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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Jimmy Kimmel attends the Disney/ABC/Freeform 2018 Upfront Party at Tavern on the Green in New York. Kimmel is among Donald Trump's late-night gadflies, while producer Mark Burnett showcased the future president on "The Apprentice." Yet the two are going into business together. Kimmel and Burnett will produce a new ABC game show, "Generation Gap," described by the network as a comedy quiz show that brings family members together to compete as a team. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is among Donald Trump's late-night gadflies, while producer Mark Burnett showcased the future president on "The Apprentice." Yet the two are going into business together. Kimmel and Burnett will produce a new ABC game show, "Generation Gap," described by...
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This combination photo shows Trevor Noah, Nicole Byer and Stephen Colbert who are among the headliners announced for the 2019 New York Comedy Festival running from November 4 through November 10. (AP Photo)
August 05, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the comedy world's biggest stars — including Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Kevin Smith, Nicole Byer and Trevor Noah — will headline this year's New York Comedy Festival. The weeklong festival will also feature Norm McDonald, Randy Rainbow, Nate Bargatze, Comedy Bang! Bang!,...
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Chuck Lorre, executive producer of the CBS series "Bob Hearts Abishola," wears a hat with initials that he said stand for "Immigrants Make America Great" during a panel discussion on the show at the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 01, 2019 - 7:54 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chuck Lorre is bringing his take on immigrant life in America to CBS, and claims it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump's hardline stance on the crisis at the southern U.S. border. The creator of such hits as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon" told a TV...
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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2002 file photo shows The Smothers Brothers, Tom Smothers, left, and Dick Smothers at the Kennedy Center in Washington for the Mark Twain Prize for Humor Award ceremony honoring Bob Newhart. The duo has stepped out of retirement to commemorate the day 50 years ago when CBS canceled their show over their political impudence. The pair reunited Monday, July 29, 2019, for several appearances at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Getting fired from work isn't usually a cause to celebrate. But the Smothers Brothers aren't your run-of-the-mill comedians. The duo has stepped out of retirement to commemorate the day 50 years ago when CBS canceled their show over their political impudence. Tom and Dick Smothers...
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Executive producer/writer Jack Thorne, from left, executive producer Jane Tranter, Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda participate in HBO's "His Dark Materials" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 24, 2019 - 8:29 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — HBO's forthcoming fantasy series "His Dark Materials" and its new televangelist comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" bring wildly different worlds to the screen, yet both grapple with the same central problem: How to take on religion without degrading and demeaning viewers...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2009, file photo, author, comedian and co-founder of the Yippie party as well as stand-up satirist, Paul Krassner, 77, poses for a photo at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, has died. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, says Krassner died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He was 87. (AP Photo/Eric Reed, File)
July 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in...
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FILE - This Nov. 13, 2008 file photo shows actor Arte Johnson at the 15th Annual Lint Roller Party in Los Angeles. Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy sketch television show “Laugh-In,” died in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He was 90. A family representative says Johnson died of heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancers. (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, File)
July 03, 2019 - 7:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy sketch work on the television show "Laugh-In," has died early Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 90. Johnson died of heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer, family representative Harlan Boll said...
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July 01, 2019 - 7:20 am
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio. Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University...
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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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This photo provided by CBS shows Jim Parsons in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm...
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