The Writers Guild of America East has set an Oct. 14 date for its trial board to examine charges filed against Joan Rivers — which could lead to Rivers becoming the first member ever expelled from…
Barry Rothbart may be a funny guy, but he's not joking when he says he auditioned for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" three times before realizing who the director was.
FX has given a pilot order to “The Comedians,” to star Billy Crystal. Halfhour single-cam, based on a Swedish format, centers on a superstar vet comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger…
The cabler has a script deal with St. Germain for a project with the working title "Hell Hole."
Jonathan Winters, once described by "Tonight Show" host Jack Paar as "pound for pound, the funniest man alive" and a comedian whose freeform work with multiple voices and personalities presaged the…
The spirit of Dogma 95 is alive, well and refreshingly reinvented in "The Comedian," the highly promising feature debut of Israeli-born, London-based shorts director Tom Shkolnik.
The Philippines' most popular comedian, fondly called Dolphy, died late Monday, July 9, of multiple organ failure and complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Makati City. He was 83.
Clarence Loos, a baggy-pants vaudeville comedian who appeared onstage alongside the Three Stooges, the Andrews Sisters, Mickey Rooney and Sammy Davis Jr., died May 25 in Las Vegas.
Peter Bergman, founder of the Firesign Theater comedy troupe, died early Friday in Los Angeles of complications from leukemia. He was 72.
Sean Penn will direct indie drama ''The Comedian," starring Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig.
Sean Penn may have found his next directorial vehicle, as the "Into the Wild" helmer is in early talks to direct Robert De Niro in "The Comedian."