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Julia Scotti attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 11 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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Kim Glovas
June 22, 2020 - 10:31 am
New Jersey comedian Julia Scotti, who has been performing in the Philadelphia region for decades, is the focus of a film premiering at the Nantucket Film Festival on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Charlotte Reese
March 14, 2020 - 3:55 pm
A new comedy special on Showtime is out to prove that you don't have to be 20 to be funny. And one of the headliners is a comedian from New Jersey who's been honing her craft for more than 50 years. Read more here.
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In this file photo dated Sunday Aug. 30, 2009, actor and comedian Orson Bean and Alley Mills arrive at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
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AP News
February 08, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian who enlivened the game show "To Tell the Truth" and played a crotchety merchant on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91. Read more here.
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Comedian Israel Skeet Carter at KYW Newsradio.
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Cherri Gregg
November 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Temple Performing Arts Center will host a TV comedy special this Saturday, and the headliner grew up in nearby North Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Shane Gillis
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CNN
September 16, 2019 - 4:26 pm
"Saturday Night Live" has fired one of its most recent hires, Shane Gillis, just days after videos of comedian making bigoted comments came to light. Read more here.
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CNN
September 13, 2019 - 3:10 pm
New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Shane Gillis has issued a statement in response to criticism over racially insensitive comments he made as part of his podcast. Read more here.
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Muslim-American comedian Hasan Minhaj cracks jokes for the audience after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed May 10th as "Hasan Minhaj Day," at Gracie Mansion, in New York.
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January 02, 2019 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's powerful crown prince. The American comedian used his second episode, released Oct. 28, to criticize Crown...
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Katt Williams
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October 07, 2018 - 3:18 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon's "...
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Sen. Bob Menendez
CNN
July 03, 2018 - 1:17 pm
By Sarah Hallam (CNN) -- Sen. Bob Menendez said he hopes the White House will "dramatically change their protocol" after a prank call from a comedian impersonating the senator got through to President Donald Trump, who called the prankster back from Air Force One. Podcast host John Melendez, better...
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