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Video: Richard Lewis has severe emotional issues and therefore hasn’t seen any Oscar contenders

By | February 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm | No comments

With the “Best Picture” category of the Oscars now nominating 10 movies instead of five, it’s hard to get a sense of which are serious contenders and which are just… not. But never fear, because Richard Lewis is here to help. Check this Funny or Die exclusive to see...

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Louis C.K. asks Donald Rumsfield if he's a flesh-eating lizard on live radio

By | February 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 3 comments

Donald Rumsfeld, the man who served as Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, was pushing his new book Known and Unknown in an usual place this morning-- the Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM. Sitting in for comedian Jim Norton, who's been in LA for a few days, was Louis...

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Fred Armisen on Portlandia: “We’re not lampooning Portland; we’re celebrating it”

By | February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

One of the smartest, weirdest comedies on TV these days is the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration Portlandia, on IFC. The show offers vignettes about life in Portland, Oregon, the progressive hipster haven home to many people we encounter on a regular basis: the...

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Video: Daniel Tosh poops sitting backwards

By | February 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 4 comments

I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm not as huge a fan of Tosh.0 as it seems most comedy consumers are. I like it! I like it! Don't yell at me. I think it's a good show. Since its debut two years ago, however, I've had a hard time separating what I knew about Tosh's...

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The threat is real: Larry King announces stand-up comedy dates

By | February 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

As you know, Larry King retired from his always-awkward, but for some reason well-respected chat show on CNN, Larry King Live, after 25 years at the helm. A month before that, we told you about Larry King's possible plans (threats?) to attempt a turn in stand-up comedy and in...

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The Set List: Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up, Feb. 21, 2011

By | February 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm | No comments

It's time for The Set List-- our weekly video series, wherein comedian Justin Schlegel lets you know what and who is going on in the world of comedy. This week, we talk about Tim Allen's new TV gig, Daniel Tosh, The Comedy Award nominees and much more. Check it...

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Dane Cook provides levity on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

By | February 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments

As a show about home remodeling, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition can be an unexpected tearjerker. At least, I’ll admit – begrudgingly – to getting a little misty eyed if I happen to catch a particularly moving episode. But the show does offer moments of levity. In last...

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Portlandia recap: “Blunderbuss”

By | February 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments

Portlandia, the deft and very funny sketch comedy brainchild of SNL-er Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney member, Carrie Brownstein, smells like a combination of a dusty bookshop and a strong organic espresso. It wears combat boots, bathes only when necessary, and eats...

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30 Rock recap: It’s Never Too Late For Now

By | February 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments

What does every self-respecting career woman with a love for sandwiches do when she breaks up with Matt Damon? She buys a fannypack and gives up on any hope for a romantic future. This week’s 30 Rock highlighted just that event in our dear Liz Lemon’s life. After breaking...

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