Hasan Minhaj, a former correspondent for “The Daily Show,” grew up in California as the son of immigrants, experiencing childhood as a "brown kid in America." With his new show "Patriot Act" premiering this week on Netflix, Minhaj shares his…
By Steve Goldbloom
The Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope was announced on Monday... and he’s a rabbi.
By Alison Moore
Noah landed a gig as a senior international correspondent on 'The Daily Show' back in December, and in a few short months he has already become next in line for the anchor's desk.
By Andreas Hale, OZY
Known for his work in Monty Python, on “Fawlty Towers” and in various movies, comedian and writer John Cleese was originally on a path to becoming a lawyer before finding himself “accidentally” in a comedy troupe. Jeffrey Brown talks with…
By PBS NewsHour
By Larisa Epatko
Comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning at his Northern California home from an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. He was 63.
Pioneering comic Jonathan Winters brought his own brand of wild, improvisational stand-up to television in the 1950s, and continued to perform for nearly five decades. Winters died Thursday at the age of 87. Jeffrey Brown remembers the comedian with a…
Jim Lehrer talks to comedian Jonathan Winters.
By Paul Solman
The short third installment of Yoram Bauman's vlog from China is well worth the watching, highlighting the tension between the "official" China and what's really going on there. Communist Party founder Mao AND $300,000 Porsche's? Yoram asks. "Do…
By Paul Solman
EmbedVideo(1024, 514, 320); Standup economist Yoram Bauman has now made it to China and filed the second of his vlogs for us from Beijing. We found his comparison of China to Ecuador fascinating. For those…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.