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By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
In his new show, “Just for Us”, comedian Alex Edelman explores his Jewish roots and tells the story of the evening he attended a meeting of white supremacists in Queens, New York. NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green spoke with Edelman about…
By Zachary Green, Ivette Feliciano
Her combination of sweetness and edginess gave life to a roster of quirky characters in shows from the sitcom “Life With Elizabeth” in the early 1950s to oddball Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” in the ’80s to '00s with…
By Frazier Moore, Associated Press
Most widely known as the curmudgeonly libertarian Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Nick Offerman admits to several similarities with his character: a love of carpentry, whiskey, and the great outdoors. Now, Offerman is turning his attention…
By Christopher Booker
Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
Paul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died. He was 79.
By Amna Nawaz, Maea Lenei Buhre, Lynsey Jeffery, Joshua Barajas
There’s a rising voice in late-night comedy: Ziwe Fumudoh. The comedian, who goes by her first name, debuted her no-holds-barred take on race and social issues in America on television on Sunday in a new self-titled sketch show. Amna Nawaz…
By Lynsey Jeffery
Ahead of the premiere of Ziwe's new late-night show, we had some rapid-fire questions of our own.
Beloved comedy writer, actor and director Carl Reiner died Monday night of natural causes. His prolific career spanned seven decades and influenced virtually every entertainment genre, from television to Broadway theater. Amna Nawaz takes a look back at Reiner’s accomplished…
By Mike Stewart, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight…
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