• Weird Al Yankovic will release comedy special, DVD, Blu-Ray and more through Comedy Central

    Comedy Central announced today an exclusive multi-platform deal with Weird Al Yankovic, the most prolific comedy recording artist of all time. The deal consists of three main prongs– the first of which is the world premiere of Weird Al’ Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour. During his Alpocalypse tour to support the release of his first full-length studio album in five years, he chose to film the concert at the

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    Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

    Robert Ben Garant has been tapped to pen Tux, a feature film adaption of Japaneese graphic novel Tuxedo Gin. It took two years for the studio to close the rights to the Tokihiko Matsuura-created Japanese property, which were controlled by Shogakukan in Japan and VIZ Media in the US, according to Deadline. Now run by Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Disney actually began talks to acquire the rights prior to

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    Stephen Colbert has his doubts about the new multi-racial Spider-Man (Video)

    Peter Parker has been placed in a pine box – or maybe not, but isn’t alliteration fun? Anyway, Parker has indeed kicked the can and the choice to replace him is causing quite a nerd stir on the Interwebs. A new half-Hispanic, half-Black Spider-Man makes his debut in the upcoming issue of Marvel Comics “Ultimate Fallout.” On Wednesday, Laughspin contributor Carrie Anderson delivered the scoop that part of the true

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    New Richard Jeni DVD features late comedian in raw form; never-seen footage

    Fans of the late Richard Jeni and connoisseurs of great comedy are in for a real treat on Aug. 2 when the DVD Richard Jeni: The Beach Crowd is released– a 75-minute tour de force performance compiled from raw footage captured during two weekend performances at the famed Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA. Jeni had a brief, yet amazingly productive career that yielded five one-hour stand-up comedy

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    Tom Papa lands ongoing radio show on SiriusXM; guests to include Jim Norton, Kathleen Madigan, Jeff Garlin

    Originally a four-week special on Sirius XM Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel, Come To Papa adopts the channel for a weekly program tipping off July 29 at 6 pm EST. During its limited run, host and comedian Tom Papa interviewed the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, Nick DiPaolo and Rob Zombie. The series kicks off with the incomparable Carl Reiner, during which the two will discuss Reiner’s past and

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    Watch Harrison Ford tell off Chewbacca once and for all

    An old knife in Harrison Ford’s back still smarts and an unexpected visitor to his dressing room on the set of Kimmel only reopens the wound. Some things just aren’t forgivable and sometimes an “I’m sorry” just doesn’t cut it. While prepping for an appearance to promote his new action/sci-fi vehicle Cowboys and Aliens, Ford is shocked and infuriated by Chewbacca’s attempt to clear the air. It’s been awhile since

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