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The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

Jun. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the numbers, the Jan. 6 committee hearings attracted 20 million live viewers on opening night, 11 million for the first daytime session and nearly 9 million for Thursday's third installment. Yet those traditional Nielsen company yardsticks don't begin to measure...

Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Song Hae, iconic South Korean TV presenter, dies at 95

Jun. 08, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Song Hae, a South Korean TV presenter who was beloved for decades as the warm-humored emcee of a nationally televised singing contest, has died at the age of 95. He died Wednesday at his home in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, according to the Seoul...

Weekend event for HBCU graduates slated in Alabama

May. 28, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An event to bring together graduates of historically black colleges and universities is being held in Alabama this weekend. HBCU SpringComing opened on Friday in Birmingham and continues through Sunday. The event has been in New York the past seven years...

George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.” “The way George Carlin looked at the world and broke it down taught so many of us how...

Man charged in Dave Chappelle attack pleads not guilty

May. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged in an attack on comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl pleaded not guilty Friday to four misdemeanors. Isaiah Lee, 23, entered the not guilty pleas in a Los Angeles courtroom to charges of battery, possessing a deadly...

No felony charge for man who tackled Dave Chappelle on stage

May. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any felonies, the district attorney's office said Thursday. Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing...

Dave Chappelle tackled during comedy show, police arrest man

May. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an...

Louise Erdrich among 6 finalists for literary Women's Prize

Apr. 27, 2022 04:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The 23rd novel by acclaimed American author Louise Erdrich and an adult fiction debut by Trinidadian stand-up comedian Lisa Allen-Agostini were named finalists on Wednesday for the 30,000-pound ($38,000) Women’s Prize for fiction. Erdrich’s “The Sentence” —...

Jon Stewart: Authoritarian governments a threat, not comedy

Apr. 25, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Stewart, accepting the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, warned Sunday night that speculation about the future of comedy amid increased audience cultural sensitivity was ignoring a true and enduring threat: authoritarian governments around the world. ...