Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW

By | February 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm | No comments

In a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I pay homage to Harold Ramis, who died at the age 69. The legendary comedy writer, director and actor gave us classic flicks like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Meatballs and the list goes on. He’ll truly...

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Seth Rogen testifies at Congressional subcommittee hearing (Video)

Seth Rogen testifies at Congressional subcommittee hearing (Video)

By | February 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm | One comment

Some of you might have been on Twitter and wondered, "Why is Seth Rogen on C-SPAN?" Well, here's your answer: The This Is The End star testified in Congress on Wednesday afternoon at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing called, "Taking a Toll on Families and the Economy:...

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Comedian Eugene Mirman posts second White House petition, asking Obama to call Uganda president a ‘ding-dong-boob-poopy’

Comedian Eugene Mirman posts second White House petition, asking Obama to call Uganda president a ‘ding-dong-boob-poopy’

By | February 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm | No comments

As a response to his original White House petition being removed from the government’s Web site, comedian Eugene Mirman has just launched a revised version. Yesterday, Mirman launched a petition requesting that President Barack Obama tell Uganda “to go fuck themselves.”...

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Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

By | February 26, 2014 at 11:04 am | 17 comments

Last year a group of Sacramento-based comics and I drove to San Francisco to hit some open mics and pizza shops. I’ve been to plenty of open mics, so I was more excited about the pizza. Not just because I’m a glutton, but because pizza places don’t usually stink of awkward...

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Whoopi Goldberg releases Web series on YouTube (Videos)

Whoopi Goldberg releases Web series on YouTube (Videos)

By | February 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Comedian and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg unveiled two videos today on YouTube, part of a new Web series called Rollin’ With Whoopi. If the first two episodes are indicative of the entire series, the premise of Rollin’ With Whoopi is quite simple: Goldberg, along with...

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Stephen Colbert pays tribute to Harold Ramis (Video)

Stephen Colbert pays tribute to Harold Ramis (Video)

By | February 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm | No comments

Yesterday, the comedy world mourned the loss of celebrated writer, director and actor Harold Ramis. Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert paid tribute to the guy who wrote comedy classics like Animal House, Stripes and Groundhog Day in his own special way. Check it...

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Comedy Central picks up Amy Poehler’s ‘Broad City’ for second season

Comedy Central picks up Amy Poehler’s ‘Broad City’ for second season

By | February 25, 2014 at 9:45 am | No comments

Broad City, the new hip series on Comedy Central, has been picked up for a second season! The Amy Poehler-produced buddy comedy created by and starring New York's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer has been on the network for only a month and it is averaging a steady 1.2 million...

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R rated version of Anchorman 2 hits theaters for one week only

R rated version of Anchorman 2 hits theaters for one week only

By | February 25, 2014 at 9:25 am | 7 comments

I know it's been way too long since we've written anything about Anchorman 2. Well, you're in luck! By now, we're sure that you've seen the long-awaited sequel a dozen times. You might have even bought the $33 super-ticket, bought your favorite newscaster's favorite brand of...

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Harold Ramis, writer behind Animal House and Ghostbusters, is dead at 69 (Video)

Harold Ramis, writer behind Animal House and Ghostbusters, is dead at 69 (Video)

By | February 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm | No comments

Harold Ramis, the brain behind such classic comedy films as Groundhog Day, Stripes and one of the most quoted comedies in history, Caddyshack, is dead at the age of 69. His wife, Erica Mann, confirmed Ramis died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare...

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