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MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

By | August 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm | One comment

The folks over at MAD Magazine know that flying is not fun: cramped space, long lines and questionable food. In the upcoming issue of MAD Magazine, hitting stands on Tuesday, Teresa Burns Parkhurst shows you some of the worst people on your flight. Sometimes it's "The Cute...

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Watch Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul teaser (Video)

Watch Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul teaser (Video)

By | August 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The highly-anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff prequel Better Call Saul released its first teaser trailer. The AMC series, starring Bob Odenkirk as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman, made news in June when it was renewed for a second season before it even received a premiere date. Now we...

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The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar land appropriate contracts

The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar land appropriate contracts

By | August 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm | One comment

Table reads will happen today for Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory. Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar finalized their new contracts for the next three seasons at the zero hour on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier this week, Big Bang Theory's higher-profile stars Johnny Galecki,...

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Comedy Central orders Chris Hardwick-backed pilot Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman (Video)

Comedy Central orders Chris Hardwick-backed pilot Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman (Video)

By | August 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm | No comments

Nerdist emperor Chris Hardwick might bring yet another show to television. Comedy Central ordered a pilot for Sleight of Mouth, a weekly comedy/variety/magic show starring comedian Justin Willman. Willman mixes magic with his stand-up and has experience hosting TV shows. He's...

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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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