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Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell gets a premiere date

Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell gets a premiere date

By | May 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm | 9 comments

It's official! FX has finalized the schedule for its late-night comedy series executive produced by Chris Rock and starring comedian W. Kamau Bell. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will premiere on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11 pm EST. The show, which Laughspin announced in March,...

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Chris Rock will produce new FX series starring comedian W. Kamau Bell (Exclusive)

Chris Rock will produce new FX series starring comedian W. Kamau Bell (Exclusive)

By | March 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm | 10 comments

After months of secrecy surrounding a possible new cable network project, Laughspin can reveal exclusively that Chris Rock will executive produce a weekly series for FX, starring comedian W. Kamau Bell. The as-of-yet-untitled 30-minute show – loosely described as a cross...

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

By | February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am | 5 comments

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means...

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Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

By | September 17, 2011 at 10:18 am | No comments

Remember when comedians W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito needed money for their Laughter Against the Machine Tour documentary? Well, they actually surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $20,000 to document their journey of bringing laughter to the most politically-charged...

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Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

By | July 15, 2011 at 8:14 am | One comment

Comedian W. Kamau Bell released one of the best stand-up comedy albums of last year, Face Full of Flour, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. He, along with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green set up a Kickstarter account to produce Laughter Against the...

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Revealed: exclusive details of Marc Maron's WTF television pilot with Ed Asner

By | June 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 3 comments

If you heard the newly-posted episode of WTF with Marc Maron, you already know the comedian struck a deal to shoot a WTF-centered television pilot. The filming went down last week at his home and around his neighborhood. Television comedy icon Ed Asner plays Maron's father;...

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 3

By | April 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm | One comment

PORTLAND, OR -- I bounced around a lot Saturday night since there was so much good shit. Also - I realized that it only takes me about two minutes of good comedy to fall completely in love with someone. There are four to five comics who I would offer my womb to if they wanted a...

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Six rules to being a good stand-up comedy audience

By | March 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_19790" align="alignright" width="150" caption="W. Kamau Bell"][/caption] A bad stand-up comedian can be pretty unpleasant, but even worse is a bad stand-up comedy audience. I'm sure many of us have had the experience of sitting near some special few who...

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The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

By | December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am | 14 comments

We're quite excited to post this-- our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine's favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or...

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