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The Laughspin interview with Felipe Esparza

The Laughspin interview with Felipe Esparza

By | December 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | No comments

You likely know Felipe Esparza as the dude who won it all in August, 2010 on what was likely the last season of Last Comic Standing ever. He was in great company, as the final five comedians were Tommy Johnagin, Roy Wood Jr., Myq Kaplan and the late Mike DeStefano. In winning,...

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Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC will give $500,000 to fund presidential primary

Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC will give $500,000 to fund presidential primary

By | December 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm | One comment

Stephen Colbert’s role in comedy is clear – dude’s a storied improviser, a former Daily Show correspondent, and host of the always wonderful Colbert Report on Comedy Central. But his role in politics is a bit murkier. After forming the Colbert Super PAC this past...

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Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series

Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series

By | December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais sure is making our comedy reporting lives more difficult – it’s hard to keep his 800 million projects straight. But, hey, what’s another added to the list? The Guardian reports that Gervais has just made yet another comedy pilot for Channel 4, starring as a...

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Louis C.K. set to perform for Obama at fancy political event

Louis C.K. set to perform for Obama at fancy political event

By | December 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | 3 comments

It’s no secret that I absolutely love everything Louis C.K. does. He could sit onstage and tell me why I suck for two hours and I’d still think he was brilliant. Hell, I even wrote a 30 page paper about Louie for a graduate school seminar last year. Long story short,...

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Watch Will Ferrell in a teaser for his Spanish comedy flick ‘Casa de mi Padre’

Watch Will Ferrell in a teaser for his Spanish comedy flick ‘Casa de mi Padre’

By | December 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm | One comment

Will Ferrell’s comedic range never ceases to amaze me: he’s at once 100 percent convincing as the most naïve, cheerful kid on the planet (i.e. Elf, which will be on cable TV daily until 2012 rolls around, probably) and as a supreme womanizing douchebag (i.e. Wedding...

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George Clooney working on Smothers Brothers biopic

George Clooney working on Smothers Brothers biopic

By | December 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm | No comments

Indulge me for a moment while I share with you three things that I love: subversive comedy. Television. And George Clooney. So much Clooney. Now that you know me well, you’ll understand why I’m so excited about an announcement made recently. George Clooney and Grant Heslov...

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Third installment of Michael Moore’s comedy fest canceled due to beer event

Third installment of Michael Moore’s comedy fest canceled due to beer event

By | December 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments

Usually, beer and comedy go together like peas and carrots, but apparently not in Traverse City, Michigan. The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, founded in 2010, won’t be happening this year due to a scheduling conflict with the Traverse City Winter Microbrew and Music...

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South Park is now a role playing video game!

South Park is now a role playing video game!

By | December 6, 2011 at 10:29 am | One comment

Who among us remembers the insanely difficult and weird South Park first person shooter game for Nintendo 64? I rented that business back when it first came out and played maybe 30 minutes before throwing the controller against the wall and peacing out. No dice, old school South...

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Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

Sex toy makers partner with comedy clubs

By | December 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm | One comment

If I had to guess what topic comedians joke about most frequently, I’d have to guess that sex takes the cake. It’s almost like you’re not a stand-up comic until you poke fun at the deed. So it’s no real surprise that a sex toy company might try to capitalize on the...

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