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“Office Christmas Party” stuffs your stocking with shenanigans

To simply set the scene of Office Christmas Party as a whole is quite a challenging feat, there’s a lot going on in this film. That’s why we won’t bother. Instead, imagine we’re giving you the elevator pitch while riding with us in the actual elevator taking you the actual events as our plus one. […]

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The Laugh Button Podcast #99: Witzelsucht with Red Fang!

What makes a memorable comedy movie? Well if you ask Mark and Matt it needs Scott Backula and Sinbad returning to college to play football. After that debate is settled they welcome Aaron Beam from hard rock band Red Fang onto the podcast as Bram Teitelman EIC of our sister site Metal Insider joins us. […]

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Game Changers of Comedy: Bernie Mac

To be a game changer, working on the next thing is part of the process. In comedy, there is always a tour, a movie, a tv spot, a book, or something to be accomplished. Touring as a part of the Original Kings of Comedy, this game changer was Grammy nominated in 2001. He was nominated […]

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truTV greenlights new comedy programming for 2017, announces renewals

truTV announced a series of greenlights that proved the Turner-owned network is really going all in on comedic programming and breaking into new formats. It has ordered additional seasons of two breakout original programs Adam Ruins Everything and The Carbonaro Effect, as well as two of its freshman series – Greatest Ever and You Can […]

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Gilda’s LaughFest announces first round of talent, Introduces new festival badges

Today, Gilda’s LaughFest announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9th to 19th, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities. New this year, details were released regarding LaughFest Badges, which allow individuals access to various aspects of the festival depending on the […]

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Godfrey’s “Regular Black” goes deep on issues pertaining to identity

Some of the best comedy comes from the most complex places. Godfrey is black, and he is the son of Nigerian immigrants. On his new album, Regular Black, he shows that the standard is to be something different and layered. He defines this through observations and a range of voices. The album opens with an […]

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Comedy’s 2017 Grammy Awards nominations announced

The 59th Grammy Nominations have arrived. Comedy, no stranger to the awards boasts a big list of heavy hitters for 2017. In the mix are David Cross’ first album in five years, Amy Schumer’s latest effort via HBO special turned album, Patton Oswalt’s Emmy winning album, as well as Tig Notaro and Margaret Cho’s albums. […]

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The Writers Guild Awards announce 2017 nominations, Patton Oswalt back as host

The Writers Guild Awards have announced its nominations for the 2017 edition and the winners for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing will be honored on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer/actor/comedian Patton […]

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Emma Stone hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and taught math with hot dogs

Emma Stone has a pretty full range. She does both comedy and drama well and when she drops by Saturday Night Live it’s very obvious that she enjoys her time in studio 8H. She hosted the show two other times in 2010 and 2011. It’s actually hard to believe it’s been five years since. Save […]

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Nick Flanagan’s “Wiped Privilege” is what stand-up needs

Comedy needs another single, straight white male stand-up like New York City needs more bed bugs. Nick Flanagan disputes this notion as well other comedic standards on his new album, Wiped Privilege. Flanagan is a white male with a raspy voice delivering more than just puns to create laughs. Prior to being a comic, he […]