Comedian

  • Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar dies at 91 13-02-2014 07:47 AM

    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 brand-new miracle of TV. Sid Caesar was different. Arriving on...
  • Gutthi to turn into Chutki on his own show 11-01-2014 03:34 PM

    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...
  • Kapil Sharma to perform for distressed women, children 15-12-2013 02:09 PM

    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...
  • This is hilarious! Comedian bakes iPhone cookies to fool cops, live tweets as the stunt backfires 12-12-2013 12:19 PM

    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 most-overpaid actors 10-12-2013 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: American comedian Adam Sandler topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's most-overpaid actors, commanding a high up-front 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...
  • Telugu film comedian Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam dies at 53 08-12-2013 02:57 PM

    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 mid-1980s. He not only acted in...
  • Kapil Sharma's 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' gets a new set 18-10-2013 03:57 PM

    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 stand-up comedian 18-08-2013 04:40 PM

    London: Scientists have developed an interactive life-sized robot that acts as a stand-up 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 05-06-2013 01:51 PM

    Chandigarh: He was comedy's famous Sardar and highlighted all that was nonsensical in society in his trademark style. For nearly three decades, comedian-actor-director 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 25-05-2013 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Recipes of dead celebrities featured in new book 21-12-2011 02:04 PM

    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...
  • Every US TV show has an Indian: Aziz Ansari 12-09-2011 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari, who juggles movies, TV shows as well as his stand-up acts, says Hollywood is very receptive of Indian faces and almost every sitcom has an artist from the country. The 28-year-old stand-up comedian, who has appeared in movies like 'Funny People', 'Get Him to...
  • Actor Tracy Morgan apologises for anti-gay jokes 11-06-2011 10:01 AM

    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...
  • Jaaved Jaaffrey to turn producer 30-05-2011 06:56 PM

    Mumbai: After co-financing a documentary on football that the censor board banned, dancer-actor-comedian 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...
  • Comedians bring out the humour in Osama's death 10-05-2011 09:20 AM

    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 Katy-Russell wedding 23-10-2010 04:38 PM

    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 Aman-i-Khas,...
  • Russel Brand and Katy Perry to wed in India 21-10-2010 02:23 PM

    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 Aman-i-Khas, a resort near the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, for their engagement ceremony. The couple met at the MTV video...
  • Actor-politician S S Chandran is dead 09-10-2010 02:48 PM

    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 meet party...
  • Tech Toyz: Projectors joining 3D bandwagon 31-07-2010 11:05 PM

    Tech Toyz chills with comedians of 'Whose Line Is It Any Way?' on technology and TV programmes. ...
  • Comedians lampoon Apple products 07-05-2010 06:57 PM

    Apple has thousands of die-hard followers who always vouch for the quality of the company's products. ...
  • Comedian Tina Fey honoured at Emmys 14-09-2009 06:22 PM

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  • Comedian Bill Maher has a new anti-heckling technique 27-10-2007 03:12 PM

    If you're Bill Maher, you head into the crowd and kick the heckler out. ...
  • Rajpal breaks funny man mould 20-12-2006 11:45 PM

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