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Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case

LOS ANGELES: Hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday. Knight, 49, and Williams, 43, were each charged with one count of robbery, the district attorney…

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October 30, 2014


Pakistani comedian enters final of World’s Funniest Person

Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon has reached the finals of the World’s Funnies person competition. Watch video.

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October 24, 2014


Sh Rashid dubbed a 'political comedian'

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique Wednesday dubbed Awami Muslim League's (AML) Sheikh Rashid as a political funnyman, Samaa reported. “Rashid is a comedian of Pakistani politics. I don't take his word seriously”, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz minister said in a statement issued here. Rafique said had Javed Hashmi won Multan by-poll, Pakistan…

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October 16, 2014


Comedian Mehmood Khan passes away

Renowned comedian of stage and television Mehmood Khan passed away at Mayo Hospital of Lahore.

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July 24, 2014


Comedian Nanha's legacy lives on

KARACHI: One of the premier comedians of Pakistan, Nanha is being remembered on his 28th death anniversary today (Monday). The renowned comedy actor of Pakistani films and Television industry belonged to Sahiwal town of Punjab. His real name was Rafi Khawar, commonly known as Nanha. Nanha started his career in Radio in 1964 and TV…

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June 2, 2014


Munawar Zarif, a great comedian

ISLAMABAD: The 38th death anniversary of legendary comedian Munawar Zarif was observed on Tuesday. Munawar Zarif was born in Gujranwala on February 2, 1940. The  legendary artist started his career in 1961 from a Punjabi film `Dandian', but he got breakthrough in 1964 from the movie `Hath Jori.' Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and…

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April 29, 2014


Comedian Sikandar Sanam being remembered today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Renowned comedian Sikander Sanam is being remembered today (Tuesday) on his first death anniversary, SAMAA reported.Sikandar Sanam was a stage artist, singer, actor and standup comedian. He started his career from stage plays and parodies of Indian songs.A comical remake of the Indian film “Tere Naam” brought him immense fame. After getting huge…

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November 5, 2013


Malala tells her story to comedian Jon Stewart

NEW YORK: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban and who is tipped as Nobel Peace Prize contender, talked with US comedian John Stewart on his satirical news program “The Daily Show” on Tuesday.The 16-year-old, who was shot in the head by the Taliban exactly a year ago on October 9 for…

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October 10, 2013


Comedian Billy Connolly treated for cancer, diagnosed with Parkinson's

LONDON: Comedian Billy Connolly has been operated on for prostate cancer and diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson's disease, a press statement posted on the 70-year old star's website said on Monday.Connolly, famous in Britain for his stand-up comedy shows and internationally for roles in Hollywood films including Disney Pixar's “Brave”, underwent minor surgery in America for…

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September 17, 2013


Influential British comedian Mel Smith dies

LONDON: British comedian Mel Smith, who became a household name for a series of television sketch shows in the 1970s and 80s which colleagues said had inspired a generation of comics, has died of a heart attack, his agent said on Saturday.Smith, who died on Friday aged 60, found fame starring in hugely popular shows…

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July 20, 2013


Comedian Albela remembered

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Renowned film, stage and TV actor Albela is being remembered today (Wednesday) on his ninth death anniversary, SAMAA reported.Albela was born in Gojra, Toba Tek Singh district, and came to Lahore at a very young age to become an actor.Albela had a long film career as a comedian, but he was more popular…

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July 17, 2013


Comedian Nanna being remembered today

Staff ReportKARACHI: One of the premier comedians of Pakistan, Nanna is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Sunday).His real name was Rafi Khawar but he was commonly known as nanha was a renowned comedy actor of Pakistani films and Television.His first Urdu film was Watan ka Sipahi, released in 1966. He went on to…

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June 2, 2013


Comedian Jim Carrey to publish children's book

NEW YORK: Actor and comedian Jim Carrey will publish a children's book, “How Roland Rolls,” in September, his publisher said on Thursday.Sabrina McCarthy, the president of Perseus Distribution Client Services, described Carrey, known for his zany characters and comedy routines, as the perfect person to write a children's book.”He is such a vibrant, dynamic actor…

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May 31, 2013


Comedian Tina Fey says 'no way' she would host Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Comic actress Tina Fey says there is “no way” she would host the Oscars ceremony next year, despite getting a thumbs up from “Star Trek” actor William Shatner in a sketch at Sunday's Academy Awards show.The creator and star of TV comedy “30 Rock” told the Huffington Post website that she did not…

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February 28, 2013


French comedian rallies broad front against gay marriage

PARIS: When the opponents of gay-marriage take to the streets in Paris on Sunday, their protest will be led neither by politicians nor priests, but by a sassy comedian in a pink T-shirt who goes by the stage name Frigide Barjot.With her on the march, expected to be one of the capital's biggest demonstrations in…

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January 11, 2013


Indian comedian Jaspal Bhatti dies in road accident

Web DeskMUMBAI: Film actor and comedian Jaspal Bhatti died in a road accident near Jalandhar early on Thursday, Indian media reported.The car in which the 57-year-old actor, director was travelling hit a roadside tree near Shahkot in Nakodar area of the district around 1 am.Indian media said Bhatti was going to Jalandhar from Bhatinda for…

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October 25, 2012


Famous comedian, actor Lehri passes away

Staff Report KARACHI: Famous actor and comedian Lehri passed away today after protracted illness in aprivate hospital of the city on Thursday morning.Lehri, 83, remained admitted to several hospitals of the city over for treatment of his chronic diseases diabetes. He was currently admitted to a private, where he was taken off the ventilator, as…

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September 13, 2012


Legendary female comedian Phyllis dies aged 95

LOS ANGELES: Comedian Phyllis Diller, the former housewife whose raucous cackle and jokes about her own looks made her one of America's first female stand-up comedy stars, died in her sleep on Monday at age 95, her longtime manager said.Diller was found in her bed at her home in the affluent Brentwood section of Los…

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August 21, 2012


Comedian Nanha's anniversary today

KARACHI: One of the premier comedians of Pakistan, Nanha is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Dated June 2, 2012, Saturday).

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June 2, 2012


Comedian Nanha being remembered today

Staff ReportKARACHI: One of the premier comedians of Pakistan, Nanha is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Saturday). His real name was Rafi Khawar but he was commonly known as nanha was a renowned comedy actor of Pakistani films and Television. His first Urdu film was Watan ka Sipahi, released in 1966. He went…

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June 2, 2012


Comedian Brand speaks to UK MPs on drug addiction

LONDON: Comedian and actor Russell Brand told the British government that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs.Dressed in a flamboyant ensemble of black, Brand struck a contrast against the formally attired politicians with his long coat, vest, hat and leather wristbands.Brand, a…

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April 25, 2012