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Comedians Sara Schaefer, Nikki Glaser and more plead with Justin Timberlake: “Make music again”

Comedians Sara Schaefer, Nikki Glaser and more plead with Justin Timberlake: “Make music again”

By | September 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm | No comments

Comedians Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser wrote and posted a PSA pleading former pop star singer, now actor and frequent Saturday Night Live drop-in Justin Timberlake to return to music. They want him to bring "sexy back" because Schaefer, Glaser, and many other hilarious New...

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel break down during his moving Uncle Frank tribute

Watch Jimmy Kimmel break down during his moving Uncle Frank tribute

By | September 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm | No comments

On his show last night, Jimmy Kimmel introduced a video tribute to Uncle Frank, through tears and a smile-- and the tribute carried that tone throughout. Kimmel's monologue featured footage of Frank Potenza's humorous interviews with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Kermit the...

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When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

By | September 7, 2011 at 11:14 am | 3 comments

I’m not trying to brag, but I get heckled a lot. Usually it’s something questioning my mental stability, like, “You’re weird,” or, “That’s too fucked up.” To which I can usually laugh and say, “You’re welcome.” After so many nights of drunken self esteem...

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Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

By | September 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 5 comments

With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City fast approaching, mainstream media outlets have already been prepping extensive coverage, tributes and special programming. And we, of course, doing what we do at Laughspin, are interested in what the comedy world...

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Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars

Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars

By | September 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm | No comments

Over the weekend, we let you guys know about the likely possibility that comedian Eddie Murphy would host the next Oscar awards. Now we're hearing from Deadline, who followed up on the original story broke by Humor Mill -- that it's a done deal. Murphy will, in fact, be the...

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Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

By | September 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 27 comments

I think it's safe to say that all most comedians ever want to do is tell jokes and make people laugh. But all too often, some wise-ass decides that he or she wants to get involved and steal the spotlight. We call these miserable low lives that needed more hugs growing up...

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Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

By | September 6, 2011 at 10:21 am | No comments

In March of last year, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row of a George Carlin tribute produced by the New York Public Library. I was surrounded by the likes of Steve Martin, Ben Stiller (and his parents) as well as Richard Pryor's daughter Rain and Lenny Bruce's...

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Watch a 12-minute Joel McHale, Alison Brie interview about the new season of “Community”

Watch a 12-minute Joel McHale, Alison Brie interview about the new season of “Community”

By | September 6, 2011 at 10:02 am | No comments

If you're anything like me, you're anxiously awaiting the Sept. 22 premiere of Community's third season. Until then, our appetite for quick-witted, prime time absurdist humor -- thank you, Dan Harmon! -- will have to be satiated by the few teases the Internet has to offer. And...

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Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 1)

Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 1)

By | September 6, 2011 at 8:55 am | One comment

To support the release of his new album, Return Of The Son Of Depression Auction (read our review), comedian Joe DeRosa has allowed Laughspin and its readers to get an exclusive look inside his life on the road. DeRosa's currently on a non-comedy-club tour of the country's...

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