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You should read Louis C.K.’s lovely message from his dressing room at Saturday Night Live

You should read Louis C.K.’s lovely message from his dressing room at Saturday Night Live

By | November 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm | One comment

We're just a little bit more than three hours away from watching Louis C.K. host Saturday Night Live for the first time in his career. It's an event that caps off an incredibly successful career for the veteran comedian. And just moments ago he sent out the below e-mail to his...

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After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

By | October 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm | One comment

After more than a year of severe opposition from the Corpus Cristi church, the plan to co-name a portion of Manhattan's W. 121st Street after the late, great George Carlin was approved by a community board this week. New York comedian Kevin Bartini, the man behind the movement...

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Comedian Nikki Glaser beautifully captures subway life using Instagram (Photo gallery)

Comedian Nikki Glaser beautifully captures subway life using Instagram (Photo gallery)

By | May 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Wildly popular Smartphone app Instagram has changed the way technology lovers take, display and share photos. And if you follow the right people, it can even enhance the love you have for your favorite comedians. I've been following comedian Nikki Glaser for weeks now, and I'm...

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Comedian pushing for George Carlin street naming clears Catholic church hurdle

Comedian pushing for George Carlin street naming clears Catholic church hurdle

By | March 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm | No comments

Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say on W. 121st Street: George Carlin Is Evil And Will Corrupt And Ruin Our Children. Okay, that may be more than 7 words, but the absurd message coming from the church on the same block has been shut down yesterday in a miraculous (no pun intended)...

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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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Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

By | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 am | 18 comments

In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers....

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Watch comedian Sheng Weng give an honest tour of Central Park

Watch comedian Sheng Weng give an honest tour of Central Park

By | July 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm | No comments

Summer in New York City -- or, really just about anywhere that has seasons -- can feel like an endurance test. At least it does to me, a guy who spends a lot of time in New York and who would rather lay naked on a full-powered air conditioner unit than even look at a beach. I'll...

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Tracy Morgan begins his apology tour, meets with gay, homeless teens

By | June 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 4 comments

Tracy Morgan’s been crazy busy since he performed some rather colorful, seemingly homophobic stand-up material in Nashville on June 3. In addition to apologizing all over the place, he’ll be returning to Tennessee on June 21 to say sorry for the material in person. But...

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Lisa Landry: Put Your Keys in the Keybowl

By | July 7, 2008 at 1:05 am | No comments

Throughout the nearly 40 minutes of comedy on her new album, Put Your Keys in the Keybowl, comedian Lisa Landry creates a place where the concept of femininity doesn’t necessarily adhere to society’s stereotypes about what a female is. It’s a place where the woman -- or at...

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