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Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination

Sep. 19, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this....

Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. Then he sought advice on how to handle Sunday's Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS (8 p.m....

Review: David Steinberg offers the stories behind the jokes

Jul. 19, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Inside Comedy” by David Steinberg (Knopf) The legendary David Steinberg was one of the best-known comedians of the late '60s and '70s. His acclaimed stand-up career included 140 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” four comedy albums and two...

Biz Markie, known for classic rap song 'Just a Friend,' dies

Jul. 17, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57. Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said the rapper-DJ died peacefully Friday evening with his wife by...