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Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

By | April 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm | One comment

AUSTIN – If the third time’s the charm, then the third year of Austin’s rapidly growing Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has the c-word turned up to 30. And who better to kick off this third-year charm offensive than Demetri Martin– he of the understated charisma...

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Stephen Colbert’s Cocktails For Santa Top Ten List  on Late Show with David Letterman hilarious

Stephen Colbert’s Cocktails For Santa Top Ten List on Late Show with David Letterman hilarious

By | April 23, 2014 at 10:28 am | One comment

Seventeen years ago, Stephen Colbert was “gainfully unemployed” as a struggling comedy writer, which is why he pitched a Top Ten list to David Letterman in an attempt to score a Late Show gig. Of course, since that time, he's hosted his own show for nearly nine years and is...

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Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm | No comments

On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stands...

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Burning Daylight: Comedian Jessica Watkins’ 3,000 mile walking journey filmed for documentary

Burning Daylight: Comedian Jessica Watkins’ 3,000 mile walking journey filmed for documentary

By | April 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 4 comments

When a comedian tells you they're going on the road, you assume that they'll be spending countless hours cramped in a Honda Civic downing 5-Hour Energy shots and eating gas station tuna fish sandwiches. But New York City comedian Jessica Watkins is touring the United States in a...

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Watch: Orange is the New Black season 2 trailer is here, we’re excited to binge watch June 6

Watch: Orange is the New Black season 2 trailer is here, we’re excited to binge watch June 6

By | April 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm | No comments

Orange is the New Black is one of the few shows that deserve the hype it has received ever since it debuted last July on Netflix. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the series pretty much has it all: amazingly complex...

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Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

By | April 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm | One comment

While we’re moderately excited about Elton John, Jack White, Kanye, West and the 12,000 other music acts scheduled to hit the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, we here at Laughspin are supremely excited for the stellar comedy offerings, which were just announced. In its 11th...

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Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)

Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)

By | April 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments

Artie Lange has been killing it recently, but it seems the veteran comedian has suffered a setback, as he's been hospitalized. "In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs," Lange tweeted earlier today, adding...

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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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