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Column: Comedians vie for top billing in heaven

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

BEVERLY HILLS- Happy Saturday, everybody, and God bless America.

Joan Rivers died on Thursday, joining Robin Williams and Richard Pryor at the Comedy Store Upstairs. What a show. If Joan's in Heaven she will be opening for Richard and Robin, but if she's not in Heaven, she has to follow Richard and Robin, and Liz Taylor's sitting ringside, drunk.

Islamic State of Iraq known as ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State of the Levant or ISIL since it sounds grander. Rap stars do it. Last year, Snoop Dogg tried to upgrade his image by changing his name to Snoop Lion and the next day Ice-T changed his name to Arnold Palmer.

The Hollywood Reporter ripped Apple's iCloud security in the hacking of the photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johanssen, and Kate Upton posted online. The news wasn't all bad. Russia, Ukraine, Syria ISIS, Ferguson and Gaza have called a cease-fire to review the nudes.

President Obama attended a NATO conference in Wales, where he personally guaranteed continued U.S. commitment in the defense of our NATO allies. The NATO conference was held at Europe's western-most edge. You figure he beat the Russians there by three weeks.

President Obama visited a grade school in Wales during a NATO conference break along with Prime Minister David Cameron. The president is in defense talks with Western and Central Europe's leaders. Vladimir Putin wasn't invited, but that's never stopped him before.

Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and entertains groups and organizations around the country. Email him at Argus@ArgusHamilton.com.