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Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.

Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.

By | April 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm | No comments

Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don't quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer's first two...

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Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and Funny Or Die launch ‘Halal in the Family.’ Watch all four episodes now.

Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and Funny Or Die launch ‘Halal in the Family.’ Watch all four episodes now.

By | April 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm | No comments

Family sitcoms of the 80's followed a tried and true formula: an out of touch but well-meaning dad, the peacemaker mom, cool but combative teenage kids and a corny but catchy theme song that tied it all together. While the recipe for a successful comedy has long since evolved,...

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Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup

Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup

By | March 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm | No comments

It's hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while...

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Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

By | March 16, 2015 at 10:03 am | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- By Saturday night's end here at Gilda's LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty,...

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Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

By | March 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- Before launching into his closing bit -- a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child's birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter -- Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church,...

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Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

By | March 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- "Turns out Bill Cosby is a rapist....If I was going to be raped, I'd like to be raped by Bill Cosby. I've been a fan of his for years. And how else are you going to meet him?" And so began an evening with Jim Jefferies at the Fountain Street Church (yes church)...

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Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

By | March 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest -- and was handed a check for $2,500 -- late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda's LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist...

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Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)

Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)

By | March 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm | No comments

While Gleeks everywhere are singing funeral dirges over the loss of their beloved Fox franchise, at least one Glee cast member is experiencing sensational new life after TV death. But really, if anyone's going to rise out of the ashes, guns blazing, of the mega-popular high...

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Thomas Middleditch, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani make Fun Fun Fun Fest (even more) weird

Thomas Middleditch, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani make Fun Fun Fun Fest (even more) weird

By | November 11, 2014 at 10:31 am | No comments

AUSTIN -- On the final day of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley) performed a spontaneous impression of a Revolution-era judge shouting the name “John Quincy Adams!” He paused. He laughed. And he asked himself, “What the hell am I...

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