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See comedian Pauly Casillas’ leaked rider for major comedy festival

See comedian Pauly Casillas’ leaked rider for major comedy festival

By | August 19, 2013 at 9:45 am | No comments

Listen, I’m not sure if you’ve been following the status of The Laughspin Comedy Festival on Twitter. You’ll have to go there and see it for yourself. I’m not going to spoonfeed you, ya know? Late last week, I began calling for submissions. If you look back on the...

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Comedians sound off on George Zimmerman verdict

Comedians sound off on George Zimmerman verdict

By | July 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 3 comments

Late last night, a jury in Sanford, Fl found George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old former neighborhood watchman, not guilty on all charges levied against him in the shooting death of unnarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. While in the preceding days it was widely speculated Zimmerman...

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Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

Twitter favorite Jenny Johnson lands book deal

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | No comments

While television writer Jenny Johnson (pictured above with pal Jenna Elfman) has been a favorite among the comedy elite on Twitter since 2009, she gained a new level of fame last year when her feud with pop star and convicted domestic abuser Chris Brown got picked up by...

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Read: Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black blast each other on Twitter

Read: Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black blast each other on Twitter

By | May 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 27 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good old-fashioned comedian Twitter spar-- although I feel this one between Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black has far less goodwill than Maron’s back-and-forth with Patton Oswalt last June. If you follow Maron even a little or have heard...

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Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

By | February 25, 2013 at 10:08 am | 20 comments

UPDATE: 2:10 pm EST -- The Onion has apologized. The full statement is below: On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It...

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David Cross, Julia Stiles movie It’s A Disaster premieres on Twitter app Vine (Video)

David Cross, Julia Stiles movie It’s A Disaster premieres on Twitter app Vine (Video)

By | February 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

David Cross’ new movie It’s A Disaster, a dark comedy co-starring Julia Stiles and America Ferrera, had its world premiere just moments ago via Twitter-owned Vine, the new app which allows users to upload videos that run, at most, six seconds. While the flick will be...

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Aziz Ansari outed as ‘Homeland’ parody account tweeter @SergeantBrody

Aziz Ansari outed as ‘Homeland’ parody account tweeter @SergeantBrody

By | December 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 3 comments

If you’re a fan of Showtime’s massively popular spy drama Homeland, you may be one of the nearly 30,000 followers of the parody Twitter account @SergeantBrody, in honor of the series’ main character. Well, it turns out that none other than Parks and Recreation's Tom...

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Twitter suspends Laughspin writer’s Bill Nye parody account, 200,000 followers sad

Twitter suspends Laughspin writer’s Bill Nye parody account, 200,000 followers sad

By | September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am | 10 comments

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while Twitter will decide to suspend a hilarious parody account, because it violates their policy that states no user is permitted to imitate another person. And this week, it happened to one of our own, Laughspin scribe and...

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Rob Delaney talks new special, Twitter, stand-up, family, napping and more! (Laughspin interview)

Rob Delaney talks new special, Twitter, stand-up, family, napping and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | September 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm | One comment

Over the last few years, comedy lovers have happily followed Rob Delaney on his amazing journey from Twitter phenom to respected writer and stand-up comedian. And this month,  there's a huge payoff for us, as if his constant stream of brilliantly tweets wasn't enough. The...

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