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Comedian infiltrates NRA event to mock Wayne LaPierre’s ‘thoughts and prayers’

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An undercover comedian crashed the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, Texas, and sarcastically thanked the organization’s president for his repeated “thoughts and prayers” following deadly mass...

Comedian, president, warrior: the transformation of Volodymyr Zelenskiy

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When the comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy ran for the Ukrainian presidency in 2019 he was treated as a joke. Now, as Luke Harding reports from Lviv, he personifies the defiance and dignity of Ukraine’s embattled popula...

Comedian Catherine Bohart: ‘When Covid hit it was, “there goes my next six months earnings’

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You thought you had a challenging lockdown? Imagine this scenario. The onset of a global pandemic coincides with your first experience of living alone. You have just separated from your partner and are heartbroken. Yo...

Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian review – standup looks back in cynical Netflix special

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Aziz Ansari’s career has been dramatically carved in two since the sexual misconduct allegations made against him four years ago, which he denied. Before: a slick and optimistic comic with the world at his feet. After...

Bill Cosby: prosecutors ask US supreme court to review case against comedian

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Prosecutors asked the US supreme court to review the ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction, arguing in a petition Monday that a decision announced in a press release does not give a defendant lifetime immunit...

Comedian Munya Chawawa: ‘People think I blew up in lockdown, but I’ve been doing this for years’

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The comedian Munya Chawawa is all eyebrows and incredible ambition. “I love the idea of being indelible, of leaving a mark on the world,” he says. “I can’t process the idea of leaving it without having left something,...

Indian comedian Vir Das accused of ‘vilifying nation’

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An Indian comedian is facing an onslaught of criticism and calls for police to investigate over a comedy monologue that spoke of the country’s contradictions on women’s safety, religion, Covid and politics. The routin...

S2 E3: Desiree Burch, comedian

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Grace’s guest this week is the comedian, actor and writer Desiree Burch. She sits at Grace’s table to discuss family, work, and the foods that have seen her through. They discuss attuning American tastebuds to British...

Phil Jerrod, ‘spectacularly talented’ comedian, dies aged 42

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The comedian Phil Jerrod, known for his richly lyrical observations and tirades, delivered with surreal flights of fancy, has died from cancer aged 42. His agency, Off the Kerb, announced on Monday that Jerrod had die...

Michael Spicer: ‘I’ve never been heckled, I’m an online comedian’

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I once went to see David Kay in Edinburgh. I started laughing from the moment he came on the stage and was only able to pause for breath when he left. Christopher Morris and Peter O’Hanraha-hanrahan discuss new Europ...

Comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer ‘even though I’ve never smoked’

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Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Mo...

Rachel Sennott: ‘A male comedian would throw pieces of paper at my nipples. It was not fun’

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What is the most mortifying thing that has ever happened to you? A spectacular pratfall? An accidental reply all? For Danielle, the protagonist of the sublimely uncomfortable Shiva Baby, it has to be the moment when h...

‘He was like a comedian’: Andrew Brown’s aunt pays tribute after fatal shooting by police – video

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Glenda Brown Thomas has paid tribute to her nephew, Andrew Brown, a day after the 42-year-old was shot dead by police in North Carolina. “He had a good laugh, a nice smile. And he had good dimples ... He did not finis...

‘This feels like a breakthrough’: comedian Loyiso Gola on his new Netflix show

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It’s not every day a comedian can claim to have made history. Step forward Loyiso Gola, whose new Netflix show – its first ever standup special from Africa – was released this week. But if you’re looking for some expr...