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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.
Remembering 10 Hilarious Comedians Who Died Too...
Check out this list of comedians who passed away in their prime and whose talents were taken from us too soon.
Top 10 Political Comedians
Top 10 Political Comedians - Check out this list of the 10 best political stand-up comedians, from Bill Maher to Dennis Miller.
10 Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know
Check out this list of the 10 comedians who are making the biggest splash in stand-up today.
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.
Kristen Wiig's 10 Most Popular 'SNL' Characters
Check out this list of the best characters Kristen Wiig played on Saturday Night Live.
Five Funny Comedians Who Work Clean
Want to find some stand-up comedy without any foul language? Check out this list of five hilarious stand-up comedians who work clean.
10 Essential Blue Collar Comedians
Check out this list of 10 essential Blue Collar comedians, from the most popular to a few new faces you'll want to check out.
10 Essential Musical Comedians
Check out this list of 10 comedians who aren't afraid to pick up an instrument and sing a song. They're 10 essential musical comedians.
11 Movies Based on 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches
Check out this list of 11 movies based on sketches from Saturday Night Live and discover why a four-minute sketch doesn't always translate to a 90-minute movie.
Ellen DeGeneres - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
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.
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.
Kevin Hart - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
Stand-up Comedy in the 1980s
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.
Mitch Hedberg Jokes
Read a list of the best jokes and quotes from the late, great stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg.
Top 8 Justin Timberlake 'Saturday Night Live'...
Check out this list of the best Saturday Night Live sketches starring musician and actor Justin Timberlake.
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, star of Anchorman and Talladega Nights.
History of Stand-up Comedy in the 1970s
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.
The Top 5 Insult Comedians
Check out this list of the best insult comedians of all time or I'll call you names.
Stand-up on Film: 10 Movies About Stand-up Comedy
Check out this list of 10 movies about stand-up comedy, from Punchline to Funny People.
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.
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.'
Slapstick Comedy
Learn about slapstick comedy: what it is, who are slapstick comedians and more.
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.
The Five Funniest Chevy Chase Movies
What are the five funniest movies starring '80s comedy icon Chevy Chase? Look no further than this list.
The Five Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Check out the five worst movies from Adam Sandler.
The Best Saturday Night Live 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.
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 Five Funniest Eddie Murphy Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies from comedy superstar Eddie Murphy.
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.
The Top Five Most Sarcastic Comedians
Check out this list of the most sarcastic comedians working in stand-up today.
The Top 10 Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live
Check out this list of the top 10 Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live, from Lazy Sunday to the Tizzle Wizzle Show.
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.
Top 20 Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of...
Check out a rundown of the 20 best jokes and one-liners from the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, featuring appearances by Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Foxworthy, Toby Keith, Jeffrey Ross and more. Original air date 3/15/09.
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.
10 Best Sitcoms Based Around Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best sitcoms based around comedians ever to air on television.
Blue Humor
: "Blue" humor involves material that's typically considered more "adult"; it can include swearing or
George Lopez - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez, the host of Lopez Tonight on TBS.
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.
Amy Schumer - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Amy Schumer.
Bo Burnham - Biography
Born: August 1990 Bo Burnham Overview: One of the youngest stand-up comedians ever to hit it big, Bo
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.
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.
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.
Chris Rock - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Chris Rock, with information about his biography, comedy albums and career.
Brian Regan - Biography
Read a biograhy of stand-up comedian Brian Regan, with details about his life, stand-up career, albums and more.
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.
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.
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.'
Andy Kaufman - Biography
Born: January 17, 1949 Died: May 16, 1984 Quick Andy Kaufman Facts: Andy Kaufman began performing at
Blue Collar Comedy
Learn what Blue Collar Comedy is and who qualifies as a Blue Collar Comedian.
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?'.
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.
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?'.
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.
Mitch Fatel - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Mitch Fatel.
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.
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.
2014 American Comedy Award Nominees
Check out the nominees for the 2014 American Comedy Awards. This is the first time the awards have been held since 2001.
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.
The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget - Photos of the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget - Full House cast reunion. Page 10.
Chris Hardwick - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and podcast host Chris Hardwick.
The Funniest Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast...
Read the funniest jokes and one-liners at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dennis Miller - Biography
Profile of comedian Dennis Miller, former Saturday Night Live cast member, talk show host and political comic.
Roast - Definition
Find out what a roast is in the comedy world.
Bombing (in Comedy) Definition
What are comedians talking about when they say that they bombed? Find out what bombing is here.
Bill Hicks - Biography
Read a biography of the hugely influential comedian, the late Bill Hicks.
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.
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 Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers
View a gallery of photo highlights from the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, held at CBS Studios on July 26, 2009 in Studio City, California. Page 5.
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.
Zach Galifianakis - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis, former Comedian of Comedy and star of the 2009 film The Hangover.
Saturday Night Live S39 Seth Rogen Recap
Read a recap of SNL episode 3919 with host Seth Rogen and musical guest Ed Sheeran. James Franco, Zooey Deschanal and Taylor Swift all made cameo appearances. Original air date 4/12/14.
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.'
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.
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.
The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff
See Whitney Cummings at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, held August 1, 2010 in Culver City, California.
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.
Alternative Comedy
Alternative comedy is a style of comedy that could be considered antithetical to traditional setup/punchline stand-up comedy.
Tom Papa - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Tom Papa, host of The Marriage Ref on NBC.
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.
Jon Stewart - Profile
Read this profile of comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
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 Top Five Funniest Bill Murray Comedies
Take a look at this list of the Top 5 Funniest Bill Murray comedies, from the 1980s to the present.
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.'
Tracy Morgan - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan.
George Lopez: It's Not Me, It's You - Stand-up...
Read a review of It's Not Me, It's You, the 2012 stand-up special from comedian George Lopez.
The Other Guys - Review
Read a review of the 2010 buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg and directed by Adam McKay.
Will Ferrell - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Ferrell.
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump: Red...
Check out a photo of Whitney Cummings arriving on the red carpet of the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump, recorded in New York City on March 9, 2011. Page 4.
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.
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.
Saturday Night Live Episode Recap
Read a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 1552 hosted by Justin Timberlake with musical guest Ciara. Original air date 5/9/09.
Jim Jefferies: Biography
Read a biography of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, star of the FX sitcom Legit.
Russell Peters - Biography
Read a biography of Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters, author of the comedy albums Outsourced and Red, White and Brown.
Lisa Lampanelli - Profile
Born: July 19, 1961 Quick Lisa Lampanelli Facts: Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, Connecticut. After
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.
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.
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.
Sacha Baron Cohen - Biography
Read a profile of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, star of Da Ali G show on HBO and the films 'Borat' and 'Bruno.' Nice!
Kristen Wiig - Biography
Read a profile of actress and Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig.
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.
Callback
A callback is a reference a comedian makes to an earlier joke in a set.
The Five Funniest Adam Sandler Movies
Check out this list of Adam Sandler's five funniest movies.
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.
Whip It - Blu-ray Review
Read a review of Whip It on Blu-ray, starring Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon and directed by Drew Barrymore.
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up...
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.
David Wain - Biography
Read a profile of David Wain, member of The State and Stella and director of the films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten and Role Models.
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.
Second City - Profile
Chicago's famous Second City helped give rise to improvisational and sketch comedy. Now open for over 50 years, Second City has become and institution and a franchise, with clubs open across the country. Read all about the history and famous alumni from Second City.
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.
Dave Chappelle - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Dave Chappelle, creator and star of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central.
Bo Burnham: Bo Burnham - Review
Read a review of the debut album by comedian Bo Burnham, featuring the song 'Bo Fo Sho.'
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump - Review
Another year, another Comedy Central roast. This time around, the main target was billionaire Donald
Donald Glover - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Donald Glover, a member of Derrick Comedy and star of the NBC sitcom Community.
Pete Holmes - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and podcast host Pete Holmes.
David Brenner - Biography
Read a biography of legendary comedian David Brenner, the father of observational comedy and the most frequent Tonight Show guest in history.
Martin Lawrence - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, star of the long-running sitcom Martin.
Aziz Ansari - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari.
Bit
A 'bit' in stand-up comedy is an individual routine on a certain topic.
Jim Breuer - Profile
Read a profile of stand-up comedian and actor Jim Breuer, former cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' and star of the movie 'Half-Baked.'
Nick Thune - Biography
Read a biography of guitar-playing musical stand-up comedian Nick Thune.
Mike Birbiglia - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and off-Broadway star Mike Birbiglia.
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.
She's Out of My League - Movie Review
Read a review of the 2010 comedy movie She's Out of My League, starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve and stand-up comedian T.J. Miller.
Jimmy Fallon - Biography
Read this profile of Jimmy Fallon, former Saturday Night Live cast member and host of the NBC talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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 S39 Anna Kendrick Recap
Read a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 3918, hosted by Anna Kendrick with musical guest Pharrell Williams. Original air date 4/5/14.
Satuday Night Live Episode Recap
Check out a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 3707, hosted by Jason Segel featuring musical guest Florence and the Machine. Guest appearances by The Muppets and Paul Rudd. Original air date 11/19/11.
David Cross - Biography
Born: April 4, 1964 David Cross Overview: A pioneer of the "alternative" comedy movement, David Cross
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.'
The Invention of Lying - Review
Read a review of the Ricky Gervais comedy film 'The Invention of Lying,' co-starring Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K. and Tina Fey.
Will Forte - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, writer and Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte, star of the MacGruber movie.
My Best Friend's Girl - Review
My Best Friends Girl Review - My Best Friends Girl - Review of My Best Friends Girl - Review of My Best Friends Girl movie, starring Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Alec Baldwin.
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star - Movie Review
Read a review of the 2011 comedy Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, starring comedian Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson and Kevin Nealon. Produced through Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Review
Read a review of the 2013 comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.
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.
Feature
A feature comic is typically the second comic on the bill at a comedy club, following the emcee and preceding the headliner.
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.'
Joe Rogan - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian, actor and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan.
Rob Schneider - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Schneider, star of the movies Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo and The Hot Chick.

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