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Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show

Nov. 19, 2020 5:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Burnett is so glad we had this time together, as she sang in her signature song. Now, she's added a lot more time, and a lot more songs, to be glad about. Since its original run from 1967 to 1978, most viewers have only seen heavily chopped versions of “The Carol Burnett...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2011, file photo, Norm Crosby poses for a photo while expressing support for Jerry Lewis to be reinstated as host of the annual MDA Telethon, at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Crosby, the deadpan mangler of the English language who thrived in the 1960s, ’70s  and ’80s as a television, nightclub and casino comedian, has died. He was 93. Crosby’s daughter-in-law, Maggie Crosby, told the New York Times that the comic died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 of heart failure in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Norm Crosby, comic mangler of language, dies at 93

Nov. 8, 2020 6:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Crosby, the deadpan mangler of the English language who thrived in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s as a television, nightclub and casino comedian, has died. He was 93. Crosby’s daughter-in-law, Maggie Crosby, told The New York Times that the comic died Saturday of...

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Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in

Nov. 2, 2020 7:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wiggin was still shivering after running out to hang up the weekend’s marquee — “Ghostbusters,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” — at her Northfield Drive-in near Hinsdale, New Hampshire. “It’s cold,” Wiggin said on a...

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Chelsea Handler’s personal ‘Evolution’ inspires new special

Oct. 23, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

New York (AP) — When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she’d encounter. “It was nice to find out why I’ve been such a b---- for so long, and to also gain self-awareness. To know that, ’Oh, I came across that...

Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison

Oct. 18, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a comedian, who was working for a popular satirical television program, after more than two years in prison without trial, a rights lawyer said Sunday. Attorney Mokhtar Mounir said Shady Abu Zaid was released from a Cairo police station late Saturday, but as part...

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Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

Oct. 9, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. The City Council voted 18-1 Thursday night to rename the sewage plant after the comedian, who began a tongue-in-cheek battle with Danbury when he went on an...

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'Saturday Night Live' has best season opener since 2016

Oct. 6, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings. “Saturday Night Live” scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for...