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'The 2000 Year Old Man' by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner to Get First Stage Performance in 2000 Years >>

Voiceover artist Kerry Shale directs and stars in selections from the classic comedy routines that exactly recreate the original timing.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' Top Ten Operas Found on Twitter: Includes Puccini, Bellini, Strauss >>

Entitled “Joan Rivers Comedienne,” what lies below is a top ten list of operas.

Robert & Homer Simpson: When Composers and Comedians Share a Name... >>

The fact that the American Symphony Orchestra, under Leon Botstein, just played English composer Robert Simpson's little-known but explosive piece Volcano led us, in an utterly silly moment, to reflect that Robert Simpson has the same surname as this chap.

The Column: Keep Calm and...Toi, Toi, Toi? >>

A Yiddish expression adopted by musicians worldwide.

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