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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.
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.
10 Funny (and Insightful) Political Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best political stand-ups, from Bill Maher to Dennis Miller.
Remembering 12 Comedians Who Died Too Young
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I Am Chris Farley Looks at Comedian's Funny,...
Check out a review of 'I Am Chris Farley,' the 2015 documentary about the life and comedy of the 'Saturday Night Live' star and 'Tommy Boy' actor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top Five Most Sarcastic Comedians
Check out this list of the most sarcastic comedians working in stand-up today.
Our 11 Favorite Movies About Stand-Up Comedy
Check out this list of 11 movies about stand-up comedy, from Punchline to Funny People.
Saturday Night Live S39 Recap: Melissa...
Read a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 3913, with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons. This was the last episode for 'Weekend Update' anchor and former head writer Seth Meyers. Original air date 2/1/14.
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.
Slapstick Comedy
Learn about slapstick comedy: what it is, who are slapstick comedians and more.
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.
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.
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.
11 Movies Starring Comedians That the Critics...
Though they may (or may not) have been a hit with audiences, these movies starring comedians got universally terrible reviews. Check out these 11 comedian movies hated by critics.
What Exactly is Blue Humor?
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Roast - Definition
Find out what a roast is in the comedy world.
Hack - Definition
Find out what it means when someone is a hack in stand-up comedy thanks to this comedy glossary definition.
How Comedians Have Fared on Hollywood's Biggest...
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.
Go Inside TV and Movie Star Amy Schumer
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Amy Schumer.
Jerry Seinfeld - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Seinfeld star Jerry Seinfeld.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Sitcoms Based Around Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best sitcoms based around comedians ever to air on television.
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.
Brian Regan - Biography
Read a biograhy of stand-up comedian Brian Regan, with details about his life, stand-up career, albums and more.
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.
Bit
A 'bit' in stand-up comedy is an individual routine on a certain topic.
Ellen DeGeneres - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Brian Posehn - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Brian Posehn.
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.'
The Top 5 Musical Comedy Teams
Check out this list of the best musical comedy teams, from Tenacious D to God's Pottery.
5 Stand-up Concert Movies You Should See
Read this list of five stand-up comedy concert films you should see, from Bill Cosby to Kevin Hart.
Saturday Night Live's Funniest Christmas Sketches
Check out this list of the best Christmas and holiday sketches from Saturday Night Live.
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.
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.
George Lopez - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez, the former host of Lopez Tonight on TBS.
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 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.
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump - Review
Another year, another Comedy Central roast. This time around, the main target was billionaire Donald
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?'.
Jim Jefferies: Biography
Read a biography of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, star of the FX sitcom Legit.
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.
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.
The Five Funniest Chevy Chase Movies
What are the five funniest movies starring '80s comedy icon Chevy Chase? Look no further than this list.
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.'
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.
Get to Know the Hilarious Bill Burr
Read a biography of comedian Bill Burr, a legend of the Boston comedy scene and host of the Monday Morning podcast.
Bombing (in Comedy) Definition
What are comedians talking about when they say that they bombed? Find out what bombing is here.
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.
Get to Know the Daily Show Host
Read this profile of comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
Bo Burnham Biography
Read a profile of freakishly young stand-up comedian Bo Burnham, a comic and musician with the albums
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.
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.
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.
When Comedians Play Cops: 11 Buddy Cop Movies...
Check out this list of buddy cop movies starring comedians, from Eddie Murphy in 48 Hrs. to Tracy Morgan in Cop Out.
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 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.
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.
Iliza Shlesinger Goes 'Freezing Hot' for Netflix
Read a review of 'Freezing Hot,' the second stand-up comedy special from 'Last Comic Standing' winner Iliza Shlesinger produced for Netflix in 2015.
Chris Rock - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Chris Rock, with information about his biography, comedy albums and career.
Alternative Comedy
Alternative comedy is a style of comedy that could be considered antithetical to traditional setup/punchline stand-up comedy.
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.
Bill Hicks - Biography
Read a biography of the hugely influential comedian, the late Bill Hicks.
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.
How Well Do You Know Dane Cook?
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.
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.
Tom Papa - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Tom Papa, host of The Marriage Ref on NBC.
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.
Jeff Foxworthy - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian Jeff Foxworthy, part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
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.
The Funniest Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast...
Read the funniest jokes and one-liners at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
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.
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.
All About Adam Sandler
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.
Andy Kaufman - Biography
A profile of the late comedian, who gained notoriety by developing bizarre characters and performed outlandish stunts.
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.'
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.
Blue Collar Comedy
Learn what Blue Collar Comedy is and who qualifies as a Blue Collar Comedian.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Hardwick - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and podcast host Chris Hardwick.
Get to Know Funny Lady Amy Poehler
Read a profile of comedian, actress and former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Amy Poehler.
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.
Recognize that Funny Voice? Comedians from 'Toy...
Recognize that funny voice in your favorite Pixar movie? Chances are it's a stand-up comic. Check out this list of 10 comedians who appear in Pixar films, from Toy Story to Inside Out.
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.
Kristen Wiig - Biography
Read a profile of actress and Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig.
Dennis Miller - Biography
Profile of comedian Dennis Miller, former Saturday Night Live cast member, talk show host and political comic.
Biography: Aziz Ansari
Read a biography of comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari.
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.
10 Comedians We Got to Know on The Daily Show
Outside of 'Saturday Night Live,' few comedy shows have launched more big names than 'The Daily Show' did in the 2000s. Check out this list of faces you might have first gotten to know on the Comedy Central series.
Improvisation
Improvisation is a type of comedy where there is no script; the performers make up dialogue and situations as they go along.
Eddie Murphy - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, star of stand-up concert movies Delirious and Eddie Murphy: Raw as well as 48 Hrs., Trading Places, The Nutty Professor and more.
Joe Rogan - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian, actor and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan.
Gallagher - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian and legendary watermelon smasher Gallagher.
20 Funniest 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 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.
Martin Lawrence - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, star of the long-running sitcom Martin.
Russell Peters - Biography
Read a biography of Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters, author of the comedy albums Outsourced and Red, White and Brown.
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.
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,
Garfunkel and Oates - Biography
Read a biography of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, otherwise known as the musical comedy team of Garfunkel and Oates.
Donald Glover - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Donald Glover, a member of Derrick Comedy and star of the NBC sitcom Community.
D.L. Hughley - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and political commentator D.L. Hughley.
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.
David Cross - Biography
Born: April 4, 1964 David Cross Overview: A pioneer of the "alternative" comedy movement, David Cross
From Wayne's World to Austin Powers: Mike Myers...
From 'Saturday Night Live' to 'Wayne's World,' from 'Shrek' to 'Austin Powers,' few comedians have created more memorable characters than Mike Myers. Read about his life and work here.
Heckling - Definition
What does it mean when a comedian gets 'heckled'? Find out here.
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.
Get to Know Will Ferrell
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Ferrell.
Mike Birbiglia - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and off-Broadway star Mike Birbiglia.
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.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour - Profile
The Blue Collar Comedy Tour started out as a packaged comedy tour, but turned into its own marketing empire. Read about the tour here.
The Five Funniest Eddie Murphy Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies from comedy superstar Eddie Murphy.
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up...
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.
The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco - Review
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
10 Out Comedians Who Can Legally Marry in Every...
With the 2015 Supreme Court decision recognizing same sex marriage as legal, these comedians can now get married (or have their marriages legally honored) in any state they wish.
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.'
Callback
A callback is a reference a comedian makes to an earlier joke in a set.
Who are the Best Comedians from Beantown?
Since the 1980s, Boston has had one of the best comedy scenes in the US, producing a number of successful and talented comics. Here are 10 of the greats to come out of Beantown.
Nick Thune - Biography
Read a biography of guitar-playing musical stand-up comedian Nick Thune.
T.J. Miller - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor T.J. Miller, star of movies such as 'Cloverfield' and 'She's Out of My League.'
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.
All About One of the Funniest Men Ever
Read about Bill Murray, the comedian and movie star of Ghostbusters, Scrooged and Lost in Translation.
The Jeff Dunham Show - Profile
Read about ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham's Comedy Central series The Jeff Dunham Show.
Mitch Fatel - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Mitch Fatel.
From 'Home Improvement' to Buzz Lightyear: Get...
From stand-up comic to one of the biggest TV stars of all time to Hollywood movie star, Tim Allen has done it all. Read about his life and work here.
Nick Swardson - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and actor Nick Swardson, star of several Adam Sandler comedies and with albums like 'Seriously, Who Farted?'.
The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff -...
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, featuring Greg Giraldo, Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Hulk Hogan and more. Recorded August 1, 2010, in Culver City, California.
Get to Know SNL's Will Forte
Read a biography of comedian, writer and Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte, star of the MacGruber movie.
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.
Brian Regan - The Epitome of Hyperbole
Brian Regan Epitome of Hyperbole Review - Brian Regan Epitome of Hyperbole - Review of Brian Regan Epitome of Hyperbole stand-up special and DVD from Comedy Central.
The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy...
Read a review of the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, featuring appearances by Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Toby Keith, Jeffrey Ross and more. Original air date 3/15/09.
Zach Galifianakis - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis, former Comedian of Comedy and star of the 2009 film The Hangover.
Patrice O'Neal - Biography
Real a biography of stand-up comedian Patrice O'Neal, former host of VH1's Web Junk and frequent guest on The Opie and Anthony radio show.
How Much Do You Know About Comedian Rodney...
Rodney Carrington is a comedian, singer and actor best known for his many musical comedy albums and his short-lived sitcom. Read all about Carrington's life and work here.

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