Comedy Central

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Comedy Central's U.S. flagship network picked up a remake of The Gong Show hosted by Dave Attell, star of his former self-titled Comedy Central series Insomniac, which debuted on July 2008. Another new show called Reality Bites Back premiered after The Gong Show with Dave Attell. In June 2008, Comedy Central picked up the sketch comedy show Important Things with Demetri Martin, which began airing on February 2009. On April 1, 2009, Comedy Central began airing in New Zealand as channel 010 on SKY Digital. On April 6, Paramount Comedy in the UK and Ireland rebranded as Comedy Central.

Dave Chappelle

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He donated the Emmy to his former high school while filming an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 10, Episode 2: "Nobody Says, 'I Wish I Had A Camera'"). On November 21, 2016, Netflix announced that they would be releasing three new stand-up comedy specials from Chappelle in 2017, with Chappelle being paid $20 million per special. The first two specials were released on Netflix on March 21, 2017, and hail directly from Chappelle's personal comedy vault. "Deep in the Heart of Texas" was filmed at Austin City Limits Live in April 2015, and "The Age of Spin" was filmed at the Hollywood Palladium in March 2016.

The Improv

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Nearly every big name in comedy has played The Improv, including Richard Belzer, Milton Berle, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Chevy Chase, Andrew Dice Clay, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Rodney Dangerfield, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Hicks, Carol Leifer, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovett, Bill Maher, Marc Maron, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Larry Miller, Liza Minnelli, Freddie Prinze, Paul Reiser, Joan Rivers, Joe Rogan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ron White. New and upcoming performers have performed there as well. Comedy Central's Dave Attell frequents Improv locations in Tampa and Hollywood.

Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn

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ET, immediately following The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The show was presented as an alternative, unpolished and more accessible political "round-table" discussion/shouting-match program in the manner of CNN's Crossfire, taking cue from Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect. The guests on the panel were usually comedians who had been given topics in advance on which to prepare material. Quinn's regular guests consisted mainly of Comedy Central affiliated comedians from the Comedy Cellar comedy club in New York City. The club was renowned for its postperformance roundtable discussions with comedians in the audience about political issues. These exchanges were the inspiration for Tough Crowd.

List of The Daily Show correspondents

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. * The Daily Show with Trevor Noah official website

American Comedy Awards

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Award Creative Achievement Award * Neil Simon Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Garry Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Carl Reiner Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Penny Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Billy Crystal Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Mike Nichols Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Rodney Dangerfield Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * James Burrows Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Rob Reiner Lifetime Achievement Award Creative Achievement Award * Frank Oz Lifetime Achievement Award * Jerry

Louis C.K.

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As Boston's comedy scene grew, C.K. gradually achieved success, performing alongside acts such as Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, and eventually he moved up to paid gigs, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and hosting comedy clubs until he moved to Manhattan in 1989. He performed his act on many televised programs, including Evening at the Improv and Star Search. C.K.'s short film Ice Cream (1993), was submitted to the Aspen Shortsfest in 1994. In 1993, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Saturday Night Live, although he did later work with Robert Smigel on the TV Funhouse shorts for the program. C.K.'

Amy Schumer

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She also appeared as a guest on an episode of comedian Jerry Seinfeld's Internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2014. She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which took place on April 11. Schumer wrote and played her first leading film role in Trainwreck, co-starring Bill Hader, which was released on July 17, 2015. In August 2015, Jennifer Lawrence said she and Schumer planned to co-star in a film for which they and Schumer's sister Kim were co-writing a screenplay. Schumer performed as opening act for Madonna on three New York City dates of the singer's Rebel Heart Tour in September 2015.


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., Chris Rock, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr and Jerry Seinfeld. In January 2017, Netflix announced all Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episodes and season 10 would be on their service. The company has started internally self-producing its original content, such as The Ranch and Chelsea, through its Netflix Studios production house. Netflix expected to release 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. In October 2017, Netflix iterated a goal of having half of its library consist of original content by 2019, announcing a plan to invest $8 billion on original content in 2018.

Chris Rock

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You don't see anyone telling Jerry Seinfeld he's a good role model. Because everyone expects whites to behave themselves...Nowadays, you've got to be an entertainer and a leader. It's too much." Often the subject of tabloids, when asked about paparazzi and the other negative aspects of fame, Rock says he accepts the bad with the good: "You can't be happy that fire cooks your food and be mad it burns your fingertips." At the London Live Earth concert on July 7, 2007, which was broadcast live on the BBC, before introducing the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rock called the crowd "motherfuckers" and "shit" after a brief sigh when he said he was joking.

Late Show with David Letterman

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Ten celebrities participated in the Top Ten List of "Things I've Always Wanted to say to Dave", namely, in order of appearance, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peyton Manning, Tina Fey, and Bill Murray. Letterman thanked his wife Regina and son Harry, both of whom were in the audience, his mother, viewers, the show's staff, and Paul Shaffer and the band, and also wished good luck to his successor, Stephen Colbert.

Mario Joyner

During the October 12, 2010, episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Stewart credited Joyner with the joke: "Sort of in the way that murderers get sometimes, like, 'I found Jesus and I'm OK now.' 'Well, when did you find Jesus?' 'Right after you found me.'" * "OPERATION:Get Your Funny Back" A short film by Mario Joyner Three Men and a Baby (1987) — Cab Driver. Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990) — Hole in the Head Thug. Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991) — Tom McNeal. The Chris Rock Show (1997, TV Series) — Dr. Leonard Laxalt / Dr. Peter Johnson / Professor Thad Taylor / Rev. Benjamin Thomas / Coleman Brooks. Down to Earth (2001) — Apollo M.C.

List of comedians

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Neal Brennan (born 1974). David Brenner (1936–2014). Jim Breuer (born 1967). Paget Brewster (born 1969). Alison Brie (born 1982). Janine Brito. Paul Brittain (born 1977). Jimmy Brogan (born 1948). Albert Brooks (born 1947). Mel Brooks (born 1926). Brother Theodore (1906–2001). Alan Brough (born 1967). A. Whitney Brown (born 1952). Joe E. Brown (1891–1973). Kevin Brown (born 1972). Wally Brown (1904–1961). Yvette Nicole Brown (born 1971). Lenny Bruce (1925–1966). Aidy Bryant (born 1987). Rob Brydon (born 1965). Jim J. Bullock (born 1955). Vicco von Bülow (1923–2011). John Bunny (1863–1915). Hannibal Buress (born 1983). Carol Burnett (born 1933). Bo Burnham (born 1990).

Jim Gaffigan

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His comedy mentor was Dave Attell, who he asserted was the only person who thought he was funny in his early stand-up years. On the episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which featured Gaffigan, he admitted that the show's host Jerry Seinfeld was a big influence for him. Gaffigan is widely noted for being an everyman and a clean comic, and signature routines regard Hot Pockets, cake, and bacon. His tendency to avoid profanity has drawn mixed responses from audiences and critics. One critic compared him to Full House-era Bob Saget (who starred in the 1990s family show), which Gaffigan took as an insult.

Comedic genres

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Comedy may be divided into multiple genres based on the source of humor, the method of delivery, and the context in which it is delivered.

Greg Giraldo

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The lineup included sets by Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Ted Alexandro, Nick DiPaolo, Jesse Joyce, and Eddie Brill, and the event was hosted by Tom Papa. Another benefit show was held in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater on June 29, 2011, and featured sets by Jeffrey Ross, Daniel Tosh, Marc Maron, Ralphie May, Brian Posehn, Bill Burr, Dave Attell, and Tom Papa; it was hosted by Jesse Joyce. The Columbia University Alumni Association staged two benefit shows on March 28, 2011, at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC.

List of Jewish American entertainers

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Dave Attell (born 1965), stand-up comedian; host of Insomniac with Dave Attell. Victor Borge (born Børge Rosenbaum, 1909–2000), humorist and concert pianist. Andrew Ginsburg (born 1979), comedian, actor, and three-time champion bodybuilder. Tom Lehrer (born 1928), satirist, musician. Ritz Brothers (Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz), see "Actors". Robert Schimmel (1950–2010), stand-up comedian; often X-rated and controversial. Danny Sexbang (born 1979), member of musical-comedy duo Ninja Sex Party. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, 1962–), stand-up comedian, actor, author; host, head writer, and producer of The Daily Show. J. J.

George Carlin

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Carlin's influences included Danny Kaye, Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, the Marx Brothers, Mort Sahl, Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs, and the Ritz Brothers. Comedians who have claimed Carlin as an influence include Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Patrice O'Neal, Adam Carolla, Colin Quinn, Steven Wright, Mitch Hedberg, Russell Peters, Bo Burnham, Jay Leno, Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith, Chris Rush, Rob McElhenney, and Jim Jefferies. * Cars (2006) (as Fillmore) After Carlin's Seven dirty words routine and subsequent FCC v.

List of original stand-up comedy specials distributed by Netflix

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Netflix is an American global on-demand Internet streaming media provider, that has distributed a number of original programs, including original series, specials, miniseries, and documentaries and films.

The Comedy Awards

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Dave Attell. Lewis Black. Louis C.K. Kevin Hart. Jerry Seinfeld. Zooey Deschanel. Josh Gad. Donald Glover. Melissa McCarthy. Jason Sudeikis.

Lewis Black

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He hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah delivering his "Back in Black" commentary segment, which he has been doing since The Daily Show was hosted by Craig Kilborn. When not on the road performing, Black resides in Manhattan, but also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is also a spokesman for the Aruba Tourism Authority, appearing in television ads that first aired in late 2009 and 2010, as well as the voice of Anger in 2015's Pixar film, Inside Out.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is an American web series talk show directed and hosted by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, distributed for the first nine seasons by digital network Crackle, then moving to Netflix for season ten. The series premiered on July 19, 2012. Episodes feature Seinfeld introducing a vintage car selected for a guest comedian, followed by a drive to a pre-selected café or restaurant for coffee. Episodes diverge from the format spontaneously, as when Michael Richards implores Seinfeld to take a side street, when Seinfeld returns after coffee with Carl Reiner to join him for dinner with Mel Brooks—or when car trouble arises (in the case of Patton Oswalt).

Crank Yankers

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Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.

The Jon Stewart Show

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Stewart had been told to "get (his) shit and get out" by the production company prior to the show, and during the interview, Letterman advised Stewart "cancellation should not be confused with failure." * The Daily Show with Jon Stewart * The Jon Stewart Show Debuted 20 Years Ago Tonight, published October 25, 2013 on Mental Jon Stewart, Jennifer Tilly & the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The Jon Stewart Show Debuted 20 Years Ago Tonight, published October 25, 2013 on Mental