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Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

By | January 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Well-respected comedian and actress Natasha Leggero has been under fire ever since she made what many consider an outrageously offensive joke during Carson Daly's New Year's Eve broadcast on NBC. At the heart of this brand new fake-outrage-powered controversy is a Twitter...

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Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and more will roast James Franco on Comedy Central

Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and more will roast James Franco on Comedy Central

By | August 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments

Though more will soon be announced, Comedy Central this morning confirmed the first round of comedians who will participate in the Roast of James Franco. Bill Hader (who just departed Saturday Night Live after eight seasons), Jonah Hill (Franco’s co-star in This is the End),...

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Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments

There comes a point in every comedy fans' life when they start to question what exactly it is that makes them laugh. Consuming hours of stand-up specials and comedy albums, reading memoirs by the greats, attending live shows, and streaming podcasts like no tomorrow, these...

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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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SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

By | March 10, 2013 at 8:28 am | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- Hey hey, everybody! I’m back for my third year of sharing some of the lovely comedic jewels of Austin, Texas’s South by Southwest with you friendly Laughspin readers. This year, the fest has bulked up its comedy offerings substantially: three different venues with...

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Comedy Central will premiere Bonnaroo comedy special with Key & Peele, Marc Maron and more

Comedy Central will premiere Bonnaroo comedy special with Key & Peele, Marc Maron and more

By | June 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | One comment

This year Comedy Central helped produce the comedy portion of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and the line-up was especially impressive. For the many of us who couldn't make the trip to that groovy farm in Manchester, TN, however, we're in luck; Comedy Central was there...

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Watch Kristen Bell tell jokes to win Ken Marino’s heart in episode four of ‘Burning Love’

Watch Kristen Bell tell jokes to win Ken Marino’s heart in episode four of ‘Burning Love’

By | June 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments

You've seen the first three episodes of the incredibly satisfying Burning Love already (What? You haven't? Well, watch them here!), so here's episode number four of the Bachelor parody starring the likes of Ken Marino as hunky fireman Mark Orlando, Michael Ian Black (as the host...

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Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Kristen Bell and more will star in Bachelor parody for Yahoo!

Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Kristen Bell and more will star in Bachelor parody for Yahoo!

By | May 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm | One comment

If you felt amazingly satisfied after watching Funny Or Die's parody of The Bachelor starring David Spade -- I know I did -- you are going to mess your pants now. Ken Marino, he of Wet Hot American Summer, The State and many a comedy nerd girl's sexual fantasies, will star in a...

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Video: Natasha Leggero feels desperation, anxiety and a yearning for the 1920s, or maybe the 1980s

Video: Natasha Leggero feels desperation, anxiety and a yearning for the 1920s, or maybe the 1980s

By | October 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm | One comment

We all engage in destructive behavior from time to time in order to shield ourselves from reality. Some people drink booze; others smoke pot; and what I do is others hire attractive coeds to punch them in the face until they lose consciousness. The point is, it's not cool to...

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