Comedy http://kunc.org en ‘Humor Code’ Explores The ‘Y’ In Funny http://kunc.org/post/humor-code-explores-y-funny <p>All of us know instinctively when something’s funny. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you laugh at the jokes you do?</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 55056 at http://kunc.org ‘Humor Code’ Explores The ‘Y’ In Funny Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years http://kunc.org/post/bill-cosby-still-himself-after-all-these-years Comedian Bill Cosby has been in show business for 50 years, and he celebrated on Comedy Central over the weekend with a stand-up special — his first in 30 years — called <em>Far From Finished.</em><p>That earlier special, called <em>Bill Cosby Himself,</em> inspired one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history: <em>The Cosby Show, </em>starring Cosby as paterfamilias Cliff Huxtable. It was a show that was really the first of its kind, capturing life in a highly educated upper-middle-class African-American family.<p>Cosby is 76 now, and he has a room full of awards. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:03:00 +0000 David Greene 52278 at http://kunc.org Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years 'Hollywood Said No,' But 'Mr. Show' Fans Said Yes! http://kunc.org/post/hollywood-said-no-mr-show-fans-said-yes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCSRnJCbmDo</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:59:00 +0000 49913 at http://kunc.org 'Hollywood Said No,' But 'Mr. Show' Fans Said Yes! Billy Crystal's 'Foolin', Full Of Fun — And Feeling http://kunc.org/post/billy-crystals-foolin-full-fun-and-feeling Billy Crystal is ... 65. He feels that he's gone from being, as he puts it, "a cool Baby Boomer into a <a href="http://diane-arbus-photography.com/">Diane Arbus</a> photograph."<p>He writes about his well-earned wrinkles and laugh lines in a memoir that takes him from his boyhood and bar mitzvah in Long Island, through the experience of losing his father at the age of 15, to his work on <em>Soap,</em> <em>Saturday Night Live,</em> and the Oscars — and through sleeplessness, the indignities of growing older and the glory of his lifelong love. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:32:00 +0000 49303 at http://kunc.org Billy Crystal's 'Foolin', Full Of Fun — And Feeling Robert Klein And The Golden Age Of Comedy http://kunc.org/post/robert-klein-and-golden-age-comedy When Robert Klein was a busboy in the Catskills, he saw the best Jewish comedians of the day. From Rodney Dangerfield and Mel Brooks, to comedy in its modern form, Klein was there to see the evolution of what makes us laugh. It made him the perfect person to narrate the documentary that opened this week in New York City, <a href="http://www.whencomedywenttoschool.com/">When Comedy Went to School</a>. It's a look back at how many famous comedians got their start by spending their summers in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 22:00:00 +0000 47894 at http://kunc.org Robert Klein And The Golden Age Of Comedy