr’s now iconic sitcom Roseanne, which ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997

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