The hugely popular iPhone assistant, Siri kicked off WWDC with a few jabs at Silicon Valley and venture capitalists.
Every country has an unofficial doctrine -- a mantra if you will. In America, it's the "independent spirit." In Germany, it's the "no-nonsense work ethic." In Egypt, well, in Egypt it was always "laughter through adversity."
Last weekend, the ensemble relationship comedy "Think Like a Man" opened to an astonishing $33.6 million, exceeding practically everyone's expectations, including those of one of the film's standout stars, actor-comedian Kevin Hart.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy endorses Mitt Romney at campaign stops in Alabama and Mississippi. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The landmark sketch comedy series "In Living Color" -- which became famous in the early 1990s thanks to characters like clumsy Fire Marshal Bill and the dour Homey D. Clown -- has been revived nearly two decades after it last aired, the Fox network announced Friday.
An Arizona civil rights activist says he accepts Katt Williams' apology for an anti-Mexican rant during a comedy show in Phoenix last weekend, but he's calling on the comedian to return to the city to "show his commitment to the Latino community."
Was comedian Katt Williams' apology for making anti-Mexican jokes enough for Latino activists?
Kids in the Hall performers discuss their current comedy tour and plans for a new secular gender-bending "holiday."
"It was booked as a Kids in the Hall tour, but the stages were too small."
Christian Finnegan describes his character on the TBS comedy "Are We There Yet?" as "the obnoxious wacky neighbor," but also admits he's "... probably more properly known as 'the white guy' on the show."
Christian Finnegan explains why elderly voters should count for less, and also discusses his dramatic weight loss.
No strangers to late-night debauchery, Dave Attell and Jim Norton have pretty much seen it all. And then some.
Dave Attell and Jim Norton discuss Angry Birds, prostitution, and life after hours.
When Ahmed Ahmed, an Egyptian-American stand-up comic, started doing comedy tours of the Middle East his friends in the U.S. assumed he was performing at military bases.
Comic Tracy Morgan returned to Nashville on Tuesday, and vowed to change his stand up comedy act to "heal people, not hurt."
An apologetic Tracy Morgan visited homeless gay, lesbian and transgender teens in New York on Friday to speak out against violence based on sexual orientation, according to the gay rights advocacy group that facilitated the meeting.
Continuing to make amends for anti-gay comments he made, comedian Tracy Morgan met with LGBT teens in New York.
The comic admits he "clearly went too far and was not funny in any context"
CNN veteran Larry King joins the AM team to talk about his book "Truth Be Told" and about his upcoming comedy tour.
In his latest book, "Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions,"Larry King takes a revealing, entertaining and heartfelt look back at over 50 years of interviewing guests -- including the greatest gets and the ones that got away.
The funnyman, who now tips the scales at 275 lbs., has hired a trainer to help him lose the pounds
The HIV-positive comedian suffered a massive heart attack
In a fantasy world, you quit your job and pursue your passion.
Egyptian comedy promoter Maha Hosny is driving through the traffic-clogged streets of Cairo while talking to CNN on her cell phone, when there's a terrifying screech of tires and the line goes dead.
The comedian's half brother and sister-in-law admitted to embezzling from Cook
It took a two-year journey around the world for Susan Sparks to identify her life's mission -- finding the funny in religion.
Darryl McCauley is convicted of stealing the money while working as Cook's business manager
Click here to see how she fared along with other low-scorers Bristol Palin, The Situation and Florence Henderson
The comedian and her Dancing With the Stars partner Louis van Amstel talk about being tormented as kids
The Dirty Dancing star performs an emotional routine to a song from her movie with Patrick Swayze
Colin Ferguson and the Syfy channel have built a loyal following for the show "Eureka," now in its fourth season. The series' titular, top-secret town is filled with uber-geniuses and one wily sheriff, which turns out to be a great mix for science fiction. Ferguson is in Atlanta, Georgia, to promote "Eureka" at Dragon*Con, and stopped by CNN studios to answer a few of our fan-centric questions.
With Peter King on vacation until July 26, NFL Films president Steve Sabol took time away from getting ready for the 2010 season to write this week's Monday Morning Quarterback column. Sabol has received 34 Emmys for writing, cinematography, editing, directing, and producing. No one else in television has earned as many Emmys in as many different categories.
The deposed NBC host wows a 2,500-strong crowd in Eugene, Oregon with his live show
Jim Carrey gave no hint of what led to his breakup with Jenny McCarthy in his short announcement via Twitter on Tuesday, but he punctuated it with his trademark smiling emoticon.
A source says the Ghost Whisperer costars' decision to split was mutual
The two leave a West Hollywood hotel - laughing! - days after a recent dinner date in Hollywood
The Dancing star and the comedian share an intimate dinner
John Krasinski, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis and Jane Lynch get the laughs and box office bucks, but are unlikely to get Oscar nods
Can the economy be hilarious? CNN's Josh Levs speaks with Yoram Bauman, the "standup economist."
It's not the kind of comedy you hear every day. But it had a crowd at Caroline's - one of the most esteemed comedy clubs in the country - in hysterics.
Comedian Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday after refusing to accept the award twice in the past.
Writer and producer Larry Gelbart, most known for his work on the hit television series "M*A*S*H," died Friday morning in his Beverly Hills, California, home, his wife said. He was 81.
Judd Apatow is the man behind many of the most successful comic movies of recent years.
As Elvis croons in the casino chapel, 1-year-old son Valentine walks his actress mom down the aisle
Given a cast of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, and the guiding hand of director and writer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), perhaps there is no more appropriate title than simply "Funny People."
Celebrity chef Bobby Chinn has tried his hand at a number of things.
Talk Asia's Anjali Rao sits down with celebrity chef Bobby Chinn to talk about his love of cooking.
Jeff Foxworthy talks about the feud between David Letterman and Gov. Sarah Palin.
Five things you didn't know - but should - about the hairy and hilarious Hangover actor
After taking time off to recover, the funnyman resumes his comedy tour this fall
Stand-up comedians learn to boil their jokes down to "tweets." CNN's Josh Levs reports
Generations of standup comedians never saw this coming.
Comedienne Margaret Cho knows a great deal about Hollywood's obsession with body image.
"It's an embarrassing thing," Leno tells PEOPLE of the cause of his two days of hospitalization
Comedian Dane Cook took a somber tone and described a sense of "terrible betrayal" in discussing the recent arrest of his half brother, who is accused of embezzling millions from him.
If you're a comedy fan, you've probably heard of him by now.
The comedian pens a song about Cyrus's recent racist photo controversy
Asked about part of the entertainment business he particularly enjoys, Greg Behrendt -- stand-up comedian, author, TV writer and producer -- had an unusual answer.
The half-brother of comedian Dane Cook has been accused of swiping millions from him, and has already appeared in court, the Associated Press reports.
The comic reveals what his five sisters taught him about dating
After publishing a memoir about his career with Cheech Marin, Chong talks with TIME about the politics of pot, his time in jail and reuniting with Marin after 26 years
The comedian blogs about 10 things that "truly blow" about the poster for My Best Friend's Girl
The 50-year-old performer died Saturday morning in a Chicago hospital from complications due to pneumonia
Now that their feud is up in smoke, Cheech and Chong are high on plans to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years
Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.
Appreciation: The groundbreaking stand-up comic, dead at 71, went through a transformation that helped redefine an art form
It's boom-boom time for comedians and satirists. They pack out tents at music festivals, clubs and pubs and fill up the prime time slots on TV and radio. They have colonized multimedia with podcasts, vodcasts and blogs. So if you need cheering up or feel like a laugh, there have never been more places to get it.
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, who shed 50 lbs. since last year, jokes he's lost so much weight "I'm down an Olsen!"
The strike Jokes, at least, have died down. David Letterman -- back on the air with his writers after making a separate deal with the Writers Guild -- has moved on to wisecracks about the Cloverfield monster and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Jay Leno, who has returned sans scribes but is supposedly writing the monologues himself (angering the Guild, which claims he's violating strike rules by doing so), is pummeling viewers with the usual rat-a-tat of gags playing off the headlines, from the presidential primaries to funny animal news.
With an ongoing writers' strike forcing many TV shows into reruns, tube viewers are wondering what they are missing. Some shows are back in production with or without their writers, placing the strike at the forefront of many comedians' routines.
Out-of-work comedy writer Hal Spear of Livingston, New Jersey, performs jokes he would normally send to talk show hosts.
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.
Larry the Cable Guy has a new addition: his first little Cable Girl.
So far as I can see, Steve Carell is a rather unremarkable fellow -- which makes him quite an unusual movie star.
Actor Jamie Foxx talks about his new movie, as well as about his life and career.
Nine years after his sitcom, he's about to resurface. Is there life after fame, wealth and yada yada yada?
A standup routine by black comedian Eddie Griffin was stopped after he repeatedly used the N-word, a magazine's spokesman said Wednesday.
Carson was the cool arbiter of taste. Griffin was your enthusiastic showbiz uncle, who gave an early TV break to some groundbreaking talent
Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon have received their share of nominations for Teen Choice awards over the years - and Duff has even won a few of the coveted surfboards. Now, the pair have been tapped to host this year's show, set to air Aug. 26 on FOX.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday he refused to accept an apology from actor Michael Richards, who spouted a racist rant at a comedy club last week.
Promotional advertising has become quite the intimate affair in the past few years. Commercial sponsors now pay for couples' weddings and buy space on people's bodies, cars, pets and wheelchairs.
Just days after his 65th birthday, groundbreaking comedian Richard Pryor died Saturday of a heart attack, his wife told CNN.
The White House theater was not built for stand-up comedy. But two Fridays ago, Laura Bush was definitely, as they say at the Friars Club, "in the house."
By Showbiz Standards, Shadowbox Cabaret is a smash hit. The theater troupe, based in Columbus, employs more than 80 salaried actors who put on five different live shows each week. The main act is a...
"Saying don't worry is a stupid thing. You're gonna worry anyway. Everybody worries."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If an athlete's true test is improving each time on the field, television network NBC is due for laurels when the Athens Olympics end Sunday, but its greater challenge will be launching new shows like "Joey" in coming weeks.
So, these three comedians walk into a comedy club, right? one's got this gizmo he's developed that measures a standup comic's success by analyzing the sound patterns of recorded comedy performances...
>> It's amateur night at Caroline's on Broadway, a legendary New York City comedy club, and David Moore is working the Monday crowd. "I read that some of Enron's former managers posed nude in Playg...
BOUNDING INTO THE center of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus in outlandishly padded nurse's drag, clown Elmo Gibb chases down another clown patient and administers a slapstick physical exam that ...
Funny business is booming. In the past decade scores of comedy clubs have opened in the U.S., which is good news for frazzled business travelers. As a diversion, comedy is usually less expensive th...
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