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.
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.”
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.
When Robin Williams committed suicide he joined a group of funny people whose lives were tortured by mental demons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at how (deceased) comedian George Carlin unapologetically challenged the status quo, why it mattered, and how it shaped my world view.
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.
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.
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.
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.