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The Sklar Brothers new show on History premieres tonight

The Sklar Brothers new show on History premieres tonight

By | May 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm | No comments

The Sklar Brothers hit the History Channel tonight on a mission to prove that statistics don't have to be boring. Their show, The United Stats of America, premieres at 10 p.m. EST, tackling the question of the week: How are we most likely to die? The identical twins, Jason...

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Paul F. Tompkins chats, drinks alcohol with Ty Burrell of Modern Family (Video)

Paul F. Tompkins chats, drinks alcohol with Ty Burrell of Modern Family (Video)

By | May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Paul F. Tompkins' webseries, Speakeasy launched this week over on MadeMan.com. The premise is every man's dream-- or maybe it's my dream, excluding being a man. Celebrity guests hang out with Tompkins while he feeds them fancy cocktails. The premiere kicked off with Ty Burrell...

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Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 2 comments

NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network officially unveils its lineup...

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Comedian Hasan Minhaj has a message for Popchips: F*ck You

Comedian Hasan Minhaj has a message for Popchips: F*ck You

By | May 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments

I met Hasan Minhaj in the summer of 2009 where he was performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. And it's been fun to watch him grow as a comedian and an actor, having seen him snag success on television and on viral videos. But, I think his newest Web video -- part of his...

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The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

By | May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm | One comment

Back in 2006 I was at a summer program for teens where Jeff Dye, then a young comedian, did some motivational speaking for us. Years later he was been a finalist on Last Comic Standing, starred in his own half hour Comedy Central Presents special and appeared several times on...

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Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

By | May 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm | No comments

NBC, which will present its full Fall lineup a week from today, has green lighted a comedy pilot starring Anne Heche to series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The project, Save Me, stars the That's What She Said co-star playing a woman (Heche) who believes she is channeling...

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator torture Martin Scorsese

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator torture Martin Scorsese

By | May 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm | No comments

Martin Scorcese surprised Saturday Night Live viewers this weekend with an unannounced appearance on Seth Meyers' Weekend Update segment. The legendary director was revealed from beneath a black hood, playing the tortured captive of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest alter ego Admiral...

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Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

By | May 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live had a great showing this past weekend. As it turns out, though, one sketch that was planned to run got scrapped. In the sketch, President Obama, portrayed as per usual by Fred Armisen, addresses the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, and reminds America...

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‘The Half-Hour’ premieres Friday on Comedy Central with Rory Scovel, Michael Palascak (Videos)

‘The Half-Hour’ premieres Friday on Comedy Central with Rory Scovel, Michael Palascak (Videos)

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:58 am | 3 comments

One of the reasons I became obsessed with stand-up comedy was Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central's long-running series of 30-minute stand-up specials, which shined a light on great up and coming comedians. I even made my own "mixtape" of sorts, where one VHS tape housed...

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