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Gilda’s LaughFest accepting comedian submissions for 2014

Gilda’s LaughFest accepting comedian submissions for 2014

By | October 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Gilda's LaughFest, named after the late comedienne Gilda Radner, is one of the largest comedy festivals in the country, known for its all-star schedule of the nation's top headliners. A few of the seemingly countless names featured in the the last three years are Lewis Black,...

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Former ‘Office’ star Craig Robinson arrested for carrying marijuana and pills

Former ‘Office’ star Craig Robinson arrested for carrying marijuana and pills

By | October 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm | One comment

Can’t a guy just enjoy a nice trip to the Bahamas with half a gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills? Apparently not, if customs agents and the Royal Bahamas Police Force have any say (Apparently they have say). That’s how it went for former Office star and comedian Craig...

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Josh Groban sings the tweets of Kanye West (Video)

Josh Groban sings the tweets of Kanye West (Video)

By | October 10, 2013 at 11:44 am | One comment

Kanye West's appearance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live wasn't just about the hip-hop star clearing the air about his and Kimmel's recent Twitter spat. It was also about having a few laughs, some of which originated from singer Josh Groban's earnest renditions of some of Kanye's...

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Bill Hader cried when he met director Mike Nichols (Video)

Bill Hader cried when he met director Mike Nichols (Video)

By | October 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | No comments

Remember that one time you met famous director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Working Girl, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and became so overcome with emotion that you began crying? No, of course you don't remember that. You're not Bill Hader. But he remembers it all too clearly....

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Rory Albanese sells sitcom to CBS, will leave Daily Show as executive producer

Rory Albanese sells sitcom to CBS, will leave Daily Show as executive producer

By | October 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm | No comments

Comedian Rory Albanese will end his five-year run as executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this Thursday. Albanese, who has been with the Emmy award-winning show for seven years, has signed a development deal for two scripts with Warner Bros. TV. One of the...

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Kelly Ripa is developing a comedy for ABC

Kelly Ripa is developing a comedy for ABC

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:47 am | One comment

Kelly Ripa, the Longtime co-host of syndicated morning chat show Live with Regis and Kelly and now Live with Kelly and Michael has just inked a deal with ABC to producer her own sitcom for ABC. The untitled, multi-camera project will be produced with Ripa's husband, actor Mark...

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Watch the new ‘Walter Mitty’ trailer with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and more!

Watch the new ‘Walter Mitty’ trailer with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and more!

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:21 am | No comments

You'll have to wait until Christmas Day to peep The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but at least you can check out this just-released trailer. The flick stars Ben Stiller as the titular character, an office worker who escapes his mundane life by living out fantastic adventures in...

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Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

By | October 6, 2013 at 8:49 am | 2 comments

When Miley Cyrus released her bizarre video for "We Can't Stop" earlier this year, rational human beings would never have thought it would be mashed up with something as political as a government shutdown. But it has-- and to great effect. During last night's Saturday Night...

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The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

By | October 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm | No comments

When stand-up comedy is great, it could transcend space and time; you don't want it to end and you're thinking and laughing in ways you never have before. But when it's bad and that social contract that keeps us in our seats prevents from just walking, you can start to feel like...

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