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T.J. Miller to host Comedy Central’s new stand-up series, ‘Mash Up’

T.J. Miller to host Comedy Central’s new stand-up series, ‘Mash Up’

By | February 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm | No comments

T.J. Miller — comedian, podcast chatterbox, and Jellystone Park ranger — is set to host a new stand-up series on Comedy Central. Mash Up started as a one-off special that aired last March and featured comedians performing their acts while filmed segments illustrated the...

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Writers from the Onion, Colbert Report and more team up for Pendulous Breasts Quarterly

Writers from the Onion, Colbert Report and more team up for Pendulous Breasts Quarterly

By | February 15, 2012 at 9:47 am | No comments

Woe to the comedy fan who insists that print is dead; he or she is going to miss out on Pendulous Breasts Quarterly, a new comedy zine (yes, a zine) helmed by John Harris of The Onion. According to Harris, Pendulous Breasts Quarterly takes as its primary inspiration Simpsons...

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Inspired by Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan announces he’ll self release his new comedy special

Inspired by Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan announces he’ll self release his new comedy special

By | February 15, 2012 at 7:38 am | 6 comments

Jim Gaffigan has announced that he will make a new comedy special available through his website as a digital download costing $5. The special — Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe — will go on sale in April on JimGaffigan.com. It seems that the Louis C.K. business model is...

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Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | One comment

Do you love to go to Austin, Texas to see comedy at South by Southwest, but you could really do without the Pitchfork-approved, up-and-coming musicians that SXSW is really all about? If so, we have good news for you: Austin is about to be home to a new comedy festival with no...

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Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

By | January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The casting process has begun for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming, still-untitled single-camera comedy for NBC. Harris Wittels will play Harris Wittels, a tenant in Silverman’s character’s apartment building, and June Diane Raphael is set to play Chelsea, also a tenant in the...

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Kathy Griffin lands her own talk show

Kathy Griffin lands her own talk show

By | January 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 8 comments

Bravo loves Kathy Griffin. For nearly 10 years, the comedian has been a constant presence on the cable network, with stand-up specials, a reality show and hosting duties. Now Griffin’s relationship with the network will continue with her latest project, a late-night talk...

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The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

By | January 6, 2012 at 11:38 am | 8 comments

Comedy fans know Dan Telfer from his stints as an opener for the likes of Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. He’s familiar to podcast listeners, particularly fans of Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption. He also gained buzz from his debut EP, 2010’s...

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Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey star in ‘Drunk History’ Christmas edition

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey star in ‘Drunk History’ Christmas edition

By | December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am | No comments

If you’re like us, you thought there would be no new installments of Drunk History, the web series created by Derek Waters, who last posted an episode to Funny or Die almost two years ago. But Waters has something to teach us all about hope. And that is that we should have...

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Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel give us a reason to watch Critics’ Choice Awards on VH1

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel give us a reason to watch Critics’ Choice Awards on VH1

By | December 13, 2011 at 11:28 am | No comments

What would it take to make you, the typical Laughspin reader, watch a movie-awards show on VH1? What if it was hosted by two thirds of Human Giant? What if it was hosted by one quarter of Respecto Montalban? What if it was hosted by the tall guy from Children’s Hospital and...

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