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Chelsea Handler reveals ‘Chelsea Lately’ finale date, but will she ever do late night again?

Chelsea Handler reveals ‘Chelsea Lately’ finale date, but will she ever do late night again?

By | May 29, 2014 at 10:37 am | No comments

Last month, Chelsea Handler announced on Conan that she would be ending her long-running late-night series Chelsea Lately on E!. Her contract with the entertainment network would have kept her there through the end of this year. However, E! issued a release announcing that the...

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Maya Angelou dies at 86, once said ‘Against the cruelties of life, one must laugh’

Maya Angelou dies at 86, once said ‘Against the cruelties of life, one must laugh’

By | May 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments

Maya Angelou, celebrated author, poet, professor, dancer, musician, public speaker and activist, died today in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Angelou was 86 years old. Truly a groundbreaking artist, Angelou rose to prominence after the 1969 publication of her memoir...

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Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)

Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)

By | May 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments

Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what's in store for...

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Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4

Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4

By | May 27, 2014 at 11:44 am | 3 comments

The Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar FX sitcom Partners will showcase the unusual pairing on Monday, August 4 when it premieres on the cable network. Partners pairs Lawrence and Grammar as Chicago lawyers from very different backgrounds as they face their own personal crises....

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ headed to Netlfix as television series

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ headed to Netlfix as television series

By | May 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm | No comments

Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy classic from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is headed to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode television series. This, according to sources, who have spoken to Variety, who broke the news moments ago. If the project comes to...

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NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

By | May 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments

With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC...

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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

By | May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am | 4 comments

Jim Jefferies' Legit and Danny McBride's animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he...

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

By | May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 11 comments

ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network's diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any...

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