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Bob Odenkirk accepts show offer from IFC, but he has some conditions (Video)

Bob Odenkirk accepts show offer from IFC, but he has some conditions (Video)

By | April 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm | No comments

Sure, IFC announced last month that it greenlighted a new sketch show starring Los Angeles-based group The Birthday Boys. But we weren't about to sit back and just take the word of the people running the network. Luckily Bob Odenkirk -- he of Mr. Show and Breaking Bad fame and...

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Mindy Kaling: If I don’t f*ck Michael Cera tonight, I’ll blow my brains out (Video)

Mindy Kaling: If I don’t f*ck Michael Cera tonight, I’ll blow my brains out (Video)

By | April 2, 2013 at 11:46 am | No comments

"If I don't fuck Michael Cera tonight, I'm going to blow my brains out," will, perhaps, go down as the most absurdly funny bit of dialogue in any comedy movie of 2013. The fact that Mindy Kaling says it as herself makes it that much better. It's part of This is the End, the...

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Fake Pineapple Express 2 trailer is real teaser for something else (Video)

Fake Pineapple Express 2 trailer is real teaser for something else (Video)

By | April 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm | No comments

The now classic stoner flick Pineapple Express from 2008 starring Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and James Franco will not become a sequel anytime soon. But today, for April Fool's Day, we at least get a fake trailer for the non-existent sequel. It's all a clever marketing move to...

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Funny Or Die wants to make five 1990s comedy shows into movies (Videos)

Funny Or Die wants to make five 1990s comedy shows into movies (Videos)

By | April 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm | No comments

On the heels of the incredibly unnecessary crowd-funded Veronica Mars feature film -- pretty sure Kristen Bell and the show's creator Rob Thomas have $2 million to spare -- and in honor of April Fool's Day, Funny Or Die has launched their own completely absurd Kickstarter...

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Comedian James Adomian loves Game of Thrones, especially Peter Dinklage…if you catch our drift

Comedian James Adomian loves Game of Thrones, especially Peter Dinklage…if you catch our drift

By | March 29, 2013 at 11:55 am | No comments

This Sunday isn’t just Easter, folks. It’s also the day the new season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. And in honor of that and because we don’t write about fantasy television on Laughspin, let’s watch the brilliant James Adomian explain his love/hate relationship...

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This short film about stand-up comedy is seriously messed up (Video)

This short film about stand-up comedy is seriously messed up (Video)

By | March 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm | One comment

Although comedy is all about getting laughs, it's a serious business and comedians want to be taken very seriously. There seems to be a disconnect there, right? Or wrong? This recently released short Joke takes the concept and filters it through the lens of an art house flick....

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MTV will launch new comedy series Girl Code on April 23 (Video)

MTV will launch new comedy series Girl Code on April 23 (Video)

By | March 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm | No comments

On April 23 at 10:30 pm ET, MTV will launch its newest comedy-centric series, Girl Code, a spinoff of the already-popular Guy Code. Here's how the network explains the series: Being a woman is no easy feat. From the constant pressure to meet impossibly narrow standards of...

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Taylor Swift will guest star on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel

Taylor Swift will guest star on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel

By | March 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm | One comment

One of the most divisive figures in pop music will join one of the most divisive figures on television. Taylor Swift, the songstress many people love to hate, will team up with Zooey Deschanel, whose likable demeanor both on and off her hit show New Girl, is, for some reason,...

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Is this Game of Thrones, Girls mashup a hit or a bust? (Video)

Is this Game of Thrones, Girls mashup a hit or a bust? (Video)

By | March 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm | One comment

The third season of Girls is already in production and a new season of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday, so what shall HBO's biggest fans do in the meantime? Well, the creative ones produce and upload bizarre mashups to YouTube. Or, at least one person did. Check out the...

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