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Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

By | October 22, 2013 at 10:42 am | One comment

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with comedian Lisa Lampanelli -- aka the Lovable Queen of Mean -- at her Manhattan apartment for The Laughspin Podcast. We chatted about a great many things, including her dramatic weight loss, her new one-woman show called Skinny...

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Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

By | August 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm | No comments

To pretty much everyone’s delight, Seth Rogen will be the roastmaster for Comedy Central's roast of James Franco. Rogen announced the news via twitter saying, “I will be 'Roastmaster' at the Franco Roast on Comedy Central. It's to help promote the Russian release of This Is...

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Comedy Central announces ‘This is the End’ star James Franco as next roast victim

Comedy Central announces ‘This is the End’ star James Franco as next roast victim

By | July 10, 2013 at 10:02 am | 3 comments

Comedy Central will continue its 10-year tradition of roasting our favorite pop-culture icons and comedians next month when they tape the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. "If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in...

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Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

By | August 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | No comments

You're no doubt well aware that Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne premieres on Sunday at 10 pm EST. But are you aware we're all going to die? You should watch these just-released new previews from the roast, featuring Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady and Seth Green. Do it before...

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Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

By | July 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm | No comments

UPDATE: Aug. 2 -- Comedy Central has just announced the final additions to the dais: roast veteran Gilbert Gottfried and newcomers Ellen Barkin and Wayne Brady will be on hand to poke fun of the iconic comedian. ----------------- This weekend’s highly-anticipated Comedy...

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Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

By | June 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm | One comment

Comedy Central is pairing up two of America’s fiercest comedians for the upcoming roast of Roseanne. The network announced today that award-winning comedian and actress Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master to lead the slaughter in August. “I've long fantasized of ripping...

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Why Mindy Kaling hates televised roasts and why we disagree with her

Why Mindy Kaling hates televised roasts and why we disagree with her

By | October 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments

In Mindy Kaling's new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) -- in stores Nov. 1 -- The Office co-star, writer, director and producer comes out hard against the concept of televised roasts. And although she doesn't mention the network by name, her target...

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Laughspin’s live blog of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen

Laughspin’s live blog of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen

By | September 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments

I'm at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. The show hasn't even started, and we've already seen quite a bit on the red carpet... partially nude "Sheen goddesses," roaster and comedian cockgod Ron Jeremy and actress Kate Walsh just...

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Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Tyson and more will roast Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central

Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Tyson and more will roast Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central

By | August 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm | No comments

Remember the good ol’ days when the media was exhaustively reporting on Charlie Sheen, rather than a Hurricane? I miss those more innocent times. It looks like Charlie Sheen’s back in the news, though: Comedy Central just released the names of some of the folks involved in...

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