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This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor
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Sorge um "Binomo": Comedy-Duo führt Nikki Haley mit russischem Humor aufs Glatteis
2018-01-03 22:02:15 Nordamerika Kennen Sie Binomo? Die UN-Botschafterin der USA, Nikki Haley, wollte über die vermeintliche asiatische Insel im Bilde gewesen sein. Zwei russische Komödianten, die sich als Premierminister von Polen ausgaben, beklagten sich telefonisch über Wahleinmischung. Fachsimpeln über Nord Stream 2 Wenn wir keine Verbesserung haben, werden die Sanktionen weiter bestehen. Auch mit Blick auf das Energieprojekt Nord Stream 2 schmeicheln Vovan & Lexus sich bei den USA ein und bezeichnen dieses als eine "Gefahr für die Sicherheit Europas"   Read More ...
Music and laughter on Yorfest stages
2017-09-25 12:15:26 HUNDREDS of music and comedy fans gathered for the annual family event Yorfest an Saturday night at York racecourse. Britain's number one country act The Shires was joined on the lineup by indie legend Badly Drawn Boy, Brighton's Fickle Friends, Teeside folk gems Cattle & Cane and dub/reggae/folk/rock fusion band Dreadzone. With two music stages and a comedy platform, Yorfest is a family extravaganza with a carnival atmosphere   Read More ...
Len Goodman’s BBC comedy show Partners In Rhyme has been bumped from TV schedules for Strictly Come Dancing
2017-09-20 22:04:30 Former Strictly head judge launched his BBC comedy series last month but bosses have cancelled it so viewers can focus on new head judge Shirley Ballas.   Read More ...
David Jason, 77, messes about on Still Open All Hours set
2017-09-19 18:12:50   Read More ...
Blue plaque stolen from Frog and Bucket comedy club - and it's no laughing matter
2017-09-06 16:19:07 A blue plaque commemorating ‘all the acts who have died on stage’ at the Frog and Bucket comedy club has been stolen. The tongue-in-cheek memorial was created and unveiled in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Manchester’s first club dedicated to alternative comedy. Erected in honour of all comedians to be brought down by a cutting heckle or deafening silence, it took pride of place on the wall outside   Read More ...
Jourdan Dunn presents Comedy gong at GQ awards in London
2017-09-06 11:06:01   Read More ...
Are new comedies as funny as old ones?
2017-08-23 21:05:19   Read More ...
Stars pay tribute to late comedy icon Jerry Lewis
2017-08-21 00:40:20   Read More ...
Are comedy double acts making a comeback?
2017-08-15 02:33:05 I can't name a new, young TV comedy double act and neither can Barry Cryer. The comedian and writer says: "I want to spot a young double act and say 'oh boy, it's still going'. But it hasn't happened for me yet." At the start of his career he wrote for the gold standard of comedy duos, Morecambe and Wise. "It's like telepathy," Cryer says   Read More ...
Alex Salmond begins two-week Edinburgh Fringe comedy stint
2017-08-13 11:37:04   Read More ...
Catastrophe star Rob Delaney to headline Manchester comedy club Group Therapy's 5th birthday bash
2017-08-07 12:08:23 Catastrophe star Rob Delaney will headline a night of laughs at Manchester’s Albert Hall as comedy club Group Therapy celebrates its fifth birthday. The American comedian and actor, who writes the hit Channel 4 sitcom with co-star Sharon Horgan, will be joined on the bill by Tim Key, whose screen credits have included roles in Peep Show and Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa   Read More ...
How Edinburgh changed British comedy
2017-08-06 02:02:18 Comedy did not feature at all when the Edinburgh Fringe began but over the past three decades it has become the "spiritual home" of Britain's funny folk. While London lays claim to being the birthplace of "alternative" comedy in the 1980s, it was the Scottish capital where the new generation of comics received their education before transforming British humour. Comedy talent such as Steve Coogan, Lee Evans, Bill Bailey, Alan Davies, Harry Hill, Jo Brand and Al Murray all got their big breaks in Edinburgh   Read More ...
Three-year-old Isla Nelson scoops comedy awards
2017-08-02 14:03:24 A three-year-old girl from Glasgow has taken the Best Actress prize at the Scottish Comedy Awards. The feature, which has notched up nearly 100 million views, shows Isla discussing politics and current affairs with her father, comedian Mark Nelson. The series was also named Best Online Comedy at the awards, held at Edinburgh's Le Monde hotel on Tuesday. On collecting her acting award, Isla's father Mark told the audience of comedians and industry figures: "Isla can't be here tonight   Read More ...
This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor
2017-06-18 00:04:47 COPENHAGEN, Denmark ― Annette Bellaoui remembers the moment well. She was meeting a leading politician in the Danish People’s Party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. He stared at her, “seriously contemplating” Bellaoui in a way that seemed as though he was asking himself, “‘does this woman have hand grenades in her pockets?’” “There was fear and anger and everything in his face,” she recalled   Read More ...
Smirnoff Vodka Hilariously Trolls Trump With New Bus Stop Ad
2017-06-13 14:49:03 Smirnoff vodka takes a shot at President Donald Trump in its new ad campaign. The vodka brand just trolled, er, rolled out a new bus ad touting the fact that it has been made in America since 1934. “Made in America, but we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath,” the ad says. That’s clearly a reference to Trump’s recent declaration that he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, who was fired amid an ongoing probe into ties between Trump’s campaign and associates and Russian officials   Read More ...
Fifty of the funniest jokes from 50 of our favourite comedians
2017-06-03 20:13:52 It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the people of Britain – and with the General Election days away, there are few things to smile about. But they say laughter is the best medicine, so Sunday People has rounded up 50 of the funniest jokes from 50 of our favourite comedians . 'My dad used to say: “Always fight fire with fire,” which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade   Read More ...
Netflix viewers like breakfast comedy, lunchtime drama and a thriller for tea
2017-05-23 15:31:36 You wake up and what's the first thing you watch as you're planning your breakfast (avo on toast anyone)? The answer is comedy shows, according to new data released by streaming service Netflix. We're much more likely to need a laugh first thing in the morning, its research suggests. Here's a look at what a streaming TV diet might be over a 24-hour period: Brekkie The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air   Read More ...
Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
2017-05-10 14:17:23 MADRID (AP) — An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
2017-05-10 13:15:17 MADRID (AP) - An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
2017-05-10 13:08:43 MADRID (AP) — An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
Chris Rock announces Manchester comedy show - here's how to get tickets
2017-05-08 12:51:55 Award-winning comedian Chris Rock has announced his new tour will stop in Manchester. The Total Blackout Tour 2018 marks the acclimated comedian’s first UK tour in 10 years. The UK leg of his tour will kick-off at Manchester Arena on Thursday, January 11. Rock, a Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, will perform other shows in Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and London   Read More ...
Amsterdam Arena krijgt intieme comedy-avond: 'slechts' 600 kaarten te koop
2017-04-19 21:07:07 Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam Arena, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip te Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip gaan optreden voor een p   Read More ...
Intiem comedy-avondje in Arena: 600 kaarten in een voetbalstadion
2017-04-19 17:55:38 Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam Arena, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip te Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip gaan optreden voor een p   Read More ...
Na De Kuip nu ook comedy-avond in de ArenA
2017-04-19 15:55:31 Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam ArenA, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip Rotterdam gaan optreden voo   Read More ...
How many pro-Brexit comedians are there?
2017-04-05 19:08:40 Comedy and current affairs have always had a close relationship - but Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency have posed new challenges for comics. Politics has long been a part of Marcus Brigstocke's comedy routine. He's used to people not always agreeing with what he says, but this year it's been different. The subject was Brexit and the reaction in some places was unlike anything he'd experienced before   Read More ...
Empty comedy club is no laughing matter
2017-03-17 04:59:37 How do comedians cope when they outnumber the audience and what is it like to watch a show when you and a friend are the ones in the spotlight? Blame it on the excitement of my friend Emma's first experience of a live comedy show but she wants to sit in the front row. Not that it matters. By the end of the show, we may as well pull up a chair onstage, and crack a few jokes of our own   Read More ...
Comedian Kevin Bridges to host Gordon Aikman MND charity event
2017-03-09 12:06:37 Comedian Kevin Bridges is to host a fundraising event in memory of Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman. Clydebank-born Bridges will host Stand Up Against MND at the Glasgow Comedy Festival on 20 March. Also appearing at the event in the King's Theatre will be comedians Fred MacAulay, Des Clarke and Susie McCabe. Following his diagnosis, Mr Aikman, who had previously worked as director of research for Better Together during the Scottish independence referendum campaign, formed Gordon's Fightback   Read More ...
Comedian Rhod Gilbert suffered a ‘suspected mini stroke’ while sitting on the toilet
2017-02-26 11:38:03 COMEDIAN Rhod Gilbert has revealed he suffered what he believes was a mini stroke while alone at home in London. The Welsh funny man said he was actually sitting on the toilet when his arm started shaking involuntarily. Speaking to Wales Online, the 48-year-old said it was like his arm was “waving at someone”. He added: “About 30 seconds it went on for, and I can vouch 100 per cent   Read More ...
Jon Richardson brings comedy show tour to Isle of Man
2017-01-28 16:46:16 One of the funniest and most recognisable comedians in the UK is preparing for a run of shows in Douglas next month. Jon Richardson is to perform two concerts at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday 22. He is currently touring the UK with his stand up show, which has the fairly self-deprecating title ‘Jon Richardson – Old Man’. The title is a send up of the   Read More ...
Comedy club gets scathing review on TripAdvisor - but they have the last laugh
2017-01-14 09:27:43 A comedy promoter had the last laugh when he gave this putdown of a scathing review of his show on TripAdvisor. Rob Riley, 51, thought the assessment of his ‘poor’ charity comedy night at a Saddleworth pub was so unfair he decided to strike back with an entertaining 867-word rebuttal. The review had criticised the seating layout in the room above the Royal George, the price of the drinks, and   Read More ...
Toni Erdmann is a 3-hour German film about modernizing Europe. It's also one of the year's best comedies.
2016-12-29 20:20:24 What if I told you one of the best, funniest, most moving movies of the year is a bittersweet German comedy that’s almost three hours long? Probably a hard sell, but it’s worth it: ’s Toni Erdmann is the rare film that had me literally in tears from laughter, and then from actual emotion. Centering on a father who refuses to do what’s expected of him, and a daughter whose   Read More ...
Maltese comedian off to Japan hoping to make it to the big leagues
2016-12-28 12:28:57 Maltese comedian James Ryder is heading over to Tokyo to be a part of the Tokyo Comedy Store, where he hopes to take his stand-up comedy act to the next level. The 24-year-old discovered his love for the stage at Masquerade, spending ten years there. He and another actor came up with the idea to perform stand-up comedy and together they founded a comedy club called the Wembley store boys.   Read More ...
Fake Good News Is Helping Us Forget 2016
2016-12-23 14:43:24 is here to help us put 2016 in the trash can. Forget about presidential , the , Britain’s to leave the European Union and the deaths of multiple acting and music legends for just a few seconds by watching the latest installment of “Sometimes this year it felt like there was nothing but bad news out there,” said Fallon, before introducing local NBC news anchors reading stories he said “we   Read More ...
Nearly Everything That Happened In 2016, In One Highly Detailed Illustration
2016-12-19 20:13:58 So reads a common tweet, , that aptly summarizes the English-speaking world’s feelings toward this cursed year. We said goodbye to David Bowie and Prince, and we said hello to President-elect Donald Trump; there was Zika and and Brexit; the Pulse nightclub shooting and the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, plus another shooting in Dallas. As Jia Tolentino wrote in The New Yorker, this was the worst year   Read More ...
World's funniest man shares his style of comedy
2016-12-14 12:07:33 SEPANG: Popular comedian Harith Iskandar, who recently won the Funniest Person in the World title at Laugh Factory's global competition in Finland, shares his style of comedy to unite people in laughter around the world.   Read More ...
Sneaky Dog Face-Plants Cat Into Snow In Not-So Purrfect Start To Winter
2016-12-12 21:48:54 In the age-old battle between cats and dogs, anything goes — including making your opponent eat snow. A cat named Kiwi was filmed getting shoved face first into the white stuff by a bouncing German Shepherd that appeared to delight in her sneaky feat before bounding away. The hilarious video shot in Canada and posted to Facebook last week shows Kiwi already appearing not too crazy about all the cold   Read More ...
Malaysian comedian crowned funniest person in the world
2016-12-12 12:57:05 Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander was crowned 2016 Funniest Person in the World competition in Levi, Finland, on Sunday the 11th of December. He beat four other finalists to be named the funniest person in the world by US comedy club chain Laugh Factory, which has hosted comedy greats like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle as well as American talk show host Jay Leno. He was declared the contest winner through   Read More ...
The Malaysian comedian crowned 'World's Funniest Person' in 2016
2016-12-12 11:25:37 Malaysian stand-up comedian Harith Iskander has been crowned the "World's Funniest Person" in 2016. The BBC's Heather Chen spoke to the 50-year-old funny man by telephone after his win in Levi, Finland. At least one person is laughing as 2016 draws to a close. This year has become the year of internet anguish and memes but for Malaysian comedy king Harith Iskander, it's all good. "It's all about how you   Read More ...
Malaysia’s comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned ‘funniest person in the world’
2016-12-10 16:33:39 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s stand-up comedy king Harith Iskander, 50, has been judged as the world's funniest person in a contest held in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday (Dec 10). Harith, who was announced the champion of Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World 2016 competition, laughed his way ahead of four other contenders: Alex Calleja from the Philippines, Greece's Katerina Vrana, Mino Van Nassau from India and Israel's David Kilimnick. As   Read More ...
Watch JLaw’s Jaw Drop When Chris Pratt Speaks German
2016-12-10 02:14:22 Uh oh! Chris Pratt just broke Jennifer Lawrence. Pratt’s been having fun while on the press tour for their new movie. But those days might be over after Lawrence seemingly malfunctioned during a recent Facebook Live interview the pair did with , a. supposedly learned German in school, so the interviewer put him to the test, asking if he understood the German she had just spoken. He said that he   Read More ...