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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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Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis join forces for FX pilot

Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis join forces for FX pilot

By | January 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm | One comment

More big news from the Television Critics Association press tour. FX announced that Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in a pilot executive-produced by Louis C.K. Back in December, we reported that C.K. signed an insanely sweet multi-year development deal to create shows...

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Amy Poehler snags a Golden Globe, plus more surprises in the comedy categories

Amy Poehler snags a Golden Globe, plus more surprises in the comedy categories

By | January 13, 2014 at 9:40 am | One comment

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned last night to host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. This is their second year in a row hosting the awards show (and they'll be back to host it again next year). Of their return, Fey remarked, "This is Hollywood, so if something kind...

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First look at The Simpsons set of Legos, including the $200 home (Photos)

First look at The Simpsons set of Legos, including the $200 home (Photos)

By | January 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm | One comment

Just in time to introduce a new generation of youths to the longest-running animated series on television, Lego announced its official partnership with Twentieth Century Fox to create and sell a collection of Simpsons Legos. Okay, we'll admit it. A lot of adults will be playing...

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Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

By | January 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm | No comments

After announcing earlier this week that it has (finally) hired a black female cast member, Sasheer Zamata, Saturday Night Live hired two new black, female writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes will join the talented staff of the...

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