| 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...
| Jun 20, 2010
What He's Poised to Do
Harper Perennial: 172 pp., $13.99 paper
I read a lot of short fiction — it's one of my healthier addictions — so I hope you'll take this statement as more than a passing impression: It's been a...
| Dec 18, 2010
You couldn't avoid Ricky Gervais right now, even if you wanted to.
The English comedian has a new stand-up special premiering on HBO on Saturday, just weeks before the DVD release of the first season of "The Ricky Gervais Show," an animated incarnation...
| Feb 1, 2011
Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood.
| Nov 6, 2011
Loopy on a powerful cocktail of Zithromax and DayQuil to fight an infection that's making him cough like a "fat Doc Holliday," Patton Oswalt is on a tear. . Bouncing from the merits of podcasting to the taboos of Comic-Con, the 42-year-old comedian is a...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Jerry Seinfeld started using Twitter (@JerrySeinfeld)this year (“Greetings Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet”) and not surprisingly, his Tweets are pretty funny.
“Comedy is just complaining in an entertaining way....
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2003
| 9:04 AM
SAN DIEGO — At dawn, Kelly Zombro prayed.
He was out of men, out of equipment, out of hope.
"Please, God, this fire needs to go out," Zombro pleaded as embers flew and homes burned. The battalion chief had never seen a fire grow so big so fast,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Sandra Bernhard makes a correction. She did not cry the first time she tried stand-up comedy at The Improv club in Los Angeles in the late '70s. "I cried once I was doing it for a few months," she says. "My first night, I loved it and didn't think twice...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A comedienne who takes being mean as a compliment is coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Lisa Lampenelli, who calls herself The Queen of Mean, will perform at the arena at 8 p.m. Feb. 15, The......
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:38 AM
In a beleaguered Long Beach, Calif., hospital's extended care unit, the setting for HBO's new half-hour series "Getting On" that premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, the ward's head nurse vents to a co-worker, "People say extended care is boring, which it is not;...