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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts

By | July 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 7 comments

It has been more than 50 years since a comedy album reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart. So it’s easy to see why “Weird” Al Yankovic  did not expect his latest record, Mandatory Fun, to hit No. 1. When the comedy singer received the news on Tom Green Live, he was...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

By | July 26, 2014 at 10:15 am | No comments

MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable...

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Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 26, 2014 at 9:02 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold-out show after another. Which is why it was so...

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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will insult you on video– and for a worthy cause (Contest)

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will insult you on video– and for a worthy cause (Contest)

By | July 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm | One comment

There’s been handful of truly great insult comedians throughout the history of comedy-- Don Rickles, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Ross come to mind. But no one but Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has mastered the art of the insult (while being a rubber canine) the way Triumph has. And...

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Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

By | July 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | One comment

MONTREAL – The New Faces of Comedy, a beloved Just For Laughs tradition, is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated showcases to grace the Montreal mega-comedy festival each and every year. More than giving under-the-radar comedians a chance to shine among more established...

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Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm | No comments

There might be some beef at this year's Emmys ceremony between comedy stars Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. The two men are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for their titular characters in Derek and Louie, respectively. Gervais appeared on Late...

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Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 10 comments

UPDATE: We've now uploaded the official audio. It sounds amazing. So enjoy! MONTREAL -- Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal....

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‘My Man is a Loser’ star Bryan Callen live Twitter chat with Laughspin 4 pm EST today!

‘My Man is a Loser’ star Bryan Callen live Twitter chat with Laughspin 4 pm EST today!

By | July 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm | No comments

My Man is a Loser, starring John Stamos, Bryan Callen, Michael Rapaport and Tika Sumpter hits theaters and will be available on Video on Demand services tomorrow, July 25! And to celebrate, Laughspin (that's us) will be hosting a live Twitter chat with Bryan Callen.  You likely...

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Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman on Jerry Seinfeld’s new Crackle web series Single Shots

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman on Jerry Seinfeld’s new Crackle web series Single Shots

By | July 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Jerry Seinfeld just wrapped up season four of his recently-renewed Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffe. Now his latest "between-the-seasons" project, Single Shots, has launched its first episode. The mini-sodes will feature multiple guests talking about the same...

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