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Ashley Tisdale will star in Louis C.K. pilot for CBS

Ashley Tisdale will star in Louis C.K. pilot for CBS

By | February 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 7 comments

Known mostly for her work on the Disney Channel (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and in the High School Musical franchise, Ashley Tisdale will now be working closely with the decidedly un-Disney Louis C.K. We reported in January that C.K. had inked a deal with CBS to develop...

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Watch Lewis Black skewer the media’s coverage of Whitney Houston’s death

Watch Lewis Black skewer the media’s coverage of Whitney Houston’s death

By | February 22, 2012 at 10:20 am | No comments

Last night, Lewis Black dropped in to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for a much-needed edition of Back in Black. The subject: the way in which mainstream media -- mostly Fox News and Nancy Grace -- have handled the death of Whitney Houston. Let's watch, shall we? The Daily...

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That time I asked Michael Ian Black to be my marriage and parenting counselor

That time I asked Michael Ian Black to be my marriage and parenting counselor

By | February 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm | One comment

Michael Ian Black is a lot of things. He's an actor, a writer, an author of children's books and of books for grown-ups; he's a solid stand-up comedian with a pair of albums and a Comedy Central hour special to prove it; he's a also a married guy with two kids. And it's those...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but for people who aren’t stupid

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but for people who aren’t stupid

By | February 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm | One comment

Aries: Jeremy Piven is going to finger blast a member of your inner circle sometime before this weekend. Even worse, he’s not going to ask their permission. He’s going to talk ‘em into skinny dipping in his bad ass infinity pool, do the old, “Hey, what’s that?”...

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Video: Stephen Colbert subtly confirms the reason for his absence

Video: Stephen Colbert subtly confirms the reason for his absence

By | February 21, 2012 at 7:37 am | No comments

By the middle of this past weekend, the reason for Stephen Colbert's sudden absence from last week's Wednesday and Thursday episodes of The Colbert Report was that he was attending to his elderly mother. At the start of last night's episode, his first new show since Tuesday, he...

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SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

By | February 21, 2012 at 7:06 am | No comments

Adding two days of programming seems to have been the least of what South By Southwest has done to bolster its comedy credibility. The list of comedians performing between March 10 - 17 in Austin, TX, which Laughspin can reveal now, is not only massive but is so crammed with...

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Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan help raise $42,000 for autism school

Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan help raise $42,000 for autism school

By | February 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm | No comments

Comedians Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and Keith Robinson performed tonight at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston in an effort to raise money for the New England Center for Children, a school for autism. By the end of the night, the NECC realized a $42,000 contribution thanks to the...

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First trailer and behind the scenes video: HBO’s ‘Girls’ from Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow

First trailer and behind the scenes video: HBO’s ‘Girls’ from Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow

By | February 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm | No comments

The upcoming HBO weekly series Girls, from Lena Dunham (who's writing and directing) and producer Judd Apatow, doesn't premiere until April 15. But thankfully we have a first look today! The show centers around a group of women (or girls?) in their 20s living in New York...

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Read Tom Scharpling’s complete live Tweeting of Chris Christie at Starbucks

Read Tom Scharpling’s complete live Tweeting of Chris Christie at Starbucks

By | February 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm | No comments

This afternoon, Tom Scharpling, host of every comedian's favorite free-form radio program, The Best Show on WFMU and the director of some of the coolest and funniest music videos, started live Tweeting his experience at a New Jersey Starbucks, where Gov. Chris Christie sat two...

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