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It’s official: Sweden denies Stephen Colbert’s request to take over country’s Twitter account

It’s official: Sweden denies Stephen Colbert’s request to take over country’s Twitter account

By | June 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm | No comments

It's official: Despite his best, very public efforts, Stephen Colbert will not be permitted to take control over Sweden's official Twitter account. "Although we appreciate that having Colbert as a Curator of Sweden would be meaningful in terms of global attention to this...

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Is Rielle Hunter a fan of Steven Wright? (Video)

Is Rielle Hunter a fan of Steven Wright? (Video)

By | June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm | One comment

In her upcoming book What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me, whorebag Rielle Hunter talks about what it was like fucking man-whorebag and former presidential candidate John Edwards. Spoiler: they made a baby together while Edwards was still married to his dying...

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Sweden may actually hand over its Twitter account to Stephen Colbert

Sweden may actually hand over its Twitter account to Stephen Colbert

By | June 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No comments

UPDATE: 5:15 pm ET While we wait for a verdict from Sweden, the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis has offered Colbert a possible consolation prize. American Swedish Institute CEO Bruce Karstadt sent a letter to Colbert inviting the comedian to take over the...

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Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

By | June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm | No comments

“I’m a San Francisco native. I come from a left-wing, Jewish intellectual family,” Nato Green sums up himself, and, unintentionally, his stand-up act on his debut album The Nato Green Party, released through Rooftop Comedy Productions. The...

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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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