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Judd Apatow, Trevor Noah to perform at 2015 New York Comedy Festival

The New York Comedy Festival, now in its 12th year, announced its 2015 lineup on Monday, and comedy lovers in the Big Apple won’t be disappointed.

The NYCF, presented in association with Comedy Central, will expand from five to six days this year, running from Nov. 10–15 in some of the most celebrated venues in New York City — with some of the biggest names in comedy.

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Billy Crystal pays tribute to David Letterman with musical farewell

Billy Crystal sang farewell to David Letterman on Tuesday night, with a rendition of “Sunrise, Sunset” that incorporated many of the fond memories Letterman has given his viewers over the years—from Stupid Pet Tricks to Richard Simmons.

Crystal, who first appeared on Letterman’s show in 1983, called the departing host his “best friend on television,” and joked that retirement will finally allow them to realize their dream of driving cross-country together and playing every miniature golf-course along the way—which is quite possibly the most Letterman-y stunt ever imagined.

Crystal’s thrown-together performance isn’t exactly Academy-Award-host caliber, but that seems appropriate. After all, Letterman hated the Oscars. 

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The Comedians exclusive clip: Watch Billy Crystal flush a lot of cocaine down the toilet

Billy Crystal is returning to a weekly TV job for the first time in 30 years, and he’s bringing along a new friend: Josh Gad. The pair will dig deep into their bag of characters as they film a sketch show, but the two most recognizable ones will be Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. That’s right, the actors star as themselves in FX’s new mockumentary series The Comedians (April 9, 10 p.m.), which takes you behind the scenes of The Billy & Josh Show

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Let's rank the post-SNL careers of one-season wonder castmembers

Saturday Night Live, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend, is known as one of comedy’s preeminent talent breeding grounds—at least for now. But having a season-long stint on the show doesn’t necessarily signify the end, or even the beginning, of one’s career.

Plenty of notable names have passed briefly through Studio 8H—50 in total. Some were there during the show’s transitional years, when whoever was running things at the time (it wasn’t always Lorne Michaels) thought it would be a good idea to shake up the series by bringing in established talent; some simply weren’t good fits for the show.

Here, we rank the post-SNL careers of the 20 most notable one season-only castmembers.

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Billy Crystal's touching tribute to Robin Williams: A script of his friend's first night in heaven

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When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his longtime pal and comic cohort. Here, Crystal bids farewell to his dear friend by imagining Williams doing stand-up for the most heavenly audience.

“If heaven exists, to know that there’s laughs, that would be a great thing…”

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World Series Game 5 first pitch honors Giants fan Robin Williams (Updated)

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UPDATE: MLB.com has posted video of the tribute as well as the pitch, both of which are embedded below.

ORIGINAL STORY: Family and friends were on hand for a tribute to Robin Williams during the fifth game of the World Series on Oct. 26 to honor the late Giants fan.

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Billy Crystal and Jimmy Fallon reminisce about Robin Williams

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During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, Billy Crystal emotionally told Fallon about eulogizing his friend Robin Williams at the Emmys. That prompted a sad—but, naturally, hilarious—remembrance of Williams from both Crystal and Fallon.

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