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FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the "Dick Van Dyke Show," during the annual Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. 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 man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo, File)
June 30, 2020 - 9:11 pm
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 man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. 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 man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)
June 30, 2020 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner’s persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend or favorite uncle — that you could forget that he was an architect of...
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FILE - This May 14, 2019 file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel at the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but, in a lengthy statement, said he was frustrated that his “thoughtless moments” are being used to diminish his criticism of injustices. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2020 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes. “I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, D.L. Hughley speaks during TV One's "Uncensored" and "The D.L. Hughley Show" panel during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Hughley has announced he's tested positive for COVID-19, following his collapse onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 21, 2020 - 12:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee. The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy nightclub on Friday night and was hospitalized, news...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Conan O'Brien introduces Tom Cruise to present a clip from "Top Gun: Maverick" on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts - five of them white men - turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual - a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS' O'Brien noted - for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try and make sense of them for their audiences. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 02, 2020 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable...
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In this April 20, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks underneath a marquee advertising a "Laughter is Healing" stand-up comedy livestream event at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. With comedy clubs closed and concert tours put on hold, comics like Craig Robinson, Tiffany Haddish, Will C and others are keeping the jokes flowing on webcasts and Zoom calls even without the promise of a payday, because they say the laughs are needed now more than ever.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 28, 2020 - 9:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up. That’s why the popular star of TV, film and stand-up decided to crack wise about ways to survive in the year of coronavirus in a nearly empty room recently while dressed in a bright...
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FILE - This May 10, 2017, file photo shows an NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York. For the first time in its lengthy history, "Saturday Night Live" on April 11, 2020, held an all-quarantine version, with stars delivering taped material primarily from their homes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 12, 2020 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” tried its first “quarantine version" of the comedy show, with Tom Hanks, one of the first celebrities to disclose he had the coronavirus, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and the comedy show's entire cast phoning in with jokes from home. After being gone for more...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, Tim Brooke-Taylor holds his OBE after being presented it by Queen Elizabeth, outside Buckingham Palace in London. British comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of comedy trio The Goodies, has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 79. Brooke-Taylor’s agent says he died Sunday, April 12, 2020 “from COVID-19.”(John Stillwell/PA via AP)
April 12, 2020 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — British performer Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of comedy trio The Goodies, has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 79. Brooke-Taylor’s agent says he died Sunday morning “from COVID-19.” Brooke-Taylor was part of Cambridge University’s Footlights revue, the breeding...
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This Feb. 29, 2020 photo released by NBC shows Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che during the Weekend Update sketch on "Saturday Night Live" in New York. The show will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. NBC says the comedy sketch show will include include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members. The material will be produced remotely, in compliance with efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
April 09, 2020 - 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC said Thursday. The material will be produced...
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This March 1, 2011, photo shows Japanese comedian Ken Shimura in Tokyo. Shimura, the nationally popular comedian, who said was drawing inspired from Jerry Lewis, has died of the COVID-19 pneumonia, a first known celebrity victim of the virus in Japan. He was 70. Shimura, who had fans of all generations with his slapstick jokes and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital, died of the virus Sunday, March 29, his agency, Izawa Office, said.(Kyodo News via AP)
March 30, 2020 - 2:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70. Shimura, who attracted fans of all generations with his slapstick comedy and...
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