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In the spring of 1993, the Clinton administration was in a jam.

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Was Clinton the first funny president?updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 12:34:00

Mark Katz explains how he used humor to address problems during President Bill Clinton's time in office.

Confessions of a 2000-year-old manupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 07:47:00

Contrary to the image presented by his films, Mel Brooks is not a meshuggeneh. QUOTED: Obama Jokes About Needing a Fake IDupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 19:49:00

The President honors Mel Brooks, quips that he had to sneak in to see Blazing Saddles

Best of the arts honoredupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 08:13:00

The best and brightest in music, film and television were honored at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Kennedy Center honors five entertainment legendsupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 08:13:00

Legendary performers mingled with Washington heavyweights as the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors paid tribute to five people on Sunday night.

Book combines comics, history -- and zombiesupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:38:00

With the movie "Zombieland" sitting on top at the box office, fans of the walking dead got another grisly, ghoulish treat on Wednesday.

Comic legend Dom DeLuise dies at 75updated: Tue May 05 2009 18:28:00

Dom DeLuise, who spiced up such movies as "Blazing Saddles," "Silent Movie" and "The Cannonball Run" with his manic delivery and roly-poly persona, has died, his son's publicist said.

Dom DeLuise on Larry King Liveupdated: Tue May 05 2009 18:28:00

Dom DeLuise pays tribute to talk show pioneer Mike Douglas during a December 1, 1999, episode of Larry King Live. Comedian Dom DeLuise Diesupdated: Tue May 05 2009 16:48:00

The actor, best known for his flamboyant director role in Blazing Saddles, was 75

Review: 'Get Smart' funny, some of the timeupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 18:58:00

Forty-three years ago, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry hatched a show about a not-so-smart intelligence agent constantly confounded by his own incompetence. Get Smart Got Lostupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 17:00:00

How to prep a humorous old-fangled TV show for the modern big screen? Gunk it up with action sequences. So not funny Zohan: Laff Scuffle, Not Laff Riotupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 18:45:00

Adam Sandler's latest is a virtually bullet-proof blend for the mass, summertime audience

Remembering Harvey Kormanupdated: Fri May 30 2008 08:06:00

Harvey Korman, best known for his stint on "The Carol Burnett Show," dies at the age of 81. Comedic Actor Harvey Korman Diesupdated: Thu May 29 2008 21:35:00

Harvey Korman, the tall, versatile comedian who won four Emmys for his outrageously funny contributions to The Carol Burnett Show and played a conniving politician to hilarious effect in Blazing Saddles, died Thursday

Long line of Jewish comedians ahead of Seinfeldupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 09:30:00

Handed down since Moses was kvetching about having to cross the desert in his bare feet, Jewish humor emanated from Eastern Europe where the Hebrews overcame some seriously hellacious circumstances on the way to the Promised Land. "Laughter through tears," they called it. Young Frankenstein: Monster Mashedupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 01:00:00

Mel Brooks's follow-up to The Producers doesn't have the same spark

CNNMoney: Brooks' latest gag? $450 seats for musicalupdated: Fri Jun 29 2007 03:05:00

Producer Mel Brooks is charging a record high of $450 a seat for a weekend performance of his new Broadway musical, 'Young Frankenstein,' according to a newspaper report.

Review: 'Producers' puts Broadway on filmupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 09:11:00

It's impossible to imagine any movie getting as much advance publicity as Mel Brooks' "The Producers."

Actress Anne Bancroft diesupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 22:45:00

Actress Anne Bancroft, who seduced Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate" and won Oscar and Tony awards for playing Helen Keller's teacher in "The Miracle Worker," has died of cancer at age 73, her agent said Tuesday.

EW review: Gene Wilder's uneven 'Kiss'updated: Wed Mar 16 2005 11:06:00

It's impossible not to feel deep affection for Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired Mel Brooks regular, Oscar nominee and Mr. Gilda Radner: His sui generis screen persona fused volatility and adorability into a new isotope of comic acting.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 11:04:00

Brenda Strong, who plays the deceased Mary Alice Young on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," has a long history of playing dead.

Nathan Lane saves the dayupdated: Wed Nov 10 2004 08:06:00

The Broadway sensation "The Producers" made a big splash in its transatlantic debut on Tuesday in London's West End.

Fortune: Book Reviewupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

A generation of pandering film reviewers has rendered the phrase "laugh-out-loud funny" almost meaningless through repetition. But--and I'm not afraid to repeat this--America (The Book) (Warner, $2...

Making Frau Blucher laughupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 11:57:00

In the end, it comes down to the obvious fact that Cloris Leachman loves being in front of a crowd.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 15:00:00

Rapper-actor Ice Cube has returned to the barbershop and he expects some more bruising.

Scientists celebrate Opportunityupdated: Sun Jan 25 2004 08:37:00

Some wore their lucky shirts. Others kept up a tradition of eating peanuts during the nail-biting moments of a space mission.

Fortune: Finance: The Musical!updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

Well, you can say one thing about Rosie O'Donnell: She puts her money where her mouth is. She footed the entire $10 million bill for her recently opened Broadway musical Taboo and voiced her intent...

Fortune: THE MAN WHO BET HIS COMPANYupdated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

Sliced any which way, Raymond Smith is rare. After decades of relative obscurity, climbing to the chairmanship of Bell Atlantic, he has burst into the limelight as author of the biggest communicati...

Fortune: WANTED: AN ACTOR TO PLAY HENRY KRAVISupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

The makers of a made-for-TV movie based on Barbarians at the Gate, 1990's best-seller by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar on the RJR Nabisco takeover battle, have one key role to fill before filming ...

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