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Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

By | January 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments

SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging...

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Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

By | January 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm | One comment

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the 13th edition of SF Sketchfest is upon us, I’m reminded the mark of a truly great comedy festival is not simply amassing as many high-profile and up-and-coming comics as possible and throwing them up onstage throughout a city. It’s about offering the...

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Bill Cosby is returning to television with a new family comedy series

Bill Cosby is returning to television with a new family comedy series

By | January 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm | No comments

It’s official. Bill Cosby, the iconic comedian who revolutionized the family sitcom with The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1994, is returning to television. Late last year he revealed he was working on multiple new projects. And one of those projects is happening at his former...

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Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones will star in Steve Carell’s pilot for TBS

Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones will star in Steve Carell’s pilot for TBS

By | January 22, 2014 at 11:56 am | One comment

Steve Carell's comedy pilot for TBS just got a whole lot funnier. Exiting Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones will play Angie Tribeca, a strong-willed lone-wolf police veteran of the LAPD's Really Heinous Crimes Unit on Tribeca. Carell will write the script and executive...

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SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

By | January 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm | One comment

In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 - Feb. 9 -- details here -- celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming...

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Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

By | January 17, 2014 at 11:35 am | 8 comments

Back in November, we told you that NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and that Wanda Sykes will serve as executive producer. The news sparked much debate about whether or not this was good news or not. The stand-up comedy competition show, seen as the American Idol of...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 84: Live with guests Colin Quinn, W. Kamau Bell and Dave Hill

Laughspin Podcast, episode 84: Live with guests Colin Quinn, W. Kamau Bell and Dave Hill

By | January 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm | No comments

We change things up on a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast. For the first time, we’re live and in front of an audience. This special episode was produced for the NY Podfest and was recorded on Sunday, Jan. 25 at Fontana’s in New York. Our guests were comedians Colin...

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Nick Kroll tells Laughspin what it took to make ‘Cake Train’ a reality

Nick Kroll tells Laughspin what it took to make ‘Cake Train’ a reality

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | No comments

If you watched the season two premiere of Kroll Show last night on Comedy Central, then you know exactly what the Cake Train is. You also wish the Cake Train was real. If you didn't watch, please do yourself a favor and watch it-- hopefully you or a friend DVR'd it because as of...

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Season 4 of Louie gets a premiere date

Season 4 of Louie gets a premiere date

By | January 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm | No comments

Fresh off the heels of signing Zach Galifianakis for a new FX pilot, Louis C.K continues to make headlines. Season 4 of his award-winning series Louie will debut in May, network president John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. So, you...

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