Articles tagged comedians

14 Aug 2015 // 11:16 AM

Amy Schumer Soars with the Rise of the Supercomic

At 34, Schumer is benefiting from the rise of the supercomedian, the elite group of stand-up comics who have been catapulted into the kind of fame once reserved for rock stars.

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The Modern Wit by Shelley Klein

Combining blurts from celebrities with well-crafted words from comedians just because they make us laugh is rather like comparing rollercoasters with root canals because they both make us scream.

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6 Mar 2008 // 8:59 PM

Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin

Zoglin frames stand-up comedians who achieved artistic maturity during the ‘70s as the “forgotten heroes” of the cultural revolution that rocked the country from Vietnam until the Reagan era.

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13 Dec 2007 // 8:59 PM

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin

No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.

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1 Oct 2007 // 5:03 AM

For entertainer George Carlin, comedy is a secret weapon. “Laughter is a completely Zen moment. When a person laughs, they’re completely defenseless,” he explains

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19 Sep 2007 // 3:56 AM

ROME—Beppe Grillo usually leaves `em laughing. But the mop-haired comedian’s latest ribald attack on the political elite in Italy—a Web-based, hip-hop campaign

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8 Jun 2007 // 4:01 AM

Richard Lewis is anything but unhappy

Here’s how far Richard Lewis will go for a laugh, especially when his good buddy, “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David, is

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Kathy Griffin’s ‘Life on the D-List’ begins new season

PASADENA, Calif.—You’d think that someone with a reality show wouldn’t have much to hide. Not so with standup comic Kathy Griffin. Griffin

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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