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Russell Peters Played a Late April Fools' "Prank" on Everyone by Calling Trevor Noah a Joke Thief

Trevor Noah has been at the center of much internet backlash since Comedy Central hired him as the next Daily Show host last week, but the latest controversy surrounding Noah has turned out to be a "prank" by Canadian comic Russell Peters. Peters made headlines yesterday when he raised some serious joke theft accusations against Noah on a Singapore TV show: "He’s also a thief, but that’s irrelevant," Peters told the interviewer. When pressed for specifics, Peters didn't provide any examples of stolen jokes and kept the accusation vague: "He’s stolen material from David Kau, he’s stolen material from myself. You know, [...]

Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]