Some of the funniest new stand-up is from veterans releasing their first specials or albums: Judah Friedlander, Michelle Wolf, Yamaneika Saunders and Shane Torres. [Source]
LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Actor Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix comedy series "The Ranch", the streaming company said on Tuesday. Netflix did not give a reason for Masterson's exit but Los Angeles police said in March that the actor, best known from "That 70s Show," was being investigated for alleged sexual assault of three women in the early 2000s. "As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Master
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said there was a "Pocahontas" in the U.S. Congress on Monday during a meeting with Native American World War Two veterans in an apparent derogatory reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's revenge-tinged new album "Reputation" soared to the top of the iTunes charts on its first day of release on Friday, earning mixed reviews from music critics while fans devoured the lyrics for clues about her latest targets.
At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the pews are packed with people who mostly do not share a history with the man they've come to hear. They rise when he enters the sanctuary at five minutes past 7 in the evening, and before he utters a single word, they give him a standing ovation.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.
Marking an ambitious detour into comedy, "Thor: Ragnarok" conjures sparks but doesn't quite catch lightning in a bottle. Sporadically fun and visually impressive, this third film works a bit too hard at flexing its laugh muscles, while bogging down in a midsection built around the enticing prospect of Thor versus the Hulk.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink soared to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with one of the year's biggest album sales debut, beating out new albums from rapper Gucci Mane and rocker Beck.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.
President Donald Trump's controversial response to the deaths of four US soldiers has evolved into a politicized war of words with a Democratic congresswoman and -- by extension, the widow of a fallen service member -- sparking concerns that the US civilian-military divide may be at a crisis point.
(Reuters) - YouTube virtual reality video series "The Confessional" debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel, as parent company Google races Facebook Inc to attract viewers to the new medium.
(Reuters Health) - Talking â€“ to a computer-generated interviewer named Ellie â€“ appears to free soldiers and veterans who served in war zones to disclose symptoms of post-traumatic stress, a new study finds.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new theatrical trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted on Monday night during the halftime of an American football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.
LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - "Last Flag Flying", a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday after a screening at the London Film Festival.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vuzix Corp, a maker of computer smart glasses used in industry, said on Wednesday it is venturing into a new market with a system that helps restore vision to U.S. military veterans who lost sight in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
VENICE (Reuters) - Breaking the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice which the actor and director said on Saturday continues to erupt in today's angry society.
In the first years after the September 11 terror attacks, administrators at Guam's A.B. Won Pat International Airport put up memorial banners to honor members of the military from the island and neighboring US territories who died in Washington's war on terror.
While "The Big Bang Theory" producer Chuck Lorre clearly felt liberated plying his trade for Netflix, the resulting stoner comedy, "Disjointed," runs on fumes. Kathy Bates stars as the proprietor of "Southern California's finest and friendliest marijuana dispensary," but there's not enough weed in the Golden State to wring consistent laughs from a show that's mostly as stale as an unwashed bong.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album "Rainbow," her first studio album in five years amid a bitter legal battle over her record contract.
Jerry Lewis was indisputably an entertainment legend and comedy giant, yet also a complex and polarizing figure -- one whose often-contradictory career went through various stages, and whose appreciation waxed and waned across the times and even geographic locales.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
(Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin and before starring in his own series of slapstick movies during the 1950s, died at his Las Vegas home at age 91, Variety and other news outlets reported on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has launched his first "No Spin News" online show with a format that closely follows the brand of conservative politics and pugnacious punditry that made him one of the most popular voices on U.S. television.
Aug 4 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming it charged military veterans hidden fees to refinance their mortgages, and concealed the fees when applying for federal loan guarantees.
LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Reuters) - "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called "Disenchantment" for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday.
(Reuters Health) - An initiative to enroll dying veterans in hospice care appears to be working, and its success may offer clues for how to persuade others who are terminally ill to join the highly lauded end-of-life program, a new study shows.
During World War II, people turned to Bob Hope to provide comic relief in dark times. Along the way, Hope invented a new style of comedy. Find out more with CNN's "The History of Comedy" on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump honored military veterans in Washington on Saturday at a Kennedy Center event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
"The Big Sick" is the kind of little movie that's likely to have a big impact, perhaps especially on the career of comic and "Silicon Valley" co-star Kumail Nanjiani, whose deeply personal story is the basis for the film. Produced by comedy kingpin Judd Apatow, it's an unorthodox romance, set against a backdrop of clashing cultures and America's melting pot.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The future of stand-up paddle (SUP) will be decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the canoeing and surfing federations battle for control of a sport with rapidly rising popularity.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nokia on Wednesday debuted the world's fastest network chips, marking a breakthrough into the core router market dominated by rivals Juniper and Cisco , while giving a boost to its existing network business.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday introduced the HomePod speaker to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Alexa assistant and Echo devices for users who prefer voice-operated systems for shopping, planning and other tasks.
In exploring the colorful comedy scene of the early 1970s, the new Showtime series "I'm Dying Up Here" presents a keen reminder of Johnny Carson's role -- unparalleled before or since -- in launching the careers of stand-up comics.
Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here" is the series that "Vinyl" wanted to be, a savvy insider's look at the showbiz scene in the 1970s -- in the HBO show devoted to music, here to the budding and evolving realm of stand-up comedy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rumble of motorcycle engines filled a rainy morning in Washington on Sunday as thousands of bikers paraded around the National Mall for the 30th annual Rolling Thunder rally to raise awareness of U.S. military personnel who went missing in action.
NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.
BENGALURU/DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday outlined a broad reshuffling of senior management under its new chief executive officer, including a new vice president for autonomous and electric vehicles hired away from ride services power Uber.
BENGALURU/DETROIT, May 25 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday outlined a broad reshuffling of senior management under its new chief executive officer, including a new vice president for autonomous and electric vehicles hired away from ride services power Uber.
(Reuters) - Sylvan Olivieri, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine, is among dozens of veterans who have sought therapy on the golf course.
Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," the sequel to the 2014 hit, brought in an estimated $145 million in the U.S. this weekend. That makes it Marvel's fifteenth straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office. The studio has never had a movie not open on top.
LOS ANGELES, May 5 (Reuters) - Amazon Studios is ramping up its slate of comedies rooted in real world humor after its success with Emmy-winning series "Transparent," about an elderly patriarch who transitions into a woman.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus says she is steering away from marijuana, alcohol and nipple pasties and rolling out a new sound that could help people take her more seriously after she was dubbed one of pop music's bad girls.
(Reuters) - "Roseanne," the hit 1990s television comedy about a working-class American family, could be on its way back, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday, marking the latest in a trend for revivals of 20-year-old shows.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would visit wounded U.S. veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the armed forces hospital located in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington.
BRIEF-Merck reports results from real-world observational study in U.S. Veterans Affairs System evaluating use of ZEPATIER
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved a step closer to fulfilling his campaign promise to reform the troubled Veterans Affairs department, but some veterans groups are concerned that the administration may be working toward privatizing their healthcare.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will hold a news conference on April 27 to discuss veterans issues, as he tries to elevate an issue he campaigned on heavily last year.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Fate of the Furious" is roaring to a record-setting global debut over the weekend even as domestic audiences showed less enthusiasm for the latest installment in Universal's long-running "Fast and Furious" series.
NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive.
AARHUS, Denmark (Reuters) - The rapidly growing popularity of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led to an unlikely battle for control, with surfing and canoeing both claiming it as an off-shoot of their own sport against a backdrop of possible Olympic inclusion.
LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy award-winning artist Sheena Easton has made her West End debut in the musical "42nd Street", with Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, actor Morgan Freeman and tennis coach Judy Murray attending the show's premiere.
LONDON (Reuters) - They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump's election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are still waiting for Brexit to usher in their new golden age of satire.
The organizers of Boston's major St. Patrick's Day parade said they will allow a gay veterans group to participate, reversing a decision that had roiled the city and led to promises of a boycott from political leaders.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A group of gay veterans of the U.S. military can march in this year's Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, parade organizers said on Friday after an earlier move to exclude them sparked outrage and boycott threats in the liberal city.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin said that his impersonation of U.S. President Donald Trump on NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live" has revived his "dead" comedy career after he wrapped up sitcom "30 Rock" in 2012.
Former President George W. Bush is back in the spotlight to promote a book of his paintings titled "Portraits of Courage," a collection of stories, 66 portraits and a four-panel mural that he painted to honor military veterans.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese military veterans have demonstrated in central Beijing for two days, demanding unpaid retirement benefits in a fresh wave of protests highlighting China's challenge in managing demobilized troops.
Just before noon, first lady Melania Trump emerged from the White House's South entrance and walked beside her husband, President Donald Trump, to await the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.
When he wanted to dispute a Democratic Senator over his Supreme Court nominee, President Donald Trump went after the senator's misstatements about serving in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Trump, who did not himself serve in the military or Vietnam, is again tangling with fellow Republican John McCain, a decorated Vietnam veteran and former POW.
The most important hour of "The History of Comedy" -- an eight-part CNN documentary devoted to stand-up -- might be the most serious and sobering: the high toll comedy exacts on its practitioners, from depression to substance abuse.
Feb 2 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp, facing backlash from some customers over its plans to hire refugees, said it would speed up its previously stated goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.
FRANKFURT, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) settled a dispute with the United States Departments of Veterans Affairs and Justice over outstanding payments and expects to book a net income gain of 45 to 50 million euros ($48.2-$53.5 million) as a result.
When Mary Tyler Moore auditioned for the role of Laura on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," series creator Carl Reiner famously put his hand on her head, walked her down to producer Sheldon Leonard's office and said, "I found her, here she is."
TIDWORTH, ENGLAND (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry spoke of soldiers' need for "a dark sense of humor" to cope with the aftermath of serving in conflict zones as he visited a support center for ex-servicemen suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and alcohol issues.
PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled a fairytale-like debut haute couture collection for French fashion house Christian Dior on Monday, presenting flowing flowery dresses, capes and plenty of intricate craftsmanship.
PARIS (Reuters) - Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled a fairytale-like debut haute couture collection for French fashion house Christian Dior on Monday, presenting flowing flowery dresses, capes and plenty of intricate craftsmanship.