UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
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Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart, Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari and Ricky Gervais are booked to perform at this fall's New York Comedy Festival, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
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Myanmar test begins, experts say

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Through her victory was met with praise, Myanmar faces a true test with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi among its political leaders, analysts say.

Ethnic conflict: Government enhanced?

MONTREAL, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Canadian study suggests ethnic conflict is fueled by government economic intervention and not globalization, which has been blamed for many social ills.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.
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Study links natural products to cancer

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say tests of 100 "natural" and "organic" soaps, shampoos and other products show about half contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
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TV Land launches 'boomer' schedule

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TV Land Monday gave notice of a slew of pilots it is trotting out, some recurring and some new original fare.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2006 with 144 to follow.
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Spurned wife reaches out to older women

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Former Hollywood wife Judy Steinberg has written a book aimed at helping women who are going through divorce and menopause at the same time.

David Steinberg does stand-up sitting down

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran standup comic David Steinberg has been busy behind the cameras in recent years, but he's moving back in front as host of his own TV talk show.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2005 with 144 to follow.
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David Steinberg gets TV Land show

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Veteran comedian-director David Steinberg will star in a talk show on TV Land, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.
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David Steinberg

David Steinberg (born August 9, 1942) is a Canadian Jewish comedian, actor, director, writer and author. He was one of the best-known stand-up comics in the United States during the late 1960s and appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show 140 times. Steinberg also directed episodes of many the most successful television comedies of the last fifteen years, including Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad About You, Friends and over 35 episodes of Designing Women.

Born into a Jewish family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, David Steinberg began his comedy career at The Second City in Chicago in 1964.

One of Steinberg's most notorious performances was on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he did satirical sermons. The sketch caused CBS to receive the most complaints they'd ever had. The Smothers Brothers were told by the network that they could have Steinberg on the show again, on the condition that he would not do the sermons again. Nevertheless, Tommy Smothers asked Steinberg to do it again, and he did a sermon in which he said "The Old Testament scholars say that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The Gentiles, the New Testament scholars say, 'Hold it, Jews, no.' They literally grabbed the Jews by the Old Testament." This incident helped lead to the cancellation of the show. The Jonah sketch never aired.

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