As a comic, Al Franken joked about rape, sex robots and Afghan women
The Minnesota senator has apologised following allegations of sexual misconduct, and it is not the first example of his attitudes about women and sexSenator Al Franken of Minnesota apologised on Thursday after being accused of sexually harassing the journalist Leeann Tweeden in 2006, highlighting th... [Read More]
Charlie Murphy, Chappelle's Show star, dies aged 57
Brother of Eddie Murphy, who turned his encounters with Hollywood’s great and good into much-loved TV skits, has diedCharlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer who turned his encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on Chappelle’s Show, ha... [Read More]
How comedians struggled to parody Donald Trump
There was no lack of jokes about the Republican nominee from Samantha Bee to Alec Baldwin – but despite comics’ best efforts, Trump put himself past satireSupport our fearless, independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a memberThis election season has inspired acres of ... [Read More]
How comedians struggled to parody Donald Trump
There was no lack of jokes about the Republican nominee from Samantha Bee to Alec Baldwin – but despite comics’ best efforts, Trump put himself past satireSupport our fearless, independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a memberThis election season has inspired acres of ... [Read More]
Kevin Meaney, standup and 'comic's comic', dies at age of 60
Star of 1990s CBS series Uncle Buck dies at home in New YorkJudd Apatow: ‘Kevin was as funny as they get and the nicest man’Kevin Meaney, a “comic’s comic” who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series Uncl... [Read More]
Kevin Meaney, standup and 'comic's comic', dies at age of 60
Star of 1990s CBS series Uncle Buck dies at home in New YorkJudd Apatow: ‘Kevin was as funny as they get and the nicest man’Kevin Meaney, a “comic’s comic” who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series Uncl... [Read More]
Amy Schumer pens open letter to fans who left Florida show after Trump jokes
The comedian said ‘I’m sorry you didn’t want me … to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now’ in response to those who booed and left her Tampa show after she called Trump a ‘monster’Amy Schumer has written an open letter to fans who wal... [Read More]
Amy Schumer pens open letter to fans who left Florida show after Trump jokes
The comedian said ‘I’m sorry you didn’t want me … to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now’ in response to those who booed and left her Tampa show after she called Trump a ‘monster’Amy Schumer has written an open letter to fans who wal... [Read More]
Amy Schumer pens open letter to fans who left Florida show after Trump jokes
The comedian said ‘I’m sorry you didn’t want me … to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now’ in response to those who booed and left her Tampa show after she called Trump a ‘monster’Amy Schumer has written an open letter to fans who wal... [Read More]
Amy Schumer pens open letter to fans who left Florida show after Trump jokes
The comedian said ‘I’m sorry you didn’t want me … to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now’ in response to those who booed and left her Tampa show after she called Trump a ‘monster’Amy Schumer has written an open letter to fans who wal... [Read More]