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  • British comic actor Rik Mayall dies aged 56 June 10, 2014

    London: Rik Mayall, the comic actor who pioneered a new wave of British television comedy in the 1980s, died on Monday, aged 56, his management company said. Famed for his anarchic comic style, Mayall cowrote and starred in the BBC sitcom "The Young Ones", played the corrupt but suave politician Alan...
  • Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar dies at 91 February 13, 2014

    New York: Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television. But Berle echoed the past. His wildly popular wisecracks and cavorting were repurposed from his burlesque days for the brandnew miracle of TV. Sid Caesar was different. Arriving on...
  • Gutthi to turn into Chutki on his own show January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Comedian Sunil Grover, much in the news in the last quarter of 2013 for his hasty exit from Kapil Sharma's show is set to resurrect his beloved creation Gutthi in a different avatar on his own show. The show will air on Star Plus later in January, and its promo...
  • Kapil Sharma to perform for distressed women, children December 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma will perform at a charity concert in Delhi in aid of distressed women and children. The concert, to be held Monday, is being organised by a Bharatiya Janata Party worker Anurag Thakur (son of former chief minster of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal). Kapil made it clear...
  • This is hilarious! Comedian bakes iPhone cookies to fool cops, live tweets as the stunt backfires December 12, 2013

    You think you've seen everything. Apparently not. Comedian Randy Liedtke baked a batch of cookies that looked like iPhones in the hope of baiting a cop into pulling him over for talking on a phone while driving. But the stunt totally backfired as he live tweeted the entire thing. "Baked...
  • Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of mostoverpaid actors December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: American comedian Adam Sandler topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's mostoverpaid actors, commanding a high upfront fee while delivering middling returns, the magazine said on Monday. Sandler, 47, the star of recent comedies 'Jack and Jill' and 'That's My Boy,' dethroned Eddie Murphy for the dubious distinction. Forbes estimated that...
  • Telugu film comedian Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam dies at 53 December 8, 2013

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu film comedian Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam (53) died here tonight. Dharmavarapu was introduced to Telugu films by noted director Jandhyala through his film 'Jayammu Nischayammura' in late 1980s. The actor shot into instant fame with his comedy serial 'Anando Brahma' on Doordarshan in mid1980s. He not only acted in the...
  • Kapil Sharma's 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' gets a new set October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The cast and fans of comedy show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' have a reason to rejoice. After the show's original set was destroyed last month, it had to be shot on Bigg Boss' sets. But now a brand new set has been erected for the show in Filmcity...
  • Now, robot that is a standup comedian August 18, 2013

    London: Scientists have developed an interactive lifesized robot that acts as a standup comic and has already garnered many laughs from the audience during its unique performance here. RoboThespian, a robot designed by Engineered Arts of Cornwall in the UK, told jokes that were well received in a recent performance...
  • After Jaspal Bhatti, wife keeps the 'Nonsense Club' running June 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: He was comedy's famous Sardar and highlighted all that was nonsensical in society in his trademark style. For nearly three decades, comedianactordirector Jaspal Bhatti entertained and touched the masses with his 'Nonsense Club' by highlighting social evils. After his tragic death in a car accident last October,...
  • Malayalam actor Mani surrenders, released on bail May 25, 2013

    Thrissur: Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail. Mani was on the run since May 14 after three forest officials filed a complaint that they were roughed up by the actor after they stopped his...
  • Tina Fey says 'no way' she would host the Oscars February 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Comic actress Tina Fey says there is 'no way' she would host the Oscars ceremony next year, despite getting a thumbs up from 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner in a sketch at Sunday's Academy Awards show. The creator and star of TV comedy '30 Rock' told the Huffington Post...
  • Tollywood actor Sutti Velu is dead September 17, 2012

    Veteran comedian and character artiste Sutti Velu died at a Chennai hospital in the wee hours of Sunday.He was 65 and is survived by wife and four children.The actor had been ailing for some time and undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai where he breathed his last at...
  • Jerry Seinfeld hits the road for new Web series July 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Jerry Seinfeld hits the road again with a new Web series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring the standup comedian and TV star driving around and joking with famous friends, including Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, Michael Richards, Colin Quinn, Bob Einstein and Larry David. The show, at...
  • UK: Comedian with no voice enthrals fans April 28, 2012

    Standup comedian Lee Ridley was born with cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser to communicate. ...
  • Pak comedian who poked fun at militants abducted April 25, 2012

    Islamabad: A comedian who poked fun at the Taliban's practice of apprehending thieves and meting out summary punishment to them was kidnapped from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan while he was entertaining guests at a wedding, according to a media report today. Nisar Khan had recently written a comedic song about thieves...
  • Meet Sanjeev Bhaskar, ' the king of comedy' February 17, 2012

    Sanjeev Bhaskar talks about his inspiration and movies. ...
  • '3 Idiots', an exceptionally funny film: Sanjeev Bhaskar February 15, 2012

    Tickling the funny bone may be the toughest thing in the world, but for comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar it was something that he learnt from his family. ...
  • Russell Brand to star in 'The Hauntrepreneur' January 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: British comedian Russell Brand has been roped in by Michael Bay for his production venture 'The Hauntrepreneur'. According to Variety.com, the 'Arthur' actor is set to play the titular character that is described as an eccentric man. Hauntrepreneur is hired by a family, who has trouble adjusting a life...
  • Recipes of dead celebrities featured in new book December 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: Comedian Frank DeCaro is best known for his stint on 'The Daily Show with John Stewart' but the comedian and talk radio host is now dishing out recipes. In his third book, 'The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes From More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen,'...
  • Every US TV show has an Indian: Aziz Ansari September 12, 2011

    New Delhi: IndianAmerican comedian Aziz Ansari, who juggles movies, TV shows as well as his standup acts, says Hollywood is very receptive of Indian faces and almost every sitcom has an artist from the country. The 28yearold standup comedian, who has appeared in movies like 'Funny People', 'Get Him to the...
  • Actor Tracy Morgan apologises for antigay jokes June 11, 2011

    New York: Tracy Morgan said on Friday that he was sorry for telling an audience in Nashville, Tenn., that if his son were gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him. The comedian and "30 Rock" actor apologized to his fans and the gay and lesbian community for what...
  • Jaaved Jaaffrey to turn producer May 30, 2011

    Mumbai: After cofinancing a documentary on football that the censor board banned, danceractorcomedian Jaaved Jaffrey has decided to turn a feature film producer and says his maiden venture will neither be a comedy nor a film on dance. "I intend to produce soon but right now I can't talk about it...
  • Comedians bring out the humour in Osama's death May 10, 2011

    Comedian Pete Dominick talks to a group of comedians to see how they are finding humor in one of the world's biggest stories, Osama bin Laden's killing. ...
  • Move to shield wildlife from KatyRussell wedding October 23, 2010

    Ranthambore: As British comedian Russell Brand and American pop singer Katy Perry get set to tie the knot near the Rathambore National Park this weekend, efforts are on to ensure the wedding party doesn't disturb wildlife. In the last two days, villagers have complained of loud noise coming from AmaniKhas, the...
  • Russel Brand and Katy Perry to wed in India October 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Comedian Russel Brand and pop star Katy Perry are set to tie the knot in Jaipur this weekend. The celebrity couple is expected to check in at the AmaniKhas, a resort near the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, for their engagement ceremony. The couple met at the MTV video...
  • Actorpolitician S S Chandran is dead October 9, 2010

    Tanjavur (TN): Popular Tamil cinema comedian and AIADMK Deputy Propaganda Secretary S S Chandran died at Mannargudi near here last night following heart attack. Chandran (69) is survived by wife, daughter and two sons, one of whom, Rohit, is also an actor. He had gone to Mannargudi to...
  • Tech Toyz: Projectors joining 3D bandwagon July 31, 2010

    Tech Toyz chills with comedians of 'Whose Line Is It Any Way?' on impact of technology on TV programmes worldwide. ...
  • Comedians lampoon Apple products May 7, 2010

    Apple has thousands of diehard followers who always vouch for the quality of the company's products. But the company itself is getting some bad press. ...
  • Comedian Tina Fey honoured at Emmys September 14, 2009

    London: Pop star Justin Timberlake and comedienne, Tina Fey were both honoured with Emmy Awards for their comedy turns on US show Saturday Night Live. 'Sexyback' singer was handed the Best Guest Actor and while Fey was handed the Best Guest Actress on a Comedy Series honour. Fey was...