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Billy Connolly quits stand-up comedy due to Parkinson’s in farewell documentary: ‘I’ve done 50 years and that’s plenty’

Billy Connolly quits stand-up comedy due to Parkinson’s in farewell documentary: ‘I’ve done 50 years and that’s plenty’

Billy Connolly quits stand-up comedy due to Parkinson’s in farewell documentary: ‘I’ve done 50 years and that’s plenty’ Billy Connolly quits stand-up comedy due to Parkinson’s in farewell documentary: ‘I’ve done 50 years and that’s plenty’ Sir Billy Connolly will mark the end of his stand-up comedy career with a TV special, airing on Monday 28 December. The Scottish comedian, …

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Obamas producing comedy series about chaos of the Trump administration

Obama jokes on ‘Kimmel’ that Navy SEALS can remove Trump if needed

Obamas producing comedy series about chaos of the Trump administration Obamas producing comedy series about chaos of the Trump administration Barack and Michelle Obama will produce a comedy sketch series based on a book that described the chaos of the transition between the former president’s administration and the incoming Trump presidency. Through their multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix and their company …

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Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76

Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76

Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76 Bobby Ball, Half of a Hit British Comedy Duo, Dies at 76 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Bobby Ball had a look that fit his slapstick humor. He was a slightly stocky 5-foot-3, …

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep showrunner mock Trump’s Axios interview: ‘He’s stupider than the best comedy writers’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep showrunner mock Trump’s Axios interview: ‘He’s stupider than the best comedy writers’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep showrunner mock Trump’s Axios interview: ‘He’s stupider than the best comedy writers’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep showrunner mock Trump’s Axios interview: ‘He’s stupider than the best comedy writers’ The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the comedy’s showrunner have …

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Bafta TV Awards 2020: All the winners as Stath Lets Flats beats Fleabag and Derry Girls for Scripted Comedy

Bafta TV Awards 2020: All the winners as Stath Lets Flats beats Fleabag and Derry Girls for Scripted Comedy

Bafta TV Awards 2020: All the winners as Stath Lets Flats beats Fleabag and Derry Girls for Scripted Comedy Bafta TV Awards 2020: All the winners as Stath Lets Flats beats Fleabag and Derry Girls for Scripted Comedy The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. This year’s Bafta …

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Coronavirus: Three-quarters of comedy venues ‘could shut in next year’ without financial help

Coronavirus: Three-quarters of comedy venues ‘could shut in next year’ without financial help

Coronavirus: Three-quarters of comedy venues ‘could shut in next year’ without financial help Coronavirus: Three-quarters of comedy venues ‘could shut in next year’ without financial help Nearly 80 per cent of comedy clubs could close in the next year, a new report has suggested. With comedy venues forced to stay shut due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Edinburgh Festival …

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As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’

As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’

As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’ As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’ Last year there were signs of hope for Comedy Central. Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” since 2015, had found his footing. New series like “The Other Two” and “South Side” got strong reviews. Awkwafina, the breakout star …

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Can Physical Comedy Work on Zoom? Bill Irwin Wants to Find Out

Can Physical Comedy Work on Zoom? Bill Irwin Wants to Find Out

Can Physical Comedy Work on Zoom? Bill Irwin Wants to Find Out Can Physical Comedy Work on Zoom? Bill Irwin Wants to Find Out In Bill Irwin’s lockdown performance space, his apartment in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, his laptop perches on a stack of books. Off to the side, DVDs from the Kennedy Center Honors make a platform for …

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Is Your Office Closed? Compensate With a Workplace Comedy.

Is Your Office Closed? Compensate With a Workplace Comedy.

Is Your Office Closed? Compensate With a Workplace Comedy. Is Your Office Closed? Compensate With a Workplace Comedy. To begin, a confession: My husband, an essential worker, goes to an office every weekday. He walks about a mile, navigating the sidewalks like a player in some virus-inflected Frogger game, and rides a lonely elevator to an empty 10th floor suite. …

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5 New Comedy Specials to Remind You of the Old Normal

5 New Comedy Specials to Remind You of the Old Normal

5 New Comedy Specials to Remind You of the Old Normal 5 New Comedy Specials to Remind You of the Old Normal “Laughter is the best medicine” is a cliché that has been skewered so many times it’s easy to forget the animating truth behind it. No, a joke will not save us, but it can provide solace, and not …

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