TV/Movies

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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Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

By | August 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments

Everybody Loves Sarah. Get it? I used part of the name of a incredibly popular television show and swapped out the titular character's name with the first name of another comedian-- all in order to illustrate that there's a bidding war going down on Sarah Silverman's developing...

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Rob Corddry’s “Childrens Hospital” will return to Adult Swim for fourth season

Rob Corddry’s “Childrens Hospital” will return to Adult Swim for fourth season

By | August 17, 2011 at 11:27 am | No comments

Former web series, turned Adult Swim short-form series Childrens Hospital has been renewed for a fourth season. An order for 14 episodes to be produced has been made, and the production will begin late 2012. The series, created by former Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry is a...

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Nick Cannon, Jim Belushi headed for new network sitcoms

Nick Cannon, Jim Belushi headed for new network sitcoms

By | August 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm | One comment

Two big stories have just popped up in the TV sitcom world today, and I am cautiously optimistic regarding one. One of the shows I have been looking forward to this Fall is Up All Night; starring Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. The show centers around a couple...

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New Carlos Mencia, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Dunham specials will hit Comedy Central this Fall

New Carlos Mencia, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Dunham specials will hit Comedy Central this Fall

By | August 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments

Comedy Central will premiere new hour-long specials this Fall from veteran comedians Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco, Craig Ferguson, Weird Al Yankovic and Jeff Dunham-- as well as up-and-comers T.J. Miller and Donald Glover, the network announced today. Comedy Central also...

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