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Women Are Still Mysteriously Missing from Lineups at Some L.A. Comedy Clubs

A local comic thought she might get heckled for pointing out the lack of female representation in the stand-up scene, but a bunch of big names backed her up

Gina Yashere’s ‘Unconventional’ Journey from Elevator Engineer to Sitcom Co-Creator

In a new memoir, the L.A.-based British comedian traces her path from working-class East London to Hollywood, where she looked to her roots to create a show that's an ode to her Nigerian mother
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Meg Stalter’s Awkward Characters Were the Breakout Stars of a Weird Year

Now the Instagram-famous comedian brings her knack for embodying blithely clueless people to HBO's 'Hacks'
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A New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in Comedy

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff chronicles 150 years of Native comedy, from the days of Wild West shows to the internet age
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UCB to Sell Sunset Boulevard Theater Complex

The comedy theater and school says it has been unable to make mortgage payments amid the pandemic

Tiffany Haddish and the Man Behind the Free Comedy Camp that Saved Her Life

When she was a 15-year-old foster kid, the megawatt actress-comedian attended Jamie Masada's comedy camp at the Laugh Factory—and the rest is history

How the Laugh Factory’s Jamie Masada Became Comedy’s King of Philanthropy

The philanthropist-founder of the iconic Hollywood comedy club is the hardest working man in show business when it comes to giving back
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Conan O’Brien Says His Talk Show Set at the Largo Was Burglarized

The comedian has been filming from the storied L.A. theater to bring awareness to how the pandemic is impacting small venues
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Watch Sarah Cooper ‘Lip-Synch’ to Trump at the DNC

The TikTok comedian will appear tonight in support of the Democratic ticket
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When Comedian Laurie Kilmartin’s Mom Was Dying of COVID-19, She Tweeted Her Way Through the Pain

Kilmartin's funny, raw dispatches illuminated the bizarre experience of losing someone to a pandemic