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Bill Maher: ‘Mormonism is a stupid religion’ and more Maher truths from Just For Laughs– Chicago

Bill Maher: ‘Mormonism is a stupid religion’ and more Maher truths from Just For Laughs– Chicago

By | June 20, 2013 at 10:27 am | 3 comments

CHICAGO -- Closing out the final night of the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, Bill Maher delivered a characteristic round of hyper-liberal comedy and vivid pop culture warfare. Commenting on everything from assisted suicide to NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, from Mormons and...

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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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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

By | June 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- In the absence of a high profile hockey game and a bombastically hyped thunderstorm, day four of Just For Laughs Chicago was a heavily attended night of wildly different styles of comedy. After seeing Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal deliver some palatable...

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Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

By | June 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- It was a curious choice for Russell Brand to enter the Just For Laughs headlining stage to the Oasis track "Cigarettes & Alcohol," considering that the famously sober comedian imbibes in neither. That said, his set was loaded to the gills with familiar stories...

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Watch Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson quietly argue about baseball teams

Watch Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson quietly argue about baseball teams

By | April 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | No comments

Gone are the days of the Alec Baldwin vs. John Krasinski baseball team debates in the name of hawking New Era hats and clothing. Today starts a new era in New Era marketing campaigns. And once again, they've enlisted two fan favorite NBC stars-- Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on...

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Finally, someone parodies those horrible Febreze commercials! (Video)

Finally, someone parodies those horrible Febreze commercials! (Video)

By | March 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm | 2 comments

After months of watching those horrible Febreze commercials, wherein unsuspecting "real" people are blindfolded and led into what we're supposed to believe is a really smelly room (illustrated by clutter and such) and asked what it is they smell (they smell the heavens because...

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Late comedian Bernie Mac honored with Chicago street sign

Late comedian Bernie Mac honored with Chicago street sign

By | February 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm | One comment

The late comedian Bernie Mac, known mostly for being part of the Original Kings of Comedy as well as his own television show, was honored today in Chicago, as a street sign bearing his name was raised. The "honorary" sign was posted in the Englewood neighborhood of the city,...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

By | January 6, 2012 at 11:38 am | 8 comments

Comedy fans know Dan Telfer from his stints as an opener for the likes of Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. He’s familiar to podcast listeners, particularly fans of Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption. He also gained buzz from his debut EP, 2010’s...

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