Time names Comedy Center one of ‘World’s Greatest Places’
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The National Comedy Center in western New York is on Time Magazine's annual list of must-see destinations.
Time's 2019 list of the "World's 100 Greatest Places"...
Now you see it: Podcaster Mike Rowe has book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Podcaster Mike Rowe has decided to write a few things down.
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Thursday that Rowe is adapting material from his popular...
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The National Comedy Center is open for laughs in "I Love Lucy" comedian Lucille Ball's hometown.
The $50 million cultural institution is in the western New York city of Jamestown and tells the story of comedy from its origins to the present with a mix of interactive exhibits, a hologram theater and comedy artifacts such as the late George Carlin's archives.
Today in History for May 12th
In my opinion, the greatest comic of all time is George Carlin, and his best quotation is a two-parter. The first half’s just an opinion (although, based on current events, hard to dispute), while the second part is logically incontrovertible: “The average person is a moron. And, by the definition of ‘average,’ half the country is even stupider than he is.”
Western New York’s National Comedy Center will open in August with Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
Western New York's National Comedy Center will open in August with Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
JAMESTOWN, New York – The National Comedy Center, opening this summer in western New York, has amassed a star-studded cast of comedians to celebrate its debut, including Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Dan Aykroyd and others.
The new museum will open in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, on August 1, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
“Life is a series of dogs.” - George Carlin
Although it snowed this week, we are technically in spring by two weeks now. Since temperatures will be warming up that means more outside activates for people and their pets. As pet owners, we need to be sure that our pets are safe when left outside alone.
Road rage has been making headlines again, with irate drivers last month wielding baseball bats, pistols, pellet guns and even fists and feet against those who annoy them in traffic.
We all need to get a grip — but how? Highways seem more clogged than ever, pavement is in post-winter disrepair, and real or imagined time pressures have so many of us feeling stressed and behind schedule.
National Comedy Center acquires Shelley Berman archives
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The new National Comedy Center has added the archives of late comedian Shelley Berman to its collection.
The Grammy Award winner died in September at age 92.
The donation to the western New York center comes from his wife of more than 70 years, Sarah Berman. It includes photos, scripts, scrapbooks, Berman's 1959 Gold Records and his trademark stool.
Growing up in the Bronx, N.Y., Gina Brillon enjoyed the comedy of such stars as George Carlin. She also loved to watch Mel Brooks’ movies, and pretty much anything else that was funny, that her parents allowed her to see.
A stand-up comic since she was 17, she’s also a huge Whoopi Goldberg fan. When Brillon was on “The View,” she got to meet her idol and was especially thrilled when Goldberg recited some of Brillon’s comedic lines to her.
Greg Carlin wants to make fitness fun at his new Play: CLE (photos)
Greg Carlin opened Play:CLE in Avon on Dec. 2 to serve up fitness and fun.
Cleveland creds: from Parma and Strongsville; lifelong local except for nine years in Athens, O.
Currently lives: Rocky River
Schooling: Strongsville High, bachelor's and master's from Ohio University
George Carlin has nothing on Donald Trump.
George gave us the seven words you can never say on television. The Donald gave us the seven words you can never put in government documents.
Guess what? They’re not the same words.
Unfortunately, the words George couldn’t say on television are also words we don’t print in the newspaper.
“Mike & Molly,” “Sun Records” star Billy Gardell returns to his stand up roots
For six years, Billy Gardell answered to “Mike,” as in Officer Mike Biggs, the character he played on the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly” alongside Melissa McCarthy as Molly.
Earlier this year, Gardell went by Colonel, starring in the CMT miniseries “Sun Records” as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager.
But before he was the Colonel, and before he was Mike, the actor was Billy Gardell, stand-up comedian.
Today in History for May 12th
With the tap of a finger, Jim Himes banished the Twitter troll — her avatar being a Confederate flag — to purgatory.
The congressman blocked her; but not all “mean Tweets” are created equal.
Pull a George Carlin’s “seven dirty words,” that’ll get you blocked. Ditto for race-baiting and isolated threats of violence, which Himes said are flagged for U.S. Capitol Police.
Make no mistake, stand-up comic Big Jay Oakerson has a way with words. All of them — including many with four letters that would probably make your grandma blush.
“Yeah, I guess you could describe me as crowd oriented, interactive and very dirty,” said Oakerson, laughing, during a recent telephone interview.
Oakerson, a New Yorker, is bringing his “gritty, blue-collar humor” to Mohegan Sun’s Comix comedy club for four shows, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18.