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Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

By | April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in the United States to have a (nearly) unrestricted freedom of speech. This week, Egyptian court upheld a conviction against Adel Imam (he was originally tried in February but appealed), one of the leading comedy actors of the Arab world....

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Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

By | April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments

It’s likely you’ve been following the recent brouhaha between Jon Stewart and conservative Christian groups over a graphic, wherein a Christmas manger was Photoshopped between the legs of a naked woman during the April 16 episode of The Daily Show. Well, the issue isn’t...

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Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

By | April 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments

You may have heard Sarah Silverman has once again come under fire-- this time for a pair of tweets some people are calling a cry for attention, while others have celebrated as a poignant political statement. The outspoken comedian tweeted a photo of herself, exposing her belly,...

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Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

By | March 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 6 comments

A storm has been brewing on the Upper West Side of New York City. And it's all George Carlin's fault. Sort of. We've been keeping you updated on comedian Kevin Bartini's charge to rename the 500 block of W. 121st St. after the late legendary comedian. A meeting was held last...

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Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

By | February 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm | One comment

In the event you needed to be reminded that we're lucky to be living in this country, let me submit to you the case of the Egyptian comedian. Forty-year veteran comic actor Adel Imam -- one of the biggest entertainers in the Arab world -- has been given a three-month jail...

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Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

By | January 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments

For a show as beloved by both critics and key demographics as Modern Family is, it was only a matter of time before someone bothered to find something to pick on. Last night's episode is such a case as it focuses on the daughter of Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse...

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Worst school ever suspends teacher for showing Daily Show segments in class

Worst school ever suspends teacher for showing Daily Show segments in class

By | November 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm | No comments

These days, tons of young people learn about the news from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And that’s a good thing – you won’t find too many media sources on television that are as incisive or intelligent as Stewart and his crew of writers. So it’s especially...

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Russell Brand offends Paralympics athletes, but did he really do anything wrong?

Russell Brand offends Paralympics athletes, but did he really do anything wrong?

By | September 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments

A comedian is being criticized for things he said on stage? Couldn’t be. You say that comic is Russell Brand? But that’s just not like him! Oh, but it's true. Over the weekend the notoriously wild English funnyman found himself facing media scrutiny over remarks he made...

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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 | 13 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...

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