• Scott Aukerman talks season two of Comedy Bang Bang (Laughspin interview)

    If you follow Scott Aukerman on any social networking platform, you probably have witnessed the real-time production progress Comedy Bang! Bang!’s second season for IFC. And while I can say that some familiar faces (along with musical sidekick Reggie Watts) will grace your TV sets (i.e. Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Todd Glass, Michael Ian Black) I can only share with you a few details from the first two episodes, which

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    “Totally Laime” podcast wins the Earwolf Challenge; we chat with Elizabeth Laime

    If you haven’t listened to The Earwolf Challenge (the world’s first reality podcast series) then stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and listen to the entire series. Go ahead, I’ll hang out. Finished? Yeah, I know, pretty sweet. Judges Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich, the masterminds behind the Earwolf network, along with Challenge host and UCB co-founder Matt Besser, deliberated for over an hour before casting votes and declaring

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    Lonely Island tease new album with "We're Back" video

    “Yo, we started this fake rap shit. The world needs us.” – Lonely Island off their newly released track, “We’re Back.” In case you haven’t been on YouTube for a while, Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg) has a new album, Turtle Neck and Chain dropping May 10, and their latest sneak preview is a track called “We’re Back.” The song focuses heavily on creating the best

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    Patricia Heaton will star in My Damn Channel comedy series

    Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton is set to star in a new web series, Versailles, on My Damn Channel. This will be Heaton’s first time appearing in a web series and will star along side her husband and Funny or Die frequenter David Hunt as well as Fred Willard, and Martha MacIsaac. William H. Macy is also scheduled for a few cameo appearances. The series, premiering on May 9,

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    New from Earwolf.com: the 'Eardrop' podcast

    Earwolf.com, a podcasting venture from Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich, have released a new Twitteresque comedy podcast onto the world – Eardrop. This new podcastfeatures several different guests (comedians, actors, and writers alike) who phone in brief ramblings or comedy bits a’la Twitter style to be churned out in short daily updates. Earwolf.com puts it this way: “We’ve invited some of our favorite comedians to call in and leave messages

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    AFLAC fires Gilbert Gottfried over controversial Japan jokes

    Over the weekend, Gilbert Gottfried tweeted several jokes centered around the devastation in Japan. This morning, the comedian found himself not only under fire for his seemingly insensitive tweets, but literally fired from his long-time gig as the voice of the AFLAC duck mascot, says the Hollywood Reporter. AFLAC reps released this statement, “Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings

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    All Over Your Face: a Garfunkel and Oates money shot worth listening to

    Did you hear the good news? No, not that “thousands of years old gospel” Good News, but the release of the second Garfunkel and Oates album All Over Your Face. The album was released Tuesday on iTunes and CDBaby.com and has dominated the number one spot on the iTunes comedy album chart ever since. If you keep up with Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci in the social networking-verse, then you’re

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    Nick Kroll: Character assassination

    Nick Kroll is a master at taking a stereotype, exaggerating it to the end of the Earth, and transforming it into characters that dynamically stand on their own as individual voices and points of view. He is an engineer designing ultimate vehicles of comedy. This weekend, Kroll is pooling together his self-created band of comedy misfits to give the world one hour of the best he has to offer. He

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    Judd Apatow stands up to Ricky Gervais

    Judd Apatow, the cash cow comedy producer (Judd Apacashcow?) did not like Ricky Gervais’ brash hosting style on the Golden Globes. To voice his disdain, Apatow, while he was hosting the Producers Guild Awards, explained why certain jokes were unfair and too mean spirited; then proceeded to deliver the exact same jokes directed at Gervais’ weight and film career. Remember when Gervais said NOBODY has seen The Tourist. . .?

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    New comedy record set: 81 straight hours of stand-up

    Magooby’s Joke House has accomplished the unthinkable– 81 hours of continuous stand-up comedy, thus snagging them the new world record. Setting this record was no easy task as the club had strict guidelines to follow. According to Guinness Book of World Records, throughout the 81 hour marathon, there had to be a minimum of 10 audience members at all times, all comedians performing must have at least one year experience in comedy and a

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