• 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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    The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials: A Complete Ranking

    The Simpsons’ annual Treehouse of Horror special is our favorite sign that Halloween is almost here. The 30th season’s Treehouse of Horror was the 643rd episode of the legendary animated series on Fox. They’re still making these! Can one truly make a definitive ranking of 29 episodes that span three decades of TV? Probably not. But we got darn close. Each hilarious Halloween horror story was judged on its originality,

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    Nathan For You business ideas were more brilliant than we gave it credit

    Nathan for You will not be returning for a fifth season. Fans of the cult hit are taking the news especially hard since the recent season finale was a critical darling. Over four seasons, comedian Nathan Fielder “tried to help” local businesses with his quirky and often outright insane ideas. Most famously, Fielder made national news when he tried to rename a local coffee shop “Dumb Starbucks,” but many of

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    5 mistakes that will tank your indie comedy show

    Emily Winter is a stand-up comedian, writer, and producer based out of New York City. She runs three Time Out NY Critics’ Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail. Last year, she co-created WHAT A JOKE, a nationwide anti-Trump comedy festival with shows in over 20 cities that raised more than $50K for the ACLU. In early 2018, I began recording a miniseries podcast called How

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    6 hilarious Twitter accounts that don’t even do stand-up

    You may be following a bunch of professional comedians and writers on Twitter, but that is by no means the limits of finding the funny online. Here are some of the best non-comedian Twitter accounts you should be following right now! @chrissyteigen Okay, you knew this one would be on this list. The model and TV personality revealed to the world that she is also funny as hell, whether dunking

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