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Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special: Laughspin’s favorite moments

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special: Laughspin’s favorite moments

By | February 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm | No comments

Sunday night's Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was a huge success, delivering NBC a ratings smash with 23.1 million primetime viewers. Countless celebrities and Saturday Night Live alumni were invited to perform on the three-and-a-half hour telecast. Other...

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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 | 5 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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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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10 Best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches for President’s Day (Videos)

10 Best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches for President’s Day (Videos)

By | February 17, 2014 at 9:37 am | No comments

Compiled by Orli Matlow Merry President’s Day! In honor of George’s Washington’s birthday, Laughspin has compiled the best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches. Though SNL is a longstanding American institution, it unfortunately wasn’t around in 1776 so we...

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Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

By | December 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 9 comments

In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list...

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15 comedians with Ivy League pedigrees

15 comedians with Ivy League pedigrees

By | August 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 21 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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Watch 11 of our favorite moments from Whose Line is it Anyway before the reboot premieres!

Watch 11 of our favorite moments from Whose Line is it Anyway before the reboot premieres!

By | July 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm | No comments

Tomorrow, we see the much anticipated return of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, "the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter." The improv show, which originally started as a 6 episode radio series in the U.K back in 1988, ran for a total of 18 seasons spanning from...

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12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:00 am | 7 comments

As shocking as it may sound, not every comedian joked his or her way straight to stardom. Before they were making you laugh onstage, in movies and on television, they were working regular dead-end jobs-- you know, like most of us! From waiting tables to applying makeup to the...

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