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Seth MacFarlane series American Dad moving to TBS

Seth MacFarlane series American Dad moving to TBS

By | July 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 4 comments

As many comedy fans' dreams of ABC's canceled series Happy Endings finding a home at TBS were dashed in the last few weeks, the latter network as dipped into Fox's offerings and came up with American Dad. After Seth MacFarlane's animated series ends its tenth season on Fox this...

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The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

By | June 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments

Beyond the splintered sub genres of comedians (alternative, cringe, insult et al) there still lies straight-up stand-up comedians, those who stand onstage for one reason-- to make you laugh and perhaps forget about the real world around you. Owen Benjamin is a proud part of that...

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Deon Cole responds to Food Network’s firing of Paula Deen (Video)

Deon Cole responds to Food Network’s firing of Paula Deen (Video)

By | June 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 3 comments

The Food Network last night announced the firing of Paula Deen, one of its most popular celebrity chefs. The reason: she made some racist comments in the past and wanted to dress up black servers as slaves at a wedding she was organizing. Oops! Well, comedian Deon Cole, host of...

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Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

By | June 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- It was a curious choice for Russell Brand to enter the Just For Laughs headlining stage to the Oasis track "Cigarettes & Alcohol," considering that the famously sober comedian imbibes in neither. That said, his set was loaded to the gills with familiar stories...

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The Laughspin Interview with Deon Cole

The Laughspin Interview with Deon Cole

By | June 10, 2013 at 10:13 am | No comments

He's been with Conan O'Brien since the talk show host's ill-fated Tonight Show run and now Chicago-bred comedy veteran and Emmy-nominated writer, Deon Cole has his own series. It's called Deon Cole's Black Box and it premieres tonight at 10 pm ET on TBS. The clip show will find...

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‘Deon Cole’s Black Box’ on TBS gets a premiere date and its first promo (Video)

‘Deon Cole’s Black Box’ on TBS gets a premiere date and its first promo (Video)

By | April 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments

You may already know that veteran comedian and Conan writer Deon Cole landed his own television show on TBS. Well, today is first-promo day. We’ll let Cole tell you more about his show, Deon Cole’s Black Box, premiering Monday, June 10 at 10 pm ET. Be sure to...

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Comedian Theo Von inks deal with TBS to host hidden-camera show ‘Deal with It’

Comedian Theo Von inks deal with TBS to host hidden-camera show ‘Deal with It’

By | April 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm | One comment

Comedian Theo Von, a three-time guest essayist for Laughspin, has inked a deal with TBS to host its new hidden-camera show Deal With It. The network describes the Howie Mandel-produced reality series like this: …unsuspecting members of the public will be secretly dared to...

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Comedian Steve Byrne sustains broken jaw, Sullivan & Son production halted for six weeks (Confirmed)

Comedian Steve Byrne sustains broken jaw, Sullivan & Son production halted for six weeks (Confirmed)

By | April 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

UPDATE -- 12:35 pm ET: Laughspin can independently confirm that Byrne did get into an altercation with a cab driver, wherein he sustained a broken jaw. Production, we're told, will resume in six weeks or less. We want to wish Byrne a speedy recovery. ----- When comedian...

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TBS renews ‘Conan’ through November of 2015

TBS renews ‘Conan’ through November of 2015

By | April 1, 2013 at 11:37 am | 3 comments

As uncertainty lingers around the futures of Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, late night hero Conan O’Brien has secured his role as the flagship name of TBS comedy programming. The network announced today that Coco has renewed his contract through November of 2015, guaranteeing...

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