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Comedian Kim Idol, 41, dies

Jul 13, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Kim's friend, comedian Allan K, confirms the sad news

Comedian Jo Koy is heading to Manila and Cebu

Sep 27, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Jo Koy is bringing his 'Just Kidding World Tour' to the Philippines in 2020 – and no, we're not kidding

Stars mourn comedian Chokoleit's death

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Vice Ganda, Claudine Barretto lead tributes to the late comedian

Comedian Chokoleit dies

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:31 AM

Star Magic confirms the death of the comedian

The many times Joey de Leon found himself in the middle of controversy

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The TV host is criticized for an insensitive remark on a contestant in 'Eat Bulaga's' segment 'Juan for All, All for Juan,' but it's not the first time he's been mired in controversy

WATCH: Joey de Leon apologizes to public, Maine Mendoza for depression statement

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:17 PM

'Kung may maidudulot ng mabuti ang aking pagkakamali sana mabuksan nito ng maraming pinto sa pagtalakay sa isyu na ito,' says the TV host

Joey de Leon draws flak on social media for depression statement

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Netizens call out the TV host for saying that depression is just made up by those who suffer from it

WATCH: Hilarious Manulife commercial goes viral

May 10, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Have a good laugh at all the jokes in this heartwarming video

Comedian takes office as Guatemala's new president

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Most Guatemalans view newly elected president Jimmy Morales with fondness as a familiar figure from his 15 year television career on a program he produced

NEW PRESIDENT. Guatemala´s President-elect Jimmy Morales (R) shakes hands with Spanish former King Juan Carlos (L) prior to their meeting held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on January 13, 2016. Former King Juan Carlos is in Guatemala to attend the swearing in ceremony of Guatemala's new president upcoming January 14. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Barack Obama enjoys cars, coffee, chat on Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:53 PM

The president of the US guest stars on Jerry Seinfeld s web show

OBAMA AND SEINFELD. US President Barack Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld get into a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for the webshow 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.' Screengrab from Twitter/WhiteHouse

New Year attack plot, Pacquiao-Bradley 3, Bill Cosby | 12PM wRap

Dec 31, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Kat Evasco: The woman who will make you laugh – and cry

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Meet Kat Evasco at NextDayBetter San Francisco Saturday June 20th 2015

Magners International Stand-up competition for comedians

Jan 22, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Get the chance to represent the Philippines in an international comedy competition

Robin Williams's ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay: reports

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The final cause of death is still pending investigation according to the death certificate

Robin Williams had early stage Parkinson's – wife

Aug 15, 2014 - 7:39 AM

Robin s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson s Disease which he was not yet ready to share publicly says Williams wife

Vice Ganda on breakup: 'It was mutual'

May 18, 2014 - 10:02 PM

I believe that the only way to keep him is to let him go

JUST FRIENDS. Comedian and entertainer Vice Ganda says decision to break up with boyfriend was 'mutual.' Photo from Official Facebook Page (

'Bio-eulogies' to Tado

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:30 AM

According to Tado the book published in 2012 was a preview a pre burol pre interment a trailer of his life

Tado: 'Insanely absurd, downright brilliant'

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:09 PM

He is our modern hero We honor him by treading the same path so that the nobility of his life will live on

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at age 95

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:51 AM

The world remembers and thanks one of America s foremost female comics

PHYLLIS DILLER MADE COMEDY out of self-deprecation. Screen grab from YouTube (CNN)

The last bow

Jul 17, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The truth is that Rodolfo Vera Quizon didn’t need to be perfect; he didn’t need to wage wars against occupiers or the corrupt; or to enrich his country’s coffers or radically transform society in order to become Dolphy

The Yahoo OMG! Awards 2012

Jul 07, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Celebrities and their fans converged to the SM Mall of Asia Arena and filled the place with OMG energy

LOVE TEAM OF THE YEAR Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. All photos by Emil Sarmiento

Rex Navarrete: Laugh until it Hurts

Aug 27, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Rex Navarrette performs in Newport Theater, Manila