Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy will be awarded with the 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American comedy. Officials confirmed that the 54-year-old "Dr Dolittle" actor would receive the top prize for performing arts by John F Kennedy Center this year on October 18. The bestowal ceremony will be broadcast nationally, reported Ace Showbiz.
Trevor Noah, the South African comedian named to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night news parody, "The Daily Show" was feeling the heat on Twitter on Tuesday for past comments he made about Jews and women.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was arrested Wednesday and will stand trial over a Facebook comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the Paris attackers, as France cracks down on those who condone terrorism.