| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Last week, after a Fresno Bee article said investors were pointing to California's fifth-largest city as a candidate to be the state's fourth city to go to bankruptcy court, the talk show host offered to bring in funds with what he deemed surefire tourist...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:43 AM
The mayor of Fresno is calling for Conan O' Brien's bobblehead....
| Sep 8, 2012
Sometimes what I think the Pulitzer committee is after, humor-wise, isn't just one epic exposé, as per last week's gem on rotten-tomato fights. It's a body of hard-hitting work.
That's what leads me to this steamy parking garage in Burbank, looking for...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the bestselling memoir "American Sniper," was shot and killed Saturday in an incident at a shooting range in Texas for reasons that are not yet clear.
Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, were found dead around 5:30...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
| Oct 1, 2010
Comedian Greg Giraldo, a regular on Comedy Central celebrity roasts and a judge on the NBC-TV show "Last Comic Standing," died Wednesday. He was 44.
Giraldo died at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., after being hospitalized days...
| Nov 30, 2011
Patrice O'Neal, 41, a veteran stand-up comic who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen in September, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. O'Neal's manager, Jonathan Brandstein, said...
| Mar 14, 2011
Joe Morello, the jazz drummer best known for his work with the influential Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five," has died. He was 82.
Morello died Saturday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., said his wife,...
| Sep 5, 2010
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60.
Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from...
| Aug 6, 2011
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter try their hand at voice-overs in "Halo 4."...