Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

By | July 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm | One comment

When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn't know at the...

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Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

By | July 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 19 comments

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retail chain, allowing the ultra-Christian company to refuse insurance coverage of birth control that is otherwise available under President Barack Obama’s...

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Drunk guy passes out in comedians Eddie Ifft, Tim McLaughlin’s car (Video)

Drunk guy passes out in comedians Eddie Ifft, Tim McLaughlin’s car (Video)

By | July 1, 2014 at 10:46 am | No comments

The life of a touring comedian isn’t nearly as glamorous as one may think. There’s a lot of lonely downtime, daytime television watching in crappy hotel rooms and wandering small city streets in search of diversion. But every now and then, the comedy gods gift deserving...

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‘Community’ going to Yahoo Screen: Dan Harmon announces 13 episode sixth season will live online

‘Community’ going to Yahoo Screen: Dan Harmon announces 13 episode sixth season will live online

By | June 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments

Dan Harmon, the creator and executive producer of cult comedy Community, announced today that the quirky ensemble comedy, recently canceled by NBC, will have a sixth season on Yahoo! Screen, the online streaming service that has found huge success with original and acquired...

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Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

By | June 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm | One comment

FX continues its push for star-powered comedies today by ordering its Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series. Leary wrote and created the show under his Apostle banner and will star in 10 episodes to air in 2015. FX productions and Fox Television Studios...

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Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)

Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)

By | June 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm | One comment

One comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade improviser gave possibly the best incorrect final answer in the history of Jeopardy! (and that includes those "Sean Connery" answers on Saturday Night Live). Ari Voukydis, an improv teacher, didn't have a clue as to the answer on last...

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Russell Brand Jeanine Pirro Response Video … Comedian Calls Fox News ‘Fanatical Terrorist Propagandist Organization’ Following Judge’s Rant Against Barack Obama

Russell Brand Jeanine Pirro Response Video … Comedian Calls Fox News ‘Fanatical Terrorist Propagandist Organization’ Following Judge’s Rant Against Barack Obama

By | June 28, 2014 at 8:29 am | 15 comments

Fox News does not exactly have the best reputation as a cable news network. But when Russell Brand heard Judge Jeanine Pirro’s crazy opening monologue from her new show Justice, the comedian apparently decided he was “mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.” So...

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George Carlin Way a go in New York City: Comedians Kevin Bartini, Adam Lash get street named after legendary comedian

George Carlin Way a go in New York City: Comedians Kevin Bartini, Adam Lash get street named after legendary comedian

By | June 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 6 comments

Comedians Kevin Bartini and Adam Lash have fought tirelessly for three years to dedicate a block of New York City to the memory of the late great George Carlin. And today, their work has paid off. Just moments ago, the New York City Council unanimously passed an omnibus bill...

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Will Ferrell’s World Cup promise: I’ll bite every German player a la Luis Suarez of Uruguay (Video)

Will Ferrell’s World Cup promise: I’ll bite every German player a la Luis Suarez of Uruguay (Video)

By | June 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm | No comments

Under official FIFA World Cup rules, the US national team can bring in a replacement player until injured forward Jozy Altidore can return to the tournament after previously falling prey to a strained hamstring. Team USA may had a special weapon crash the #FanHQ party in Recife,...

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