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Hilary Duff scores TV Land comedy ‘Younger’ from Sex and the City producer Darren Star

Hilary Duff scores TV Land comedy ‘Younger’ from Sex and the City producer Darren Star

By | April 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Hilary Duff, who’s recently gone through a public split from husband Mike Comrie, now has reason to celebrate: she’ll star in Younger, an upcoming comedy series from Sex and the City producer Darren Star. The 26-year-old singer and former Disney standout – remember Lizzie...

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Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent’s Tom Cotter to headline Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY

Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent’s Tom Cotter to headline Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY

By | April 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm | No comments

Comedians Jay Leno and Tom Cotter will headline the 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival this August in Jamestown, NY. The annual festival is part of a mission to preserve the comedic legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which includes The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for...

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#RIP Jennifer Lopez trending worldwide: Death hoax is dumb but South Park’s Jennifer Lopez treatment is classic (Video)

#RIP Jennifer Lopez trending worldwide: Death hoax is dumb but South Park’s Jennifer Lopez treatment is classic (Video)

By | April 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 4 comments

Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to be treated to a Twitter death hoax, which is why, as we write this, #RIP Jennifer Lopez is currently trending worldwide. Lopez joins the ranks of celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Usher, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Braff and many...

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Funny Or Die celebrates Passover with James Bond Jewish edition, starring Phil Rosenthal and Patton Oswalt (Video)

Funny Or Die celebrates Passover with James Bond Jewish edition, starring Phil Rosenthal and Patton Oswalt (Video)

By | April 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm | No comments

Sundown tonight marks the start of Passover, the most observed Jewish holiday— the one that honors the biblical mandate to come together, enjoy a bountiful meal and give thanks for having been liberated from the rule of Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt some 3,300 years ago. In...

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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 8 comments

Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was...

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Mad Men’s Jessica Paré binges on junk food, gets fat for Funny or Die (Video)

Mad Men’s Jessica Paré binges on junk food, gets fat for Funny or Die (Video)

By | April 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm | No comments

Jon Hamm's Don Draper and the rest of the Mad Men cast returns for the seventh and final season of the critically-acclaimed drama tonight at 10 pm ET on AMC. And while we're fans of the show, we here at Laughspin are always looking for a good laugh. So, what better way to...

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Comedy Exposition with Sean O’Connor, Sean Patton headed to Chicago

Comedy Exposition with Sean O’Connor, Sean Patton headed to Chicago

By | April 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm | One comment

Move over, Just For Laughs and make way for The Comedy Exposition! Chicago learned last year that it would not be hosting another TBS-sponsored Just For Laughs Chicago festival in 2014. A staple of the comedy festivals circuit, JFL Chicago debuted in 2009 as another showcase...

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Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

By | April 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Steve Carell's celebrity improv game show Riot has been ordered to series and will feature famous guests including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Carell himself! Originally developed under the name Slide Show, Riot has a regular cast of contestants playing improv games with...

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Ben Roy’s ‘No Enlightenment in Sobriety’ is motivational misery, salve for misanthropic minds (Review)

Ben Roy’s ‘No Enlightenment in Sobriety’ is motivational misery, salve for misanthropic minds (Review)

By | April 13, 2014 at 11:37 am | No comments

If you follow modern stand-up comedy even casually, youʼre probably aware that booze and drugs arenʼt celebrated today like they once were. Humor superstars like Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron and Russell Brand have all become disciples of sobriety, bemoaning their dark years...

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