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Comedian Rodney Carrington is anything but country

Comedian Rodney Carrington is anything but country

Comedian Rodney Carrington says he had to take a class when he got divorced in Oklahoma.

May 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Johnny Carson anniversary

Johnny Carson anniversary

Richard Pryor holds a chicken while speaking with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" at the NBC studio in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 9, 1986. (AP Photo/Tweed)

May 21, 2014 12:21 pm
Johnny Carson anniversary

Johnny Carson anniversary

Talk show host David Letterman, left, gestures while talking with Johnny Carson during a taping of the "Tonight Show" at the NBC studio in Burbank, Calif., Aug 30, 1991. Letterman's presence on the "Tonight Show" was his first appearance since Carson announced his retirement next year. Lette…

May 21, 2014 12:21 pm
Catching up with Lily Tomlin

Catching up with Lily Tomlin

Comedian Lily Tomlin is headed to the small screen with Jane Fonda next year in the Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie.”

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sid Caesar Special; 1963

Sid Caesar Special; 1963

From left to right, Gordon Connell, Sid Caesar, Edward Ryder and Karen Morrow appear in an Irish pub scene in Caesar's television special, Feb. 14, 1963. (AP Photo)

February 12, 2014 9:01 pm
Anti-Smoking campaign with Sid Caesar 1984

Anti-Smoking campaign with Sid Caesar 1984

Volunteer and spokesperson for the American Lung Association, comedian Sid Caesar, illustrates the evils of smoking at an American Lung Association and Quality Inns International press conference in New York, Aug. 30, 1984. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

February 12, 2014 8:59 pm
Sid Caesar 1963

Sid Caesar 1963

Gisele MacKenzie plays bride to Sid Caesar's German professor character, as Greg Garrison, right, directs the scene, Nov. 21, 1963. (AP Photo)

February 12, 2014 8:57 pm
Obit Sid Caesar

Obit Sid Caesar

In this undated file photo originally provided by NBC, Sid Caesar, left, and Imogene Coca are shown in a scene from "Your Show of Shows." Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91. (AP Photo/NBC, File)

February 12, 2014 8:44 pm
Tournament Of Roses Grand Marshalls 1988

Tournament Of Roses Grand Marshalls 1988

Comedian Bob Hope and former child star Shirley Temple Black share a moment at the Pasadena Center at the Tournament of Roses Centennial gala, Oct. 28, 1988. Hope served as Grand Marshall in 1957 and 1969 and Black will be Grand Marshall in January. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

February 11, 2014 6:19 am
Fitz: The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is my rocky beat

Fitz: The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is my rocky beat

The stone ’n’ bone peddlers from out of town needed an experienced gumshoe with moxie, and I was their man. Sure, ruby heists and sapphire thieves were on their mind, but nothing made the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show organizers sweat diamonds like bad wordplay. Puns were the worst.

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Celebrity drug deaths

Celebrity drug deaths

Comedian Chris Farley pictured on September 18, 1990. This was Farley's first years as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He died Dec. 18, 1997, at age 33. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

February 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Carol Burnett             Broadway  Fade Out-Fade In   1965

Carol Burnett Broadway Fade Out-Fade In 1965

Film star Jane Withers, right, visits backstage in New York with Carol Burnett who returned to the Broadway musical hit "Fade Out, Fade In'" after a 13 week shutdown due to a serious neck injury sustained in a taxi accident. "Fade Out - Face In" is a musical with a story line that involves t…

October 20, 2013 10:06 pm
We Love Lucy

We Love Lucy

Lucille Ball is shown in this photo from May of 1987. (AP Photo)

October 14, 2013 7:31 pm
We Love Lucy

We Love Lucy

Comedienne Lucille Ball is seen, location unknown, 1978. (AP Photo)

October 14, 2013 7:31 pm
Comedy Hall Of Fame 1994

Comedy Hall Of Fame 1994

Comedy greats waiting for a group photo at the taping of NBC's second annual "Comedy Hall of Fame" shown on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1994 in Beverly Hills, California. Left to right, front are Richard Pryor,; middle, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Hope, Nanette Fabray, rear, Betty White, George Carlin, Brett…

September 06, 2013 2:09 pm
Standup comedian Madigan goes directly to Netflix

Standup comedian Madigan goes directly to Netflix

The world of standup comedy is changing, and stand up comedian Kathleen Madigan is rolling with the punch lines.

September 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Letterman

Letterman

David Letterman, host of NBC-TV's "Late Night with David Letterman, " is taken from a tank of water and placed onto a scale in New York while wearing a specially designed suit of sponges, Feb. 14, 1985. Letterman weighed 190 lbs. before and a whopping 500 lbs. after soaking up about 25 gallo…

August 30, 2013 5:28 am
Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy

Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy

Actor Jim Carrey, left, and girlfriend, actress Jenny McCarthy, right, pose at the DesignCare 2007 benefit fundraiser in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, July 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

July 15, 2013 2:25 pm
Famous fathers and their famous sons

Famous fathers and their famous sons

Dick Van Dyke, left, poses with his son Barry Van Dyke, Oct. 16, 1988. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

June 15, 2013 5:01 pm
Famous fathers and their famous sons

Famous fathers and their famous sons

Avant garde fusion musician Frank Zappa, second from right, and his children, Dweezil, left and Moon Unit, join talk show host David Brenner, right, at a taping in New York, Sept. 24, 1986. Brenner holds up a necktie given to Frank Zappa upon entering a posh eatery earlier in the day, which …

June 15, 2013 5:02 pm

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