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Watch Ed Helms, James Spader and more sound off on season eight of “The Office”

Watch Ed Helms, James Spader and more sound off on season eight of “The Office”

By | August 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm | No comments

For most comedy fans, the Sept. 22 season premiere of The Office cannot happen soon enough. The eighth season finds Dunder Mifflin without a regional manager after the dramatic Michael Scott (Steve Carell) exit at the conclusion of last season. And while we know James Spader has...

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Cedric the Entertainer launches line of fancy headwear

Cedric the Entertainer launches line of fancy headwear

By | August 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments

Veteran comedian Cedric the Entertainer has accomplished a great many things during his career; he was one of the four Original Kings of Comedy, has acted in and voiced a seemingly countless number of movies and is currently the host of the prime time NBC game show, It's Worth...

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Charlie Sheen warns, “Good luck, mortals” in new Comedy Central roast promos

Charlie Sheen warns, “Good luck, mortals” in new Comedy Central roast promos

By | August 30, 2011 at 11:41 am | 2 comments

One week after Comedy Central unleashed its first promo video for the upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen, the network just released a pair of new ones. Not surprisingly, Sheen has embraced the use of Ozzy Osbourne's classic metal song "Crazy Train" as the backdrop to the promo...

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Comedy podcast you should be listening to: “Talkin’ Shit” with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft

Comedy podcast you should be listening to: “Talkin’ Shit” with Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft

By | August 30, 2011 at 10:04 am | 4 comments

Jim Jefferies and Eddie Ifft tour the world performing stand-up comedy for hundreds of people at a time. Jefferies has had an HBO special and Ifft has had one for Comedy Central. Despite such accolades, you might not know they also have a popular podcast, Talkin' Shit. "It's...

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Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

By | August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | 7 comments

It's been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, what makes millions of people laugh...

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Video: Was Katt Williams’ rant at a heckler patriotic or just racist?

Video: Was Katt Williams’ rant at a heckler patriotic or just racist?

By | August 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm | 19 comments

We all know Katt Williams isn't the most brilliantly-adjusted citizen. He's a comic who gets himself in trouble -- legal and otherwise -- every few months or so. Most recently, Katt made a scene during a stand-up show in Phoenix on Saturday. From the video below, it's unclear...

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Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

By | August 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments

Wyatt Cenac’s debut album Comedy Person is smart, perceptive and witty— pretty much every characteristic one would ascribe to a stellar comedy album. Clocking in at over an hour long, the 13-track album covers a wide range of material while averting any lulls. It's easy to...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 12)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 12)

By | August 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- When you’re a comedian watching another comedian’s show, what do you say when you get “crowd-worked?” I’m genuinely rooting for whoever is on stage so I don’t want to be combative or vague or clever when asked a question. So when I reluctantly wound up...

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Video: Comedian Godfrey will pee on joke thieves

Video: Comedian Godfrey will pee on joke thieves

By | August 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm | One comment

Ah, yes... joke thievery. It's a topic that will never die in the world of stand-up comedy. And why should it, really-- especially when you get a comic like Godfrey who speaks to the concept so effectively. In the below video, which will appear on his DVD, Black By Accident (out...

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