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That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine stars in ‘On the Couch’ web series as therapist (Video)

That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine stars in ‘On the Couch’ web series as therapist (Video)

By | March 12, 2015 at 12:48 pm | No comments

Ever since Dr. Katz went on semi-permanent "mental health" vacation, America has yearned for an equally as capable funny "physician" to see to our comedy needs. Enter That Metal Show's Jim Florentine, whose new web series, On the Couch with Jim Florentine, is primed to give all...

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Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)

Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)

By | March 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm | No comments

While Gleeks everywhere are singing funeral dirges over the loss of their beloved Fox franchise, at least one Glee cast member is experiencing sensational new life after TV death. But really, if anyone's going to rise out of the ashes, guns blazing, of the mega-popular high...

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Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

By | March 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm | One comment

Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn't it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot...

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Stephen Colbert on House of Cards, Reprises ‘Stephen Colbert’ Character

Stephen Colbert on House of Cards, Reprises ‘Stephen Colbert’ Character

By | March 3, 2015 at 10:49 am | No comments

[Warning: season 3 spoilers ahead] With the premiere of its third season on February 27, Netflix’s uber-popular original series House of Cards has likely been responsible for more than a few sleepless weekends. To all you blurry-eyed binge-watchers out there, we feel...

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Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: the 103 retro media items on the show’s set (Photos)

Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: the 103 retro media items on the show’s set (Photos)

By | January 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm | No comments

If you missed the series premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Monday, you sure did miss a stellar start to what I firmly believe will be a long-lasting, much-needed and influential late night show. Of course you have tonight, Wednesday and Thursday to tune into...

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Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014

Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014

By | December 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm | 6 comments

With 2015 breathing down our necks it’s time to count down the best comedy releases of 2014. It’s something Laughspin has been doing since 2008 and we’re not about to stop—especially since commercially available comedy output has increased exponentially since then. It...

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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 | 4 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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