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Former Comedy Central executive is developing a new sketch comedy show for NBC, nationwide talent search begins

Former Comedy Central executive is developing a new sketch comedy show for NBC, nationwide talent search begins

By | July 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Teaming up with former Comedy Central senior VP of original programming Lou Wallach (pictured), NBC -- the network that has housed Saturday Night Live for nearly 38 years -- is developing a second sketch comedy series. Little is known about NBC's specific plans, but it seems the...

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The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

By | June 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments

Beyond the splintered sub genres of comedians (alternative, cringe, insult et al) there still lies straight-up stand-up comedians, those who stand onstage for one reason-- to make you laugh and perhaps forget about the real world around you. Owen Benjamin is a proud part of that...

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New Maria Bamford album ‘Ask Me About My New God’ will be released July 16 (Photo)

New Maria Bamford album ‘Ask Me About My New God’ will be released July 16 (Photo)

By | June 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm | One comment

Comedy Central has announced it will release Maria Bamford’s newest stand-up album Ask Me About My New God! on July 16. While a lot of the material on the album was seen on Maria Bamford: the special special special! which was released last fall and filmed in her apartment...

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You can watch the full first episode of Drunk History before it premieres July 9 on Comedy Central

You can watch the full first episode of Drunk History before it premieres July 9 on Comedy Central

By | June 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm | One comment

Drunk History, Comedy Central’s newest series, doesn’t premiere until July 9, but the network has added the first episode to its website two weeks early. The first episode covers the Watergate scandal, John Wilkes Booth and Elvis meeting Richard Nixon. Throughout the series,...

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Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm | No comments

UPDATE-- 5:10 pm ET: Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network. Her contract is up in June and it will not be renewed, the network confirmed. ---------------- Last night on Totally Biased, W. Kamau Bell took on Paula Deen after a deposition surfaced in which it was...

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Chris Hardwick’s late night Comedy Central show gets a Twitter inspired name

Chris Hardwick’s late night Comedy Central show gets a Twitter inspired name

By | June 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Last month, Comedy Central announced that Chris Hardwick signed a deal to host a late-night talk show that would follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report four nights a week. So for those of you, who have been anxiously awaiting more details, wait no more!...

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Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

By | June 20, 2013 at 11:56 am | 2 comments

It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by...

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Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

By | June 20, 2013 at 10:59 am | 3 comments

He hasn't done it much since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, but last night Stephen Colbert broke character in a huge way so that he could pay tribute to his mother, Lorna, who died last week at the age of 92. If you're a fan of the show you already know how close Colbert...

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John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

By | June 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If last night was the first time you ever watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – we’re making believe, ok?! – you would’ve simply assumed that Jon Stewart was a 35 year-old British dude. But what did you expect? Oliver has been nothing but brilliant through his...

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