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  • Jennifer Garner blames old lice episode for missing Clooney's wedding

    Jennifer Garner blames old lice episode for missing Clooney's wedding
    Blame it on the lice! Jennifer Garner faulted the little critters for not getting an invitation to George Clooney's Venetian wedding. The "Men Women & Children" star, 42, who is married to Clooney's "Argo" collaborator Ben Affleck, stopped by "The...
  • Evolving 'Clean Comedian' Brian Regan Happy Sticking To Standup

    Evolving 'Clean Comedian' Brian Regan Happy Sticking To Standup
    For many stand-up comics, comedy was not their first career option. Jeff Foxworthy initially toiled at IBM working on mainframes. Paul Mecurio made a very nice living as an attorney. Brian Regan was on the way to becoming an accountant. But a funny...
  • Joan Rivers dies at 81; driven diva of stand-up comedy, TV talk

    Joan Rivers dies at 81; driven diva of stand-up comedy, TV talk
    In 1986, Joan Rivers made a fateful call to her mentor Johnny Carson. Rivers, the brassy comic with the thick New York accent who had made "Can we talk?" her catchphrase, told the all-powerful host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" that she was giving up a...
  • One of show business' best-known comediennes to play Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    A trailblazing comedienne with more than 50 years in show business will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Joan Rivers, who has worked in stand-up and been the permanent guest host of "The Tonight Show" as well as the host of television reality...
  • Jay Leno Keeps The Crowds Laughing

    He may be off late night TV but longtime "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno continues doing his nighttime shtick. But he's doing it these days as part of his live tour that comes to University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Center...
  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Passion and love drive Jay Leno to fill a 130-car garage

    Passion and love drive Jay Leno to fill a 130-car garage
    On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence. Wedged into the cockpit of the 903-horsepower hybrid P1, Leno darts around a curve and leans into the throttle. With the midday roads free of traffic,...
  • Meredith Vieira: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Her New Talkshow

    If anybody can make a new syndicated daytime talkshow work, it'll be Meredith Vieira. The veteran journo and TV host ably demonstrated her skills in her Monday luncheon session to tubthump her NBCUniversal-distribbed yakker at the Television Critics...
  • Joan Rivers on 'Diary of a Mad Diva'

    Joan Rivers on 'Diary of a Mad Diva'
    It wasn't long ago that Joan Rivers' career seemed to be — as she might have put it, ever so delicately — in the toilet. Banned for decades from "The Tonight Show," younger insult comics like Kathy Griffin and Lisa Lampanelli breathing down...