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Cedric the Entertainer launches line of fancy headwear

Cedric the Entertainer launches line of fancy headwear

By | August 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments

Veteran comedian Cedric the Entertainer has accomplished a great many things during his career; he was one of the four Original Kings of Comedy, has acted in and voiced a seemingly countless number of movies and is currently the host of the prime time NBC game show, It's Worth What? So, what's a talented comic to do in order to challenge himself further? Start designing more...


Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

By | August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | 7 comments

It's been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, what makes millions of people laugh at something versus what leaves them blankly staring at their TV screens. In the realm of more...


Watch the first preview of John Goodman on “Community!”

Watch the first preview of John Goodman on “Community!”

By | August 29, 2011 at 10:47 am | 2 comments

You may already know this, but if you don't, let me have the honor of telling you: John Goodman will join Joel McHale and co. on Community this year, as the dude (not The Dude) has a recurring role. NBC announced the news in late July, but this morning we finally got our first preview of the man in action, doing his Greendale thing as Vice Dean Laybourne, the head of the more...


Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

By | August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That '70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confirmed to play Bianca, a child of immigrant parents and best friend of Chelsea (Prepon) from grade school, according to Deadline. This is more...


Interview with Retta, aka, Parks and Recreation’s Donna, aka, the Incognegro

Interview with Retta, aka, Parks and Recreation’s Donna, aka, the Incognegro

By | August 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 4 comments

How many pharmaceutical researchers with pre-med degrees from Duke have gone on to a career in stand-up? You can count them on one finger—Retta, who delivers the sass as Donna Meagle, pro-dater, Benz-lover, and stalwart employee of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department. Originally from New Jersey, Retta worked as a contractor for GlaxoSmithKline in North more...


And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | One comment

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman's untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment principal Ron Howard behind the project, it was pitched around Hollywood garnering serious interest more...


Steve Harvey developing talk show based on self-help book

Steve Harvey developing talk show based on self-help book

By | August 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm | No comments

One of the Original Kings of Comedy Steve Harvey is developing a comedy-based talk show inspired by his 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The show is slotted to air in syndication through NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Harvey is currently the host of long running game show Family Feud as well as a popular syndicated radio program and will be more...


Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

By | August 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments

Everybody Loves Sarah. Get it? I used part of the name of a incredibly popular television show and swapped out the titular character's name with the first name of another comedian-- all in order to illustrate that there's a bidding war going down on Sarah Silverman's developing network show. That's the news from Deadline, who's reporting that ABC, NBC and Fox all are more...


The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

By | August 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 14 comments

Jackie Martling has been a stand-up comedian for over 30 years. He's best known for being a full time member of the Howard Stern Show from 1986 - 2001 where he regularly wrote bits for the show and fed Howard lines. In 2001, Jackie left the show over a contract dispute which is still an occasional topic of conversation on the show. His move to walk away from the Stern more...


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