Comedians

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"Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations" Blu-ray Review

For nine years, some of the classic Laurel and Hardy comedies have been restored by a team made up of UCLA's Film and Television Archive department, Jeff Joseph/Sabucat, and the Library of Congress. Now, a Blu-ray release of the films are available to purchase. Marshall Fish reviews the set.

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Comedic Legend: Benny Hill

For almost four decades, Benny Hill was a prominent British culture figure. The Benny Hill show established itself as a remarkable worldwide television comedy success story. It was one of the most-watched television comedy shows in the history of the United Kingdom.

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Comedy Legend: Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield was a successful stand-up comedian, musician, author, actor as well as a voice artist. He was known for his one-liners and his catchphrase “I get no respect.”

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Chris Farley: Comedic Legend

Chris Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1964. He was a very successful American comedian and actor. Farley is remembered for his acting on shows like Saturday Night Live and in movies like Beverly Hills Ninja, Tommy Boy and more.

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Laurel and Hardy: Trivia About Hollywood's Greatest Comedy Team

If you're a fan of Laurel and Hardy films, here's an inside look at some of the less known facts about the comedy duo. Laurel and Hardy films and shorts have withstood the test of time, and today, partly due to the Stan & Ollie movie, the two entertainers are as popular as ever.

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16 Funniest Women in America

This articles suggests a list of the best contemporary female comedians in America. A short biography is provided for each woman, as well as a summary of her achievements and a personal quote.

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The Career of Karl Pilkington, a Unique Entertainer

A summary of the interesting career of British comedian, writer, and entertainer, Karl Pilkington.

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Curly Howard Was One of the Most Beloved Members of the Three Stooges

The real name of Curly Howard was Lester Horwitz. He was the youngest of the family and determined to follow his brothers into show business. Some consider him the most popular of the Three Stooges.

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An Evening With John Cleese and the Holy Grail

Last year, a dear friend treated my wife and me to a screening of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. I did not realize Cleese was still touring. If you can still catch him, don't miss out.

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4 Movies Where Comedians Acted Serious and Did an Amazing Job

Four movies where usually funny actors took a serious role, and blew our minds.

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Stand-Up Comedy: Want to Try It?

Although I'm not a regularly nationally touring comedian, I won the Jay Leno Comedy Challenge and opened for comedians Drew Carey and Jeff Dunham.

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Comedians and Mental Illness

When Robin Williams committed suicide he joined a group of funny people whose lives were tortured by mental demons.

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Amy Poehler Quotes to Live By

Amy Poehler is best known for her comedy work, but she's definitely much more than just a comedian - she's a writer, producer, director, business lady, mother and, definitely, an empowered woman.

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The Funniest Stand-up Comedians

A list of my favorite stand-up comedians

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Harry Secombe: A Wonderful Tenor, Comedian, Actor, and Author

Harry Secombe was a Welsh comedian, actor, and author with a wonderful tenor singing voice. He was a cast member of The Goon Show, a very popular radio comedy.

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What Is Dave Chappelle Doing These Days?

Dave Chappelle is back doing stand-up comedy! On March 21, 2017, Netflix streamed two new specials!

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Laugh-In: The Comedy of Ruth Buzzi

Undoubtedly, we all have our lists of bests: best cars, best hotels, best places to live, etc. When it comes to all time best comediennes, Ruth Buzzi is certainly on my top ten list.

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The Marx Brothers: A Comedy Team Far Ahead of their Time

Learn the story of the Marx Brothers.

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Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield, the Prince of the One-Liners

74 one-liner jokes that will never go out-of-date! You may remember Rodney Dangerfield – the nervous, twitching comic with bulging eyeballs, a trademark red tie he was constantly adjusting, and the...

10 of the Greatest Living Standup Comedians

There are many good comedians and choosing ten out of them all is not easy. One needs good criteria to maintain standards. The most important criterion for this list is that all comedians chosen practice what I call pure comedy. Many excellent...