comedians and comedy

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including "Friday," died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN.

'Fleabag' and 'Game of Thrones' claim top Emmy prizes

"Game of Thrones" capped its epic run with its fourth Emmy as best drama series, entering exclusive company among all-time dramas and equaling its single-year record of a dozen trophies for the 71st Emmy Awards, the TV industry's most prestigious honors.

Yang brings own experience to bigoted comments by new 'SNL' member

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang again responded to racist comments made by new "Saturday Night Live" hire Shane Gillis, saying he's faced Anti-Asian racism throughout his upbringing but also that "our country has become excessively punitive and vindictive about remarks that people find offensive or racist."