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Video: Nick Thune will never forget what he did to Andy Richter

Video: Nick Thune will never forget what he did to Andy Richter

By | August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm | No comments

I probably don’t need to tell you how much it meant for a comic to get called over to the couch on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. A quick tête-à-tête with Johnny could be a comedian’s big break, so they took it wicked seriously. And, as it turns out, some take...

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Patton Oswalt, Patrice Oneal cast in Johnny Knoxville comedy flick

Patton Oswalt, Patrice Oneal cast in Johnny Knoxville comedy flick

By | August 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm | No comments

For the past few years Johnny Knoxville, professional Jackass, has been slowly gaining some credibility as a comedic actor (The Ringer, Dukes of Hazzard); he even co-starred in Kevin Spacey's Father Of Invention last year. I know, I know. None of them were "hits" or "good," but...

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Jimmy Fallon will return to Saturday Night Live for hosting duties

Jimmy Fallon will return to Saturday Night Live for hosting duties

By | August 22, 2011 at 11:07 am | No comments

It's official. One of Saturday Night Live's most successful sons will return -- for one night, at least -- to host the long-running sketch show's Dec. 17 episode. Jimmy Fallon, just moments ago, tweeted the following: “I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” Fallon...

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How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

By | August 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 11 comments

This year late night TV has seen the likes of Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Ian Edwards, and more bring their unique stand-up comedy to the masses on Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Recently, Portland comic Ron Funches killed it with his...

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Short film “A Stand Up Guy” shows the sobering side of comedy

Short film “A Stand Up Guy” shows the sobering side of comedy

By | August 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments

Most Laughspin readers have a pretty good idea that life as a comedian can be difficult. Not only is there the prospect of trying to become an original voice in a self-destructive art form, but often times, there is little support or reassurance given that one is following the...

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Watch Louis C.K. give a valuable lesson on saving a dog’s life

Watch Louis C.K. give a valuable lesson on saving a dog’s life

By | August 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments

Last night, Louis C.K. stopped by Conan for a (thankfully) lengthy desk-side chat. The two funny gingers covered a lot of ground-- how awesome C.K.'s show Louie is, why Louis is shocked there isn't more murder in the world (especially at Disneyland); and perhaps most noteworthy,...

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And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | One comment

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman's untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment...

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Exclusive: Lisa Lampanelli will not roast Charlie Sheen for Comedy Central

Exclusive: Lisa Lampanelli will not roast Charlie Sheen for Comedy Central

By | August 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm | No comments

The last we heard about Lisa Lampanelli's expected participation in the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, the comedian was a "maybe," due to a prior commitment. Lisa tells us now it's official: sadly, she won't be part of the broadcast. "I've been contracted to do...

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Steve Harvey developing talk show based on self-help book

Steve Harvey developing talk show based on self-help book

By | August 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm | No comments

One of the Original Kings of Comedy Steve Harvey is developing a comedy-based talk show inspired by his 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The show is slotted to air in syndication through NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Harvey is currently the host of...

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