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Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

By | September 23, 2013 at 11:48 am | No comments

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history last night when she won her fourth comedy award for Outstanding Lead Actress on Veep (it was her 14th nomination, which broke Lucille Ball's record of 13 as lead actress). "I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It's...

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Report: Big Bang Theory actors want $1 million an episode

Report: Big Bang Theory actors want $1 million an episode

By | September 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm | One comment

Big Bang Theory, last year's highest-rated scripted television show, will enter its seventh season next week. It also enters a long eight months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to renew contracts smoothly and quietly before next year. Chuck Lorre's comedy will need to renew...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 35: Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, South Park and more! (Audio)

Laughspin Podcast episode 35: Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, South Park and more! (Audio)

By | January 25, 2013 at 11:04 am | No comments

Dylan and Mike listen to Stephen Colbert's response to Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, Chris Rock telling the story of how Eddie Murphy discovered him and a track from Chris Hardwick's new album 'Mandroid.' This week, your co-hosts also give you news about Seth MacFarlane's...

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Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons comes out as gay

Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons comes out as gay

By | May 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | 2 comments

Jim Parsons, known for his role on The Big Bang Theory as arrogant Sheldon, officially came out in an interview with The New York Times. The interview centers on Parson's career on Broadway, specifically in the comedic play from 1944, Harvey, in which Parsons currently plays the...

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Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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