Opinion

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

By | September 21, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

With so much drama in the L.B.C., it must be time for Snoop Dogg to do some comedy. It seems the hip-hop icon is developing a family sitcom for Warner Bros. in which he would star as a father. The project would team the rapper with producer Don Reo, who has written for...

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Russell Brand offends Paralympics athletes, but did he really do anything wrong?

Russell Brand offends Paralympics athletes, but did he really do anything wrong?

By | September 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments

A comedian is being criticized for things he said on stage? Couldn’t be. You say that comic is Russell Brand? But that’s just not like him! Oh, but it's true. Over the weekend the notoriously wild English funnyman found himself facing media scrutiny over remarks he made...

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Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

By | September 12, 2011 at 11:55 am | One comment

When I was a kid, we as a family couldn't stand baseball commentator Tim McCarver so much that if he was working a game we would dial it up on the radio and watch on TV with that annoying buffoon muted. Well, this is kind of the same thing; instead of listening to the...

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Laughspin’s live blog of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen

Laughspin’s live blog of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen

By | September 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments

I'm at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. The show hasn't even started, and we've already seen quite a bit on the red carpet... partially nude "Sheen goddesses," roaster and comedian cockgod Ron Jeremy and actress Kate Walsh just...

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Did supposedly “racist” comedy segment need to be pulled from Fox-owned Fuel TV?

Did supposedly “racist” comedy segment need to be pulled from Fox-owned Fuel TV?

By | September 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm | No comments

In another instance of political correctness in comedy being taken way too far, Fuel TV had to pull a sports segment due to offending the Asian American community. Comedian Bob Oschack went out as a "man on the street" to interview Asian college students at the University of...

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A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

By | September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 6 comments

Just in case you're not of the album buying/downloading ilk, comedy albums have been coming out in droves over the last few weeks. Yes, it's that time of year again, comedy fans. OK, we're only saying that because several quality comedy albums have come out recently-- like Marc...

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Video: Conservative comedian makes Down Syndrome joke at Tea Party rally; Sarah Palin seems ok with it

Video: Conservative comedian makes Down Syndrome joke at Tea Party rally; Sarah Palin seems ok with it

By | September 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments

Comics argue about what makes a joke go “too far.” For some people it’s abortion or religion or Lady Gaga. But for conservative comic Eric Golub, comparing liberals to a child with Down Syndrome is pure gold – and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (a mother...

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When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

By | September 7, 2011 at 11:14 am | 3 comments

I’m not trying to brag, but I get heckled a lot. Usually it’s something questioning my mental stability, like, “You’re weird,” or, “That’s too fucked up.” To which I can usually laugh and say, “You’re welcome.” After so many nights of drunken self esteem...

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