• 7 true crime podcasts that make murder sound hilarious

    Comedy has found an unlikely bedfellow: true crime. And America is loving it! The two don’t seem to go together, but more and more true crime comedies are popping up and making audiences laugh along to horrible stories of murder and mayhem. In the genre of true crime comedy, podcasts are king. There are hundreds of podcasts dedicated to telling stories about serial killers, survivors, and horror. Laughspin has made

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    4 Between Two Ferns interviews to get you excited for the movie

    The Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is reportedly being turned into a feature-length film on Netflix, and production is already underway. Zach Galifianakis, of course, will return as your socially inept (or rude) host. The Hollywood Reporter reports that series co-creator and frequent director Scott Aukerman will be helming the film, and though the plot hasn’t been disclosed, it will stick to the low-budget talk show segments its

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    Holiday shopping gift guide based on their favorite comedian

    Picking out the best gifts for your loved ones can feel like a never-ending maze of lofty price tags and vague memories of shoes they said they liked years ago. Of course, in concept, the best gifts are deeply personal—a weird lamp that made you think of your sister or a bear-shaped lighter that just screams Uncle Dan. But finding the inspiration for these intimate gifts is much harder than

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    10 Facts about Sam Kinison on the deceased comedian’s 65th birthday

    Today would have been Sam Kinison’s 65th birthday. The comedy legend died in a drunk driving accident in 1992 at the tragically young age of 38. On his way to a sold-out show, his car was struck by a teenaged drunk driver. Kinison was a beloved comic known for his larger-than-life stage presence and primal yell. He would scream into the microphone and run around the stage with unmatched intensity.

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    Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    8 Hanukkah TV episodes for your holiday bingewatching

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not always if you are Jewish. With all the Christmas excitement, we sometimes forget about Hannukah. While your goyish friends get to watch Elf or The Grinch (or whatever Netflix is up to this season), there are really only four Hannukah films: 8 Crazy Nights, The Hebrew Hammer, Full Court Miracle, and of course, Call Me by Your Name. Thank Hashem, there

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    13 Gift Ideas for the Comedian in Your Life

    Attention, friends, family, and lovers of comedians! Did you know that comedians need gear?! It’s true! Being a comedian isn’t all mouth sounds and ripped jeans and someone else’s microphone. And since being an up-and-coming stand-up comic isn’t a big moneymaker, there’s a good chance your funny friend will appreciate a practical present. Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the wonderful comedian in your life. A phone tripod, $10

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    Dom Irrera turns 70!

    Dom Irrera turns 70 today. With over 30 years in comedy, Irrera has done a little bit of everything. Audiences might recognize him from TV shows like Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist or roles in movies like The Big Lebowski, but Irrera’s true home is on the stand-up stage. In 2005, Los Angeles Magazine wrote of Irrera, “In an era that equates comedic success with film and TV, Irrera is an

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    11 comedians who are more conservative than you thought

    Stand-up comedians, as well as the rest of the entertainment industry, are typically seen as liberals and anti-Trump. Although you probably saw many popular comedy stars campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or encouraging a blue wave during last week’s midterm elections, it’s not common you see celebrities defending President Donald Trump. On Sunday, November 4, a pro-Trump “Deplorables” comedy tour kicked off in Dallas with a show the following night in Houston.

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    Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and 9 funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    American Vandal goes to college with these Season 3 ideas

    Our beloved American Vandal was unceremoniously canceled by Netflix last week. Much like a high schooler leaving the nest (for at least 4 years before returning to the nest in a fog of unemployment), American Vandal is hopefully headed towards bigger, better things. At the moment, the Peabody Award-winning mockumentary series awaits its college acceptance letter. Hopefully, Hulu—or one of the 8-dozen streaming services out there asking for $8.99/month—will consider

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    10 comedy stars’ winning Halloween costumes

    Halloween is upon us and who doesn’t love a good costume? From funny to spooky, having the best costume can be an all-out war for the most over-the-top individual, especially in Hollywood. We rounded up what your favorite comedy stars are wearing this year. Which funny person do you think rocked the best costume? Tell us in the comments! Jerry Seinfeld and wife, Jessica Seinfeld as Little Red Riding Hood

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    All the comedies coming to Netflix in November

    Everyone’s favorite streaming service, Netflix, gave us great comedies last month from a new season of their hit show, Big Mouth to the return of Adam Sandler with his firsrt special in 20 years 100% Fresh. But what will they bring comedy fans next month? It’s about to be November and Laughspin is breaking down the comedy coming to Netflix this month: Must-see Netflix Originals The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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