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Gilbert Gottfried launches bizarrely funny off-Broadway production ‘The Diet Show’

Gilbert Gottfried launches bizarrely funny off-Broadway production ‘The Diet Show’

By | November 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm | One comment

Gilbert Gottfried wants to motivate people to laugh off the pounds this winter! The former Saturday Night Live cast member, best known for his stand-out performances on the Comedy Central Roasts and in Paul Provenza's documentary, The Aristocrats, is the latest stand-up star to...

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Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 9, 2012 at 11:08 am | No comments

International comedy star mega-star Russell Peters sat down with the hilarious Jim Norton yesterday (photo above) to talk about stand-up, foot fetishes, and the fall of hip-hop culture (did you know that Peters used to be an accomplished breakdancer?!). Peters is in New York...

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Seth Meyers and John Oliver want different things from presidential election (Exclusive)

Seth Meyers and John Oliver want different things from presidential election (Exclusive)

By | October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney (or Gary Johnson), this election has provided many laughs and ample material for our favorite comedians (Super PACs, binders full of women, and Perry's "oops"). At Bob Saget's Scleroderma fundraiser recently, I caught...

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Bob Saget and friends raise $664,000 for Scleroderma research

Bob Saget and friends raise $664,000 for Scleroderma research

By | October 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm | No comments

Family, friends and supporters came together Monday night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City for comedian Bob Saget’s annual scleroderma fundraiser, which raised over $664,000 by night's end! The Scleroderma Research Foundation (srfcure.org) hosted ‘Cool Comedy –...

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After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

By | October 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm | One comment

After more than a year of severe opposition from the Corpus Cristi church, the plan to co-name a portion of Manhattan's W. 121st Street after the late, great George Carlin was approved by a community board this week. New York comedian Kevin Bartini, the man behind the movement...

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Labels be damned: T.J. Miller is dedicated to funny (Laughspin interview)

Labels be damned: T.J. Miller is dedicated to funny (Laughspin interview)

By | October 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm | One comment

You may know T.J. Miller from his role as Ranger Jones in the 2010 flick Yogi Bear, his brilliant comedy hip-hop album The Extended Play E.P. from last year, his seemingly endless appearances in high-profile Web videos and short films, his stand-up comedy special and DVD No Real...

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Nate Bargatze’s debut album ‘Yelled At By A Clown’ is a no frills blueprint for great comedy (Review + audio)

Nate Bargatze’s debut album ‘Yelled At By A Clown’ is a no frills blueprint for great comedy (Review + audio)

By | October 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm | No comments

Nate Bargatze, the Tennessee-bred, New York City-based comic has, for the last few years, gained the respect of his peers, criss-crossed the country headlining at our better comedy clubs and has entered mainstream comedy conscience with a trio of appearances on Conan and his own...

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Lizz Winstead and other smart, funny types join WitStream and HeadCount for presidential debates

Lizz Winstead and other smart, funny types join WitStream and HeadCount for presidential debates

By | October 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | No comments

You may have noticed last week that many of your favorite comedians helped promote National Voter Registration Day. Now the same organizers from HeadCount, a non-partisan voter registration organization, want you to turn off Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and watch the presidential...

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The Laughspin Interview with America’s Got Talent runner-up, comedian Tom Cotter

The Laughspin Interview with America’s Got Talent runner-up, comedian Tom Cotter

By | September 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm | One comment

NBC's America's Got Talent saw its first finale with zero singers. It also saw its first finale with a comedian. New York comic Tom Cotter finished second in America's largest talent show last night, falling behind the Olate Dogs, an entertaining dog trick act sure to cause a...

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