• ‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why

    In 12 days, How I Met Your Mother will reach its expiration date after nine seasons and 208 episodes, the television equivalent of a long and prosperous life. Fear not, fan-clubbers: Although your favorite show is being put out to pasture, CBS will continue to milk the cash cow with the inevitable sequel: How I Met Your Father Dad. Until then, the cloying spirit of How I Met Your Mother

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    Watch former senator Arlen Specter do stand-up comedy

    Politicians usually work the crowd, fishing for votes,but last night during an open-mic night at Helium Comedy Club in Philly, former Sen. Arlen Specter worked the room, trawling for laughs, and he caught a cadre of lawmakers in his net. A Republican during most of his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate, Specter, 81, aimed his fiercest below-the-Beltway jabs at dallying Democrats: serial-sex-joke subject Bill Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov.

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    Laughspin re-imagines classic Disney movies as porn flicks (you’re welcome)

    Editor’s note: Listen, we’re not usually the one’s trying to make you laugh. And, honestly, we’re not going to make a habit out of it because, frankly, we respect comedians too much to try to tread on their ground. But this just had to be done. So, hopefully you get a few laughs out of this; and maybe you’ll forward it along to your friends or tweet it or throw

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    Check out the new parody-tastic Muppets movie trailer

    The people pulling the strings on The Muppets are cleverly yanking our chains in the trailer for the upcoming movie of the same name: The comedy unabashedly cadges the music, style and thrilling pulse of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer and also seems to shout ‘”hooray for Bollywood” in a “caste” of thousands dance number. Yes, Kermit and Miss Piggy are the headliners, but their backup band includes

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    Christopher Titus: Neverlution

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…auditioning for another sequel to Jackass: Yup, that about summarizes the thesis of Neverlution, Christopher Titus’ latest riotous eruption from Comedy Central Records (available on June 28). The companion television special premieres July 3 at 9 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. For 105 hypnotic minutes, Titus points his blowtorch of indignation at his prey and sears talentless celebrities

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    Christopher Titus: “Neverlution” (Review)

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…auditioning for another sequel to Jackass: Yup, that about summarizes the thesis of Neverlution, Christopher Titus’ latest riotous eruption from Comedy Central Records (available on June 28). The companion television special premieres July 3 at 9 p.m. EST on Comedy Central. For 105 hypnotic minutes, Titus points his blowtorch of indignation at his prey and sears talentless celebrities

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    Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup

    Only a certain kind of comic can adventurously open his set with a death riff. For lack of a better word (because there is no other word, until now), we will call this sort of confidently kooky comedian: grimsical. Yeah, yeah: half grim, half whimsical. Norm Macdonald acts grimsical much of the time on Me Doing Standup, his sometimes sentimental and consistently sharp new album from Comedy Central Records, though

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    Norm Macdonald: “Me Doing Standup” (Review)

    Only a certain kind of comic can adventurously open his set with a death riff. For lack of a better word (because there is no other word, until now), we will call this sort of confidently kooky comedian: grimsical. Yeah, yeah: half grim, half whimsical. Norm Macdonald acts grimsical much of the time on Me Doing Standup, his sometimes sentimental and consistently sharp new album from Comedy Central Records, though

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    Cedric the Entertainer to host game show, “It’s Worth What?” on NBC

    Anyone rushing to the patent office to protect your idea for a game show that combines Antique Roadshow with The Price Is Right, take a breather: NBC beat you to the window. Beginning July 12, comedian Cedric the Entertainer will host It’s Worth What?, “a game show,” the network says, “that taps into America’s curiosity for cost and value, from the hidden gems found in one’s attic to some of

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    Andrew Norelli: Cut Above Stupid

    If Andrew Norelli raced for a living, he’d drive a dragster instead of an Indy car. Hey, he prefers straight lines to curves. He seldom veers off the worn but proven path to laughs, but the skill to take the audience on an amusing ride from Point A to Point B makes Norelli an interesting and entertaining comedian. On Cut Above Stupid, his new album from Uproar! Entertainment, he simplifies

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    Review: Andrew Norelli’s “Cut Above Stupid”

    If Andrew Norelli raced for a living, he’d drive a dragster instead of an Indy car. Hey, he prefers straight lines to curves. He seldom veers off the worn but proven path to laughs, but the skill to take the audience on an amusing ride from Point A to Point B makes Norelli an interesting and entertaining comedian. On Cut Above Stupid, his new album from Uproar! Entertainment, he simplifies

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    Read a whole bunch of Mindy Kaling’s new book for free!

    Yes, yes: You read only twitterature these days. Well, instead of 140 characters, we prefer one character: meaning Kelly Kapoor, the brilliant creation of the hottie hyphenate (actor-writer-producer) Mindy Kaling of The Office. Sorry, it may cut into your precious tweeting time, but we promise it won’t kill you to read excerpts from Mindy’s new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? You may laugh till you hurt, but luckily

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    Is ‘The Office’ easier to watch without Steve Carell?

    Dear God, Please don’t destroy the world on Saturday; I need to live long enough to find out who’s the boss of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. I know this is akin to taking your name in vain, but I am worshipping The Office again, especially without the god of goofy, Michael Scott, the buffoonish altered ego of the brilliant Steve Carell. Blasphemy, I know. But finally, I can

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    Review: Andy Ritchie’s “King-Ding-A-Ling”

    As if Andy Ritchie were the Mary Lou Retton of comedy, he charges down the runway, leaps headfirst into his act, and sticks the landing on the opening joke of King Ding-A-Ling, his debut CD on Stand Up! Records. He certainly does not go splat after unexpectedly and brilliantly filleting a ’60s sacred cow, the usually unassailable activists of the civil rights movement, but Ritchie falls into several safe jokes

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