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Xbox is creating a comedy series about hip-hop legend Nas

Xbox is creating a comedy series about hip-hop legend Nas

By | February 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments

When you think of Xbox, you likely think of Grand Theft Auto or Splinter Cell or Halo. You probably don’t think about Xbox Entertainment Studios, which was launched in 2012 for the express purpose of developing original content to be viewed on your television. Its latest...

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Jack Black and Tim Robbins team up for HBO dark comedy series

Jack Black and Tim Robbins team up for HBO dark comedy series

By | February 12, 2014 at 10:03 am | No comments

The friendship between Jack Black and Tim Robbins goes back a long way— further back, even, than the JB and Kyle Gass partnership that blossomed into Tenacious D. One of Black’s first showbiz jobs was in 1989 when he worked on Robbins’ religious satire Carnage in...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

By | February 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm | No comments

Recorded live at the Dark Room theater in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest on Jan. 25, I was thrilled to welcomes guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop and guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer to The Laughspin Podcast! I have to say, this was tons of fun, you...

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Rosie O’Donnell’s triumphant return to The View: Comedian sounds off on Woody Allen, heart disease, new HBO special

Rosie O’Donnell’s triumphant return to The View: Comedian sounds off on Woody Allen, heart disease, new HBO special

By | February 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm | One comment

Though seven years have past since she left her post at ABC’s chat fest The View, Rosie O’Donnell has proven she was and still is a valuable asset to daytime television. Dressed in black and looking sleek she took a seat on set today in the middle of the show’s hosts...

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Bill Burr is on Justin Bieber’s side, feels bad for Richard Sherman, loves getting drunk (Video)

Bill Burr is on Justin Bieber’s side, feels bad for Richard Sherman, loves getting drunk (Video)

By | January 31, 2014 at 10:40 am | One comment

During another amazing appearance on Conan, comedian Bill Burr made his support for Justin Bieber official. If you didn't know, the Biebs is under a little scrutiny as of late, having been arrested for DUI in Miami after a night of partying with his father. "I have no problem...

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Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

By | January 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments

SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging...

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Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

By | January 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm | One comment

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the 13th edition of SF Sketchfest is upon us, I’m reminded the mark of a truly great comedy festival is not simply amassing as many high-profile and up-and-coming comics as possible and throwing them up onstage throughout a city. It’s about offering the...

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Bill Cosby is returning to television with a new family comedy series

Bill Cosby is returning to television with a new family comedy series

By | January 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm | No comments

It’s official. Bill Cosby, the iconic comedian who revolutionized the family sitcom with The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1994, is returning to television. Late last year he revealed he was working on multiple new projects. And one of those projects is happening at his former...

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Win a signed Patton Oswalt ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’ poster

Win a signed Patton Oswalt ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’ poster

By | January 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm | No comments

In the unlikely event you don't already know, the mighty Patton Oswalt has unleashed another masterful hour of comedy. It's called Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time and it's now available to watch on Epix through your television box as well as the network's streaming service. If...

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