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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitch Hedberg Jokes
Read a list of the best jokes and quotes from the late, great stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg.
Ellen DeGeneres - Biography
Read a profile of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The Top 5 Insult Comedians
Check out this list of the best insult comedians of all time or I'll call you names.
Kevin Hart - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
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.
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.
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.
The Five Funniest Chevy Chase Movies
What are the five funniest movies starring '80s comedy icon Chevy Chase? Look no further than this list.
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.'
The Best Saturday Night Live Christmas Sketches
Check out this list of the best Christmas and holiday sketches from Saturday Night Live.
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 Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Check out the five worst movies from Adam Sandler.
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 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.
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.
The Five Funniest Eddie Murphy Movies
Check out this list of the five funniest movies from comedy superstar Eddie Murphy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top Five Most Sarcastic Comedians
Check out this list of the most sarcastic comedians working in stand-up today.
10 Best Sitcoms Based Around Comedians
Check out this list of the 10 best sitcoms based around comedians ever to air on television.
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
Amy Schumer - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and Last Comic Standing contestant Amy Schumer.
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.
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.
Bo Burnham - Biography
Born: August 1990 Bo Burnham Overview: One of the youngest stand-up comedians ever to hit it big, Bo
George Lopez - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and talk show host George Lopez, the former host of Lopez Tonight on TBS.
Chris Hardwick - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and podcast host Chris Hardwick.
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?'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Rock - Biography
Check out this profile of comedian Chris Rock, with information about his biography, comedy albums and career.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Regan - Biography
Read a biograhy of stand-up comedian Brian Regan, with details about his life, stand-up career, albums and more.
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.
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.
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.
Tracy Morgan - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan.
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.
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?'.
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.
The Top 5 Musical Comedy Teams
Check out this list of the best musical comedy teams, from Tenacious D to God's Pottery.
Bill Hicks - Biography
Read a biography of the hugely influential comedian, the late Bill Hicks.
Hack - Definition
Find out what it means when someone is a hack in stand-up comedy thanks to this comedy glossary definition.
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.
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.'
Roast - Definition
Find out what a roast is in the comedy world.
Andy Kaufman - Biography
Born: January 17, 1949 Died: May 16, 1984 Quick Andy Kaufman Facts: Andy Kaufman began performing at
Mitch Fatel - Biography
Read a profile of stand-up comedian Mitch Fatel.
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.
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,
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.
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 Bob Saget
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget - Photos of the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget - Full House cast reunion. Page 10.
Blue Collar Comedy
Learn what Blue Collar Comedy is and who qualifies as a Blue Collar Comedian.
Nick Thune - Biography
Read a biography of guitar-playing musical stand-up comedian Nick Thune.
Jim Jefferies: Biography
Read a biography of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, star of the FX sitcom Legit.
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.
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.
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.
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 Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump - Review
Another year, another Comedy Central roast. This time around, the main target was billionaire Donald
Bombing (in Comedy) Definition
What are comedians talking about when they say that they bombed? Find out what bombing is here.
The Funniest Jokes at the Comedy Central Roast...
Read the funniest jokes and one-liners at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.
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.
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.
Dennis Miller - Biography
Profile of comedian Dennis Miller, former Saturday Night Live cast member, talk show host and political comic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Eddie Izzard - Biography
Read a biography of British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard.
Alternative Comedy
Alternative comedy is a style of comedy that could be considered antithetical to traditional setup/punchline stand-up comedy.
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.
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff - Stand-up...
Read a review of Mostly Sex Stuff, the first stand-up special from Amy Schumer.
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.
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.
The Five Funniest Adam Sandler Movies
Check out this list of Adam Sandler's five funniest movies.
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.
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.
Callback
A callback is a reference a comedian makes to an earlier joke in a set.
Will Ferrell - Biography
Read a biography of comedian, actor and former 'SNL' cast member Will Ferrell.
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.
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.
Bit
A 'bit' in stand-up comedy is an individual routine on a certain topic.
The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump: Red...
See a photo of musician John Legend and model Christine Teigen at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump. Page 6.
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.
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.'
Insult Comedy
Read this comedy glossary entry to learn the meaning of insult comedy.
Aziz Ansari - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari.
Pete Holmes - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and podcast host Pete Holmes.
Saturday Night Live Episode Recap
Check out a recap of Saturday Night Live episode 3715, hosted by Maya Rudolph featuring musical guest Sleigh Bells. Original air date 2/18/12.
Kristen Wiig - Biography
Read a profile of actress and Saturday Night Live cast member Kristen Wiig.
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.'
Damon Wayans - Biography
Read a biography of comedian and actor Damon Wayans, star of In Living Color and My Wife and Kids.
Russell Peters - Biography
Read a biography of Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters, author of the comedy albums Outsourced and Red, White and Brown.
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.
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 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.
Andrew Dice Clay - Biography
Read a profile of Andrew Dice Clay, one of the biggest and most controversial comics of the late 1980s and early 90s and star of the film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.
Martin Lawrence - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, star of the long-running sitcom Martin.
Joel McHale - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Joel McHale, star of the NBC sitcom Community and host of The Soup on E!.
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.
David Cross - Biography
Born: April 4, 1964 David Cross Overview: A pioneer of the "alternative" comedy movement, David Cross
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.
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.
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.
Tom Papa - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian and actor Tom Papa, host of The Marriage Ref on NBC.
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.
Richard Pryor - Biography
Read a biography of legendary comedian Richard Pryor.
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.
Joe Rogan - Biography
Read a biography of stand-up comedian, actor and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan.
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.
"Headliner"
: The headliner on a comedy bill is the "main event" -- the comic that typically has the most name recognition
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.'
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words - Album Review
Read a review of Words, Words, Words, the second album from musical comedian Bo Burnham, available on Comedy Central Records.
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.'
Gallagher - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian and legendary watermelon smasher Gallagher.
Dave Chappelle - Biography
Read a biography of comedian Dave Chappelle, creator and star of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central.
Katt Williams - Biography
Read a biography of stand up comedian Katt Williams.
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.
Ron White: Behavioral Problems - Review
Read a review of the 2009 stand-up special from Blue Collar comedian Ron White, Behavioral Problems. Original Comedy Central premiere date 4/19/09.

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