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Jimmy Pardo is renovating his closet: ‘It’s a very nice size’ (Exclusive interview and photos)

Jimmy Pardo is renovating his closet: ‘It’s a very nice size’ (Exclusive interview and photos)

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Jimmy Pardo has just released a brand-spanking new album called Sprezzatura, which is a fast-moving, richly entertaining slice of comedy goodness.  You should buy the shit out of it here. It finds the Chicago native, current Conan staffer and podcast revolutionary...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

By | October 22, 2013 at 10:42 am | One comment

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with comedian Lisa Lampanelli -- aka the Lovable Queen of Mean -- at her Manhattan apartment for The Laughspin Podcast. We chatted about a great many things, including her dramatic weight loss, her new one-woman show called Skinny...

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W. Kamau Bell addresses Saturday Night Live race controversy on Totally Biased (Video)

W. Kamau Bell addresses Saturday Night Live race controversy on Totally Biased (Video)

By | October 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 19 comments

You may have noticed that since the 39th season of Saturday Night Live debuted two weeks ago – with six new cast members – there’s been some scuttlebutt over the lack of black women castmembers. Of the new hires, only one is a lady and all of them are white. Addressing...

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June Diane Raphael will play Vince Vaughn’s wife in ‘Business Trip’

June Diane Raphael will play Vince Vaughn’s wife in ‘Business Trip’

By | October 18, 2013 at 11:16 am | No comments

If you’re still questioning the power of digital media and original online comedy programming, allow me to submit one June Diane Raphael into evidence. Over the last few years, Raphael has been the co-host of super-popular podcast How Did This Get Made? and most recently, was...

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Legendary comedian Pat Cooper announces his retirement: I got my dignity

Legendary comedian Pat Cooper announces his retirement: I got my dignity

By | October 18, 2013 at 9:45 am | 5 comments

Legendary comedian Pat Cooper is retiring from the stage. The 84-year-old Brooklyn native was a guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning, which is where he made the announcement. On the show he explained that he felt he’s accomplished everything he set...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

By | October 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Two days ago, just hours after finding out two of his best friends are dead -- one due to an infection; the other from suicide -- comedian Doug Stanhope sat down with with me in the green room at Levity Live comedy club in West Nyack, NY. Stanhope talks about what happened with...

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Natasha Lyonne fake spoils season two of Orange is the New Black (Video)

Natasha Lyonne fake spoils season two of Orange is the New Black (Video)

By | October 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm | No comments

If you're anything like me, you enjoy a little show called Orange is the New Black, one of Netflix's original series. I was a wee bit late to the game and just watched the final episode of the first season last night. And I can't wait to dig into the next season, whenever that...

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John Leguizamo show Ghetto Klown is coming to HBO

John Leguizamo show Ghetto Klown is coming to HBO

By | October 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm | No comments

After a successful national tour and a run on Broadway, comedian John Leguizamo’s award-winning one-man show Ghetto Klown is coming to HBO. The special is scheduled to tape on Nov. 16 in Newark, NJ at the Victoria Theatre, part of a complex of venues at the New Jersey...

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up for Halloween comedy flick

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up for Halloween comedy flick

By | October 16, 2013 at 11:30 am | No comments

While they won’t be reprising their roles from the 2008 flick Step Brothers, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will be paired up for the big screen once again. This time the two will play longtime best friends who, as children, bonded over Halloween, and especially the night...

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