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George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

By | October 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm | One comment

It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to...

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Comedy Dynamics offers vast comedy library on Hulu featuring Jim Norton, Whitney Cummings, DL Hughley and many more (Sponsored video)

Comedy Dynamics offers vast comedy library on Hulu featuring Jim Norton, Whitney Cummings, DL Hughley and many more (Sponsored video)

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

Comedian and frequent Time magazine contributor Jim Norton gets really awkward in social situations. But that's partly because other people are obnoxious and awkward, too. Norton's superb 2013 stand-up special Please Be Offended talks about the people in life who are way too...

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Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

By | August 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 19 comments

In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but...

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Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 12 comments

UPDATE: We've now uploaded the official audio. It sounds amazing. So enjoy! MONTREAL -- Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal....

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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 9 comments

Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was...

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Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

By | December 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments

In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list...

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Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

By | August 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

By | August 22, 2013 at 12:40 am | One comment

Welcome to yet another episode of The Laughspin Podcast. This Friday on Epix -- Aug. 23 at 10 pm ET to be exact -- Jim Norton unleashes yet another hour of soul-sacrificing comedy. Recorded in Boston, the far-ranging American Degenerate finds the veteran comedian at his very...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

By | June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | No comments

On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We'll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between...

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