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Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)

Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)

By | December 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments

We just lost a dear friend of the Minneapolis/St. Paul comedy scene. He passed away sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. This was the second huge death the scene has had in less than two weeks and we are beyond devastated. The entire landscape of our community has...

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Comedian, former pornstar Alia Janine: 5 ways comedians and pornstars are the same

Comedian, former pornstar Alia Janine: 5 ways comedians and pornstars are the same

By | October 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 3 comments

I've been asked many times why comics and pornstars seem to get along so well. There's many reasons that when you're at a comedy show in Los Angeles the chances you may see one of your favorite fuck flick stars are pretty good. If there’s a huge porn party, there will be...

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Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)

Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)

By | October 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments

Dear Young Mike Brody, First off, screw the prop comic who yelled at you for swearing when you opened for him in 2001. You didn't know it was a clean show and you didn't know how anything worked then. He was a douche then and he's a douche today. His closing joke is juggling...

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George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)

By | October 7, 2014 at 8:49 am | 4 comments

This past summer, three years after comedian Kevin Bartini launched a fraught-filled campaign to rename a New York City street after the late George Carlin, the city council passed a bill to do just that. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the order that would allow the 400 block of...

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George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin get The Simpsons treatment in series of wedding illustrations by aleXsandro Palombo (Gallery)

By | October 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm | No comments

George Clooney shocked us all when the veteran actor and professional very handsome human announced he’d finally be getting married. After all, when you’re 53 and can presumably have sexual relations with literally anyone on Earth, marriage seems like it would be at the...

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Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)

Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)

By | September 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm | One comment

The concept of the “short list” for studio films is simple: it’s a tried-and true method to expediently plug bankable stars into leading roles, which creates publicity and drums up financing. Great! But here’s the thing – the short list for funny broads needs a bit of...

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Nasim Pedrad’s Aziz Ansari impression from Saturday Night Live is amazing (Video)

Nasim Pedrad’s Aziz Ansari impression from Saturday Night Live is amazing (Video)

By | September 18, 2014 at 10:57 am | No comments

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad made a name for herself on the long-running sketch comedy show with her impressions of Kim Kardashian, Bruno Mars and Barbara Walters. Pedrad left SNL this year to co-star alongside John Mulaney in his new Fox sitcom Mulaney....

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When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

By | September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and...

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Joan Rivers funeral was a tasteful spectacle: Howard Stern, Margaret Cho, hundreds more pay their respects

Joan Rivers funeral was a tasteful spectacle: Howard Stern, Margaret Cho, hundreds more pay their respects

By | September 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments

Hundreds of family members, friends and celebrities said goodbye to Joan Rivers yesterday at her invite-only funeral in New York at Temple Emanu-El, which featured a eulogy by Howard Stern and performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Hugh Jackman and Broadway star...

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