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Jay Pharoah Talks Saturday Night Live Exit: 'I Love Them – They Are My Family'

Originally posted 08/29/2016 10:45AM

Jay Pharoah has no ill will about towards Saturday Night Live.

"I'm not coming back to S.N.L.," Pharoah confirmed to Vanity Fair at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. "Transitions on shows happen all the time, but I won't be back."

The news of his departure from the show came in early August after his and Taran Killam's, 34, contracts were not renewed by the network.

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Garrison Keillor Says Goodbye to Prairie Home Companion After 42 Years on the Radio

Garrison Keillor Says Goodbye to Prairie Home Companion After 42 Years on the Radio

Originally posted 07/04/2016 10:35AM

Radio icon Garrison Keillor has signed off for good.

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Jessica Williams Leaving The Daily Show After 4 Years: 'I Feel Like I'm Growing Up and Graduating'

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Jessica Williams Leaving The Daily Show After 4 Years: 'I Feel Like I'm Growing Up and Graduating'

Originally posted 06/29/2016 01:35PM

A Daily Show favorite is moving on.

Jessica Williams is leaving the Comedy Central late-night series, she revealed exclusively to Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday.

"I feel so many emotions. I started The Daily Show when I was 22," said Williams, who is the youngest correspondent to ever join the hit show, and the first black woman to hold the position.

"I feel like I've learned a lot about myself on the show," added the comedian, who is 26 now. "I've learned so much ... I feel like I'm growing up and graduating."

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WATCH: Sarah Jessica Parker Debuts the First Trailer for Her New HBO Comedy Divorce

Sarah Jessica Parker Debuts the First Trailer for Her New HBO Comedy Divorce

Originally posted 06/22/2016 02:25PM

The sassy Sarah Jessica Parker that we all love is back!

On Wednesday, the Sex and the City star took to Instagram to share a trailer for the HBO comedy Divorce. She captioned the clip: "A long time coming. And a great thrill that my friends @hbo allowed me to share with you the official FIRST look and just a wee appetizer of #DivorceHBO."

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Opens Up About Cancer Battle and HBO Special: 'I Can't See Myself Withering Away'

Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Opens Up About Cancer Battle and HBO Special: 'I Can't See Myself Withering Away'

Originally posted 06/01/2016 09:50AM

It's been just over two months since Ellen DeGeneres helped terminally-ill aspiring comedian Quincy Jones land an HBO special – and now, he's just one day away from having his story hit the small screen.

In anticipation of Thursday's Quincy Jones: Burning the Light premiere, Jones, 32, opened up to Entertainment Weekly about his cancer battle, his comedy special and his perspective on life after being diagnosed with stage-4 mesothelioma cancer last year and was told that he has only a year to live.

Of his diagnosis, Jones explained he went through months of testing before his official diagnosis.

"I went in at the end of 2014. My stomach is filled up with ascites, which is fluid in the body," he said. "It's supposed to be circulating to organs but it was backed up in my belly and we didn't know why. After about six or seven months of testing, that's when we came up with the diagnosis that I had cancer. A few months later, they gave me the prognosis of a year."

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Sarah Silverman Says Boyfriend Michael Sheen's Okay with Her Using Their Sex Life in Her Comedy: 'Because No One Will Believe It's True'

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Sarah Silverman Says Boyfriend Michael Sheen's Okay with Her Using Their Sex Life in Her Comedy: 'Because No One Will Believe It's True'

Originally posted 05/17/2016 10:05AM

Comedian Sarah Silverman confesses that one of the reasons her boyfriend Michael Sheen makes a great romantic partner for her is that he doesn't mind if she uses their real-life relationship quirks as fodder for her standup material.

"I have so much material about him, and he's always great about it," Silverman, 45, told PEOPLE as the couple attended a special awards consideration screening of Masters of Sex.

"One, he's not going to like inhibit my art and my process, and I appreciate that," explained Silverman, who's renowned for her outrageously risqué, scatological, taboo-testing and frequently sexually charged standup routines. "But also because he said, 'No one will ever believe that it's true. No one will ever believe that everything you're saying is exactly true.' "

"So I said, 'Yeah, you're right' – except now, when I'm telling PEOPLE magazine it's all true!" she laughed.

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How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

Originally posted 05/17/2016 09:35AM

In the past, Mindy Kaling has spoken about how her "weird" friendship with B.J. Novak has imbued her with confidence. Well, it turns out the feeling is definitely mutual.

"I think when someone at that level of talent thinks you're great, you actually believe it," Novak, 36, told PEOPLE at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on Monday night.

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Debuts Inspiring Trailer for His HBO Special

Originally posted 05/09/2016 03:45PM

[YOUTUBE "eJWQbpGKHjk"] Comedian Quincy Jones is one step closer to realizing a lifelong dream – seeing his comedy special hit the airwaves.

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones' HBO Special Gets Official Premiere Date

Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones' HBO Special Gets Official Premiere Date

Originally posted 04/12/2016 03:20PM

Less than a month after Ellen DeGeneres convinced HBO to air a special for aspiring comedian Quincy Jones, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, a date has been set for Jones' small screen debut: June 2.

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Barbershop: The Next Cut Cast on Using Humor to Address the Gun and Gang Violence That Has Touched Their Lives

Barbershop: The Next Cut Cast on Using Humor to Address the Gun and Gang Violence That Has Touched Their Lives

Originally posted 04/12/2016 03:00PM

Barbershop: The Next Cut is billed as a comedy, but it's also a film that touches on the threat of violence in urban communities – an issue that's personal to many who worked on the film.

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