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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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Watch Garfunkel and Oates sing “Save the Rich,” an Occupy Wall Street tribute

Watch Garfunkel and Oates sing “Save the Rich,” an Occupy Wall Street tribute

By | November 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments

It’s hard to believe the Occupy Wall Street movement is almost two months old now (aww, it’s growing up so fast!). And I’m sure we’ve all heard these slogans about “This is what democracy looks like” and “We are the 99 percent,” but let me ask you this: who has...

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Listen to Tina Fey narrate NPR’s “The Hidden World of Girls”

Listen to Tina Fey narrate NPR’s “The Hidden World of Girls”

By | November 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm | No comments

I’m on board with 99 percent of the things Tina Fey does-- even films like Baby Mama. I love her work that much. Her newest project, though, deviates in a pretty big way from the silly comedy world of 30 Rock and Mean Girls. The writer and actress narrated two specials for...

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Comedian Drew Hastings runs for mayor of Ohio town: “America is going to hell,” he says

Comedian Drew Hastings runs for mayor of Ohio town: “America is going to hell,” he says

By | November 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm | No comments

UPDATE -- Nov. 8, 11 pm ET: Drew Hastings won the election tonight! With the 2012 presidential election only a year away - I know, it's terrifying - there are a lot of stories floating around in the ether about candidates, campaigns, and Herman Cain. As should be the...

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