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    Carol Burnett Receives Mark Twain Prize

    On Sunday, the iconic Carol Burnett received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the highest honors for a comedian.

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    How Can We Still be Talking About Whether Women Are Funny?

    Yesterday morning brought the great news that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the Golden Globes in 2014 and 2015. They were so terrific as hosts last year that the Globe people were smart to lock them in for an extended run.

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    Three Funny Women-Of-Color Who Are Ready For A Stage Like 'SNL'

    Considering the recent conversation regarding whether or not Saturday Night Live player Kenan Thompson is correct in his assertion that women-of-color are absent from that show's cast due to their unreadiness in auditions, I thought I'd revisit a post from last year that highlighted the talents ...

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    Carol Burnett to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    On October 20th, Carol Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award given to comedians and satirists who have had an "impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain."

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    WATCH: Here's a Supercut of Bill Murray's Awkward Romantic Charms

    Here is a fantastic supercut of every time Bill Murray kisses or tries to kiss someone onscreen, from a friendly peck on the forehead of his "Life Aquatic" shipmate to a long-awaited embrace in "Lost in Translation."

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    WATCH: Rare Buster Keaton Footage Unearthed (VIDEO)

    Historian Fernando Pena has made a rare find, reports Scott Foundas in Variety. Pena has unearthed an alternate European cut with French intertitles of silent comedy star Buster Keaton’s 1922 short “The Blacksmith," one of the countless two-reelers Keaton made for producer Joseph M. Schenck. This is...

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    Showtime To Make Tig Notaro Documentary

    Showtime has greenlit a documentary about comedian, Tig Notaro. The doc, Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro, will follow Notaro as she tours the country. The twist is that her performances will be hosted at the homes, barns, backyards of devoted fans. And we can certainly expect some of Notaro's funny fri...

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    Johnny Depp Loves Buster Keaton: Check Out the Great Silent Comedian (MANY CLIPS)

    Great Silent director-star Buster Keaton is revered by the likes of Jackie Chan and Johnny Depp, who channels him in "The Lone Ranger" and even borrows some of his train stunts from his classic "The General." Orson Welles once stated that "The General" is "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest...

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    The Heat Packs The Heat at the Box Office

    The Heat Packs The Heat at the Box Office

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    Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Mean Moms

    New Line has just hired Beth McCarthy-Miller to direct the comedy, Mean Moms. Don't worry, it's not a sequel to 2004's Mean Girls but both films are based on books by Rosalind Wiseman.

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