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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

By | June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm | No comments

CHICAGO -- While there is still Bill Maher and a handful of smaller shows tonight, last night's Bob Newhart performance and the round of killer stand-ups at Stage 773, pretty much wrapped up the Just For Laughs-- Chicago festival. With a surprise set by Maria Bamford, some...

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10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

By | June 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments

There's nothing like a great one line joke. Just like it takes planning and smarts to deliver an amazingly funny longform story, it takes special talent to write and deliver a short joke that will stick with an audience. Below, we've chosen 10 of our favorites one-to-few-line...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

By | June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | No comments

On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We'll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between...

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Don Rickles on polite Bob Newhart: If Hitler had lived, Bob would have chatted him up

Don Rickles on polite Bob Newhart: If Hitler had lived, Bob would have chatted him up

By | June 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm | No comments

For the first time in their storied careers, comedy icons Don Rickles and Bob Newhart shared the stage. The monumental moment went down at the AARP's Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Las Vegas. Don Rickles In Conversation With Bob Newhart featured stand-up from both comics...

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Bob Newhart to be honored as an icon at Critics’ Choice Awards + full comedy nominees

Bob Newhart to be honored as an icon at Critics’ Choice Awards + full comedy nominees

By | June 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Legendary comedian and actor, Bob Newhart will receive the title of Television Icon at this year's Critics' Choice Awards. The 83-year-old has not only been a steady figure on television since his season-long variety show in 1961, but he's also never stopped performing stand-up....

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Tina Fey: My daughter thinks I’m a failure (Video)

Tina Fey: My daughter thinks I’m a failure (Video)

By | February 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm | No comments

I totally forgot to tell you guys that the second season of Showtime’s Inside Comedy premiered on Monday. My forgetfulness may have something to do with my bitterness toward Showtime for not renewing the stellar Green Room with Paul Provenza, which featured a loosely-moderated...

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Bob Newhart, Jimmy Kimmel, more make 'Lost' alternate endings hilarious

By | May 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm | No comments

Last night was a historical television event, as Lost came to an end. After the episode Jimmy Kimmel turned his show into a tribute - dubbing it Aloha To Lost - by having many of the cast and crew on to talk about the ending. At the end of the program Kimmel showed...

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Bob Newhart celebrates 20th anniversary of 'Newhart' finale

By | May 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm | No comments

It seems 50 years in show business isn’t the only reason for Bob Newhart to celebrate this year. Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of his classic sitcom Newhart's series finale; He'll be on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. The Newhart finale was voted the most memorable...

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Bob Newhart to be honored by Emmy organizers

By | May 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm | One comment

At 80, stand-up comedian Bob Newhart is finally getting official recognition for his contribution to the entertainment industry. On June 1st, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will celebrate the “first solo straight man’s” 50th year in show business. In simpler...

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