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A 17-minute interview with David Cross talking about “Arrested Development” flick and Amber Tamblyn? Yes, please.

A 17-minute interview with David Cross talking about “Arrested Development” flick and Amber Tamblyn? Yes, please.

By | August 23, 2011 at 11:14 am | One comment

Last night, newly-engaged and bushy-bearded comedian David Cross stopped by Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV. More importantly, Cross stuck around for a Web-extra interview, wherein he chats about his future wife, actress Amber Tamblyn and impending Arrested...

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Charlie Sheen rides the truth in Comedy Central roast promo

Charlie Sheen rides the truth in Comedy Central roast promo

By | August 23, 2011 at 10:45 am | 2 comments

Comedy Central's upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated comedy events of 2011. Though details are sparse so far -- we hear the list of roasters will be released this week -- the network just rolled out this itty-bitty 15-second promo to...

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Watch David Letterman address terrorist death threat in Top 10 list

Watch David Letterman address terrorist death threat in Top 10 list

By | August 23, 2011 at 9:42 am | One comment

Last week, we told you about the death threat levied against David Letterman via an Al-Quaeda message board. You see, on a recent episode of Late Show, Letterman made a joke about the recent death of suspected terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri. And someone didn't take kindly to it...

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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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