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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 9 comments

Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was...

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Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

By | April 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments

After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central's Insomniac and later with Showtime's Dave's Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central's first...

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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015

By | April 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | No comments

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. It's official, so everyone can stop with their absurd lists of possible replacements for Letterman. As you are likely aware, Letterman announced his retirement plans last week on Late Show. Of course we're...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows

By | April 8, 2014 at 9:50 am | No comments

Microsoft is getting serious about creating original programming for its Xbox One. Xbox Entertainment Studios has turned to Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and Seth Green for comedy shows to stream on the video game-turned-entertainment console, which currently retails for about...

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John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

By | April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | One comment

Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to...

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Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’

Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’

By | April 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm | One comment

Late night talk show legend David Letterman will announce his 2015 retirement on tonight's edition of Late Show with David Letterman. When a monstrous announcement like this is to be made, a press release is usually sent to media outlets or it is agreed that the star will break...

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Anna Kendrick’s SNL promos with Taran Killam are hilarious (Video)

Anna Kendrick’s SNL promos with Taran Killam are hilarious (Video)

By | April 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect fame has proven herself one of very few A-list Hollywood actresses who have a great sense of humor. A cursory glance at Kendrick's Twitter account helps prove it. So, despite the fact we’re still basking in the glory of Louis C.K. and his...

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Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:57 am | No comments

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night spent the majority of his Comedy Central show addressing the #CancelColbert controversy that erupted on Twitter last week. The show opened with Colbert's staff exiting their Comedy Central headquarters with boxes, the set of The...

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Louis CK’s 9-minute SNL monologue examines religion, death, daughters

Louis CK’s 9-minute SNL monologue examines religion, death, daughters

By | March 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm | One comment

Louis C.K.'s second stint hosting Saturday Night Live went down last night, and his performance throughout the night -- especially his 9-minute monologue -- lived up, if not, surpassed the episode he hosted on Nov. 3, 2012, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in the category...

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