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Chris Rock addresses Will Smith Oscars slap while on comedy tour with Kevin Hart: ‘I’m not a victim’

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The comedian admitted the hit from the Academy Award-winner "hurt," but insisted he wasn't a "victim" as he joked with the audience at the PNC Bank Arts Center.  "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in ...

Why is Dave Chappelle so controversial? Comedian faces backlash over Netflix comedy specials

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Equal rights and LGBTQ+ activists have attempted to boycott and lobby venues to cancel his comedy performances. On Wednesday, First Avenue, a prominent Minneapolis venue that has hosted celebrities like Prince, cance...

John Cleese says wokeness has a ‘disastrous’ impact on comedy

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Cleese was a keynote speaker at last week's FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas where he spoke about how to cultivate creativity, a skill he believes is essential and not just in showbiz, but sounded the alarm that p...

Dave Chappelle comedy special quietly released on Netflix following ‘The Closer’ transphobic joke controversy

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His lecture at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, last November was the primary focus of the latest show available from Netflix and Chappelle, "What’s in a Name."   It's unclear how either side ...

‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ is a quirky apocalyptic comedy with an unlikely hero

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A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN's weekly entertainment newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Summertime makes me think of wedding season. Love is in the air — beau...

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defends Dave Chappelle’s comedy: ‘The comedian of our generation’

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Chappelle, whose comedy special lives on the streaming site, has received backlash over his use of transgender jokes in his set. Netflix employees walked out of the Los Angeles headquarters in protest of "The Closer....

Netflix releases Norm Macdonald comedy special posthumously

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The one-hour special features the last stand-up material Macdonald wrote and a discussion about the comedian from David Spade, Dave Chappelle, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Adam Sandler and Molly Shannon. The group...

Dave Chappelle attacker’s misdemeanor charge ripped by comedy club owners: ‘Shocking to hear’

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"This is shocking to hear," New York comedy club owner Dani Zoldan told Fox News Digital Thursday. "The individual that attacked Dave Chappelle did so with a knife. It was planned in advance. I'm curious what they wo...

Dave Chappelle’s attack a catalyst of Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at 2022 Oscars, comedy club owners claim

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On Tuesday night, Isaiah Lee, 23, was carrying a replica gun fitted with a folding knife blade when he attacked Chappelle during his performance at the "Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival" comedy tour at the famed Holly...

Pete Davidson to star in new comedy series ‘Bupkis’

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Pete Davidson is getting a new series on Peacock. The streaming service announced Wednesday the comedy series "Bupkis," which is written, starring and executive produced by Davidson, was acquired in a highly compet...

‘The Bubble’ turns Hollywood Covid protocols into a thin pandemic-era comedy

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"The Bubble" is an apt title for what plays like one long, hermetically sealed inside joke, a making-of-a-movie satire filled with winking Hollywood references and plenty of stars. It's also an old-fashioned family ...

Amy Schumer uses Oscars cut joke about Alec Baldwin, ‘Rust’ shooting during comedy show

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Schumer ran through a handful of jokes that were too controversial for the Oscars ceremony at her April 2 comedy show at Las Vegas’ Mirage Theatre, according to Vanity Fair. Schumer co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards ...

Jerrod Carmichael comes out as gay in his new comedy special

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Jerrod Carmichael's latest stand-up special might be his most revelatory yet. The acclaimed comedian comes out as gay in his new HBO special, "Rothaniel," a few years after he first referenced relationships with me...

Chris Rock was ‘in a great mood’ before stand-up show following Oscar slap, comedy club owner says

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On Wednesday night, the 57-year-old kicked off a comedy tour at The Wilbur in Boston. The venue’s owner, Bill Blumenreich, said the star was "in a great mood" as he rehearsed. "What happened [at the Oscars], he handl...

Chris Rock addresses Will Smith slap at first comedy show since Oscars

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"How was your weekend?" Rock asked the sold-out crowd at the Wilbur, a theater of 1,200 seats in South Boston. "I had a whole list of jokes before this week happened." Since the shocking incident at the Oscars, sales...

Bob Saget’s wife, pals John Stamos, Jeff Ross, and more honor his memory at LA’s Comedy Store

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Saget's wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters were joined by a bevy of his celebrity pals including John Stamos, Jeff Ross, John Mayer, Jim Carrey, and Chris Rock, for a "loosely structured" evening full of laughter o...

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