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Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

By | January 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 47 comments

If you're a regular reader of Laughspin, there is no need to extoll on the honesty of writing one's own comedic material as a comedian and not stealing others. We posted plenty about that in 2011. If you're not, then know that not only is stealing jokes wrong, it's theft of...

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Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

By | January 4, 2012 at 11:44 am | 3 comments

It should be no surprise to anyone that Bill Maher would make a remark pointing out the inconsistencies of Christianity. Yet, after tweeting "Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo's killing...

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Comedian Angelo Bowers killed by drunk driver

Comedian Angelo Bowers killed by drunk driver

By | January 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 94 comments

UPDATE: 1/4/11, 8:30 pm ET The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement explaining that a 21-year-old drunk driver crashed his 2010 Toyota Matrix into the car comedians Angelo Bowers and Josh Adam Meyers were in -- a 1995 Jeep Wrangler -- at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday....

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Indian-American comedians touring India to spread message of tolerance

Indian-American comedians touring India to spread message of tolerance

By | January 3, 2012 at 11:44 am | No comments

Starting tomorrow, three Indian-American comedians will be in India with the help of a grant from the United States as part of a global exchange program. According to a spokesperson in the State Department, the trip was developed in order to help spread the important message of...

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Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special

Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special

By | January 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments

John Mulaney has been one of the most exciting comedians to watch in the last few years. He's grown from one of New York City's favorite downtown comics to one of the nation's most sought-after talents, scoring a staff writing gig at Saturday Night Live in 2008, releasing his...

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The Laughspin interview with Eddie Pepitone

The Laughspin interview with Eddie Pepitone

By | January 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 2 comments

You might have have heard him singing his own name on Last Comic Standing a few seasons ago, you might have seen him yell at Conan O'Brien, or you might have seen him in the hit web series Puddin' but, in any case, everyone, comedy fan or no, needs to see Eddie...

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Screenings planned for late comedian Mike DeStefano’s one-man show

Screenings planned for late comedian Mike DeStefano’s one-man show

By | December 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Last May the comedy world lost an amazing comedian too soon. Mike DeStefano, who was HIV positive, passed away from a heart attack days before opening of his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx in New York City. In a stroke of holiday magic, the powers that be have announced...

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Colin Quinn’s tribute to the late Patrice O’Neal

Colin Quinn’s tribute to the late Patrice O’Neal

By | December 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm | One comment

Patrice O’Neal is gone but certainly not forgotten. The veteran comedian died on Nov. 29 at the age of 41 due to complications from a stroke, which he suffered a month before. But thanks to his family, friends and fans there will undoubtedly be plenty of archival material,...

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Spend 24 minutes behind the scenes at ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Spend 24 minutes behind the scenes at ‘Portlandia’ with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

By | December 29, 2011 at 11:07 am | No comments

Portlandia's second season on IFC is fast approaching, comedy nerds. In fact, we're just eight days away from the bizarrely funny sketch show's Jan. 6 premiere (10 pm ET)! So, to further whet your appetite for the second coming of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and co.,...

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