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Take My Spouse, Please: Dani Klein Modisett's New Book Shows How Comedy Can Sustain a Marriage

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 07.09.2015 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

When Carl Reiner raves you up, your work obviously contains wit and wisdom. Spake the veteran funnyman of Dani Klein Modisett's new book, Take My Spouse, Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy.

The Irish Heritage of the Remarkable Anne Meara

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller, her husband of 61 years, she brought smiles to all of us, but there was so much more to her career than many of us appreciated.

The Night We Met Anne Meara

David Macaray | Posted 05.24.2015 | Celebrity
David Macaray

Anne couldn't have been sweeter or more generous. The last thing she (or Jerry, for that matter) wanted was to have a couple of fans pester them while they attended what was bound to be a memorable comedy show. But they were nothing short of gracious. My wife remembers it as her "favorite" birthday. Rest in peace, Anne.

GUESS WHO

Posted 03.23.2014 | Celebrity

Years before he made a name for himself as an actor, Ben Stiller was just the kid of the highly successful comedic duo "Stiller & Meara." And at 12 ye...

Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many ways the pioneering comedienne Moms Mabley was a pioneer was that she performed at the Apollo in 1939, five years after the Harlem thea...

ReThink Review: When Comedy Went to School - Comedy History in the Catskills

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Comedy icons like Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and even Woody Allen were able to work and hone material during weeklong stands in front of packed, tough crowds, creating the style and rhythm of what we now consider modern stand up comedy.

When Comedy Went to School: The Catskills Were a Boot Camp for the Greatest Generation of Comedians

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The Borscht Belt, the Jewish Alps, the Sour Cream Sierras... From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York (primarily Sullivan and Ulster Counties) were the place to be for the growing Jewish community in the Northeast.

To Jerry, With Love

Rob Taub | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Rob Taub

On my ninth birthday, my parents took me and a group of my friends to see the Jerry Lewis comedy The Disorderly Orderly. It was one of my happiest childhood memories and I've always had a special place in my heart for Jerry Lewis.

Who Should Star On The 'Beauty And The Beast' TV Show?

Posted 01.27.2012 | TV

"Beauty And The Beast" is definitely making a comeback and it's headed for your TV set. Recently, The CW ordered a pilot based on the early '80s CB...

The True Story Behind Festivus

Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

Seinfeld fans and disaffected revelers otherwise: Happy Festivus! As you gather around your aluminum pole, air your grievances and perform feats of ...

Ben Stiller Directs His Parents on New Web Show

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Ben Stiller has directed his father and actor, Jerry Stiller, in films like Zoolander but the blockbuster comedian is now bringing his craft to the smaller screen -- online.

Top 5 Funniest: Pee-wee Herman, Cee-Lo, Jerry Stiller and More (VIDEOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

With the premiere of The Social Network fast approaching, the parodies and mash-ups continue. Urlesque demonstrates how the music from the trailer can make anything seem dramatic.

'Seinfeld''s Jerry Stiller Visits 'Costanza House' In Astoria (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jerry Stiller took a journey to his "Seinfeld" roots when he recently visited the Queens' home used for the exterior shots of the Costanza house. "It...

FATHERS DAY POLL: Will These Celeb Kids Outshine Their Dads? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A Hollywood upbringing isn't always a recipe for professional success, but these celebrity dads have managed to raise kids who are famous in their own...