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Watch comedian Jon Dore search for an NBA replacement on ‘Conan’

Watch comedian Jon Dore search for an NBA replacement on ‘Conan’

By | January 13, 2012 at 11:51 am | No comments

It's almost been three weeks since the return of the NBA and whether they will ever make up to NBA fans for their regular season stoppage is a question that still hangs in the air. Well, as far as comedian Jon Dore is concerned, it's more than a question that still lingers. For...

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Watch Tom Scharpling’s newest, brilliant music video featuring Chris Gethard and more!

Watch Tom Scharpling’s newest, brilliant music video featuring Chris Gethard and more!

By | January 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm | No comments

If there was such a realm of music videos that could have a ruler, Tom Scharpling would undoubtedly be king. The host of The Best Show on WFMU and podcast Low Times has made his mark bridging some of the best in comedy with some of the best in music in unforgettably funny music...

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Videos of late comedian Angelo Bowers surface online

Videos of late comedian Angelo Bowers surface online

By | January 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm | No comments

If you keep up with comedy news, you know that a very talented comedian, Angelo Bowers, passed away as a result of a car accident involving a drunk driver. The full story is here. At the time of his passing, Angelo didn't have a Twitter account and any clips online of his...

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Comedy Bang Bang will become a television show on IFC

Comedy Bang Bang will become a television show on IFC

By | January 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

IFC has started their comedy programming in 2012 off with a "bang." There has been an incredible amount of hype surrounding the second season of Portlandia (and for good reason) with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, not to mention their live tour that's touring the...

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Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

By | January 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 47 comments

If you're a regular reader of Laughspin, there is no need to extoll on the honesty of writing one's own comedic material as a comedian and not stealing others. We posted plenty about that in 2011. If you're not, then know that not only is stealing jokes wrong, it's theft of...

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Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

By | January 4, 2012 at 11:44 am | 3 comments

It should be no surprise to anyone that Bill Maher would make a remark pointing out the inconsistencies of Christianity. Yet, after tweeting "Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo's killing...

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The Laughspin interview with Eddie Pepitone

The Laughspin interview with Eddie Pepitone

By | January 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments

You might have have heard him singing his own name on Last Comic Standing a few seasons ago, you might have seen him yell at Conan O'Brien, or you might have seen him in the hit web series Puddin' but, in any case, everyone, comedy fan or no, needs to see Eddie...

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Watch comedian Jamie Lee take on Norway’s butter shortage with her own video editorial

Watch comedian Jamie Lee take on Norway’s butter shortage with her own video editorial

By | December 28, 2011 at 11:12 am | 4 comments

Whether you knew or not, American comedians have been guilty of exploiting the so-called Norwegian butter shortage for humor. Also, whether you knew or not, there was a Norwegian butter shortage and the self-described "famous celebrity" and blogger in Norway, Tommy, is...

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HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

By | December 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments

UPDATE: 12/22/11 -- 3:40 pm ET Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames ended up spending $1,600 on drinks in two different bars in Brooklyn. All for his fans. Check out Vulture's play-by-play account of the festivities. UPDATE: 12/21/11 -- 11 am ET Jonathan Ames has...

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