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Watch Bill Maher give $1 million to Obama Super PAC during stand-up special

Watch Bill Maher give $1 million to Obama Super PAC during stand-up special

By | February 24, 2012 at 10:06 am | 3 comments

Last night, during Bill Maher's live-streaming stand-up comedy special Crazy Stupid Politics, the well-known liberal leaning comedian stopped the jokes for a moment to announce that he's donating $1 million to the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action. In case you don't...

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Jim Norton, Morgan Murphy, more to roast Oscars on newly launched TweetRoast

Jim Norton, Morgan Murphy, more to roast Oscars on newly launched TweetRoast

By | February 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm | 4 comments

For years, Twitter has been an excellent platform for professional and amateur comedians alike to make their quips seen in 140 characters or less. The concept of live-Tweeting an event, especially, has become an esoteric art form. To prove it, you need to look no further than...

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The boring truth about the Wet Hot American Summer sequel (UPDATE)

The boring truth about the Wet Hot American Summer sequel (UPDATE)

By | February 23, 2012 at 11:04 am | 6 comments

A few weeks ago, Michael Showalter caused a lot of comedy nerds to lose their shit, when he told Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live!, in no uncertain terms, that the Wet Hot American Summer sequel was a go. Cohen read a Twitter question from a viewer about the...

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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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