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Watch Maria Bamford, Dave Koechner, and more in Santa Claus campaign videos

Watch Maria Bamford, Dave Koechner, and more in Santa Claus campaign videos

By | December 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm | No comments

There hasn't been a recent GOP debate, so the pan for comedy gold in the political realm is momentarily sparse. But Funny or Die will not be stopped by the lack of debates or bizarre soundbites from which to produce web videos in order to make fun of the candidates vying for the...

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Watch Martin Scorcese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ become a comedy

Watch Martin Scorcese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ become a comedy

By | December 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | One comment

Nothing can ever repair the egregious snub of Martin Scorsese for the best director Oscar in 1977 for his classic film Taxi Driver. The trailblazing drama and the unforgettable "You talkin' to me?" scene has served as a universal reference in pop culture for almost 30 years--...

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Golden Globe nominations reveal absurd choices in comedy

Golden Globe nominations reveal absurd choices in comedy

By | December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 9 comments

Normally, when it comes to comedy during awards season, a big issue of contention is the categories that comedy is thrown into. Within the Golden Globes nominations announced earlier this morning, many comedy noms come from the musical and/or comedy category. However, if you...

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FX renews ‘The League’ for a fourth season

FX renews ‘The League’ for a fourth season

By | December 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm | No comments

FX announced that it's renewing the fantasy sports-themed comedy series, The League, for a fourth season. Considering that the impending stoppage of the NFL threatened to change the entire dynamic of the series a few months ago, The League has really shown a great level of...

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‘In Living Color’ holding open auditions

‘In Living Color’ holding open auditions

By | December 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 8 comments

If you're excited that In Living Color is coming back to Fox, just wait until you hear this. Did you wait? OK, maybe you didn't wait, but we'll just let you in on this: In Living Color is going to have open casting calls in Chicago. On Dec. 20, the newly opened Laugh Factory...

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The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

By | December 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | No comments

If you ever wondered how Diablo Cody's script for Juno got discovered, one of the main sources for exposure was the annual Black List compiled by Overbrook Entertainment's Franklin Leonard. The Black List features several of the "most-liked" unproduced screenplays of a calendar...

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SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

By | December 12, 2011 at 10:06 am | No comments

Producers of the 11th Annual SF Sketchfest posted their line-up, which reads more like a comedy nerd's "bucket list" than a real line-up for something that will actually be happening in several weeks. For starters, Sketchfest will host Eddie Izzard, the original founding members...

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Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

By | December 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm | No comments

As the year is wrapping up, many "Best of 2011" including our very own Best Comedy Albums of 2011 and Laughspin's Reader Choice Comedy Awards. However, a 'best of' that should be considered is the Best Comedian Endorsements of 2011, which we know is really specific, but these...

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The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

By | December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 18 comments

Maybe it's the fact that the latest film adaptation of the Muppets was so great or the fact that slapstick comedy doesn't hold up like it used to in the hey day of the Three Stooges, but the newest trailer for the Farrelly Brothers' adaptation of the beloved franchise comes off...

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