HBO’s Spike Lee directed Jerrod Carmichael special gets new trailer (Video)

HBO’s Spike Lee directed Jerrod Carmichael special gets new trailer (Video)

By | September 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm | No comments

We had a small taste of Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO comedy special last month. But just moments ago, the cable giant released a longer trailer for Love At The Store, directed by Spike Lee. “It’s really important to me to make people think and feel something,”...

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Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably

Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably

By | September 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm | No comments

Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell continue to tease comedy fans with the promise of a Zoolander 2. "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it," Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001...

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Netflix snags Judd Apatow series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

Netflix snags Judd Apatow series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

By | September 16, 2014 at 11:23 am | No comments

Before he was producing genre-defining flicks like 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Anchorman, Judd Apatow helped steer groundbreaking smallscreen comedies like The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show and, of course, cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, which helped launch the...

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IFC renews Marc Maron series, ‘Maron’ season three will premiere spring of 2015

IFC renews Marc Maron series, ‘Maron’ season three will premiere spring of 2015

By | September 16, 2014 at 10:36 am | One comment

Veteran comedian and trailblazing podcaster Marc Maron will return to IFC for a third season of his semi-autobiographical series Maron. Scheduled to return in the spring of 2015, production will begin this fall on 13 brand new episodes. “I am very proud of both seasons of the...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 95: Cameron Esposito on Jay Leno, marijuana, dairy farmers, more!

Laughspin Podcast, episode 95: Cameron Esposito on Jay Leno, marijuana, dairy farmers, more!

By | September 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm | No comments

On the latest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with comedian, force of nature and admitted ThunderCat, Cameron Esposito. You may have read some of Cameron’s essays here on Laughspin— like this one about the overturn of DOMA or this other one about dealing with...

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Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

By | September 15, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy...

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Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

By | September 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Less than five months after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, comedian Michael Che is leaving his correspondent post at the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show—but it’s for a very good reason. The former Saturday Night Live scribe is headed back to Midtown...

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When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

By | September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am | One comment

Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and...

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Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

By | September 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Listen up, comedy nerds: the mighty Bill Burr will release a vinyl album called Live At Andrew's House, a recording of his 2011 performance at Carnegie Hall. A pre-sale will begin Sept. 16 through Third Man Records and will be available wide starting Sept. 30. “As a...

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