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Finding the Humor in Cancer

Welcome to our new series Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Cancer is the disease that perpetually reminds us that we are all a bunch of vulnerable, fleshy meat sacks, and that everything we touch, eat, breathe or spend too much time standing near is eventually going to kill us. It affects millions of people every year. A late diagnosis is effectively a death sentence, and the variety show of pain it has provided humanity [...]

Fran Drescher And Gay Ex-Husband Write Pilot About Fran Drescher And Gay Ex-Husband

The Nanny's life just got delightfully meta! It looks like Fran Drescher's Happily Divorced sitcom pilot will be picked up by TV Land. Co-witten by Drescher and ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobsen, the series revolves around a fictionalized Fran as she navigates her relationship with her gay ex while getting back out on the dating scene. The gay husband character? Oh, its based on her real-life gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobsen. Twist! Or at least a twist for me; maybe everyone else is up on their Drescher drama.

The couple have partnered together before, co-creating The Nanny, which Jacobsen wrote, directed and produced during its 1993 to 1999 run. [...]