Betty White: After a year remarkable for a star of any age, White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
Tina Fey is the youngest (and the third woman) to win of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Comedians like Jon Stewart took aim at candidates like Christine O'Donnell in Election 2010, and sharp political satire may have led to cynicism, suppressing the youth vote, experts say.
As the 'Rally to Restore Sanity' shows, America's liberals are increasingly turning to Jon Stewart as their most inspirational figure. Part of the reason is President Obama's declining political fortunes, but ultimately it is the left’s desire for civility that has turned a comedian into a political star.
Comedian Stephen Colbert waved to his fans at the rally.
Presidential press conferences and official speeches are commonplace on TV, but less-formal appearances are rare for the commander in chief. President Obama's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday got us thinking: Which other sitting presidents have appeared on TV? Read on for six more examples.
Delaware Republican hopeful Christine O'Donnell dismissed past comments she made on religious and social issues during a debate with opponent Chris Coons, Wednesday, saying they're not relevant to the campaign.
The Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are drawing closer to the institutions they love to mock. President Obama even gave a nod to their upcoming rallies in Washington. When that happens, they need to retreat, analysts advise.
American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.