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What we learned from attending the Ricky Gervais ‘Times Talks’

What we learned from attending the Ricky Gervais ‘Times Talks’

By | September 11, 2013 at 10:04 am | 2 comments

Ricky Gervais is one of the busiest comedians in Hollywood. Whatever your feelings are on The Office's creator, you must admit that he's one of the hardest-working funny men in the game. The third season of An Idiot Abroad premiered this past January worldwide and he stars in...

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Seven things I didn’t expect from my network television debut

Seven things I didn’t expect from my network television debut

By | September 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 16 comments

1. I'd find out the night before I got the call on Labor Day -- late in the evening -- that I'd be appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson the next night. I think Craig is charming and smart and great at his job, so I was stoked about the booking. And I actually...

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15 comedians with Ivy League pedigrees

15 comedians with Ivy League pedigrees

By | August 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 20 comments

It's back to school time, you guys. And since for many students, this is a time of stress and panic, we'd like to help you through this time with a little inspiration. Below, we've listed 15 of our favorite funny people who were smart enough to gain entry into one (or more) of...

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The Gospel of Greg Proops: A selection of truths, as heard on The Smartest Man in the World

The Gospel of Greg Proops: A selection of truths, as heard on The Smartest Man in the World

By | July 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm | One comment

In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines,...

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Comedian, father of a child with autism blasts the term ‘photo wrecker’ and lazy comedy

Comedian, father of a child with autism blasts the term ‘photo wrecker’ and lazy comedy

By | July 18, 2013 at 9:11 am | 14 comments

Unlike anyone else I know, I live in a world of very conflicting points of view. The comedian side of me knows how hard it is to make an audience laugh. If you want to kill the humor, try to make comedians behave like politicians–- going over every word they say to the...

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I was killed in a Sharknado: A comedian’s account from the set of the worst/best movie ever

I was killed in a Sharknado: A comedian’s account from the set of the worst/best movie ever

By | July 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm | One comment

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for nine months this week. It’s flown by, but I’ve also felt like I’ve lived out here for nine years. There’s so much going on at all times in all these little pockets of Hollywoodland that putting a time frame on all the events seems...

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Pandora radio and Laughspin join forces to keep you updated on the week’s comedy releases

Pandora radio and Laughspin join forces to keep you updated on the week’s comedy releases

By | July 12, 2013 at 11:58 am | 6 comments

As Pandora’s Comedy Curator, I am always on the lookout for new content. If an artist releases a new album, I want to be sure to know about so that I can share it with Pandora listeners. My search, however, can be really challenging. Currently, there’s not a website...

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Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneres (Infographic)

Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneres (Infographic)

By | July 2, 2013 at 10:04 am | No comments

Women make an average of 30% less than men: $.70 cents to a man’s $1.00. Women of color fair even worse when it comes to income—making just around $.64 cents to a white man’s dollar. While the odds are against the average woman, especially the average minority woman, in...

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Comedian Cameron Esposito on the overturn of DOMA, her girlfriend and the strength of family

Comedian Cameron Esposito on the overturn of DOMA, her girlfriend and the strength of family

By | June 28, 2013 at 10:58 am | One comment

Yesterday morning my dad called to say he was so, so happy for me and my girlfriend about the DOMA news. I asked him if he was happy for himself too, that he’d be able to see his daughter married. “I am so, so happy for me too." he said. He was the first person I talked to...

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