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2 years 4 weeks ago

Phyllis Diller passes away at 95

Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, has died in Los Angeles. Her longtime manager says she died this morning in her sleep. She survived a near-fatal heart attack in 1999. Diller was a staple of nightclubs and television from...

3 years 7 months ago

Comedy group to perform in Pueblo

The legendary comedy group The Second City will appear at Colorado State University- Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall on February 1. The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world's best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who's who of American comedy, as it...

3 years 11 months ago

Mel Gibson gets cameo in 'Hangover 2'

Mel Gibson will make a cameo in "The Hangover 2" as a tattoo artist. The film, a sequel to the 2009 hit comedy "The Hangover," is beginning production, with a release scheduled for May 2011. Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, declined to comment. Gibson might...

4 years 5 months ago

Comedy Central picks up 'The Onion Sports Network'

Viacom's Comedy Central is picking up "The Onion Sports Network" series, a satire on the world of sports. The half-hour series will premiere in the first quarter. Comedy Central bills the pilot and 10-episode series as taking on "teams, players, leagues, sycophantic fans, ridiculous products and over-hyped coverage." The series...

4 years 5 months ago

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin returns to 'SNL'

She's back and wearing leather. Tina Fey reprised her impression of Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" while hosting the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday night. It was Fey's first performance as the former Alaska governor since her iconic impressions during the 2008 presidential campaign when Palin was the...

4 years 6 months ago

Actor Peter Graves dead of heart attack at 83

Peter Graves, the tall, stalwart actor likely best known for his portrayal of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in the long-running television series "Mission: Impossible," died Sunday. Graves died of an apparent heart attack outside his Los Angeles home, publicist Sandy...

4 years 6 months ago

'South Park' ready to take on Tiger

Golf clubs in hands or not, the kids of "South Park" are ready to take on Tiger Woods. No subject is sacred for creators of the Comedy Central cartoon. So for the opening of its 14th season on Wednesday, the troubled golfer encounters Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in...

4 years 7 months ago

Palin slams 'Family Guy' over Down character

Sarah Palin is lashing out at the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy "Family Guy." In a Facebook posting headlined "Fox Hollywood - What a Disappointment," the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and current Fox News contributor said Sunday night's episode felt like...

4 years 8 months ago

Conan's ratings soar as NBC exit nears

Conan O'Brien's ratings are soaring as he nears a bitter exit from NBC's "Tonight Show," his ridicule of his network executives apparently resonating in a country filled with the unemployed. His ratings Friday were 50 percent higher than they've been this season, and he beat CBS' David Letterman, according...

4 years 8 months ago

Leno-O'Brien troubles become SNL fodder

"Saturday Night Live" weighed in on the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien late-night brouhaha even though the show's executive producer has had close ties to O'Brien. In SNL's opening sketch last night, cast members playing Leno and O'Brien were shown appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live." O'Brien was portrayed as somewhat humorless,...

4 years 11 months ago

NBC's `30 Rock' repeat winner at Emmys

NBC's "30 Rock" claims its third straight comedy series trophy. "Mad Men" repeats as the Emmy winner for the best drama series. Glenn Close is also a repeat winner. She takes the lead actress trophy for her performance as a ruthless trial attorney on "Damages." Bryan Cranston's turn as a...

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