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McDonald’s gifts entire Jim Gaffigan audience with cheeseburgers, McGriddles. Super Bowl Pay with Lovin’ commercial takes on new life (VIDEO)

McDonald’s gifts entire Jim Gaffigan audience with cheeseburgers, McGriddles. Super Bowl Pay with Lovin’ commercial takes on new life (VIDEO)

By | February 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm | No comments

It’s not every day that we get to see exercise routines and fast food sharing a spotlight. At least, not in a way that’s usually beneficial to the fast food company. But over the weekend, Jim Gaffigan proved that working out and indulging a McDonald's cheeseburger doesn't...

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Amy Schumer felt up by Broad City gals Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Photo)

Amy Schumer felt up by Broad City gals Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Photo)

By | February 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm | No comments

Comedians are nothing, if not stalwart representatives of responsible personal choices. Behold Amy Schumer, reminding her legions of female fans, with help from Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer aka the Broad City gals, to be routine with one’s monthly self breast examination....

Posted in: Comedy Briefs, Opinion, TV/Movies

Mo’Nique: Lee Daniels blackballed me after Precious Oscar win

Mo’Nique: Lee Daniels blackballed me after Precious Oscar win

By | February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm | No comments

We all remember Mo’Nique, right? The standup badass turned sitcom star turned serious movie actress turned dark horse Oscar winner? Yeah, about that Oscar win… turns out it may not have been the career jolt for Mo’ that it normally is for others. Which explains why we...

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SNL 40: Steve Martin catches Martin Short ‘doing Coke’ backstage (PHOTO)

SNL 40: Steve Martin catches Martin Short ‘doing Coke’ backstage (PHOTO)

By | February 19, 2015 at 12:10 am | One comment

In what could have been the most apt maneuver of Sunday’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, Martin Short decided to do a little Coke backstage, maybe hoping to settle his jangled nerves before performing. Unfortunately for him – but fortunately for us – old pal...

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Jessica Williams won’t host Daily Show. Do you have a problem with that?

Jessica Williams won’t host Daily Show. Do you have a problem with that?

By | February 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm | No comments

If anything out of the Hot Tub Time Machine canon is wrong, do we really want to be right? I feel…. No. That’s barely even living, really. And so began the collective breaking of all our hearts when Jessica Williams, perhaps The Daily Show’s liveliest correspondent, got on...

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Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

By | January 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 2 comments

Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information...

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Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

By | October 24, 2014 at 12:26 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin...

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Marc Maron’s ‘river of rage’ flows freely at Just For Laughs

Marc Maron’s ‘river of rage’ flows freely at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – “Yes, there are problems.” The cold opening to Marc Maron’s intimate Place des Arts show drew huge laughs. The line was unexpected, yet not – after all, Maron traffics in problems, to heartwarming and introspective effect. And indeed, we really couldn’t...

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Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

By | July 26, 2014 at 10:37 am | No comments

MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful...

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