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Gilda’s LaughFest announces Iliza Shlesinger, Sinbad and more in first round of talent for 2017 festival

Gilda’s LaughFest announces Iliza Shlesinger, Sinbad and more in first round of talent for 2017 festival

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:07 am | No comments

Today, officials from the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9 to 19, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding...

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Martin Lawrence on Doin’ Time, boxing and Bad Boys 3 (Laughspin Interview)

Martin Lawrence on Doin’ Time, boxing and Bad Boys 3 (Laughspin Interview)

By | December 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Though it's been 14 years since he's released a proper stand-up comedy special, Martin Lawrence's presence on persistent influence to younger generations of comedian has never waned. With a national tour -- three more dates coming up! -- on the heels of his new special Doin'...

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WATCH: Reggie Watts goes Spatial in new Netflix comedy special

WATCH: Reggie Watts goes Spatial in new Netflix comedy special

By | November 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm | No comments

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts brings viewers along on a one-of-a-kind surrealist experimental comedy adventure in his Netflix Original Comedy Special, Reggie Watts: Spatial, premiering Friday, December 6. The completely improvised show weaves together sketches, short stories,...

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Donald Trump freaks out about Alec Baldwin, Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think that’s a problem

Donald Trump freaks out about Alec Baldwin, Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think that’s a problem

By | November 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm | No comments

It's comforting to know that president-elect Donald Trump is such a huge fan of comedy that, despite his busy schedule of meeting with some of the country's worst possible candidates for his cabinet positions, he's still making time to watch Saturday Night Live. How would we...

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Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

By | November 18, 2016 at 11:13 am | No comments

Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem "off brand" for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week...

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Mitch Hedberg – The Complete Vinyl Collection is a thing all comedy fans should have

Mitch Hedberg – The Complete Vinyl Collection is a thing all comedy fans should have

By | November 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm | No comments

As is the case for any quality box set these days, it's not so much about the origin material. After all, box sets don't exist so that an artist's biggest fans can have access to a slickly-packaged sentimental bundle of garbage bits. Inherent in the entire concept of such a...

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John Oliver’s epic Donald Trump analysis is perfect (Video)

John Oliver’s epic Donald Trump analysis is perfect (Video)

By | November 14, 2016 at 9:14 pm | No comments

The current season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ended in spectacular fashion on the back of a spectacularly terrible year. And that is why Oliver literally sets the year on fire in a way that would make John McClane proud. But before the HBO show signed off until the...

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SNL: Watch Kate McKinnon’s emotional tribute to Hillary Clinton, Leonard Cohen

SNL: Watch Kate McKinnon’s emotional tribute to Hillary Clinton, Leonard Cohen

By | November 13, 2016 at 8:31 am | No comments

In spite of Hillary Clinton's shocking loss to Donald Trump of the presidential election on Tuesday night,Kate McKinnon reprised her version of Clinton for Saturday Night Live's cold open last night, in what will go down as the most emotional, somber opening of the sketch show's...

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Audible makes major comedy push with Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Eugene Mirman

Audible makes major comedy push with Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Eugene Mirman

By | November 11, 2016 at 9:07 am | No comments

Audible, the Amazon-owned company largely known as the world's biggest seller of downloadable audiobooks, has just made a major push into the world of comedy. Utilizing its Audible Channels platform and harnessing the talents of comedians Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Eugene...

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