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On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:15 am | 21 comments

photo by: Sharilyn Johnson On Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron, stand-up comedian Todd Glass did something very brave. However, despite the news of Todd’s coming out of the closet, nothing about Todd has really changed. Todd is the same guy we’ve grown to adore...

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Why Patton Oswalt tore into an audience member and why there are no winners

Why Patton Oswalt tore into an audience member and why there are no winners

By | January 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 108 comments

Patton Oswalt’s website crashed for a short time on Saturday morning. The reason? Too many thousands of his fans were clamoring simultaneously to read the comedian’s response to some pretty harsh words about him, which were posted the evening before on a local Los Angeles...

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Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

By | January 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 17 comments

When a comedy flick costs $32 million to make and then grosses $288 million worldwide, it's a given: you make a sequel-- no matter how flimsy the thematic reasoning may be. So, it's no surprise that Universal is working on a sequel to the wildly successful Bridesmaids. But...

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Friend of late comedian Angelo Bowers recounts the last days they spent together

Friend of late comedian Angelo Bowers recounts the last days they spent together

By | January 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 67 comments

ed note: We reported last night that comedian Angelo Bowers had passed away when he was involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. His friend and fellow comedian Josh Adam Meyers was in the same car and remains in critical condition; he's expected to make a full...

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Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

Comedian blatantly steals Doug Stanhope’s material, fans revolt

By | January 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 47 comments

If you're a regular reader of Laughspin, there is no need to extoll on the honesty of writing one's own comedic material as a comedian and not stealing others. We posted plenty about that in 2011. If you're not, then know that not only is stealing jokes wrong, it's theft of...

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Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

By | January 4, 2012 at 11:44 am | 3 comments

It should be no surprise to anyone that Bill Maher would make a remark pointing out the inconsistencies of Christianity. Yet, after tweeting "Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo's killing...

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HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

By | December 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments

UPDATE: 12/22/11 -- 3:40 pm ET Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames ended up spending $1,600 on drinks in two different bars in Brooklyn. All for his fans. Check out Vulture's play-by-play account of the festivities. UPDATE: 12/21/11 -- 11 am ET Jonathan Ames has...

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Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

By | December 1, 2011 at 8:30 am | 13 comments

The folks at the Grammys have had a recent history of nominating some pretty questionable albums for their Best Comedy Album category. In 2008 they gave the award to Flight of the Conchords for their 23-minute EP The Distant Future (not an album). In 2009, George Lopez's album...

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GQ names Kristen Wiig ‘bro’ of the year, posts half naked photo (to show her like a bro)

GQ names Kristen Wiig ‘bro’ of the year, posts half naked photo (to show her like a bro)

By | November 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 16 comments

It seems every now and again, GQ tries to act like they give a shit about comedy. In July, a half-naked Mila Kunis adorned the cover of their fourth annual comedy issue. It was a progressive step, I guess, because men usually end up on the comedy issue's cover (think Zach...

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