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6 mysteries of the world explained by Futurama (Videos)

6 mysteries of the world explained by Futurama (Videos)

By | May 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments

The Futurama universe predicts a future that is equally exciting and terrifying. You can live forever as a head in a jar; suicide is easier and quicker than ever thanks to roadside suicide booths; giant carrots take over the world for a little while. In six seasons the crew has...

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Will Ferrell makes a memorable, triumphant return to Saturday Night Live (13 videos)

Will Ferrell makes a memorable, triumphant return to Saturday Night Live (13 videos)

By | May 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | 2 comments

The highly-anticipated return of Will Ferrell to Saturday Night Live went down this past weekend, and it didn't disappoint. From delivering the world's most awkward Mother's Day speech to running for the mayor of Funkytown to playing a husband with the world's most obnoxious...

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Laughspin’s 12 favorite comedian graduation speeches, featuring Colbert, Fey, Poehler and more!

Laughspin’s 12 favorite comedian graduation speeches, featuring Colbert, Fey, Poehler and more!

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | 2 comments

It's graduation season and you know what that means! Someone somewhere is sitting through a three hour procession of watching 200 people wearing oversized gowns stand in line to shake somebody's hand. Hooray! But seriously, congratulations to all you recent grads. You make us...

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Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

By | February 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 48 comments

This list will rank George Carlin's albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical pertinence. I chose albums rather than specials for three reasons: 1) most of Carlin's albums simply were the audio from his...

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Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

By | September 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 27 comments

I think it's safe to say that all most comedians ever want to do is tell jokes and make people laugh. But all too often, some wise-ass decides that he or she wants to get involved and steal the spotlight. We call these miserable low lives that needed more hugs growing up...

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11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

By | August 29, 2011 at 9:21 am | 46 comments

Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian...

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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Eleven comedy web shows that should be television shows

Eleven comedy web shows that should be television shows

By | July 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm | 6 comments

When it comes to developing comedy show for television, with the exception of Louie, there is hardly any unilateral decision making that allows for something that is "just good" to be on the air. Demographics, built-in markets, censors, programming and more unfortunately factor...

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Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

It seems every season there's a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone...

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