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Comedy for a good cause

Raising money to empower girls while getting some laughs along the way.

Nicaraguan comedian who trashes Ticos barred from entering Costa Rica

Nicaraguan comedian Reynaldo Ruiz, who insulted Costa Ricans in online videos, was barred on Thursday from entering Costa Rica for personal safety and public order reasons, officials said.

5 questions for Colombian storyteller Mauricio Grande – ‘We Latin Americans are made of words’

"Colombia is a very 'oral' country, and Latin America is a very 'oral' region. We Colombians ascribe great importance to the oral tradition. From that point of view, I'd say I have it in my DNA, as many Latin Americans do." -Mauricio Grande in our "Weekend Arts Spotlight"

5 questions for a Costa Rican comedian – ‘To hear them laugh is poetry’

"The creative process, when it is honest, leads to loneliness. To create sometimes involves overwhelming anguish, which you have to face with humility and patience, and I’ve got to say that I’m not a very patient person." The Tico Times talks to Hernán Jiménez.

Palmares festival, Allende play, and other happenings around Costa Rica

A roundup of events taking place Jan. 9 – Jan. 15.

Tico stand-up, founding father, and other happenings around Costa Rica

A roundup of events taking place Jan. 2 – Jan. 8.

Adiós, Chespirito! Latin America’s beloved TV icon dies at 85

Mexico's iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died on Friday. He was 85.

Robin Williams, frenetic, fearless actor and comedian, dies at 63

Robin Williams, the Juilliard-trained actor and uncontainably exhibitionist comic who became one of the most dazzling all-around talents in show business, winning an Academy Award for a dramatic role in "Good Will Hunting" and an Emmy for his stand-up work, was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 63.

Robin Williams brought brutal honesty to his best roles

Ever since bursting into the public consciousness as the manic, rainbow-suspender-wearing TV alien in the sitcom "Mork & Mindy," he seemed to be permanently toggling between two points on the emotional dial: wild, hyperkinetic looniness or unabashed sincerity.

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