comedy

Theresa Hummel-Krallinger and Chris Coccia host a virtual comedy hour on Zoom.
Theresa Hummel-Krallinger
Antionette Lee
May 15, 2020 - 11:50 am
Some Philly-area comedians are leading a virtual comedy ensemble to bring some much-needed comic relief to quarantine, while helping out-of-work entertainers earn a little cash. 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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From left: Bob Curran, business manager of Better than Bacon; Lauren Henry, creative director of Better Than Bacon; Hallie Romanowski, executive director of Act In Faith; April Evans, assistant director of Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center.
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Molly Daly
January 27, 2020 - 5:00 am
For three years, Better Than Bacon Improv, a Chester County-based comedy troupe, has been donating part of the take from some of their shows to nonprofit groups in a program called Bacon Gives Back. Read more here.
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Hanukkah lights at Boathouse Row
City of Philadelphia
Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is far from over. Use The KYW To-Do List — your guide for all things to do this weekend in Philly — to help plan your outings with the family.
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Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy
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CNN
December 23, 2019 - 4:33 pm
A spokesman for Bill Cosby has fired back at Eddie Murphy after the comedian made jokes at Cosby's expense during his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live." 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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Mo'Nique
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AP News
November 15, 2019 - 8:43 am
Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. 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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Shane Gillis defends himself
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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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Chris Rock
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April 10, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service's comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday announced "Netflix Is A Joke Radio" will feature highlights from such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah...
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