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The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

By | June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | One comment

Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man...

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Chris Rock gets his own theme song, plays golf, defends Barack Obama on Fallon (Video)

Chris Rock gets his own theme song, plays golf, defends Barack Obama on Fallon (Video)

By | June 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Chris Rock had a blast on Fallon last night. He got his own revamped theme song by the Roots ("Chris Rock rockin' it, we all rockin' it!"). He even had time to rant about Obama nay-sayers: "The first thing you've gotta realize about Obama, man, is the economy's been getting...

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Michelle Obama talks healthy eating, Joe Biden and more on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video)

Michelle Obama talks healthy eating, Joe Biden and more on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video)

By | May 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm | One comment

Michelle Obama made her second appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to promote her book American Grown, which focuses on the White House garden, gardens across America and eating well. Obama stresses the importance of knowing where your produce comes...

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Michelle Obama will make her second appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Michelle Obama will make her second appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

By | May 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm | No comments

Comedy Central announced today that the First Lady, Michelle Obama will drop in to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on May 29. It will be her second visit to the show, having first guested on Oct. 1, 2008. Her visit to the show comes on the same day her first book American...

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Jimmy Tingle on gay marriage, Planned Parenthood and business (exclusive videos)

Jimmy Tingle on gay marriage, Planned Parenthood and business (exclusive videos)

By | May 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm | No comments

This Wednesday at Carolines on Broadway in New York City at 7 pm, comedian and writer Jimmy Tingle unleashes his political parody show Jimmy Tingle For President: The Funniest Campaign in History. And we highly suggest you check it out if you're even remotely in the area....

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The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

By | May 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments

If Jon Stewart could be called the Ben Franklin of modern American satire, Lizz Winstead is certainly its Betsy Ross. Okay, sure, it’s been a little while here since ninth grade Civics class, but see if you can’t follow the logic train: while Stewart may be responsible for...

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Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

By | May 11, 2012 at 11:50 am | No comments

PBS News Hour recently sat down with stand-up comedian and digital director of America's satirical news source, The Onion, Baratunde Thurston about his book How To Be Black. The book, which came out this past January, combines elements of satire with a memoir. How To Be Black's...

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Jon Stewart invokes Pee-Wee Herman, challenges North Carolina’s gay marriage ban (Video)

Jon Stewart invokes Pee-Wee Herman, challenges North Carolina’s gay marriage ban (Video)

By | May 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm | No comments

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart responded to the gay marriage ban recently voted into law by North Carolina by pointing out the “collateral damage amongst the heteros,” that outlawing civil unions causes. No worries, though, says Stewart. It's a step towards...

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Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

By | May 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live had a great showing this past weekend. As it turns out, though, one sketch that was planned to run got scrapped. In the sketch, President Obama, portrayed as per usual by Fred Armisen, addresses the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, and reminds America...

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