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Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

By | July 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm | No comments

It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also...

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New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

By | July 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No comments

On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse...

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Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

By | July 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm | One comment

When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn't know at the...

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Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

By | June 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm | One comment

FX continues its push for star-powered comedies today by ordering its Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series. Leary wrote and created the show under his Apostle banner and will star in 10 episodes to air in 2015. FX productions and Fox Television Studios...

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Funny Or Die Oddball comedy festival returns: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron

Funny Or Die Oddball comedy festival returns: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron

By | June 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm | One comment

Funny Or Die and Live Nation are teaming up again for their second Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2014. After a successful touring last year with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords, Funny or Die will bring in some more of the best comedians...

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Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

By | June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

It's that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety's annual "10 Comics To Watch" list. The trade publication...

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Judd Apatow’s new book will feature interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, more!

Judd Apatow’s new book will feature interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, more!

By | June 23, 2014 at 10:22 am | No comments

Before he was the king of comedy movies, Judd Apatow was a comedy connoisseur. The Anchorman producer, who used to interview famous comedians for his high school radio station, will release a compilation book through Random House featuring interviews he's conducted over the last...

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AMC already wants season 2 of ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ (Photo)

AMC already wants season 2 of ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ (Photo)

By | June 20, 2014 at 12:53 pm | One comment

Breaking Bad spin-off prequel Better Call Saul hasn't even aired its first episode and already AMC has ordered a second season of the Bob Odenkirk-led comedy. There has been a lot of hype about the series which will follow Odenkirk's shady lawyer character Saul Goodman before he...

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Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show deal is official

Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show deal is official

By | June 19, 2014 at 10:06 am | One comment

Ever since she announced the ending of Chelsea Lately in April, Chelsea Handler has kept the comedy world guessing as to what her next step would be. But today Netflix announced what many have assumed—Handler will develop a new talk show for the streaming service. Starting in...

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