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The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

By | December 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | No comments

If you ever wondered how Diablo Cody's script for Juno got discovered, one of the main sources for exposure was the annual Black List compiled by Overbrook Entertainment's Franklin Leonard. The Black List features several of the "most-liked" unproduced screenplays of a calendar...

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Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel give us a reason to watch Critics’ Choice Awards on VH1

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel give us a reason to watch Critics’ Choice Awards on VH1

By | December 13, 2011 at 11:28 am | No comments

What would it take to make you, the typical Laughspin reader, watch a movie-awards show on VH1? What if it was hosted by two thirds of Human Giant? What if it was hosted by one quarter of Respecto Montalban? What if it was hosted by the tall guy from Children’s Hospital and...

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Louis C.K. was on Nightline last night and you can watch the whole interview here

Louis C.K. was on Nightline last night and you can watch the whole interview here

By | December 13, 2011 at 10:52 am | 2 comments

Last night, Nightline aired a pretty solid feature with Louis C.K. ABC's Bill Weir spent the day with the man recently, watching Louie at the Comedy Cellar in New York trying out new jokes, hanging out at his apartment and exploring his history in the world of comedy. You can...

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Was Alec Baldwin’s appearance on SNL as an American Airlines pilot a good move?

Was Alec Baldwin’s appearance on SNL as an American Airlines pilot a good move?

By | December 12, 2011 at 11:28 am | 11 comments

Last Wednesday, 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin was ejected from an American Airlines flight after he refused to shut down his phone and proceeded to throw a bit of a hissy fit. It delayed the flight’s take off but perhaps more importantly, it reminded us all that although he’s...

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‘Community’ takes down ‘Glee’ in hilarious Christmas episode

‘Community’ takes down ‘Glee’ in hilarious Christmas episode

By | December 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments

This is it, you guys. The last episode—and last recap—before Community’s Hiatus of Indeterminate Length (HOIL). Let’s not be sad—let’s appreciate Community while we’ve got it. Especially since it’s the most joyous of times and joyous of places: Christmas at...

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Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Five-Year Engagement’

Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Five-Year Engagement’

By | December 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It doesn’t take a seasoned Hollywood analyst to know that 2012 is going to be a big year for Jason Segel. The comedic actor and writer is currently riding the wave of The Muppets success. And in the first quarter of next year he’ll be co-headlining The Five-Year Engagement...

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Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

By | December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | No comments

Multi-tasking Office star Mindy Kaling is set to write and lend her voice to a new animated comedy series for NBC. It’s part of a deal that centers around Greg Daniels – executive producer of The Office and Parks and Recreation – joining forces with Kaling and Alan Yang (a...

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The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

By | December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 18 comments

Maybe it's the fact that the latest film adaptation of the Muppets was so great or the fact that slapstick comedy doesn't hold up like it used to in the hey day of the Three Stooges, but the newest trailer for the Farrelly Brothers' adaptation of the beloved franchise comes off...

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Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

By | December 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm | One comment

Community's Christmas episode is going down tomorrow night. But you're going to want to watch this first. Donald Glover (Troy) puts his rapping skills -- you may also know him as Childish Gambino -- to good use, as he and bestie Abed (Danny Pudi) bust out a rap about the...

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