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Comedian AJ Finney snags Best of Midwest title and $2,500 at Gilda’s LaughFest

Comedian AJ Finney snags Best of Midwest title and $2,500 at Gilda’s LaughFest

By | March 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- After performing three sets in two different rooms -- Dr. Grins and an adjacent showroom -- Missouri-based comedian AJ Finney snagged the $2,500 grand prize at Gilda's LaughFest Best of the Midwest Competition last night. Underwritten by Wolverine Worldwide...

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Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

Comedy Central greenlights Key and Peele animated series, expands fourth season

By | March 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm | No comments

On the heels of a stellar third season of Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele’s hit sketch comedy show, Comedy Central is wisely doubling down on the massively popular duo. The network announced today that they’re not only expanding Key & Peele’s already-announced fourth...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

By | February 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm | No comments

In a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I pay homage to Harold Ramis, who died at the age 69. The legendary comedy writer, director and actor gave us classic flicks like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Meatballs and the list goes on. He’ll truly...

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Comedian Eugene Mirman posts second White House petition, asking Obama to call Uganda president a ‘ding-dong-boob-poopy’

Comedian Eugene Mirman posts second White House petition, asking Obama to call Uganda president a ‘ding-dong-boob-poopy’

By | February 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm | No comments

As a response to his original White House petition being removed from the government’s Web site, comedian Eugene Mirman has just launched a revised version. Yesterday, Mirman launched a petition requesting that President Barack Obama tell Uganda “to go fuck themselves.”...

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Whoopi Goldberg releases Web series on YouTube (Videos)

Whoopi Goldberg releases Web series on YouTube (Videos)

By | February 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Comedian and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg unveiled two videos today on YouTube, part of a new Web series called Rollin’ With Whoopi. If the first two episodes are indicative of the entire series, the premise of Rollin’ With Whoopi is quite simple: Goldberg, along with...

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Comedy about Dennis Rodman and North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un is happening, because what’s funnier than human rights violations?

Comedy about Dennis Rodman and North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un is happening, because what’s funnier than human rights violations?

By | February 24, 2014 at 11:17 am | 3 comments

What’s funnier than a dictator-led country, whose government enslaves hundreds of thousands of its citizens in labor camps – children included! – publicly executes people for owning a Bible and maintains no freedom of the press? Well, Tim Story, director of such hits like...

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Comedian gets kneed in the groin on stage by professional wrestler (Video)

Comedian gets kneed in the groin on stage by professional wrestler (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 6 comments

I’ve seen a lot of comedian-vs-heckler situations both in person and online. But this is certainly a new spin. While he was headlining a show on Jan. 18 at Hampton’s Vaudeville Café in Chattanooga, TN comedian Grant Lyon was kneed in the groin by a professional wrestler. By...

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Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)

Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 11:55 am | No comments

Last night Jimmy Fallon made television history as he began his job as the sixth host of The Tonight Show. Decked in a gray suit and dark-blue tie, the former Late Night host took to the New York City studio’s stage and delivered an incredibly humble, sincere intro. He...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 87: Ted Alexandro interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 87: Ted Alexandro interview

By | February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments

On this brand new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the immense pleasure of chatting with Ted Alexandro, one of my all-time favorite comedians. Recorded in his Queens, NY apartment, Ted and I talked about his new special I Did It – it just came out today and you could...

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