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The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

By | May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm | One comment

Back in 2006 I was at a summer program for teens where Jeff Dye, then a young comedian, did some motivational speaking for us. Years later he was been a finalist on Last Comic Standing, starred in his own half hour Comedy Central Presents special and appeared several times on...

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Will Ferrell will host Saturday Night Live on May 12, so let’s watch some videos!

Will Ferrell will host Saturday Night Live on May 12, so let’s watch some videos!

By | April 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm | No comments

Yes! Will Ferrel will be returning to NBC late-night to host Saturday Night Live on May 12, with musical guest, Usher. We always love it when alumni come back to visit their old stomping grounds, and even more so when we get to see a hilarious monologue upfront. Might his...

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Adam McKay may remake Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier’s 1974 comedy ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

Adam McKay may remake Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier’s 1974 comedy ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

By | April 27, 2012 at 11:46 am | One comment

It looks like Adam McKay will be even busier in the coming year. After announcing that Anchorman 2 is a go -- set for a 2014 release -- The Other Guys director will possibly direct a remake to the 1974 comedy, Uptown Saturday Night. The original starred Bill Cosby and Sidney...

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Ray Romano, Marc Maron and more to perform for government watchdog charity

Ray Romano, Marc Maron and more to perform for government watchdog charity

By | April 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm | No comments

Come on out to laugh for the EveryMan… well, at least if you're going to be in the Beverly Hills area this Sunday. The consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen is holding its annual 'Stand Up For Main Street' benefit. According to its website, "the Washington D.C.-based...

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Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

By | April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in the United States to have a (nearly) unrestricted freedom of speech. This week, Egyptian court upheld a conviction against Adel Imam (he was originally tried in February but appealed), one of the leading comedy actors of the Arab world....

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Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | April 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Obsessing about stand-up has its advantages. Perhaps the best byproduct for a true comedy fan is that through the years, we're privy to the comedian's emotional and artistic journey-- all played out intimately onstage. And few comics' evolution has been as satisfying to witness...

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What have we learned recently from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening?

What have we learned recently from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening?

By | April 16, 2012 at 10:52 am | No comments

Hey, remember last week when The Simpsons creator Matt Groening mentioned Portland in that cool Smithsonian magazine interview and everyone lost their minds, claiming that he revealed the true location of the show's Springfield? Yeah, well gather your minds. That's not really...

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Jon Lovitz exposes teen ‘Jew haters’ on Twitter

Jon Lovitz exposes teen ‘Jew haters’ on Twitter

By | April 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 4 comments

Comedian, comedy club owner and butt of many Comedy Central roast jokes, Jon Lovitz, doesn't take shit from anybody. Literally. Lovitz came to the aid of a childhood friend whose daughter was being bullied by girls from school. It turns out three teenage bullies left dog shit...

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Comedy Central adds more stand-up programming with Bonnaroo partnership

Comedy Central adds more stand-up programming with Bonnaroo partnership

By | April 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 3 comments

Comedy Central has planned to put more stand-up comedy on their network in recent months. Although we lost Comedy Central Presents, we have gained The Half Hour, TJ Miller's Mash Up, another season of John Oliver's stand-up show, and several one-hour specials from some of our...

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