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Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy

Jan. 19, 2022 14:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. The 59-year-old Stewart — born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz — rose to prominence as a...

Actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment

Jan. 18, 2022 15:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital, a spokesman for the actor and comedian said. Anderson, 68, was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably,” his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz said Tuesday. ...

Parents mad over vaxxed-only kids' comedy basketball show

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is coming under fire from parents after it scheduled a free comedy basketball show that is restricted to vaccinated children. The Feb. 6 show in Ansonia features the Harlem Wizards, a professional touring team in the tradition of the Harlem...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

Jan. 10, 2022 08:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while on a stand-up tour. He was 65. Deputies in Orange County,...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Natasha Rothwell is ready to be the lead

Dec. 22, 2021 18:14 PM EST

Los Angeles (AP) — In one of the last scenes of “Insecure,” Issa, Molly, Kelli and Tiffany are having a girls night-in when one of them gets a little emotional and they all come in for a hug. Kelli, played by Natasha Rothwell, bursts into tears and shouts, “The f—- I’m...

Greek TV comedian arrested over sex video allegations

Dec. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A popular Greek TV comedian was arrested Wednesday following allegations that he posted sex videos of his former partners on the internet without their consent. Police and court officials in the northern city of Thessaloniki said the 58-year-old man was...

Jonas Brothers' family to open new restaurant in Las Vegas

Nov. 15, 2021 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Jonas Brothers' family is expanding their restaurant business with a new eatery set to open in Las Vegas next year. Kevin Jonas, Sr., the trio's father, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a recent interview that Nellie's Southern Kitchen will be...

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

Oct. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown early promise, so far landing just outside the top 20 for the young season...