NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An audience member called 911 on an Egyptian-American comedian who made a joke about being of Middle Eastern descent.
The caller called police Sunday, one day after Ahmed...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances and give up-and-coming comics a chance to hone their talents.
The late-night talk show host joined casino giant Caesars Entertainment in announcing plans Wednesday for the newest comedy club in Sin City.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Ken Jeong's medical degree is nothing to laugh at.
The comedian's training came in handy Saturday when an audience member began having a seizure while Jeong was performing at a comedy club in Phoenix.
The actor's representative, Michelle Margolis, confirmed reports that the 48-year-old Jeong and an emergency medical technician in the audience helped the woman until paramedics arrived. She was taken to a hospital. There was no immediate word on the woman's identity or condition.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's renowned sketch comedy club The Second City has expanded its class offerings for people with autism to include teenagers in the city's suburbs.
The comedy club has partnered with the Lisle-based Giant Steps to expand its Improv for Autism program, the Chicago Tribune reported. Giant Steps runs a private school for students with autism and offers therapy and other programming.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American actor and comedian Will Ferrell isn't just at the Australian Open this week for the tennis. He also came to (jokingly) announce his retirement from acting.
"I have kind of done all the movies I want to do. It's a great way to go out," Ferrell told the media at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
It was just one of several lighthearted moments during an unusual news conference with former No. 1 Jim Courier that felt more like an impromptu comedy club routine.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls appears to have a problem with humor. Or at least comedy. More specifically, comedy clubs. Over the last 15 years, a string of comedy clubs have closed, their names now line up like gravestones of the local comedy scene.
Funny Bone. Closed. Fat Daddy's. Closed. Nitwits. Closed. Rookies. Closed. Wacko's. Closed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The godfather of comedy has a few secrets to share: First, he never intended to become the godfather of comedy, never had any idea how to accomplish the feat and, a half-century later, isn't quite sure how he did it.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Next Wednesday evening, Steve Thompson will stand up in a comedy club and talk about something profoundly unfunny: cancer.
Thompson, 47, a teacher and coach in Hanover County, was diagnosed this year with stage 4 colon cancer.
"Stage 4 is the worst," he said. "But I just consider the alternatives. What are you going to do? It doesn't help to sit around and mope. It helps to get up and move, so I get up and move as much as I can."
NEW YORK (AP) — Dying is easy. Playing the owner of a circa-1970s L.A. comedy club — THAT'S hard.
"But when I say that it was hard and that it was a reach for me, I mean: Those are the things that interested me as an actor," says Melissa Leo, who stars as Goldie, the tough-love gatekeeper to fame and fortune for a rising wave of standup comics on "I'm Dying Up Here," which premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on Showtime.