Comedy kibbles and bits: links about funny shit

It’s been a few days since I busted out some comedy links. So, here’s a list of some that deserve some attention. Start clicking away, you click-indicted clickers.

Ving Rhames has been cast in a Comedy Central pilot, wherein he plays a former special ops agent. The show is called Black Jack; and Rhames’ character is named Black Jack. Get it? Ving Rhames is totally black, you guys. [Deadline]

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Denise and I just awkwardly hanging out in Montreal.

Spike has renewed its comedy Blue Mountain State, which stars Denise Richards. I’ve never seen this show, but I did run into Richards last summer in Montreal while she was filming. [Digital Spy]

Kristen Wiig and Anna Faris will have to fist fight for a role in the new Sacha Baron Cohen film– or something like that. [Hollywood Reporter]

Chicago’s installment of the Just For Laughs festival has a lineup including Steve Martin, Ron White, Joy Koy and a shit-ton of others. [Just For Laughs]

Comedian Dean Obeidallah is not looking forward to the stupid Royal Wedding. Why? Because’s he’s not a total asshole. [CNN]

Speaking of the Royal wedding, the British government has banned an Australian comedy group The Chaser from broadcasting their planned coverage of the wedding, because, like maybe they would make jokes about the stupid Royal wedding. [The Courier]

Comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Jeff Garlin will star on Broadway! But not the way you think. He’s just going to do stand-up, on a stage, that happens to be on Broadway. Hooray? [Playbill]

Aflac has chosen a replacement for their duck spokesman after they fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried for making jokes about the Japanese tsunami. [OK!]

Jamie Kilstein, who we named a comic to watch back in 2008, was featured on Interview magazine’s website in this sweet-ass video. [Interview]

Submissions are now being accepted for the Rocky Mountain Laugh Off, a stand-up competition going down in Salt Late City. [Rocky Mountain Laugh Off]

Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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