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Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of. (Laughspin interview)

Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of. (Laughspin interview)

By | September 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais has accomplished pretty much everything a young comedian dreams of accomplishing the day they decide to dedicate their lives to making people laugh. He created The Office, a cult comedy hit that premiered in 2001 in the UK and has since become a worldwide...

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Doug Stanhope Seeso comedy special, co-produced by Johnny Depp (Watch a preview)

Doug Stanhope Seeso comedy special, co-produced by Johnny Depp (Watch a preview)

By | September 12, 2016 at 11:17 am | No comments

Check out this just-released clip of Doug Stanhope's new Johnny Depp-produced stand-up special, No Place Like Home slated to premiere September 15 on the online streaming comedy channel Seeso. Seeso is promoting the special with the advertising caveat, “Warning: Not...

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Watch a preview: Aparna Nancherla’s Half-Hour Comedy Central special premieres tonight!

Watch a preview: Aparna Nancherla’s Half-Hour Comedy Central special premieres tonight!

By | September 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Aparna Nancherla is one of very few comedians who can combine an absurdist aesthetic with a relatable set of premises to excellent effect. She is, in my opinion, one of the best joke writers of our time. And because of this, I’ve often thought it would be swell if someone...

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Leslie Jones celebrates birthday, returns to Twitter after hack, says ‘thanks to my fans and friends!’

Leslie Jones celebrates birthday, returns to Twitter after hack, says ‘thanks to my fans and friends!’

By | September 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna tweet? Well, you can tweet Leslie Jones again, because the Ghostbusters star is back on social media. The Saturday Night Live favorite disappeared from Twitter and Snapchat following a website hack -- currently under...

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Netflix releases Christopher Guest ‘Mascots’ trailer (VIDEO)

Netflix releases Christopher Guest ‘Mascots’ trailer (VIDEO)

By | September 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm | No comments

After nearly 10 years away from directing feature films, Christopher Guest is back, this time on Netflix with Mascots, and he’s bringing his quirky, deadpan mockumentary style and brilliant troupe of comedic actors with him. Netflix just released the trailer for the film,...

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Ann Coulter gets trashed at Comedy Central Rob Lowe Roast by Jeff Ross as Prince (VIDEO)

Ann Coulter gets trashed at Comedy Central Rob Lowe Roast by Jeff Ross as Prince (VIDEO)

By | August 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Ann Coulter took an extraordinary verbal beating at Comedy Central's Roast of Rob Lowe, set to air on Labor Day. We've seen some clips already. Comedy Central released yet another today-- this one features Roast veteran Jeff Ross, dressed as Prince, who died earlier this year....

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Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin to star in Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW

Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin to star in Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW

By | August 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Netflix along with Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan has snagged Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin to star in GLOW, a comedy series inspired by the all-female wrestling league of the same name that was popular in the 1980s. GLOW will center on Brie, who will...

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Ann Coulter responds to Comedy Central Roast attacks

Ann Coulter responds to Comedy Central Roast attacks

By | August 30, 2016 at 4:38 pm | One comment

"I'd like to welcome everyone to the Ann Coulter roast with Rob Lowe," conservative pundit Ann Coulter deadpanned in her opening remarks at the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe Saturday. It was a fitting depiction of a night initially billed to set fire to actor Rob Lowe, but...

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Gene Wilder dead at 83: Willy Wonka, Young Frankenstein star had Alzheimer’s (Videos)

Gene Wilder dead at 83: Willy Wonka, Young Frankenstein star had Alzheimer’s (Videos)

By | August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm | No comments

Gene Wilder, an inspirational presence in the comedy world who starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, Blazing Saddles and many other iconic films, died today at the age of 83 in Stamford, Conn, where he lived. Though Wilder was diagnosed with...

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