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Saturday Night Live blasts Toronto mayor Rob Ford (Video)

Saturday Night Live blasts Toronto mayor Rob Ford (Video)

By | November 17, 2013 at 10:08 am | No comments

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have been having their fun with embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford. You've no doubt been following the news of his crack use and subsequent apology tour, which has done him more harm than good. So, naturally it was Saturday...

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FXX will become the first cable network to air The Simpsons

FXX will become the first cable network to air The Simpsons

By | November 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm | No comments

On the heels of the canceling Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, FXX has struck a deal to become the first cable network to air The Simpsons. The arrangement will find FX’s new sibling network with the rights to air all 24 seasons – that’s 530 episodes! – of the...

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John Oliver is leaving the Daily Show to host his own show on HBO

John Oliver is leaving the Daily Show to host his own show on HBO

By | November 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm | No comments

It was just announced that John Oliver, former fill-in host and frequent correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will host is own weekly topical comedy series on Sunday nights on HBO. No specifics have been made as to what type of show it will be, if it will follow a...

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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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