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Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

By | August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm | One comment

After four decades of delivering some of the most unforgettable and best-loved comedic performances, Bill Murray is receiving the Kennedy Center’s 19th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray, reaching an almost cult-like status in the world of comedy, has had a career...

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George Carlin album ‘I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die’ will be released Sept. 16 (Audio)

George Carlin album ‘I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die’ will be released Sept. 16 (Audio)

By | August 17, 2016 at 11:38 am | No comments

The night before the attacks of 9/11, George Carlin was doing what he did best— harnessing his darkest thoughts and turning them into incisive long-form jokes live on stage. On that particular date Carlin was performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – part of what would be a...

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Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

By | August 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm | No comments

Jeff Ross doesn’t want you to call it a comeback. Roasting has been here for years. “Maybe it’s new to some people, but I’ve bee doing this for two decades,” the Roastmaster General tells Laughspin of the seemingly timeless tradition. The roast — and its younger...

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Turner Classic Movies, with host Greg Proops, launch Salute to Slapstick, offer online college course

Turner Classic Movies, with host Greg Proops, launch Salute to Slapstick, offer online college course

By | August 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Turner Classic Movies will launch a salute to slapstick comedy – that beloved but often critically disrespected comedy sub-genre – on Sept. 6 with comedian Greg Proops enlisted as host. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick will air every Tuesday and Wednesday during September and...

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Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show

Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show

By | August 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm | No comments

Comedy Central has decided Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show has run its course after a year-and-a-half on the network, as it announced its cancelation today. "Unfortunately, it hasn't connected with our audience in ways that we need it to," Comedy Central President Kent...

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Exclusive: Original Kings of Comedy biopic in the works

Exclusive: Original Kings of Comedy biopic in the works

By | November 9, 2015 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments

When The Original Kings of Comedy hit theaters nationwide in August of 2000 no one could’ve predicted that it would do what it eventually did for the careers of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac. That is, no one except Walter Latham,...

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What’s happening with Laughspin?

What’s happening with Laughspin?

By | August 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 42 comments

Oh, hey. You may have noticed we haven’t really been updating Laughspin in any consistent or meaningful way since June. Sure, we posted Dana Gould’s brilliant keynote address from the latest installment of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But, really, that was about...

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Russell Brand Moving To Syria? After His Tunisia Attack Trews Video, Critics Start Campaign To Buy Comedian One-Way Ticket

Russell Brand Moving To Syria? After His Tunisia Attack Trews Video, Critics Start Campaign To Buy Comedian One-Way Ticket

By | July 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm | No comments

Is Russell Brand moving to Syria? Fans in England have started a petition for him to go to the Middle East permanently following his controversial Trews video about the Tunisia massacre. Britain held a moment of silence last week for the victims of the shooting on a beach...

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Larry Wilmore: Take Confederate flag down (Video)

Larry Wilmore: Take Confederate flag down (Video)

By | June 26, 2015 at 11:59 am | No comments

Larry Wilmore addressed the nation last night with his take on the nationwide debate over the Confederate flag. In the wake of the deadly church shooting in South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the the flag from the capital building grounds. On The...

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