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Lady Gaga is actually pretty funny in these Saturday Night Live promos (Video)

Lady Gaga is actually pretty funny in these Saturday Night Live promos (Video)

By | November 13, 2013 at 11:49 am | One comment

Lady Gaga has made a career out of showcasing what mainstream America would consider “shocking” fashion and manufacturing “boundary pushing” stage shows. It’s nearly impossible to take her seriously as an artist, because, truly— what exactly is her art these days?...

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Rob Delaney on his book, his magical child and how he’s like Toni Morrison (Laughspin Interview)

Rob Delaney on his book, his magical child and how he’s like Toni Morrison (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm | No comments

It’s been only a year since Rob Delaney released his first comedy special – the stellar Live at the Bowery Ballroom – but the workhorse comedian has gifted the world with yet another gem: his first book, Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban....

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A super fun, super chill Laughspin interview with Patton Oswalt

A super fun, super chill Laughspin interview with Patton Oswalt

By | November 12, 2013 at 10:52 am | 2 comments

Okay guys. This conversation with Patton Oswalt needs a little context. I had just seen Oswalt deliver a hilarious and incredibly well-received set in a sweaty, packed comedy tent at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. And, like any chaotic festival, music from a nearby stage was...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 3: Sarah Silverman, Rob Delaney, Bridget Everett, Doug Mellard

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 3: Sarah Silverman, Rob Delaney, Bridget Everett, Doug Mellard

By | November 11, 2013 at 10:00 am | No comments

Your intrepid reporter found herself in the comedy tent of Fun Fun Fun Fest yesterday for a final day of madness. The tent was still steamy and weed-filled from Saturday’s performances — these included Jenny Slate, Doug Benson, Craig Robinson and Tenacious D — but no...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

By | November 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm | One comment

AUSTIN -- If the theme of day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest was Johnny Marr, the theme of day two was probably… pot. I wandered into the comedy tent early yesterday afternoon to find it already oppressively hot, steamy and full of wafting marijuana smoke. For those of you who are...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

By | November 9, 2013 at 11:10 am | No comments

AUSTIN -- Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the...

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Kristen Schaal sells ‘American Monster’ to ABC

Kristen Schaal sells ‘American Monster’ to ABC

By | November 8, 2013 at 11:18 am | No comments

Indie comedy darling Kristen Schaal might be headed to the big time. She, along with her producing partner (and husband) Rich Blomquist just inked a deal with ABC to star in a comedy series called American Monster. If the network picks up the show to series, we’ll see Schaal...

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Donnell Rawlings on new comedy era, Guy Court and Chappelle’s Show (Laughspin Interview)

Donnell Rawlings on new comedy era, Guy Court and Chappelle’s Show (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm | No comments

Donnell Rawlings is often recognized from his iconic roles on Chappelle's Show, namely Ashy Larry. And he doesn't mind at all. Since his days as the ashy dice roller, he has continued touring his stand-up act, making his own comedy sketch videos and more recently has appeared as...

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TBS slapped with $25,000 fine for Conan O’Brien promo

TBS slapped with $25,000 fine for Conan O’Brien promo

By | November 7, 2013 at 11:54 am | One comment

Seems like Conan O'Brien's crew is in some hot water with the FCC. Turner Broadcasting is being slapped with a hefty $25,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission after a promotional gag for Conan last year. The promotion "used the emergency weather tones to gain...

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