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Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala banned for being ‘anti-Semitic’

Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala banned for being ‘anti-Semitic’

By | January 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm | 2 comments

Moments before he was scheduled to perform for 5,000 fans on Thursday, French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala learned his gig – the kickoff to a 22-city national tour – was canceled. After striking down a ban on the show, the highest court in France reversed the...

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Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

By | January 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Well-respected comedian and actress Natasha Leggero has been under fire ever since she made what many consider an outrageously offensive joke during Carson Daly's New Year's Eve broadcast on NBC. At the heart of this brand new fake-outrage-powered controversy is a Twitter...

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Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

By | December 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments

In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list...

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Since the HFPA didn’t nominate any comedy films for a Golden Globe, vote for comedies here (Poll)

Since the HFPA didn’t nominate any comedy films for a Golden Globe, vote for comedies here (Poll)

By | December 17, 2013 at 11:23 am | 3 comments

If it isn’t the Recording Academy disappointing comedy fans it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year, those lovable scamps nominated five films in the category of Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy— none of which are, in most intelligent people’s...

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Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

By | December 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm | One comment

The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have once again, despite the huge amount of quality stand-up released in 2013, felt it necessary to laud Kathy Griffin in the best comedy album category. It's the sixth year in a row they've done so. Griffin's album this year Calm Down...

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Comedian Cameron Esposito on Catholicism, sex education and the downfalls of tradition

Comedian Cameron Esposito on Catholicism, sex education and the downfalls of tradition

By | December 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm | One comment

I was onstage, transitioning from a hilarious bit about lesbian porn into some pretty sweet butt sex material, when I heard a lady’s voice yell out, “They didn’t teach you that at _____!” _____ is the name of my high school, and even though this particular show was in...

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Louis C.K. inks amazing deal with FX, continues doing things his way

Louis C.K. inks amazing deal with FX, continues doing things his way

By | December 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. is the king of getting "the special deal." He famously sold his hit show Louie to FX with complete creative control by agreeing to an extremely small budget. FX Networks has now signed an exclusive deal with the stand-up comedian for a multi-year development deal....

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Maybe Alec Baldwin should shut up and stop blaming other people for his problems (maybe)

Maybe Alec Baldwin should shut up and stop blaming other people for his problems (maybe)

By | November 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments

Alec Baldwin is a brilliant performer, armed to the teeth with outstanding comedic sensibilities. Wasn’t he great as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock for seven seasons?! And how about all 16 times he hosted Saturday Night Live? Not too shabby, right? He’s even made watching credit...

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Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell gets cancelled, last episode airs tonight

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell gets cancelled, last episode airs tonight

By | November 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm | No comments

The new network FXX, FX's comedy-centric cable station, has axed its late-night program Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell due to low ratings. Bell's show worked on FX playing once a week. During the last leg of its first season, Totally Biased attracted 372,000 pairs of eyeballs...

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