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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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New Reddit comedy meme page benefits established comics, up and comers and fans

New Reddit comedy meme page benefits established comics, up and comers and fans

By | September 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 14 comments

In an era when we obtain our news in 140 characters or less in an ever-refreshing scroll, many ADD-riddled folks do not have the ability to pay attention to something for more than a few seconds at a ti--ooo, look at the birdie! If you have a friend who asks, "Is this almost...

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Saturday Night Live adds three new faces days before season premiere (Videos)

Saturday Night Live adds three new faces days before season premiere (Videos)

By | September 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments

With the recent turnovers at Saturday Night Live -- veterans Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, as well as player Abby Elliott, will not return for the show's 38th season -- questions have arose over who else may leave and who would join the cast. Today, we can report that deals...

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‘For A Good Time, Call’ writer Katie Naylon talks phone sex, women in comedy, more! (Interview)

‘For A Good Time, Call’ writer Katie Naylon talks phone sex, women in comedy, more! (Interview)

By | August 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | No comments

There's a good chance that none of you know who Katie Naylon is-- but it's a name you all should learn. Naylon is the co-writer and producer of the soon-to-be-hit indie comedy For A Good Time Call..., in theaters today. The film centers around two best friends in New York City...

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Tom Cotter proves comedy is alive and loved as he advances on America’s Got Talent (Video)

Tom Cotter proves comedy is alive and loved as he advances on America’s Got Talent (Video)

By | August 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 4 comments

It's hard out there for a comic-- at least on NBC's talent show, America's Got Talent. On a show with sword swallowers and child opera singers, comedians, historically do not last long. (Melissa Villasenor made the semi-finals last year; Doogie Horner & Chips Cooney were only...

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