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Howie Mandel, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and more share videos for #MyYoungerSelf campaign supporting mental health awareness

Howie Mandel, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and more share videos for #MyYoungerSelf campaign supporting mental health awareness

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm | No comments

For more than a decade now, Howie Mandel has been an open book about struggling with mental health issues, namely Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which, in his case, shows itself through an irrational fear of germs. But the comedian...

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Lewis Black: ‘The Rant is Due’ on Audible capitalizes on crankiness

Lewis Black: ‘The Rant is Due’ on Audible capitalizes on crankiness

By | May 8, 2017 at 10:16 am | No comments

Lewis Black got America’s 70-year-old, 5’1”, perennial TV journalist Connie Chung to say “fuck”—a lot. Actually, one of the comedian’s fans repeatedly put the angry, four-letter word—amongst others—in her mouth. “I was never allowed to say that…my apologies...

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Stan Against Evil with John C. McGinley renewed for second season

Stan Against Evil with John C. McGinley renewed for second season

By | December 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm | No comments

FROM IFC: IFC announced that horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil has been picked up for a second season slated to air in 2017. Created by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation) and starring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You’re The Worst), Stan Against...

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Gilda’s LaughFest announces Iliza Shlesinger, Sinbad and more in first round of talent for 2017 festival

Gilda’s LaughFest announces Iliza Shlesinger, Sinbad and more in first round of talent for 2017 festival

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:07 am | No comments

Today, officials from the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9 to 19, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding...

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Comedian Jeannette Rizzi bringing BLINDSIDED to New York on Saturday, January 21

Comedian Jeannette Rizzi bringing BLINDSIDED to New York on Saturday, January 21

By | December 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm | No comments

Comedian Jeannette Rizzi will star in a special performance of her solo show Blindsided at 8 pm on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Actors Theatre Workshop in Manhattan. Tickets ($25 each) are now available at BrownPaperTickets.com. As raw as it is funny, Blindsided is a personal...

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Here’s the ballad about comedian Emo Philips you never knew you wanted until now (AUDIO)

Here’s the ballad about comedian Emo Philips you never knew you wanted until now (AUDIO)

By | November 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm | No comments

To say it’s a rarity that a musician is inspired to write a song about a comedian would be an understatement. And that’s why this just-released song about universally respected comedian Emo Philips is such an endearing, thoughtful tribute. Written and performed by musician...

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Dave Chappelle will release three new comedy specials on Netflix

Dave Chappelle will release three new comedy specials on Netflix

By | November 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm | No comments

We'll have more information on Dave Chappelle's deal with Netflix as it's available. But for now here's what we just got from Netflix. Exciting stuff to say the least. Dave Chappelle is bringing his blistering brand of comedy to Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV...

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SF Sketchfest presents Kids in the Hall, Jon Hamm, Megan Mullally and more!

SF Sketchfest presents Kids in the Hall, Jon Hamm, Megan Mullally and more!

By | November 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm | No comments

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible will celebrate the 16th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 12-29, 2017, with more than 200 shows featuring top comedic talents performing in 20 venues across the city. The 17-day festival will feature major comedy stars and the best...

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Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

By | November 18, 2016 at 11:13 am | No comments

Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem "off brand" for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week...

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