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  1. Jerry Lewis, America’s Polarizing Clown PrinceA look back at the life and work of a man who was monstrous — and brilliant.
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    The Music Community Pays Tribute to Gregg AllmanFrom Brian Wilson to his ex-wife Cher.
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    Remembering Jonathan Demme, One of Cinema’s Most Contagious EnthusiastsIt’s hard to imagine movies without Demme in the house. How do you eulogize someone whose overriding aspect is aliveness?
  4. The First Annual Harris Phest Honors a True Comic Original Some deaths remain fresh wounds that refuse to heal or dissipate with time. They remain eternally painful. The deaths of Johnny Cash and […]
  5. Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, and More Remember Harris WittelsAhead of what would be his 33rd birthday this Thursday, The Guardian has a wonderful piece out today about the late Harris Wittels, who died in […]
  6. Remembering Lashonda Lester, the Funniest Person in Austin A wave of shock and grief swept through the Austin comedy scene yesterday as news spread that 2016’s Funniest Person in Austin winner […]
  7. Stan Freberg: Guerrilla Satirist Dan Pasternack is a comedy producer and programmer as well as a scribbler and superfan who loves alliterative couplets almost as much as he […]
  8. Late Night Hosts Remember Don Rickles, the ‘Greatest Talk Show Guest of […]Following yesterday’s news that legendary comedian Don Rickles died at age 90, last night, late night hosts paid tribute to Rickles in their […]
  9. The Comedy World Remembers Don Rickles: ‘Nice Job Dying, You Hockey Puck’Lots of hockey puck jokes.
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    In Remembrance of James Rosenquist: 1933 – 2017The first-rank Pop Artist has died.
  11. Remembering Chuck Barris, Accidental Comedy PioneerWhen she stumbles upon me chuckling at something she finds bewildering, my wife periodically asks me, “Is this that anti-comedy you like?” […]
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    Dan Aykroyd Says One Final Good-bye to His ‘Beloved Showboat’ Carrie FisherThe two were briefly engaged for a period of time.
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    The Music Community Mourns ‘Rock’s Greatest Practitioner’ Chuck Berry“This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages.”
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    Training Day’s Creator Remembers Bill Paxton’s Humor and Grace on Set“No one worked harder or was harder on Bill than he was on himself.”
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    Bill Paxton, the Consummate Everyman, Was at His Best on Big LoveHis everyman qualities made him an ideal leading man on the HBO series.
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    Mary Tyler Moore Was One of the Most Important Auteurs in TV HistoryShe leaves behind a transformed TV landscape, more respectful of the emotional lives of women.
  17. 12 Best Episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore ShowFrom “The Good Time News” to “Lou Dates Mary.”
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    Tony Visconti Writes Deeply Personal Reflection on David Bowie’s Death“I talk to David in my head all the time.”
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    Harvey Fierstein Remembers Partying With Debbie Reynolds “Don’t worry, it’s just a hangover.”
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    Read Rob Delaney’s Touching Tribute to Carrie Fisher“I revered Carrie until I met her and then I loved her.”
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    Growing Pains Star Joanna Kerns Remembers Alan Thicke“He was my mentor and friend, and I loved him.”
  22. The Boiler Room’s Last Night It felt like the longest five minutes of my life. It was my second time performing standup comedy, but my first at the appropriately-named […]
  23. Mel Brooks Looks Back on Meeting Gene Wilder on ‘The Tonight Show’Here’s a clip from last night’s Tonight Show, where Mel Brooks looks back on the very first time he met Gene Wilder backstage at a play, which […]
  24. James Corden Looks Back on the Time He Met Gene Wilder on ‘The Late Late […]At the beginning of last night’s Late Late Show, James Corden took a few minutes to respond to the news that comedy icon Gene Wilder passed […]
  25. Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, and More Remember Garry […]It’s been a month since Garry Shandling died at his home in Los Angeles, and while there have been many tributes to him over the past few […]
  26. Kevin Nealon Looks Back on His 35+ Year Friendship with Garry ShandlingSNL alum Kevin Nealon has a wonderful piece out today at The Hollywood Reporter that’s a followup of sorts to yesterday’s news that a ton of […]
  27. Comedians Honor Garry Shandling by Playing One More Basketball Game at His […]To pay their respects to Garry Shandling, a bunch of his comedian friends recently met at Shandling’s house to continue one of his weekly […]
  28. Conan O’Brien Remembers Garry ShandlingConan O’Brien and his late night team heard the sad news of Garry Shandling’s passing right before yesterday’s Conan taping, so during the […]
  29. ‘Archer’ Made a Woodhouse Clip Compilation in Memory of the Late George CoeLast weekend, original SNL cast member George Coe – who also voiced Woodhouse on Archer – passed away in California at the age of 86, and […]
  30. Watch ‘The Sarah Silverman Program’s Tribute to Harris WittelsNot long after posting a compilation of Harris Wittels Vines, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator Rob Schrab uploaded a new video yesterday […]
  31. Rob Schrab Compiled All of Harris Wittels’ Vines into One VideoYesterday, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator and Community/Parks and Rec director Rob Schrab paid tribute to yet another hilarious side of […]
  32. Read a Beautiful Eulogy for Harris Wittels by His Sister StephanieIt’s been nearly two weeks since writer and comedian Harris Wittels tragically died at the age of 30, and since then there’s been an outpouring […]
  33. Billy Eichner Remembers His Friend and ‘Greatest Champion’ Joan Rivers“Yes, she was an international star, but she was, first and foremost, a New Yorker. I’m not sure anyone embodied New York City more than Joan. […]
  34. Chris Rock on Joan Rivers: ‘We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Joan […]“There’s a weird thing that happens in art when you meet somebody and they are 30 years older than you. But if you last in the business long […]
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    What It Was Like to Work With Joan Rivers“If one more woman comedian comes up and says to me, ‘You opened the doors for me …’”
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    Terry Gilliam on a Hard Scene for Robin Williams“Robin was tearing his guts out emotionally.”
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    What It Was Like to Do Surprise Improv With Robin WilliamsChris Gethard remembers the night his favorite comedian joined in.
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    Celebrities React to Robin Williams’s DeathThe comic touched everyone from Steven Spielberg to President Obama.
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    ‘I Want to Be Original’: My Afternoon With Elaine StritchShe’ll write her own epitaph, thank you very much.
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    A Belated Tribute to Meshach TaylorGod bless Anthony Bouvier.
  41. A Day with Rik MayallRik Mayall was my age. Well, a year older, but close enough. Like most American comedy geeks, I first saw Mayall when MTV aired The Young […]
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    There’s Only One Decent Wayans Brother Movie and It Was Made 26 Years AgoMarlon, Shawn, and Keenen Ivory have racked up an embarrassment of embarrassments. Except for one.
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    Gay Talese on Mad Men and the Sexual Revolution“Wife-swapping, key parties, bed hoppers, communes; that was all happening around that time.”
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    Here Is Patti Smith’s Tribute to Lou ReedFrom this week’s New Yorker.
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    Watch Lea Michele’s First Public Remembrance of Cory MonteithAt Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards.
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    James Gandolfini in His Own WordsThe press-shy Gandolfini left behind a small treasure trove of insights.
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    A Toast to Elaine Stritch As She Winds Down Her CareerAt 88, the consummate Broadway broad is giving up her apartment and moving home to Michigan.
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    Remembering Tony Scott Through Ridley’s CameraSet to Hans Zimmer’s True Romance theme.
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    Edelstein Remembers LeonardOver at his blog, the Projectionist, David Edelstein has posted an appreciation.