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Gallagher, Comic Known for Smashing Watermelons, Dies at 76

Leo Gallagher, the watermelon-smashing prop comic known as Gallagher, has died. He was 76. His former manager, Craig Marquardo, told The Hollywood Reporter that Gallagher died Friday in Palm Springs after a short health battle. He was surrounded by family. The comic had suffered a host of heart attacks, something he and David Letterman talked […]

Lewis Black Sues Pandora for $10M in Latest Comedian Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Pandora has been hit with another lawsuit by a comedian accusing the streamer of shortchanging artists by neglecting to obtain the proper copyrights to stream their works — this time by Lewis Black. According to a complaint filed Thursday in California federal court, Pandora “took and exploited his works solely to make themselves money while […]

HBO’s ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’: TV Review

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio's four-hour documentary traces the evolution of George Carlin's career, from clean-cut establishment success to counterculture sensation to prescient truth-teller.

Patrick Carlin, Comedy Writer and Brother of George Carlin, Dies at 90

Patrick Carlin, a comedy writer, author, podcaster and brother of the late George Carlin, has died. He was 90. Kelly Carlin, Patrick’s niece and George’s daughter, shared the news of Patrick’s death Saturday on Twitter. “My dear Uncle Patrick has moved onto the spirit world,” she wrote. “He’s currently spinning tunes, smoking a jay w/my […]

George Carlin Biopic in the Works From ‘Moneyball’ Writer

The life of legendary comedian George Carlin is coming to the big screen. Gail Berman's Jackal Group is behind a Carlin biopic, which will be written by Stan Chervin, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball.'

‘Phantom Cowboys’: Film Review | Tribeca 2018

Daniel Patrick Carbone’s wistful, time-jumping documentary ‘Phantom Cowboys’ examines the lives of three American men as they come of age.

‘Jellyfish’: Film Review | Tribeca 2018

Kitchen sink meets insult comedy in James Gardner’s grotesquely grim feature debut, 'Jellyfish.'