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Watch: Orange is the New Black season 2 trailer is here, we’re excited to binge watch June 6

Watch: Orange is the New Black season 2 trailer is here, we’re excited to binge watch June 6

By | April 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm | No comments

Orange is the New Black is one of the few shows that deserve the hype it has received ever since it debuted last July on Netflix. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the series pretty much has it all: amazingly complex...

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Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

By | April 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comments

While we’re moderately excited about Elton John, Jack White, Kanye, West and the 12,000 other music acts scheduled to hit the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, we here at Laughspin are supremely excited for the stellar comedy offerings, which were just announced. In its 11th...

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Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)

Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)

By | April 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments

Artie Lange has been killing it recently, but it seems the veteran comedian has suffered a setback, as he's been hospitalized. "In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs," Lange tweeted earlier today, adding...

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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 8 comments

Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was...

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Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

By | April 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments

After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central's Insomniac and later with Showtime's Dave's Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central's first...

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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

By | April 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | No comments

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. It's official, so everyone can stop with their absurd lists of possible replacements for Letterman. As you are likely aware, Letterman announced his retirement plans last week on Late Show. Of course we're...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

By | April 8, 2014 at 9:50 am | No comments

Microsoft is getting serious about creating original programming for its Xbox One. Xbox Entertainment Studios has turned to Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and Seth Green for comedy shows to stream on the video game-turned-entertainment console, which currently retails for about...

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John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

By | April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | One comment

Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to...

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Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’

Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’

By | April 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm | One comment

Late night talk show legend David Letterman will announce his 2015 retirement on tonight's edition of Late Show with David Letterman. When a monstrous announcement like this is to be made, a press release is usually sent to media outlets or it is agreed that the star will break...

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