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Thousands pay respects to comedian in hometown

CHICAGO --- As Cedric the Entertainer scanned the crowd of more than 6,000 gathered on Chicago's South Side to remember Bernie Mac on Saturday, he cracked that the comedy king was "still the hottest ticket in town."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/17/met_469812.shtml
Metro
Comedic actors' dramatic turns are often surprisingly rewarding

Comedy is far more difficult than it appears. Dependent on timing and the ability to deliver a punch-line or pratfall, comedy requires discipline and dedication.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/16/uhl_139801.shtml
Steven Uhles
Jerry Lewis to guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU'

...in 1983 as a talk-show host kidnapped by an aspiring comic, played by Robert De Niro, in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy." Belzer will lead a Friars Club celebrity roast of Lewis in New York on June 9.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/04/tel_75679.shtml
Television
Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films

...exceptions, fine dramatic performances by entertainers known for their comic skills. Here are a few favorites: THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard skewed their popular personas in this Martin Scorsese film about the price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/29/uhl_7436.shtml
Steven Uhles
Filmmakers capitalize on others' obsessions

...two hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) with their eyes on the drugs she's inadvertently trafficking. THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): For would-be comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), success means appearing on the television show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/uhl_429350.shtml
Steven Uhles
Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

...begins a new season in a different timeslot. "Cedric the Entertainer Presents" (8:30 p.m., Fox). One of the Kings of Comedy tries his hand at sketch comedy, with more "Jackie Gleason Show" pageantry than "In Living Color" edginess...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/16/liv_352874.shtml
Life & style
People in the News

LOS ANGELES - Elizabeth Taylor will ring in her 74th birthday Monday with a gift worth several hundred thousand dollars.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/04/ent_64179.shtml
Things to Do
Filmmakers capitalize on others' obsessions

...two hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) with their eyes on the drugs she's inadvertently trafficking. THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): For would-be comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), success means appearing on the television show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/mov_429311.shtml
Movies
A standup kind of guy

Comedian Steve Harvey's humorous take on the human experience has brought him success on the standup stage and in television, radio and film. He is now in the sixth season of his WB series The Steve Harvey Show; recently stepped down after seven years as host of Showtime at the Apollo; works the morning drive-time slot at KKBT-FM in Los Angeles; and last summer starred in the Spike Lee comedy concert film The Kings of Comedy. He has also remained active on the stand-up circuit and will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/15/app_313160.shtml
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