Comedy performance

FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the "Dick Van Dyke Show," during the annual Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo, File)
June 30, 2020 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)
June 30, 2020 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner’s persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend or favorite uncle — that you could forget that he was an architect of...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Conan O'Brien introduces Tom Cruise to present a clip from "Top Gun: Maverick" on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego. Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts - five of them white men - turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual - a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS' O'Brien noted - for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try and make sense of them for their audiences. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 02, 2020 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable...
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In this April 20, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks underneath a marquee advertising a "Laughter is Healing" stand-up comedy livestream event at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. With comedy clubs closed and concert tours put on hold, comics like Craig Robinson, Tiffany Haddish, Will C and others are keeping the jokes flowing on webcasts and Zoom calls even without the promise of a payday, because they say the laughs are needed now more than ever.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 28, 2020 - 9:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up. That’s why the popular star of TV, film and stand-up decided to crack wise about ways to survive in the year of coronavirus in a nearly empty room recently while dressed in a bright...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2011 file photo, Tim Brooke-Taylor holds his OBE after being presented it by Queen Elizabeth, outside Buckingham Palace in London. British comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of comedy trio The Goodies, has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 79. Brooke-Taylor’s agent says he died Sunday, April 12, 2020 “from COVID-19.”(John Stillwell/PA via AP)
April 12, 2020 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — British performer Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of comedy trio The Goodies, has died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 79. Brooke-Taylor’s agent says he died Sunday morning “from COVID-19.” Brooke-Taylor was part of Cambridge University’s Footlights revue, the breeding...
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This March 1, 2011, photo shows Japanese comedian Ken Shimura in Tokyo. Shimura, the nationally popular comedian, who said was drawing inspired from Jerry Lewis, has died of the COVID-19 pneumonia, a first known celebrity victim of the virus in Japan. He was 70. Shimura, who had fans of all generations with his slapstick jokes and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital, died of the virus Sunday, March 29, his agency, Izawa Office, said.(Kyodo News via AP)
March 30, 2020 - 2:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70. Shimura, who attracted fans of all generations with his slapstick comedy and...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, INSTEAD OF FRIDAY Marsai Martin wins the award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for "Little" at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 22, 2020 - 9:36 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Marsai Martin won outstanding supporting actress in a film for her role in “Little” over superstar names at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, which recognize the achievements of actors, musicians and writers of color. Martin's award went with three more...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dean-Charles Chapman, left, director Sam Mendes, center, and George MacKay on the set of "1917." On Monday, Jan. 13, Mendes was nominated for an Oscar for best director for his work on the film. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 19, 2020 - 4:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. The Sam Mendes film won the award for theatrical motion picture at the untelevised ceremony Saturday...
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January 13, 2020 - 8:04 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Pop TV has ordered a comedy pilot focused on the most irresponsible and lazy person getting impregnated by immaculate conception. “Mother Mary” co-stars Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which ended last spring after four seasons. She plays the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will not have a host for its annual awards show. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:43 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars are going without a host again this year. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Wednesday the Feb. 9 telecast will focus on what worked last year: "huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy and star power." Last year's ceremony attracted 29...
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