• Why Lena Dunham thinks Daniel Tosh is a misogynist

    On a recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s gossipy blabfest Watch What Happens Live, wherein the Bravo king instructed her to “name one celebrity in Hollywood who you think is the biggest misogynist,” Dunham selected the Tosh.0 comedian. After performing what could be described as a moist inhalation of thoughtful contempt and measured dread, Dunham answered. “This is a roughie because there’s so many.” After a brief laugh, the celebrated actress,

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    Comedy Club’s new Louis C.K. policy shirks responsibility (Opinion)

    After receiving (merited) backlash to Louis C.K.’s first unexpected drop-in set on August 26th, the Comedy Cellar made a move that conveniently shifts the onus of their booking choices back onto the audience. Rather than take a stand in either direction, the Comedy Cellar’s way of dealing with the “controversy” of Louis C.K.’s return is by posting a new disclaimer sign in the club (which is also printed on tickets).

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    Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Bird Revelation is the perfect rape joke

    Dave Chappelle slaps the mic to his knee and laughs—he’s playing the famed Comedy Store. “Everything’s funny, until it happens to you.” From the start of his Netflix special The Bird Revelation, Chappelle’s brow is furrowed, face flat, as he levels his Black experience to that of white feminists who dragged him in the name of #MeToo for expressing “as little empathy as possible.” The audience laughs with the Chappelle’s Show star as he

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    Lahna Turner: How I Lost 500 Pounds (guest post)

    The following is a guest post by comedian and songstress Lahna Turner, who has just released the first ever comedy music and visual album. Titled LIMEADE, it’s available now on Amazon, YouTube and iTunes. For more info check out, lahnaturner.com. ——————— When I was just 23 and straight out of college, I had the opportunity to travel through India with my Israeli boyfriend Gil who I had met that summer

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    Could There Be A Funnier Superhero Than Deadpool?

    Deadpool shocked audiences when it was released earlier this year. Sure, we knew the character had raunchy and crude tendencies and that this would be the first modern superhero movie to receive an “R” rating. We just didn’t know it would be so damn funny. The ribald superhero romp was eminently quotable and has spawned lists counting down the 30 funniest lines from the movie. Pick any other superhero movie

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    Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

    Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem “off brand” for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week Tonight, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee — even Stephen Colbert who’s no longer exactly

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    Mitch Hedberg – The Complete Vinyl Collection is a thing all comedy fans should have

    As is the case for any quality box set these days, it’s not so much about the origin material. After all, box sets don’t exist so that an artist’s biggest fans can have access to a slickly-packaged sentimental bundle of garbage bits. Inherent in the entire concept of such a release is greatness, right? Right! Well then the reasons Mitch Hedberg: The Complete Vinyl Collection exists are pretty damn obvious.

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    John Oliver’s epic Donald Trump analysis is perfect (Video)

    The current season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ended in spectacular fashion on the back of a spectacularly terrible year. And that is why Oliver literally sets the year on fire in a way that would make John McClane proud. But before the HBO show signed off until the New Year Sunday, Oliver and his always-brilliant writing staff dragged us through the deepest, oozing wound of 2016— the

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    Why Louis C.K. analysis of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump voters is perfect (VIDEO)

    Last night Louis C.K. told Conan O’Brien why he’s voting for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Nov. 8. And in doing so, the veteran comedian laid out a perfect summation of the minds of those voting for Clinton, Trump or none of the above. “If you vote for Hillary you’re a grown up,” C.K. says. “If you vote for Trump you’re a sucker. If you don’t

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    Chuck E. Cheese’s brawl with adults caught on video

    Chuck E. Cheese’s isn’t the place for adults to hang back, chill out and enjoy a day out with their children. And I speak from experience. Unfortunately, I’ve had to suffer through more than a few hastily planned, ill-fated birthday parties for one of my two son’s friends. Chuck E. Cheese’s is the place you go after enduring months of anger management classes, sort of as a final test. Because

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    Watch a preview: Aparna Nancherla’s Half-Hour Comedy Central special premieres tonight!

    Aparna Nancherla is one of very few comedians who can combine an absurdist aesthetic with a relatable set of premises to excellent effect. She is, in my opinion, one of the best joke writers of our time. And because of this, I’ve often thought it would be swell if someone would develop an app that would automatically re-tweet certain accounts as soon as they post. It would save me a few

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    Larry The Cable Guy: I’ll vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton (UPDATE)

    UPDATE — 3:05 pm ET: Larry The Cable Guy appeared on SiriusXM, where he recorded an interview for The Raw Report, to further explain the comments he made about Hillary Clinton. The full interview will air Thursday at 3:30pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy SiriusXM 99. Here’s what he had to say about Clinton and Trump. I said something on FOX News today about how Hillary Clinton will destroy the country. Now

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    What’s happening with Laughspin?

    Oh, hey. You may have noticed we haven’t really been updating Laughspin in any consistent or meaningful way since June. Sure, we posted Dana Gould’s brilliant keynote address from the latest installment of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But, really, that was about it. Some of you have reached out asking what’s up. And someone even took the time to post on Reddit about the lack of hot

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    Stephen Colbert adjusts the Colbeard for Late Show (Video)

    David Letterman and his Late Show are off the air. The famed Late Show with David Letterman sign that hung over Broadway for over twenty years is gone. The dawn of Stephen Colbert (Round 2) is upon us. CBS launched the website, iOS app and social media accounts for Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. With it, they also launched a new Late Show podcast and intro video. ColbertLateShow.com

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