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Rip Taylor talks with reporters before a film premiere in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, in 2002. Taylor, the mustachioed comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, died Sunday. Rene Macura/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy walks backstage during the filming of the League of Laughter comedy show on March 19 in Kiev, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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A Comedian Plays Ukraine's President On TV. Will He Become One In Real Life?

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Bob Einstein died on Wednesday at the age of 76. He was best known for playing Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm and goofy stuntman Super Dave Osborne. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Comedian Maz Jobrani talks with us about President Trump, immigration, and finding humor in moments of political polarization. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Finding The Punchline: Maz Jobrani On Comedy In The Trump Era

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Shankar Vedantam asks Bill Burr why what makes us cringe, also makes us laugh. Burr says, "If people see a trainwreck possibly coming, they're going to listen." Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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How What Makes You Laugh (And Cringe) Reveals Your Hidden Biases

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Entertainer Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony, on Tuesday. After settling a lawsuit over accusations of sexual assault in 2006, a second woman has come forward with similar claims. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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In 2014, Cosby Was Silent

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