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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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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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Season 3 of Girls, in photos set to music (Video)

Season 3 of Girls, in photos set to music (Video)

By | August 19, 2013 at 11:49 am | No comments

Want to see a bunch of photos from the set of the upcoming season of Girls, set to the song "Break Out the Boom Boom" by Robert ToTeras? Sure, you do! Here you go. You are welcome. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the...

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Watch a season four teaser for Eastbound & Down and also a cool retrospective (Videos)

Watch a season four teaser for Eastbound & Down and also a cool retrospective (Videos)

By | August 19, 2013 at 11:34 am | No comments

As you’re likely well aware, the fourth season of Eastbound & Down is coming soon—Sept. 29, to be exact. Well, HBO just released a little teaser, which we’re lazily embedding below. Kenny Powers (and Danny McBride) would approve. Oh, and there’s this new...

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See comedian Pauly Casillas’ leaked rider for major comedy festival

See comedian Pauly Casillas’ leaked rider for major comedy festival

By | August 19, 2013 at 9:45 am | No comments

Listen, I’m not sure if you’ve been following the status of The Laughspin Comedy Festival on Twitter. You’ll have to go there and see it for yourself. I’m not going to spoonfeed you, ya know? Late last week, I began calling for submissions. If you look back on the...

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Comedian Harland Williams set to co-star on new series Package Deal (Video)

Comedian Harland Williams set to co-star on new series Package Deal (Video)

By | August 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian Harland Williams has snagged a co-starring role on Package Deal, a new comedy series set to premiere Monday, Sept. 30 in Canada on the City network. The show centers around the relationship between Danny White (Randal Edwards) and his two older brothers, who...

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Rashida Jones inks deal with Fox to produce her own series

Rashida Jones inks deal with Fox to produce her own series

By | August 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm | No comments

She may be slowly exiting her role as Ann Perkins on Parks and Recreation, but Rashida Jones has plenty on her plate, including a new show at Fox called Stuck. It was revealed this week she and her producing partner Will McCormack – with whom she wrote last year’s flick...

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Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

By | August 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | No comments

Daily Show correspondent and severely underrated television writer Larry Wilmore and rising star Issa Rae are working together to co-write a comedy series for HBO. The comedy will star Rae, and similar to her popular webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, the show...

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Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

By | August 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim's series The...

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