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Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

By | July 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 4 comments

While it's great that comedians are getting appreciated on America's Got Talent, hearing Piers Morgan call J. Chris Newberg's peformance "startlingly inappropriate" and Sharon Osbourne comment that his song was "just so, so wrong" is more than slightly obtuse (see video below)....

Posted in: News, Opinion

Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

By | July 13, 2011 at 11:10 am | 3 comments

Conan has been in reruns for the past week and a half, but the show is still in the news for a potentially ripped sketch performed right before the show's hiatus. The AV Club reports that a sketch group from Cleveland, Last Call Cleveland, alleges Conan swiped the premise for...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Comedians shouldn’t let Twitter affect their real-life act

By | July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | One comment

Yesterday, Lisa Cohen, founder of WitStream, the aggregating comedy ticker site, issued this advice to all people who try to be funny on Twitter: Stop sucking Favstar's dick. The suggestion was the headline of an editorial that makes this keen observation: comedians who depend...

Posted in: Opinion

Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

By | June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it's nearly impossible to find a comedian who would...

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Conan O’Brien will make cameo on “How I Met Your Mother”

By | June 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Some of my favorite moments watching TV shows or movies is finding previously unknown actors with tiny, tiny roles or – even better – in the background shot as extras. Jenna Fischer (also known as Pam on The Office), for example, appeared in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Now you...

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Watch Conan O'Brien and Fred Armisen give graduation speeches!

By | June 13, 2011 at 9:34 am | No comments

Enlisting hip-as-hell comedic personalities to speak at graduations seems to be one of the most important charges a graduating class gives itself each year. To the credit of colleges across the country, the likes of Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Bill Cosby and Amy Poehler have all...

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Review: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

Review: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”

By | June 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm | No comments

In theaters June 24 As a Conan O’Brien fan who followed The Tonight Show ordeal as closely and obsessively as Internet access allowed, I’d describe the last two years of the host’s career as: a) hectic and b) well documented. Everybody interested in knowing what went...

Posted in: Features

Andy Richter scores hosting gig for '$10,000 Pyramid'

By | May 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm | One comment

Do you remember that time Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime chat show sidekick, absolutely, unequivocally fucking crushed his opponents in Celebrity Jeopardy? It happened in 2009; actress Dana Delaney turned in a somewhat respectable showing, but the best part of the show...

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Stephen Colbert invades Letterman's monologue + a look back at his other drop-ins

By | May 5, 2011 at 11:44 am | No comments

Last night on Late Show with David Letterman, Stephen Colbert made a surprise appearance during Dave's monologue, which, of course was heavy on Osama Bin-Laden jokes. It turns out, The Colbert Report host had to tinkle real bad. Check it out below. The experience seems to...

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