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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 9 comments

Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was...

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John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

By | April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | One comment

Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to...

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Dave Chappelle’s Radio City comeback show set for June

Dave Chappelle’s Radio City comeback show set for June

By | March 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm | No comments

Dave Chappelle’s ongoing comeback will take form of a performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 19. And if we were to guess and if recent history has anything to do with it, the Radio City Music Hall show will sell out almost immediately and at least one date...

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Louis CK’s 9-minute SNL monologue examines religion, death, daughters

Louis CK’s 9-minute SNL monologue examines religion, death, daughters

By | March 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm | One comment

Louis C.K.'s second stint hosting Saturday Night Live went down last night, and his performance throughout the night -- especially his 9-minute monologue -- lived up, if not, surpassed the episode he hosted on Nov. 3, 2012, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in the category...

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The Thrilling Adventure Hour is headed to Town Hall in New York (Exclusive)

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is headed to Town Hall in New York (Exclusive)

By | March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No comments

It’s been nine years since writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker staged their first production of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a wholly unique comedy experience that has earned a massive cult following thanks, in part, to its monthly sold-out shows at the 280-seat Largo at the...

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‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy crew The Tenderloins kill at Gilda’s LaughFest

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy crew The Tenderloins kill at Gilda’s LaughFest

By | March 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Things you don't see in a church: an extreme close-up photograph of someone's left testicle projected onto a giant screen, a video of a man eating dog shit and 1,500 people watching with rapt attention to both. That is, unless it's day nine of Gilda's LaughFest...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 89: Hannibal Buress interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 89: Hannibal Buress interview

By | March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm | No comments

On the latest episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with the mighty Hannibal Buress. The dude has a lot going on, but most importantly, his new one-hour stand-up comedy special Live From Chicago premieres March 29 on Comedy Central. I’ve already...

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‘The Incredibles’ sequel is happening and also ‘Cars’ but we’re way more excited about The Incredibles

‘The Incredibles’ sequel is happening and also ‘Cars’ but we’re way more excited about The Incredibles

By | March 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm | One comment

A sequel to the heavily praised and now cult-followed animated feature The Incredibles is most certainly in the works, according to Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger, who told shareholders today there’s also a third Cars flick in development. The news of The Incredibles...

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Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest

Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest

By | March 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Ever since news broke in 2009 that he owed the government a few million in back taxes, comedian Chris Tucker unfortunately became a constant presence on TMZ instead of on the big screen or on stand-up stages. In 2007 he starred in the third and what would become...

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