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The 40(ish) Most Powerful People in Comedy

Need a good laugh? These days, we all do. Meet the TV auteurs, the stand-ups scoring $20 million Netflix specials and the ventriloquist booking arenas (for real!) as The Hollywood Reporter profiles…

Tony Hale Calls Trump “Bats—,” Says ‘Veep’ Highlights “The Crazy”

"There is something about [Trump's] crazy that I think is actually everywhere, but people just don't talk about. Everybody's ... got some crazy."

Red Arrow to Back Comedy Pilots at New York TV Festival

Left/Right and Fabrik Entertainment, two U.S. subsidiaries of the German group, will support the festival's independent pilot and pitch projects.

AFM: Stand-Up Star Russell Peters Joins Buddy Comedy ‘Three for the Road’

Imagination Worldwide is introducing the raunchy comedy from director Brian Herzlinger to AFM buyers.

L.A.’s Comedy Scene: The 13 Hottest Places to Catch a Laugh

Call it the farm league of funny: Hollywood's circuit is where Jay Leno and Melissa McCarthy began and big names can still be found, from The Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard to…

Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik, Other Comics Talk Flops, Fury and Disagreeing with Fallon

Rob Delaney, Kristen Schaal and Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong joined THR's comics roundtable to discuss Louis CK and the (many) things network execs get wrong.

The Hollywood Reporter Unveils Comedy Class of 2013

A list of who is ha-ha hot right now in Hollywood -- plus Judd Apatow reveals 15 facts about Lena Dunham, Jimmy Kimmel's writers share his best script notes and how to rewrite "Zero Dark Thirty" as a…

The Changing Economics of Hollywood Script Rewrites

Studios seek cheaper help for last-minute doctoring as pay for top talent like Michael Arndt and Tina Fey tops $300,000 per week.