Comedy Performance

Russell Simmons talks 'Def Comedy Jam 25' and series return

Sep 25, 2017

Russell Simmons says not much has changed for black comics since he created "Def Comedy Jam" in 1992

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy's new role

Sep 22, 2017

Comic Jimmy Kimmel's withering attacks on Republican health care legislation have become a major part of the debate this week

The Latest: A bar _ for engraving _ is hit at Emmys ball

Sep 18, 2017

The Latest: A bar, where winners get their Emmy Awards engraved with their names, is the big hit of the post-show Governors Ball

Bob Newhart gets a TV marathon; 'Big Bang Theory' ahead

Sep 15, 2017

Bob Newhart is pleased that his 1970s sitcom about a psychologist and his quirky patients and pals will mark its 45th anniversary with a TV marathon

Tiffany Haddish reflects on 25 years of 'Def Comedy Jam'

Sep 11, 2017

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish reflects on 25 years of 'Def Comedy Jam'

Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died

Sep 1, 2017

Comedian Shelley Berman, whose groundbreaking routines in the 1950s and 1960s addressed the annoyances of everyday life, has died

Who's sorry now? Not Kathy Griffin over Trump photo, video

Aug 29, 2017

Kathy Griffin is taking back her apology for a photo in which she held up a fake severed head of President Donald Trump

Paisley hopes to land punchlines with first comedy special

Aug 11, 2017

Brad Paisley credits his hosting duties with Carrie Underwood on the Country Music Awards as the gateway to his first comedy special. The "Brad Paisley Comedy Rodeo" premieres Tuesday on Netflix.

Louis C.K: He's left behind 'Louie' character, maybe show

Aug 9, 2017

Louis C.K. says if he resumes his FX comedy series it won't be the same because he's changed.

A would-be rap star seizes office in ABC comedy 'The Mayor'

Aug 6, 2017

In the new ABC comedy "The Mayor," an unlikely outsider wins political office: Sound familiar

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