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Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

By | December 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm | No comments

If you've ever seen Weird Al Yankovic live, you know the dude puts on a show. A real show. He's like Kiss or Iron Maiden, except funny on purpose and with less references to fucking or old British poetry, in the case of the latter band. And it takes a lot of folks to put a show...

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Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

By | December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | No comments

Multi-tasking Office star Mindy Kaling is set to write and lend her voice to a new animated comedy series for NBC. It’s part of a deal that centers around Greg Daniels – executive producer of The Office and Parks and Recreation – joining forces with Kaling and Alan Yang (a...

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Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

By | December 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm | One comment

Community's Christmas episode is going down tomorrow night. But you're going to want to watch this first. Donald Glover (Troy) puts his rapping skills -- you may also know him as Childish Gambino -- to good use, as he and bestie Abed (Danny Pudi) bust out a rap about the...

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Watch Katy Perry do an impression of husband Russell Brand on SNL promo

Watch Katy Perry do an impression of husband Russell Brand on SNL promo

By | December 7, 2011 at 10:14 am | 3 comments

This week, pop star and wife of comedian Russell Brand is hosting Saturday Night Live. But she's not doubling as the musical guest-- that would be too much to ask. For your pleasure, here's the promos for Saturday's showing, starring Kenan Thompson. Check out Perry's impression...

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Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)

Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)

By | December 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm | No comments

You may remember comedian Brody Stevens’ apparent meltdown in August. He pretty much kept us abreast of his every move through his Twitter feed @AllThingsBrody. At the time, most people didn’t know what to make of it. Laughspin writer Jake Kroeger put it this way: While his...

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Watch Katrina Bowden show off her most revealing 30 Rock costumes

Watch Katrina Bowden show off her most revealing 30 Rock costumes

By | December 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm | No comments

To comedy fans, Katrina Bowden isn't just the recently named Sexiest Woman Alive (per the readers of Esquire). No, sir. She's Cerie Xerox, the other-worldly intern on 30 Rock. And in preparation for the show's Jan. 12 return to NBC, the 30 Rock SuperFans have gifted us with this...

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Laughspin presents: 2011 Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

Laughspin presents: 2011 Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

By | December 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | 144 comments

As you may know, each year we list our 10 favorite comedy albums and 10 favorite DVDs. Our albums list posted last week and our list of DVDs is forthcoming. So look out for that. But maybe even more importantly, we want to know what our readers think about the past year in...

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New Bill Hicks EP to be released Dec. 13

New Bill Hicks EP to be released Dec. 13

By | December 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm | One comment

Three days before what would have been Bill Hicks' 50th birthday, a five-track EP -- 12/16/61 (the late comedian's birthday) -- will be released for digital download. Clocking in at 15 minutes and 13 seconds, the collection includes previously unreleased recordings which capture...

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Proceeds from Patrice O’Neal’s new album will go to family

Proceeds from Patrice O’Neal’s new album will go to family

By | December 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm | No comments

As we've reported earlier this week, a new Patrice O'Neal album, Mr. P. will be released Feb. 7, 2012. We learned today that all the proceeds will go to his family.  You can pre-order it now. You can listen to a sample and check out the full track list here. O'Neal suffered...

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