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2014-05-30 12:24:12

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redacted Tonight, hosted by comedian Lee Camp, gives the news bulletins of the week a political satire treatment. It premieres May 30 and will air Fridays at 8 pm EDT on RT America. This is not your grandparents' satire program. Every week Redacted Tonight will provide "comedy news with a punch." This weekly show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do. "With...

2011-07-20 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Producer Andrew Solt, whose company SOFA Entertainment acquired The Ed Sullivan Show library over 20 years ago, announced today that ED SULLIVAN'S COMEDY LEGENDS will premiere on PBS stations August 6th. This star-studded special brings back the show's greatest moments that defined the history of comedy, including the timeless routines of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Flip Wilson and...

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2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y. The stand-up comedian, writer and social activist's other TV credits include The Electric Company, I Spy and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. "After bathing us, dressing us in fresh...

2008-11-13 18:00:13

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubbed by The New York Times as the "Loveable Queen of Mean," Lisa Lampanelli has captured the hearts of fans with her no-holds-barred, insult comedy style. Her ability to make people laugh at their own stereotypes and differences helped her conquer the club scenes, finds her making the rise at theaters across the country, and has led to her first-ever HBO special scheduled for taping November 21 at Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts....

2008-11-11 06:00:00

By Susan Wloszczyna WASHINGTON -- How does one best celebrate George Carlin, the world-class funnyman who never stopped being relevant and whose influence can be felt in the observational humor of Jerry Seinfeld, the political putdowns of Bill Maher and the barrier-breaking raunch of Judd Apatow? Tears? A few. Applause? Definitely. Laughter? Always the best medicine. Protesters with "God Hates Carlin" signs? Yes, they were two blocks away, but the avowed atheist would have appreciated...

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2008-11-04 09:10:00

By Susan Wloszczyna George Carlin gave us a place for our stuff, the seven words you can't say on television and such inquisitive insights as "When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?" During a career that spanned more than 50 years, the influential comic who died in June at age 71 left behind a legacy that was expansive enough to embrace the sharply controversial as well as the absurdly silly. But beyond his wardrobe change from uptight suit-and-tie guy to laid-back ponytailed...

2008-10-12 12:00:14

A couple of weeks ago my wife, daughter and I met up for some appetizers and desserts at a local restaurant. It was a Friday night, and the restaurant was understandably busy. For the most part, we had a nice and relaxing evening together. One of my favorite moments was when my little girl, Bella, yelled "Papa!" from across the crowded dining room when she saw me. Unfortunately, this was one of the few "G-rated" comments that I heard for a good part of the evening. We found ourselves...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By David Inman Question: I'm watching "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End," and my 12-year-old daughter says the little girl on the show, Cassie, looks like Emily Osment of "Hannah Montana." Could this truly be her? If not, what is the little girl's name and has she appeared in any other shows? Answer: Your daughter knows her "Hannah Montana" co-stars. That is, indeed, Osment, who plays Lilly on "Montana" and is Haley Joel Osment's younger sister. But your daughter probably already knew...

2008-07-30 18:00:37

Just months before he died, George Carlin was looking into the face of death - and making it the butt of his jokes. "You know what I've been doing? Going through my address book and crossing out the dead people. It gives you a feeling of power, of superiority, to have outlasted another old friend," Carlin says on what turned out to be his final comedy album. The recording, It's Bad For Ya , was released Tuesday on Eardrum Records. Carlin died June 22 of a heart attack at 71. In an...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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