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Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg added to Roast of James Franco on Comedy Central

Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg added to Roast of James Franco on Comedy Central

By | August 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm | No comments

Comedy Central is adding more heat to the upcoming Roast of James Franco. Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg are joining roasters Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman to skewer the actor/writer/artist/professor/student. Seth Rogen is set...

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Tina Fey, Conan O’Brien, more comedians featured in Comic Genius portrait book

Tina Fey, Conan O’Brien, more comedians featured in Comic Genius portrait book

By | August 21, 2013 at 11:32 am | No comments

Move over, National Geographic: The Image Collection! It's time for a new coffee table book to reign supreme on our Ikea Klubbo. Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People, a series of more than 130 portraits of comedians from celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle, is being released on...

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Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

By | August 21, 2013 at 9:59 am | No comments

Attention, L.A based readers! All Things Comedy, the umbrella comedian and podcast network of which The Laughspin Podcast is a member, is putting on a show and ATC fan gathering at Largo. On Aug. 28, Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting an evening of stand-up featuring...

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Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, more announced for 6th annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, more announced for 6th annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

By | August 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Guess what folks? Your favorite wittily named Brooklyn based comedy festival is back. The 6th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival announced its seven-show lineup, and it's safe to say that you'll want to get your tickets now. Running from Sept. 26-29, the fest includes shows...

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Prince uses photo of Dave Chappelle as Prince for “Breakfast Can Wait” single (Video)

Prince uses photo of Dave Chappelle as Prince for “Breakfast Can Wait” single (Video)

By | August 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm | No comments

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. But what do you call it when the person who's being imitated uses a screenshot of the impersonator as his single's cover art? Prince, who just caught up with the rest of the developed world and joined Twitter, recently posted...

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Mayor of Rio pretty much bribing Woody Allen to shoot his next film in Brazil

Mayor of Rio pretty much bribing Woody Allen to shoot his next film in Brazil

By | August 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm | One comment

Bribery isn't just for slimy corporate executives or parents trying to lure their children into the dentist's chair. No, it can also be used by the mayor of Rio to get Woody Allen to shoot his next film in Brazil. In an article published yesterday in O Globo, one of Brazil's...

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Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

By | August 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Josh Gad (Broadway's Book of Mormon, Love and Other Drugs) has just joined the cast of The Comedians, Billy Crystal's comedy series in development at FX. He will play the up-and-comer who's irked by his pairing with the aging superstar comedian (Crystal) on a late night sketch...

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Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac return to Daily Show to blast John Oliver on his last day (Video)

Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac return to Daily Show to blast John Oliver on his last day (Video)

By | August 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Last night we bid adieu to John Oliver as host of The Daily Show. Like saying goodbye to a much loved substitute teacher, the parting was bittersweet; we can't deny our excitement at seeing our old leader return from paternity leave (a movie is kind of a baby when you think...

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Comedy Central launches nationwide search for the best new comedians

Comedy Central launches nationwide search for the best new comedians

By | August 16, 2013 at 11:44 am | 2 comments

Comedy Central is on the prowl, looking for the best unknown stand-up comedian. This week, the network announced its nationwide competition, Up Next: A CC Certified Talent Search. Held in conjunction with its Certified Club program, the competition will begin in September with...

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