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10 Tips to Help You Break into Stand-up Comedy
Check out this list of helpful tips on improving your act and getting over failure for new and struggling stand-up comedians.
Remembering 11 Hilarious Comedians Who Died Too...
Check out this list of comedians who passed away in their prime, including Lenny Bruce, John Belushi, Bernie Mac and Andy Kaufman
5 Funny Comedians Who Keep It Clean
Want to find some stand-up comedy without any foul language? Check out this list of five, including Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres
10 Funny (and Insightful) Political Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best political stand-ups, from Bill Maher to Dennis Miller.
From Gilly to Kathie Lee: Kristen Wiig's 10...
Check out this list of the best characters Kristen Wiig played on Saturday Night Live, from Target Lady to Suze Orman.
Laugh Along to These 10 Comedian Podcasts
If you're a fan of stand-up comedy, you've got to read this list of 10 podcasts by comedians that you'll want to check out.
20 Mitch Hedberg Quotes to Leave You Laughing
Read a list of the best jokes and quotes from the late, great stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg.
10 Essential Blue Collar Comedians
Check out this list of 10 essential Blue Collar comedians, from Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to a few new faces you'll want to check out.
The Best Saturday Night Live Christmas Sketches
Check out this list of the best Christmas and holiday sketches from Saturday Night Live.
10 Musical Comedians Every Comedy Fan Must Hear
Check out this list of 10 comedians who aren't afraid to pick up an instrument and sing a song, including Jimmy Fallon, Tom Lehrer, and Steve Martin.
The Birth of Modern Stand-Up: Comedy in the '70s
The 1970s marked the birth of modern stand-up comedy. From the appearance of a new generation of comedians to the rise of the comedy club, read about the decade that changed stand-up forever.
11 Movies Based on SNL Sketches, for Better or...
Check out this list, from The Blues Brothers to MacGruber. Discover why a four-minute sketch doesn't always translate to a 90-minute movie.
10 Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know
Check out my list of the 10 comedians who are making the biggest splash in stand-up today from Jeff Dunham to Kathy Griffin.
Why Stand-Up Comedy Experienced Such a Boom in...
History of Stand-up Comedy - Stand-up Comedy in the 1980s - Stand-up comedy exploded in the 1980s. Between the proliferation of comedy clubs and new TV shows devoted to comics, stand-up was everywhere during the decade.
How to Break Into Stand-Up Comedy
Before you start your career as a professional stand-up comedian, read these helpful tips about creating and working out material, climbing the comedy club ladder, what to do when you bomb and more.
Top 20 Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of...
Check out this list of the best jokes and one-liners told at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, featuring Greg Giraldo, Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Pamela Anderson and more.
Slapstick Comedy
Learn about slapstick comedy: what it is, who are slapstick comedians and more.
Gabriel Iglesias Biography
Read a profile of comedian Gabriel Iglesias, the man behind the comedy specials 'Hot and Fluffy' and 'I'm not Fat...I'm Fluffy.'
Our 11 Favorite Movies About Stand-Up Comedy
Check out this list of 11 movies about stand-up comedy, from Punchline to Funny People.
The 5 Best Insult Comedians of All Time
Check out this list of the best insult comedians of all time or I'll call you names.
SNL Season 39 Episode Recaps
Check out episode recaps, sketch highlights and photos from Saturday Night Live Season 39.
How to Break Into Stand-up Comedy
Before you start your career as a professional stand-up comedian, read these helpful tips about creating and working out material, climbing the comedy club ladder, what to do when you bomb and more. Page 2.
Stand-up Comedy in the 1990s
History of Stand-up Comedy - Stand-up Comedy in the 1990s - All good things must come to an end. Read about the decade that saw the near-death and rebirth of stand-up comedy.
Justin Timberlake's 8 Funniest Sketches on SNL
Check out this list of the best Saturday Night Live sketches starring musician and actor Justin Timberlake.
Ellen DeGeneres - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
20 Holiday Movies Starring Comedians
Holiday Movies Starring Comedians - Check out this list of 20 holiday movies starring comedians, from Laurel and Hardy to Will Ferrell to Katt Williams.
The Top Five Funniest Will Ferrell Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Will Ferrell, from Anchorman to Elf.
Who Is Kevin Hart?
Reminiscent of Richard Pryor and a young Eddie Murphy, Hart combines comedy culled from his own life with a quick, energetic delivery.
The Top Five Most Sarcastic Comedians
Check out this list of the most sarcastic comedians working in stand-up today.
Daniel Tosh - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Daniel Tosh, host of the internet clip show 'Tosh.0' on Comedy Central and author of the comedy album 'True Stories I Made Up.'
The State - Profile
Read a profile of the 1990s sketch comedy group The State, who had their own show on MTV and have now branched off into projects such as Reno 911!, Wet Hot American Summer and Stella.
The 25 Best Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast...
Check out this list of the 25 best jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne.
Jerry Seinfeld - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Seinfeld star Jerry Seinfeld.
Five Comedians Who Use Props
Not every stand-up comic takes the stage with just a microphone. Here are some comics who bring stuff on stage with them, from puppets to props to magic tricks.
George Lopez - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez, the former host of Lopez Tonight on TBS.
Bill Hicks - Biography
Read a biography of the hugely influential comedian, the late Bill Hicks.
The Top 5 Musical Comedy Teams
Check out this list of the best musical comedy teams, from Tenacious D to God's Pottery.
Hack - Definition
Find out what it means when someone is a hack in stand-up comedy thanks to this comedy glossary definition.
Hannibal Buress - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live writer Hannibal Buress, star of The Awkward Comedy Show and author of the comedy album Hi My Name is Hannibal.
Comedians Who Have Won Oscars
Want to see which comedians have been nominated for Academy Awards and which ones have won? Check out this list to see how comics have fared on Hollywood's biggest night.
Bo Burnham Biography
Read a profile of freakishly young stand-up comedian Bo Burnham, a comic and musician with the albums
Breaking into Stand-up Comedy - How to Dress...
So you're ready to break into stand-up comedy, but now you're wondering how to dress for your stand-up comedy gig. Check out these helpful suggestions before stepping out on stage.
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up...
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.
Jeff Dunham - Biography
Read this profile of puppet comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, winner of the 2008 Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown and star of stand-up specials Spark of Insanity and Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special.
Bit
A 'bit' in stand-up comedy is an individual routine on a certain topic.
Bill Engvall - Biography
Read a profile of comedian Bill Engvall, an original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and star of the Bill Engvall show on TBS.
These Jokes Brought the House Down at the...
Check out this list of the 20 best jokes delivered at the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, featuring Kathy Griffin, Greg Giraldo, Jeff Ross, Whitney Cummings, Mario Cantone and more.
Top 10 SNL Digital Shorts
Check out this list of the top 10 Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live, from Lazy Sunday to the Tizzle Wizzle Show.
Comics to Film: Comedians Who Became Movie Stars
Check out this list of comedians who successfully made the leap to becoming movie stars, from Steve Martin to Russell Brand.
Horror Films Starring Comedians
Check out this list of horror films starring comedians including Dennis Miller, Eddie Murphy, Chris Kattan, Pauly Shore and more.
The Top 20 Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of...
Check out this list of the best jokes from the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.
Robin Williams Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Robin Williams, star of movies such as Popeye, The World According to Garp, Flubber and the winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 1997.
Kathy Griffin - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and star of 'My Life on the D-List' Kathy Griffin.
Kathleen Madigan - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian Kathleen Madigan, a finalist on Last Comic Standing and host of her own show on Blue Collar Radion on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Bombing (in Comedy) Definition
What are comedians talking about when they say that they bombed? Find out what bombing is here.
Blue Humor
: "Blue" humor involves material that's typically considered more "adult"; it can include swearing or
Mitch Hedberg - Biography
Read a biography of the late, great stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg, king of the deadpan one-liner and author of the classic albums 'Mitch All Together' and 'Do You Believe in Gosh?'.
The History of Stand-up Comedy
History of Stand-up Comedy - The History of Stand-up Comedy - Read all about the history of stand-up comedy, from the birth of modern stand-up in the 1970s through the boom and collapse in the '80s and '90s through today.
Russell Peters - Biography
Read a biography of Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters, author of the comedy albums Outsourced and Red, White and Brown.
Jim Gaffigan - Profile
Read a profile of stand-up comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, star of the TBS comedy series My Boys and author of the comedy albums Beyond the Pale, The Last Supper, King Baby and more.
Ron White - Profile
Read a profile of Grammy-nominated comedian and author Ron White, one of the comics on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and famous for specials and albums like Drunk in Public, You Can't Fix Stupid and They Call Me Tater Salad.
The Five Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Comedian, actor and former Saturday Night Live star Adam Sandler became one of the biggest comedy film stars of all time thanks to a run of box office hits running from the mid-'90s through today.
10 Best Sitcoms Based Around Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best sitcoms based around comedians ever to air on television.
Dane Cook - Biography
Read all about Dane Cook, one of the most popular stand-up comics working today. Get biographical information and learn about the comedian's CDs, film and television appearances.
Lewis Black - Biography
Lewis Black Profile - Lewis Black Comedian - Profile of Comedian Lewis Black, host of Lewis Black's Root of All Evil on Comedy Central and Grammy award-winning stand-up comedian.
The 20 Best Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast...
Check out this list of the best jokes, one liners and insults from the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.
Saturday Night Live Episode Recap
Justin Timberlake was host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live episode 3516, his fifth time hosting the show. Original air date 3/9/13.
Greg Giraldo - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Greg Giraldo, creator of the album 'Good Day to Cross a River' and the Comedy Central special 'Midlife Vices.'
Whoopi Goldberg - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, star of Sister Act, Ghost and host of the daytime talk show The View.
Breaking In to Stand-up: Organizing Your Own...
Check out these tips on how to organize your own open mic night for a do-it-yourself approach on breaking in to stand-up comedy.
Alternative Comedy
Alternative comedy is a style of comedy that could be considered antithetical to traditional setup/punchline stand-up comedy.
Chris Rock - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Chris Rock, with information about his biography, comedy albums and career.
Top 9 Sketch Comedy Shows of the 1990s
Do you think Saturday Night Live fell apart after Chris Farley left? Do you believe MAD TV was funnier than The Kids in the Hall? Do you remember a time when Jennifer Aniston acted in sketch comedy? See if you agree with these picks for the 9 best shows from the biggest decade in TV sketch comedy.
Adam Sandler - Biography
Read a biography of comedy, actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member Adam Sandler, one of the most successful movie stars of all time.
Redd Foxx - Biography
Read a biography of legendary and influential comedian Redd Foxx, star of TVs Sanford and Son and a comedian who broke down racial barriers.
Brian Regan - Biography
Read a biograhy of stand-up comedian Brian Regan, with details about his life, stand-up career, albums and more.
Sam Kinison - Biography
Sam Kinison was a lot of things -- preacher, comedian, would-be rock star -- but boring was never one of them. Read about this comic whose life was cut short, but whose signature scream lives on.
Dumb and Dumb To Lives Up to Its Title
Read a review of the 2014 sequel Dumb and Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Original release date 11/14/14.
Jim Jefferies: Biography
Read a biography of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, star of the FX sitcom Legit.
Blue Collar Comedy
Learn what Blue Collar Comedy is and who qualifies as a Blue Collar Comedian.
Gallagher - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian and legendary watermelon smasher Gallagher.
Tom Papa - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Tom Papa, host of The Marriage Ref on NBC.
Demetri Martin - Biography
Read this profile of stand-up comedian Demetri Martin, star of stand-up specials Demetri Martin: Person, These Are Jokes and the Comedy Central series Important Things with Demetri Martin.
Bernie Mac - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Bernie Mac, a successful actor and brilliant stand-up who was one of the Original Kings of Comedy.
Get to Know Funny Lady Amy Poehler
Read a profile of comedian, actress and former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Amy Poehler.
The Five Funniest Eddie Murphy Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies from comedy superstar Eddie Murphy.
11 Comedians Who Tried (and Failed) to Become...
A lot of comedians successfully made the leap from stand-up comedy to the screen. A lot have also tried and failed. Check out this list of comedians who tried and failed to become movie stars.
Roast - Definition
Find out what a roast is in the comedy world.
The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers - Review
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, featuring Kathy Griffin, Greg Giraldo, Mario Cantone, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross and more. Original premiere date 8/9/09.
11 Buddy Cop Movies Starring Comedians
Check out this list of buddy cop movies starring comedians, from Eddie Murphy in 48 Hrs. to Tracy Morgan in Cop Out.
Dennis Miller - Biography
Profile of comedian Dennis Miller, former Saturday Night Live cast member, talk show host and political comic.
Kevin James - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian and actor Kevin James, star of 'The King of Queens' and movies like 'Hitch' and 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop.'
Lisa Lampanelli - Profile
Born: July 19, 1961 Quick Lisa Lampanelli Facts: Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, Connecticut. After
Callback
A callback is a reference a comedian makes to an earlier joke in a set.
Stephen Colbert - Biography
Stephen Colbert - Read this profile of Stephen Colbert, host of the The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and a cast member of The Daily Show and Strangers with Candy.
Tammy Pescatelli - Biography
Read a biography of Last Comic Standing contestant and stand-up comedian Tammy Pescatelli, winner of the 2010 Stand-up Showdown on Comedy Central.
Steve Martin - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor, writer and musician Steve Martin, star of 'The Jerk,' the 'Cheaper by the Dozen Films' and more as well as the author of 'Born Standing Up,' a memoir about his life in comedy.
Heckling - Definition
What does it mean when a comedian gets 'heckled'? Find out here.
Aziz Ansari - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari.
Amy Schumer - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Amy Schumer.
Jeff Foxworthy - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian Jeff Foxworthy, part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
George Carlin - Biography
George Carlin was one of the best stand-up comics of all time. From his pioneering days in the '70s to his angry rants in the 2000s, his observations and societal critiques remain unparalleled. Read all about the Great One's life and work.
The Top 10 'Mr. Show' Sketches
While it can be argued whether or not Mr. Show with Bob and David is the best sketch show of all time,
Jon Stewart - Profile
Read this profile of comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
Roseanne Barr - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Roseanne Barr, star of the long-running TV sitcom 'Roseanne.'
10 Political Comedies Starring Comedians
Comedians in Political Comedies - Political Movies - 10 Comedians in Political Comedies - List of 10 political comedies starring stand-up and sketch comedians.
Sarah Silverman - Biography
Don't let comedian/actress Sarah Silverman's sweetness and beauty fool you -- she's a dark, vulgar and hilarious comic, and there's more going on behind her pretty face. There's a pretty brain.
Mike Epps - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Mike Epps, star of 'Next Friday' and former host of HBO's Def Comedy Jam.
Larry the Cable Guy - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Larry the Cable Guy, part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and star of movies like Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and Witless Protection.
Chelsea Handler - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, talk show host and author Chelsea Handler, host of Chelsea Lately on E! and star of Are You There Chelsea on NBC.
Andy Kaufman - Biography
A profile of the late comedian, who gained notoriety by developing bizarre characters and performed outlandish stunts.
The Five Funniest Chevy Chase Movies
What are the five funniest movies starring '80s comedy icon Chevy Chase? Look no further than this list.
Russell Brand - Biography
Check out this profile of controversial British comedian, actor and author Russell Brand, star of BBC radio and the stand-up special Russell Brand in New York City.
Louis C.K. Biography
Read this profile of comedian, writer and director Louis C.K., star of the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie and the stand-up specials Shameless and Chewed Up.
Doug Benson - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian and 'Super High Me' star Doug Benson, creator of the comedy albums 'Professional Humoredian' and 'Unbalanced Load.'
Don Rickles - Profile
Read a profile of comedian, actor and author Don Rickles, the all-time king of insult comedy with over 50 years performing stand-up.
Janeane Garofalo - Biography
Check out this profile of actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo, with information about her stand-up comedy and film and television career.
Tracy Morgan Biography
Read a biography of comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan.
Whitney Cummings Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings, frequent guest on Chelsea Lately and the woman behind the album Emotional Ninja and the Comedy Central stand-up special Money Shot.
Improvisation
Improvisation is a type of comedy where there is no script; the performers make up dialogue and situations as they go along.
They Came Together is the Funniest Movie of 2014
Read a review of They Came Together on Blu-ray, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, from the people who made Wet Hot American Summer.
Extreme Movie - DVD Review
Read a review of the sketch comedy film Extreme Movie on DVD, starring Jamie Kennedy, Michael Cera, Kevin Hart, Kyle Gass and Matthew Lillard and co-written by Andy Samberg and Will Forte of Saturday Night Live.
5 Funniest Bill Murray Movies
Take a look at this list of the Top 5 Funniest Bill Murray comedies, from the 1980s to the present.
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters - Stand-up...
Read a review of Jeff Dunham's 2012 Halloween comedy special Minding the Monsters.
Jo Koy - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian Jo Koy, a frequent guest on Chelsea Lately with two hour-long Comedy Central stand-up specials under his belt.
Denis Leary - Biography
Read this profile of comedian and actor Denis Leary, star of TV's 'Rescue Me' and author of the comedy album 'No Cure for Cancer' and the book 'Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.'
MacGruber - Movie Review
Read a review of the MacGruber movie, based on the Saturday Night Live sketch and starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillipe.
SNL Season 34 Episode Recaps
Read complete episode recaps and watch video of Saturday Night Live season 34, the season that brought Tina Fey and Alaska governor Sarah Palin together and marked Amy Poehler's last year with the show.
Saturday Night Live Episode Recap - Season 35
Read a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 1555, hosted by Megan Fox with musical guest U2.
SNL to Air Three Hour Special for 40th...
Later this year, Saturday Night Live will kick off its 40th season on NBC late night. 40 years! I'm sure there will a whole bunch of things planned to
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian...
Read a review of the 2009 comedy Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian, starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan.
The Five Funniest Adam Sandler Movies
Check out this list of Adam Sandler's five funniest movies.
Top 5 Steve Martin Comedies
Once a hugely successful stand-up comic, Steve Martin has been starring in films since the late 1970s. Since then, he has gone on to become of the most popular and enduring comedic actors of all time. Check out this list of his five funniest movies.
Wanda Sykes - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian, actress and writer Wanda Sykes, a cast member on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.'
Get to Know Comedy Legend Joan Rivers
Read a biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who was a pioneer for female comics and a beloved television personality and insult comic for over 50 years.
Richard Pryor - Biography
Read a biography of legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
Eddie Izzard - Biography
Read a biography of British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard.
Bill Maher - Profile
Bill Maher Profile - Bill Maher - Profile of Bill Maher - Read this profile of comedian, author and talk show host Bill Maher, former host of Politically Incorrect and host of Real Time with Bill Maher.
SNL Chooses Colin Jost as New "Weekend Update"...
With Seth Meyers finally leaving Saturday Night Live to replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night on NBC, the question has remained as to what would happen
The King of Queens - Profile
Comedian Kevin James starred on this long-running CBS sitcom about a working-class couple living in New York.
Chris Hardwick: Mandroid - Stand-up Special...
Read a review of Mandroid, the first stand-up special from comedian and podcaster Chris Hardwick.
Patton Oswalt Biography
Chances are you recognize comedian Patton Oswalt from movies or TV. Now read all about the stand-up comic's life and work.
Kristen Wiig - Biography
Read a profile of actress and Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig.
Brian Posehn - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Brian Posehn.
Insult Comedy
Read this comedy glossary entry to learn the meaning of insult comedy.
Will Ferrell - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Ferrell.
Jim Carrey - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Jim Carrey, who got his start on In Living Color and went on to become one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
Chris Rock - Kill the Messenger Review
Kill the Messenger Starring Chris Rock - Review of Kill the Messenger Starring Chris Rock - Review of Chris Rock's HBO stand-up comedy special Kill the Messenger.
Joe Rogan - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian, actor and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan.
Mr. Show with Bob and David - Profile
Mr Show Profile - Mr Show - Profile of Mr Show Sketch Comedy Show - This HBO show from the late 1990s brought sketch comedy to a whole new level, and may just be the best sketch comedy of all time.
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