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Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

By | September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious,...

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Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

By | September 21, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

With so much drama in the L.B.C., it must be time for Snoop Dogg to do some comedy. It seems the hip-hop icon is developing a family sitcom for Warner Bros. in which he would star as a father. The project would team the rapper with producer Don Reo, who has written for...

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“Conan” set to tape four shows in New York; ticket lottery launched

“Conan” set to tape four shows in New York; ticket lottery launched

By | September 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm | No comments

Are you a New York-er or someone who lives sort of close to New York? Did you cry (or come close to crying) when Conan O'Brien and his crew picked up and moved his circus to Los Angeles? Then you're in luck! Conan is doing four live tapings in New York City at the Beacon Theater...

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Amy Schumer on her Steve-O, Ryan Dunn roast joke: “I don’t feel the need to apologize”

Amy Schumer on her Steve-O, Ryan Dunn roast joke: “I don’t feel the need to apologize”

By | September 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm | 336 comments

Now that the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen aired last night -- the network's highest rated roast in history, by the way, with an average of 6.4 million viewers -- the outrage has begun. Hooray! But, really most of the outrage has been directed toward comedian Amy...

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Modern Family comes out Emmys’ big comedy winner, but who do you think got hosed?

Modern Family comes out Emmys’ big comedy winner, but who do you think got hosed?

By | September 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments

Leaving with five trophies, hugely popular ABC show Modern Family left last night's 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as the big comedy winner. But their multiple wins -- including best comedy series -- didn't steal any thunder from Mike and Molly co-star Melissa McCarthy, who...

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Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

By | September 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | No comments

On Monday, Sept. 26, The Colbert Report will air a special one-hour episode at 11:30 pm ET and will feature indie rock darlings Radiohead. The show's format will be essentially be the same; however, the network has made room for expanded interviews and performances. The Thom...

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Wet Hot American Summer: Laughspin and Showalter, Wain, Black reflect on the cult comedy

Wet Hot American Summer: Laughspin and Showalter, Wain, Black reflect on the cult comedy

By | September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am | One comment

The state bird of New Jersey is the mosquito. The statement, offered in jest by a movie character from behind the digitalized safety net of the TV screen, had at least one audience member thoroughly riled. It was all the encouragement my friend Richie, a Jersey boy born and...

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Video: Behind the scenes in Wyoming as “Modern Family” shoots its season three premiere

Video: Behind the scenes in Wyoming as “Modern Family” shoots its season three premiere

By | September 19, 2011 at 11:01 am | No comments

As if this Wednesday's one-hour season three premiere of ABC's Modern Family wasn't already highly anticipated, the show went out and snagged itself five Emmys last night, including the award for best comedy series, beating out The Office, Glee, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock and...

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