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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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Watch Kristen Wiig introduce Judd Apatow and Judd Apatow’s comedy award speech

Watch Kristen Wiig introduce Judd Apatow and Judd Apatow’s comedy award speech

By | February 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | No comments

The 64th annual Writers Guild Awards went down in New York City last night, highlighted -- in our minds -- by Woody Allen's win for Midnight in Paris (best screenplay) and Modern Family (best television comedy series) as well as Community's own Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) sharing an...

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Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

By | February 20, 2012 at 11:43 am | No comments

The Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was a staple goal for many stand-up comedians. It helped bring now popular comedians, such as Dane Cook, Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg, into the mainstream. Comedy Central did not order a new season of Presents for 2012, but it will...

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