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Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala banned for being ‘anti-Semitic’

Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala banned for being ‘anti-Semitic’

By | January 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm | 2 comments

Moments before he was scheduled to perform for 5,000 fans on Thursday, French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala learned his gig – the kickoff to a 22-city national tour – was canceled. After striking down a ban on the show, the highest court in France reversed the...

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MTV2 announces new comedy series ‘Jobs That Don’t Suck’ with comedian Andrew Schulz

MTV2 announces new comedy series ‘Jobs That Don’t Suck’ with comedian Andrew Schulz

By | January 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Like most forward-thinking basic cable networks, MTV2 is securing its brand as a purveyor of comedy. In addition to re-upping Nick Cannon’s comedy series Wild ‘N Out, Guy Code, Ain’t That America with Lil Duval and Charlamagne and Friends, the network announced today it...

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Comedy show We’re Nice People celebrates five years (Video)

Comedy show We’re Nice People celebrates five years (Video)

By | January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm | No comments

For the past five years, comedians Brendan McLaughlin and David Smithyman have been producing one of the best DIY comedy shows in New York. It’s appropriately titled We’re Nice People; the goal was to produce shows with great up-and-coming acts as well as established comics...

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Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow movie ‘Trainwreck’ gets a release date

Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow movie ‘Trainwreck’ gets a release date

By | January 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm | One comment

It seems Amy Schumer’s movie project with Judd Apatow is moving swimmingly along. Late last year, we got word she was co-writing and starring in a flick under the Apatow Productions banner, then casting began and today Universal Pictures announced an official release date for...

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Louis C.K. will release his first movie through his website (Video)

Louis C.K. will release his first movie through his website (Video)

By | January 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments

It seemed an odd time for Louis C.K. to guest on The Tonight Show, but he did nonetheless last night. It didn't appear like he had anything to promote— he’s in the midst of producing a new season of Louie for FX and sure, he’s got a small part in American Hustle, but...

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Sasheer Zamata is the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live

Sasheer Zamata is the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live

By | January 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm | No comments

Amidst controversy centered around Saturday Night Live’s lack of black women on its cast, comedian Sasheer Zamata has been hired as the iconic show’s latest addition. She’ll make her debut on Jan. 18 when Drake is the episode's host and musical guest, according to...

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Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

By | January 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Well-respected comedian and actress Natasha Leggero has been under fire ever since she made what many consider an outrageously offensive joke during Carson Daly's New Year's Eve broadcast on NBC. At the heart of this brand new fake-outrage-powered controversy is a Twitter...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 83: The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013

Laughspin Podcast, episode 83: The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013

By | December 26, 2013 at 10:58 am | No comments

This week on The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I count down the 10 best comedy albums of 2013— and we give you a small taste of each. I don’t want to tease the episode any more than that, because where would the fun be in that? Check it out and pass it on! Each week on...

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BriTANick, comedy duo behind ‘Sexy Pool Party’ inks a deal with Lionsgate (Video)

BriTANick, comedy duo behind ‘Sexy Pool Party’ inks a deal with Lionsgate (Video)

By | December 20, 2013 at 11:06 am | No comments

Although the details are sparse as of now, comedy nerds will rejoice in knowing that Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher – aka cketch comedy duo BriTANick – have inked a deal with Lionsgate to develop a comedy. They’ll direct, produce and star in the project, reports...

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