British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Mar 31, 2016

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most successful comedians best known for “The Two Ronnies,” his double-act show with Ronnie Barker, has died aged 85, his publicist said Thursday. The show ran on the BBC from 1971 to 1987 and was one of the most ...

Famed Globetrotters 'clown prince' Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

Dec 29, 2015

Famed Globetrotters 'clown prince' Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83. Lemon’s wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in ...

Japanese woman wins BBC newcomer comedy award

Nov 25, 2015

Japanese woman wins BBC newcomer comedy award

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Japanese stand-up comedienne Yuriko Kotani won this year’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award for aspiring comics last Friday, beating five other finalists at the Comedy Store in London with a five-minute act blending humor and sarcasm. “I’m speechless. … This is so wonderful!” Kotani, ...

Jun 26, 2014

Everyone's having a laugh in Kinokuniya

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Rakugo, a traditional form of comic storytelling in Japan, deals with anecdotes about human nature. Described as a “performance of imagination,” it is usually done on an empty stage with the artist kneeling on a large cushion and acting out the roles of all ...