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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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Russell Brand, Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon appear in New York Times video series

Russell Brand, Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon appear in New York Times video series

By | December 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 8 comments

If you’re anything like us here at Laughspin, you probably love to learn about the behind-the-scenes world of comedy. Comedy nerddom means we’re always asking questions: how do comedians get started in their career path? Where do they find their inspiration? That kind of...

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Dunder Mifflin paper from ‘The Office’ is real and you can buy it

Dunder Mifflin paper from ‘The Office’ is real and you can buy it

By | November 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | No comments

I really love when life imitates art, especially when companies manufacture fake products from TV shows and movies. Did you know, for example, that you can actually buy Stay Puft Marshmallows? And Sex Panther Cologne? Sixty percent of the time, it seriously does work every...

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Review: The Muppets movie is everything you want it to be

Review: The Muppets movie is everything you want it to be

By | November 23, 2011 at 12:01 am | 10 comments

Maybe it was the wine (thanks, Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, for your always wonderful food service!), but as I watched The Muppets, I could not stop smiling. I admit it: I was nervous before the film began. The Muppets hold so much cultural cachet: would the characters hold up...

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Worst school ever suspends teacher for showing Daily Show segments in class

Worst school ever suspends teacher for showing Daily Show segments in class

By | November 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm | No comments

These days, tons of young people learn about the news from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And that’s a good thing – you won’t find too many media sources on television that are as incisive or intelligent as Stewart and his crew of writers. So it’s especially...

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Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson marries in an aquarium!

Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson marries in an aquarium!

By | November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | No comments

If you caught Saturday Night Live this weekend, you might have noticed Kenan Thompson showing off a new addition to his left hand. The 33-year-old actor married model Christina Evangeline (that's her to the right) on Friday – 11/11/11 – in probably the coolest,...

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