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Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

By | August 6, 2014 at 11:42 am | One comment

The New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, has announced its star-studded line-up for this year's festival. Comedy favorites Marc Maron, Amy Schumer & Maria Bamford share the bill with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Cosby (whose new NBC sitcom...

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Greg Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden renewed for second season

Greg Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden renewed for second season

By | August 5, 2014 at 10:53 am | No comments

Amy Poehler's brother Greg is making a name for himself on NBC. The Parks & Recreation network has renewed his summer comedy series Welcome to Sweden for a second season. Originally produced and aired in Sweden, the sitcom is based on Greg Poehler's life as a New York accountant...

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Big Bang Theory $1 million deals for Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Big Bang Theory $1 million deals for Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

By | August 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm | No comments

CBS is coughing up big bucks for the stars of The Big Bang Theory. Despite the show's monstrous three-season renewal in March, stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's contracts had not been renewed yet. Production on the show's upcoming 8th season was put...

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Comedian Rich Ceisler dies from rare Guillain-Barré syndrome

Comedian Rich Ceisler dies from rare Guillain-Barré syndrome

By | August 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm | No comments

Laughspin regrets to report that Boston comedian Rich Ceisler has passed away. Ceisler, a comedy veteran of over 30 years, fell ill last month while performing on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. He came down with the rare Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder that causes the...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic won’t release another traditional album, probably

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic won’t release another traditional album, probably

By | August 1, 2014 at 11:21 am | No comments

'Weird Al' Yankovic has made news with his first-ever number one record. His 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at the top of the charts with the help of popular parodies "Foil" and "Word Crimes". Now at the end of his record deal, Yankovic admitted that he is probably...

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Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater gets November release date

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater gets November release date

By | July 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm | No comments

Last year, Jon Stewart took his first leave of absence from hosting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to make his directorial debut with Rosewater. The film, bought by Open Road Films, will finally see the light of day with a Nov. 7 release date. Rosewater is based on the true...

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Jim Gaffigan’s ‘The Gaffigan Show’ finds homes on TV Land, Comedy Central

Jim Gaffigan’s ‘The Gaffigan Show’ finds homes on TV Land, Comedy Central

By | July 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Jim Gaffigan's single-camera pilot has finally found itself a home. TV Land gave the show a series order for a 10-episode first season. The Gaffigan Show will debut in 2015 on the Viacom-owned network. "I'm thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show...

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The Simpsons Family Guy cross-over trailer with Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin: Watch 5 minutes now!

The Simpsons Family Guy cross-over trailer with Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin: Watch 5 minutes now!

By | July 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm | No comments

Peter Griffin meets Homer Simpson and the rest of the yellow-skinned family in an epic cross-over episode of The Simpsons this Fall. Fox released a five-minute trailer for the episode at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. The Family Guy folks find themselves lost in...

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Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm | No comments

There might be some beef at this year's Emmys ceremony between comedy stars Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. The two men are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for their titular characters in Derek and Louie, respectively. Gervais appeared on Late...

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