John Oliver's temporary stint behind "The Daily Show" desk has paid off.
HBO announced Thursday that Oliver will be the host of a similar satirical news show starting in 2014. "I'm incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," the 36-year-old British comedian told Deadline.com.
Oliver subbed during the summer for Jon Stewart, who took... » more
The beginning of November has become the funniest time of the year in New York. For its 10th year, the New York Comedy Festival is staging events across the city, ranging from performances by stars like Kathy Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik and Charlie Murphy, to dozens of showcases for up-and-comers. Here are a few events to keep an eye out for:
Stand Up for Heroes
For the seventh straight... » more
Stars from television and stage honored entertainer Carol Burnett on Sunday with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize during a night that highlighted her decades-long comedy career while poking fun at politicians in Washington.
Broadway and film actress Julie Andrews, comedian Tina Fey, and singer Tony Bennett were among the lineup of friends and colleagues who paid tribute to Burnett, whose... » more