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I Will Never Forget Robin Williams, One of the Great Doctors of the Soul

Jamie Masada | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jamie Masada

He had an uncanny ability to make people feel like he was their friend and that they really knew him. He gave you his attention -- whether you were a guy with a magic marker, or an audience of 5,000 -- you mattered.

Stolen Moment From The 2nd Annual Patrice O'Neal Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Time to Embarrass the Shit Out of Assad!

Steve Young | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Steve Young

Syria's President Assad has stepped over the line and we may be in the midst of tripping over it. It has always been a quandary. Get involved or just ...

'The Dahk Knight': Recasting Batman with Beantown's Finest

Hulu.com | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Why not look on the bright side? If the new Batman has one thing going for him, it's Ben Affleck's Boston roots. Think about it. What could possibly be more powerful than a superhero weaned on Legal Seafood clam chowder and Dunkin' Donuts dark roast?

Controversial Comedian Featured In New Children's Movie

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment

LONG POND, Pa. -- Comedian Dane Cook's career is soaring to new heights. He's leaving the comfort of the stand-up stage for the friendly skies as the...

Comedian Scolded For Boston Benefit Show Decision

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment

BOSTON — Comedian Dane Cook is being criticized for his decision to bar organizers of a benefit concert for Boston Marathon bombing victims from...

'Cars' Spinoff Gets First Look

Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment

The "Cars" franchise has grossed over $1 billion for Disney around the globe, but in lieu of "Cars 3," here comes "Planes" to consider. First conce...

ReThink Review: Pain & Gain - Meatheads and Mayhem

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a $25 million budget that's probably less than what a Transformers sequel spends on fake sweat for Shia LaBeouf, Pain & Gain tells the true story of a trio of Miami weightlifters whose dreams of quick money turned into a crime spree.

Maria Bamford, Erin Foley Triumph at Women in Comedy Festival -- Their Way

Art Levine | Posted 05.30.2013 | Comedy
Art Levine

Maria Bamford has emerged over the last year as one of the most critically revered comics -- especially among her peers -- in the country while bravely addressing the stigma of mental illness as part of her act.

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

'Next Caller' Creator Compares Cancellation To A '10.0 Earthquake'

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

It's been slightly over a month since NBC announced that it was pulling "Next Caller," the midseason comedy starring Dane Cook that had yet to air and...

Chatting With The Doors' John Densmore, Comedian Doug Stanhope and The Royal Potato Family's Marco Benevento

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Originally, I had hoped we would last one decade and pay the rent, and I don't know, I'm going to be sixty-eight in a month and we're still lighting people's fire. I'm proud."

NBC Cancels Dane Cook's New Comedy Before It Premieres

Posted 10.12.2012 | TV

In what can only be categorized as a preemptive strike, NBC has canceled Dane Cook's midseason comedy, "Next Caller," before it even had a chance to p...

Carol Hartsell

When It Comes To Comedians, Where Is The Line?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Comedy

On July 20, a man walked into a crowded theater in Aurora, Colorado and shot 59 people, killing 12. On July 26, not quite a week later, a man walk...

A Reminder That Comedy Should Never, Ever Be Controversial

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy

If you're not following Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) on Twitter, you really, really should be. If you know him only as a Weekend Update anchor -- or t...

Tracking the Swaggermetrics of Frank Ocean and Louis C.K.

Chi Tung | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

Frank Ocean's Channel Orange and Louis C.K.'s Louie are rare examples of great art that succeed because of -- not in spite of -- their willingness to provide endless grist for the social media mill.

Dane Cook Tells Theater Shooting Joke

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.27.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Dane Cook has posted an apology for the Aurora-related material he performed on Thursday. Via Twitter, the comedian stated: "I am devastated b...

Family Feud Over Ice Cream Business Turns Cold

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Think your family is dysfunctional? Just wait until you meet the Piazzas of Staten Island. Nicholas Piazza, the 29 year-old son of Salvatore Piazza...

Dane Cook To Make Theatre Debut

Posted 06.28.2012 | Comedy

Dane Cook will make his stage debut in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers," playing the role of Nazi playwright Franz Lie...

Louie C.K.: Dane Cook A 'Good Guy'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy

In an interview with Deadline, Louis C.K. once again emphasized that he has no ill will towards fellow comedian Dane Cook for an old controversy that ...

NBC Series Orders New Dane Cook Series

Posted 05.11.2012 | TV

NBC has ordered another comedy for the 2012-13 season. The network has picked up six episodes of "Next Caller Please," starring Dane Cook as an overbe...

The Elephant in the Room at the Comedy Awards

J-L Cauvin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

That is how comedy should work. You are only as good as your last show. Sure fans will give you a break because they are your fans, but should an entire industry be giving the same blind loyalty to a performer?

Rejected White House Correspondents' Dinner Hosts

James Kotecki | Posted 06.27.2012 | Comedy
James Kotecki

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is headlining this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. Kimmel beat out of a number of other comics considered for the job...

Dane Cook To Play Sexist DJ?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.01.2012 | Comedy

Dane Cook has landed a starring role on the pilot for "Next Caller Please," an NBC sitcom about a DJ at a satellite radio station who is perpetually u...

Dane Cook Headed To TV

THR.com | Posted 02.29.2012 | TV

Dane Cook is heading to series television. The stand-up comic-turned-feature actor has been tapped to star in NBC's comedy pilot "Next Caller Pleas...