Garry Shandling — the brilliant comedian, actor, and comic writer behind several classic TV series, including his own It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show — has died, according to the celebrity gossip site, TMZ (and now, other sources). Shandling also considered himself “a serious student of dharma,” and was a longtime mindfulness practitioner in Thich […]
Margaret Cho isn’t a Buddhist (as far as we know), but that doesn’t stop her from using profound Buddhist ideas to make her comedy freaking hilarious.
JP Sears gives some tips on how to be *ultra* spiritual, including “silently-slash-passive aggressively” comparing how spiritual you are to others.
Shandling is hardly the first to bomb with a Buddhism joke told to the Dalai Lama.
Pete Holmes says the musician, songwriter, and Buddhist teacher David Nichtern “really blew my mind.”
On Monday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert took three minutes to recap the ongoing reincarnation dispute between China and the Dalai Lama.
Honesty. Insight. Outside-the-box thinking. Today’s great comedians may not know much about Buddhism, but they practice some of its core principles.
It would seem that Jon Stewart now has a plan for what comes next after he steps down from The Daily Show.
George Takei is famous as an actor, gay rights activist, and Facebook superstar; but have you noticed his occasional Buddhist shout-outs?
In Wednesday night’s Colbert Report, Stephen told the Nation about the Dalai Lama’s recent statement regarding the future of his post — that is, that there may be no need for it. Irreverence — no surprise — ensued, including Colbert’s notions that Obama is a “secret Buddhist” and that Stephen himself should serve as the […]