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Today in History: Carlin Performs ‘Seven Words’

Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential

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Billy Eichner’s Brand of Jewish Comedy

Billy on the Street is in-your-face, outrageous, and completely brilliant

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Can We Grieve? Remembering Joan Rivers

Fearing a world bereft of the comic’s watchful eye

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Watch Joan Rivers’ Best Stand-Up Comedy

The groundbreaking comedian died at 81 after a weeklong hospitalization

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Want Joan Rivers To Officiate Your Wedding? Just Ask

The online-ordained minister married a gay couple during her book signing

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Showtime Buys Series About An Ultra-Orthodox Comedian

New comedy depicts an aspiring stand-up leaving his Brooklyn community

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Could Handler or Stewart Replace Letterman?

Maybe it’s time for a Jewish comedian on late night television

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Sarah Silverman Chats With Jesus About Reproductive Rights in New Video

The comedian’s activist streak continues, for a good cause

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New Study Links Comedians and Psychosis

Comics surveyed apparently showed ‘high levels of psychotic characteristics’

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Jerry Seinfeld Enjoyed the Anthony Weiner Show

‘Let’s take off the face of the clock and watch the gears’

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Nora Ephron’s Character

The famed screenwriter, who died Tuesday at 71, single-handedly invented a new kind of woman

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American Master

In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew

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