Comedy Performance

Cast member Vanessa Bayer leaving 'SNL'

May 20, 2017

'Saturday Night Live' is losing cast member Vanessa Bayer following Saturday's season finale

CBS pairs 'Big Bang' & spin-off; O'Brien re-ups with TBS

May 17, 2017

CBS will pair "The Big Bang Theory" with its spin-off sibling this fall. Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O'Brien that runs through 2022.

NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'

May 14, 2017

NBC hopes to revive its 'must-see TV' Thursday night franchise this fall with a reboot of the comedy 'Will & Grace' and by moving its heartwarming hit 'This is Us' to the same night.

'Infowars' host Jones says his on-air persona not a 'trick'

Apr 21, 2017

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has testified that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show

Popular Chinese comedian faces weapon, drug charges in NY

Apr 7, 2017

A popular Chinese comedian and former judge on the "China's Got Talent" television program is facing drug and weapon charges on Long Island

Fox News gives comedy talk show 'Red Eye' a pink slip

Apr 4, 2017

Fox News is giving "Red Eye" the pink slip

Mike Epps sorry for dancing with kangaroo on Detroit stage

Apr 3, 2017

Actor and comedian Mike Epps is apologizing for dancing on stage with a kangaroo in front of a screaming crowd at a Detroit comedy show

Sasheer Zamata finds her voice away from 'SNL' in new show

Mar 30, 2017

The Associated Press sat down with Sasheer Zamata, the 30-year-old comedian from "Saturday Night Live," to ask about her special, her sketch skills and whether she puts any limits on her comedy

CBS reaches deal to keep 'Big Bang Theory' on air

Mar 20, 2017

CBS, Warner Brothers announce deal to keep television's most popular comedy, 'The Big Bang Theory,' on the air for at least two more years

Comedian Artie Lange arrested over drug possession

Mar 17, 2017

Comedian Artie Lange was arrested recently on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home

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