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Jay Leno with President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Jay Leno References Charles Dickens Novel After Winning Mark Twain Humor Prize

Leno will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington.

06/18/2014

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The Humor Code’s Five Best Comedy Clubs In The US

While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.

04/01/2014

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Carol Burnett Receives Top US Humor Prize In DC

When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.

10/20/2013

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