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12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

12 jobs comedians had before they were famous: Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K. and more!

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:00 am | 7 comments

As shocking as it may sound, not every comedian joked his or her way straight to stardom. Before they were making you laugh onstage, in movies and on television, they were working regular dead-end jobs-- you know, like most of us! From waiting tables to applying makeup to the...

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Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

By | June 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm | One comment

Tomorrow is Father's Day, so whether he was your greatest idol growing up or a complete dead beat, you are obligated to acknowledge his existence. And if you're a dad, milk it for all it's worth. It's the one day each year when your kids have to think of your positive qualities...

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Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

By | June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm | No comments

While his book Dad is Fat is already a New York Times bestseller, Jim Gaffigan knows his work is just beginning. And that work entails him making his five kids hawk Daddy’s book— unless, of course, they don’t want to eat. Check out the video below, which finds Gaffigan and...

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10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

10 great one line jokes from 10 great comedians (Photos)

By | June 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm | 2 comments

There's nothing like a great one line joke. Just like it takes planning and smarts to deliver an amazingly funny longform story, it takes special talent to write and deliver a short joke that will stick with an audience. Below, we've chosen 10 of our favorites one-to-few-line...

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New CBS comedy lineup revealed: Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Will Arnett (Updated + videos)

New CBS comedy lineup revealed: Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Will Arnett (Updated + videos)

By | May 15, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments

We’ve already seen the new fall comedy lineups from NBC, Fox and ABC, and today CBS – the network with the traditionally highest comedy ratings – revealed theirs, including four new sitcom offerings which star the likes of Anna Faris, Will Arnett and Robin Williams....

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The Laughspin Podcast, episode 54: The Lonely Island, Joe DeRosa, Jim Gaffigan

The Laughspin Podcast, episode 54: The Lonely Island, Joe DeRosa, Jim Gaffigan

By | May 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm | No comments

On this new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I deliver great news about a Phil Hartman project, a new Anna Faris series and also some sad news about comedian Rick Shapiro and more. We also listen to a new song from Andy Samberg's comedy group The Lonely Island, a clip...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 53: Jim Gaffigan interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 53: Jim Gaffigan interview

By | May 6, 2013 at 10:40 am | No comments

Jim Gaffigan has added yet another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate life. The comedian, actor of television, film and yes, even Broadway, will officially become an author, as his parenting-themed book Dad is Fat becomes available in stores and online May 7. To be clear,...

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Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

By | February 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm | 4 comments

Although the main ceremony for the 55th annual Grammy Awards hasn't begun yet, we can tell you that Jimmy Fallon has snagged the award for Best Comedy Album for his work on Blow Your Pants Off, a set of funny songs featuring the likes of Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Bruce...

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Who should win the Grammy for best comedy album? (Poll)

Who should win the Grammy for best comedy album? (Poll)

By | February 8, 2013 at 11:35 am | No comments

This Sunday, the Recording Academy will honor the best comedy album of 2012 by bestowing upon one of six artists a Grammy. Now, we’ve already established the Academy really doesn’t know shit about comedy so we thought it would be more valuable to ask you, dear Laughspinners...

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