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Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

By | March 8, 2012 at 12:09 am | 4 comments

True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He's the man who's made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin' and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the...

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Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

By | February 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm | One comment

Who would've thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin' with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world's most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly...

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Watch the trailer for Comedy Central’s “South Park” documentary

Watch the trailer for Comedy Central’s “South Park” documentary

By | September 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | No comments

We’ve been hearing vague details about the upcoming South Park documentary for weeks. The name of the program hadn’t even been announced. But today, we’re pleased to tell you it’s called 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park. And it has an official trailer, so you’ll...

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Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

By | September 17, 2011 at 10:18 am | No comments

Remember when comedians W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito needed money for their Laughter Against the Machine Tour documentary? Well, they actually surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $20,000 to document their journey of bringing laughter to the most politically-charged...

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Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

By | September 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm | 5 comments

With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City fast approaching, mainstream media outlets have already been prepping extensive coverage, tributes and special programming. And we, of course, doing what we do at Laughspin, are interested in what the comedy world...

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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

By | August 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm | One comment

I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his characters are neurotic and...

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Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

By | July 15, 2011 at 8:14 am | One comment

Comedian W. Kamau Bell released one of the best stand-up comedy albums of last year, Face Full of Flour, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. He, along with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green set up a Kickstarter account to produce Laughter Against the...

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“Comedy Garage” film proves the power of indie comedy

By | May 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | 5 comments

Comedy in a garage; it's the perfect illustration of that classic line from Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come." The documentary The Comedy Garage by Logan Leistikow (who also lives at the Comedy Garage) gives a perfect snapshot of underground comedy and how live...

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