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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.
10 Funny (and Insightful) Political Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best political stand-ups, from Bill Maher to Dennis Miller.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
George Lopez - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez, the former host of Lopez Tonight on TBS.
Slapstick Comedy
Learn about slapstick comedy: what it is, who are slapstick comedians and more.
The Best Saturday Night Live Christmas Sketches
Check out this list of the best Christmas and holiday sketches from Saturday Night Live.
Ellen DeGeneres - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
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.
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.
Our 11 Favorite Movies About Stand-Up Comedy
Check out this list of 11 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Hicks - Biography
Read a biography of the hugely influential comedian, the late Bill Hicks.
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,
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.
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.
Jerry Seinfeld - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Seinfeld star Jerry Seinfeld.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Jefferies: Biography
Read a biography of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, star of the FX sitcom Legit.
Hack - Definition
Find out what it means when someone is a hack in stand-up comedy thanks to this comedy glossary definition.
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.
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.
Chris Rock - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Chris Rock, with information about his biography, comedy albums and career.
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.
Horror Films Starring Comedians
Check out this list of horror films starring comedians including Dennis Miller, Eddie Murphy, Chris Kattan, Pauly Shore 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.
Blue Humor
: "Blue" humor involves material that's typically considered more "adult"; it can include swearing or
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bo Burnham Biography
Read a profile of freakishly young stand-up comedian Bo Burnham, a comic and musician with the albums
Bit
A 'bit' in stand-up comedy is an individual routine on a certain topic.
The Top 5 Musical Comedy Teams
Check out this list of the best musical comedy teams, from Tenacious D to God's Pottery.
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.
Jon Stewart - Profile
Read this profile of comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
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.
Kristen Wiig - Biography
Read a profile of actress and Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig.
Russell Peters - Biography
Read a biography of Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters, author of the comedy albums Outsourced and Red, White and Brown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aziz Ansari - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari.
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.'
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.
Dennis Miller - Biography
Profile of comedian Dennis Miller, former Saturday Night Live cast member, talk show host and political comic.
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.
The Five Funniest Adam Sandler Movies
Check out this list of Adam Sandler's five funniest movies.
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.'
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.
Blue Collar Comedy
Learn what Blue Collar Comedy is and who qualifies as a Blue Collar Comedian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Chappelle - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Dave Chappelle, creator and star of Chappelle's Show 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.
The Five Funniest Eddie Murphy Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies from comedy superstar Eddie Murphy.
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.
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?'.
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.
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.
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.'
10 Best Sitcoms Based Around Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best sitcoms based around comedians ever to air on television.
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.
Kathy Griffin - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and star of 'My Life on the D-List' Kathy Griffin.
Brian Regan - Biography
Read a biograhy of stand-up comedian Brian Regan, with details about his life, stand-up career, albums and more.
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?'.
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.
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.
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.
Norm Macdonald - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian and actor Norm Macdonald, former cast member of Saturday Night Live, star of the sitcom Norm and host of Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central.
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.
Alternative Comedy
Alternative comedy is a style of comedy that could be considered antithetical to traditional setup/punchline stand-up comedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ricky Gervais - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and director Ricky Gervais, co-creator of the original BBC The Office and the stand-up comic behind two 'Out of England' comedy specials.
Get to Know Funny Lady Amy Poehler
Read a profile of comedian, actress and former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Amy Poehler.
Marc Maron - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian Marc Maron, former host of Air America radio and current host of the WTF podcast.
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos - Stand-up...
Read a review of puppet comedian Jeff Dunham's 2011 stand-up comedy special Controlled Chaos.
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.
Tracy Morgan Biography
Read a biography of comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan.
The Dictator - Movie Review
Read a review of the 2012 comedy The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen.
All About One of the Funniest Men Ever
Read about Bill Murray, the comedian and movie star of Ghostbusters, Scrooged and Lost in Translation.
Will Ferrell - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Ferrell.
Amy Schumer - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Amy Schumer.
Lisa Lampanelli - Profile
Born: July 19, 1961 Quick Lisa Lampanelli Facts: Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, Connecticut. After
Zach Galifianakis - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis, former Comedian of Comedy and star of the 2009 film The Hangover.
Chris Hardwick - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and podcast host Chris Hardwick.
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.
Callback
A callback is a reference a comedian makes to an earlier joke in a set.
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.
David Cross - Biography
Born: April 4, 1964 David Cross Overview: A pioneer of the "alternative" comedy movement, David Cross
Gallagher - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian and legendary watermelon smasher Gallagher.
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.
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.
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up...
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.
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.
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock Score...
Read a review of the 2013 buddy comedy The Heat.
"Headliner"
: The headliner on a comedy bill is the "main event" -- the comic that typically has the most name recognition
Ben Stiller - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and director Ben Stiller, star of The Ben Stiller Show and Night at the Museum and director of movies like Zoolander and Tropic Thunder.
Mike Birbiglia - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and off-Broadway star Mike Birbiglia.
Heckling - Definition
What does it mean when a comedian gets 'heckled'? Find out here.
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump - Review
Another year, another Comedy Central roast. This time around, the main target was billionaire Donald
Garfunkel and Oates - Biography
Read a biography of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, otherwise known as the musical comedy team of Garfunkel and Oates.
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.'
Tenacious D - Biography
Read a biography of the musical comedy team Tenacious D, featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, stars of their HBO series and feature film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
Grown Ups 2 - Movie Review
Read a review of the 2013 comedy movie Grown Ups 2.
Tower Heist - Movie Review
Read a review of the 2011 movie Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy and directed by Brett Ratner.
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.
Saturday Night Live Season 38 Episode Recaps
Check out episode recaps, sketch highlights and photos from Saturday Night Live Season 38.
Pete Holmes - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and podcast host Pete Holmes.
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.
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.'
Louis CK: Oh My God - Stand-up Special Review
Read a review of Oh My God, the 2013 HBO comedy special from Louis CK.
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.
Garry Shandling - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and actor Garry Shandling, creator and star of It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
Carrot Top Biography
Read a biography of famous prop comedian Carrot Top, a onetime hit with college audiences with his own successful show in Las Vegas.
Funny People - Blu-ray Review
Read a review of the 2009 comedy-drama Funny People on Blu-ray, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen and directed by comedian Judd Apatow.
Important Things with Demetri Martin
Check out this profile of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Important Things with Demetri Martin, starring stand-up comedian Demetri Martin. Premiered on Comedy Central in February 2009.
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