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The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

By | June 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments

Beyond the splintered sub genres of comedians (alternative, cringe, insult et al) there still lies straight-up stand-up comedians, those who stand onstage for one reason-- to make you laugh and perhaps forget about the real world around you. Owen Benjamin is a proud part of that...

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Marlon Wayans to launch WhatTheFunny.com, the ‘In Living Color’ of the Internet

Marlon Wayans to launch WhatTheFunny.com, the ‘In Living Color’ of the Internet

By | June 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm | One comment

Marlon Wayans, the youngest of the iconic Wayans' 10 siblings, is launching WhatTheFunny.com, the "urban" Funny or Die. Along with Funny or Die's founder Randy Adams and producer Peter Coleman, Wayans is hoping to post a handful of short videos on the site in anticipation of the...

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Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | No comments

While television writer Jenny Johnson (pictured above with pal Jenna Elfman) has been a favorite among the comedy elite on Twitter since 2009, she gained a new level of fame last year when her feud with pop star and convicted domestic abuser Chris Brown got picked up by...

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Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm | No comments

UPDATE-- 5:10 pm ET: Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network. Her contract is up in June and it will not be renewed, the network confirmed. ---------------- Last night on Totally Biased, W. Kamau Bell took on Paula Deen after a deposition surfaced in which it was...

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Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments

There comes a point in every comedy fans' life when they start to question what exactly it is that makes them laugh. Consuming hours of stand-up specials and comedy albums, reading memoirs by the greats, attending live shows, and streaming podcasts like no tomorrow, these...

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David Cross is developing a comedy series for Showtime

David Cross is developing a comedy series for Showtime

By | June 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Here's some great news for David Cross fans! Showtime is backing a new comedy which will be written and executive produced by Cross along with his Liberal Jew-Run Media Prods. The actor (Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and writer (Mr....

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Selma Blair leaves ‘Anger Management’ on FX amidst conflicts with Charlie Sheen

Selma Blair leaves ‘Anger Management’ on FX amidst conflicts with Charlie Sheen

By | June 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 5 comments

In what was clearly a failed attempt at managing his anger (wink, wink), Charlie Sheen's reported demands that Selma Blair leave FX's Anger Management have come to fruition. Lionsgate released a statement confirming Blair's departure although it kept silent on the exact reasons...

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It’s official: Dumb and Dumber sequel is happening, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return (Audio)

It’s official: Dumb and Dumber sequel is happening, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return (Audio)

By | June 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm | No comments

Rumors about a Dumb and Dumber sequel have officially been confirmed thanks to the magic of twitter. "It’s official: Dumber and Dumber To is going to production with @RedGranitePics and @UniversalPics!!!” tweeted Peter and Bobby Farrelly (@farrellybros). The film will star...

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Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

By | June 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Tomorrow is Father's Day, so whether he was your greatest idol growing up or a complete dead beat, you are obligated to acknowledge his existence. And if you're a dad, milk it for all it's worth. It's the one day each year when your kids have to think of your positive qualities...

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