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'Bill & Ted 3' still in the works, says Keanu Reeves

'Bill & Ted 3' still in the works, says Keanu Reeves

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves says a third installment of his "Bill & Ted" time-traveling comedy film series is being written.

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Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
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Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Site lists most 'obscene' U.S. cities

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A business news Web site said its analysis of Google data named Ashburn, Va., as the most obscene location in the nation.
Connolly: People judge comedians harshly

Connolly: People judge comedians harshly

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Scottish comedian Billy Connolly says comedians in the United Kingdom are held to a higher standard of conduct than other artists and he thinks that's unfair.
Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian George Carlin was posthumously honored with the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- NBC said it will re-air the 33-year-old premiere episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring the iconic U.S. comedian George Carlin as host.
Comedians pay tribute to George Carlin

Comedians pay tribute to George Carlin

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith and Jay Leno have all expressed their sadness over the death of U.S. comedy great George Carlin.

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

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