Comedian Ricky Gervais Draws Criticism for Graphic Anti-Trans Jokes in New Netflix Special

Fourth EstateRicky Gervais’ Netflix Special

English comedian Ricky Gervais drew criticism for making anti-transgender jokes in his new stand-up comedy special on Netflix called “SuperNature,” which debuted on May 24. Within hours of the release, Gervais received backlash for his graphic transphobic jokes, which Variety …

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Comedian Dave Chappelle Tackled On Stage at Hollywood Bowl

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Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to various media reports and circulating videos from witnesses. Chappelle was just ending his show for the “Netflix Is A …

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Iconic Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at Age 67

Fourth EstateIconic Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies at Age 67

Gilbert Gottfried, an iconic comedian and actor, died at age 67 after a “long illness,” his family said on April 12. “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” his family announced …

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Chris Rock Ticket Sales Skyrocket on Resale Sites After Oscars Incident

Fourth EstateWill Smith appears to strike Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, onstage during the 94th Academy Awards.

Ticket sales for Chris Rock’s comedy shows have allegedly increased since his altercation with Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards. According to a tweet from TickPick, the company sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than it had …

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Louie Anderson, Iconic Stand-Up Comic and ‘Baskets’ Star, Dies at 68

Louie Anderson, best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Christine Baskets in FX’s Baskets, has died aged 68 years old. Anderson died on Friday morning as a result of cancer complications. Anderson was being treated in a hospital in Las …

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Legendary U.S. Political Satirist and Stand-Up Comedian Mort Sahl Dies at Age 94

Mort Sahl, a legendary political satirist and stand-up comedian in the United States, died at the age of 94 on Oct. 26 in Mill Valley, California. Lucy Mercer, a friend who has helped oversee Sahl’s affairs, confirmed the comedian’s death …

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Spotify Pulls Comedian Content over Royalty Issue

Spotify has withdrawn the work of hundreds of comedians, including John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and Kevin Hart, as part of a fresh dispute over royalties. Spoken Giants, which represents some of the affected comedians, bills itself as “the first global …

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Legendary U.S. Political Satirist and Stand-Up Comedian Mort Sahl Dies at Age 94

Mort Sahl, a legendary political satirist and stand-up comedian in the United States, died at the age of 94 on Oct. 26 in Mill Valley, California. Lucy Mercer, a friend who has helped oversee Sahl’s affairs, confirmed the comedian’s death …

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