• Comedy Central, American University team up for Laughter Lab initiative

    American University is partnering with Comedy Central to create Laughter Lab, and they want you to “yes and” social justice. “Yes, And… Laughter Lab, a new initiative seeking to help build and support collaborations between comedy people and social justice people, invites you to apply to pitch your project at the inaugural convening in New York City on Tuesday, June 11, 2019,” says the Laughter Lab website. The submission deadline

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    Former Daily Show correspondent to lead ‘evil’ CBS drama

    Aasif Mandvi is evil. Well, he may not actually be evil, but he is co-starring in the new CBS drama called Evil. The former Daily Show correspondent is excited to”play a guy named Ben” in the upcoming supernatural pilot. Mandvi plays deeply skeptical, blue-collar carpenter Ben. He is recruited to join a priest-in-training named David to investigate mysterious situations with a clinical psychologist named Kristen. The British comedian stars with

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    Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi and Funny Or Die launch ‘Halal in the Family.’ Watch all four episodes now.

    Family sitcoms of the 80’s followed a tried and true formula: an out of touch but well-meaning dad, the peacemaker mom, cool but combative teenage kids and a corny but catchy theme song that tied it all together. While the recipe for a successful comedy has long since evolved, some modern day funnymen are using the old school technique to spread a message of tolerance. Halal In The Family, a

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    GOP leader forced to resign after Daily Show interview with Aasif Mandvi (Video)

    Not even a full day after he appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, North Carolina county precinct GOP chair Don Yelton has lost his job. Correspondent Aasif Mandvi interviewed the Republican leader about the state’s suspicious voter fraud laws, which opponents claim are nothing but thinly veiled rules constructed to limit minority votes. During Mandvi’s interview Yelton explained why the newly-enforced laws, which says all voters must produce

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    Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Dictator’ beds Megan Fox in first trailer

    It’s been three years since we last found Sacha Baron Cohen lampooning popular culture and politics in that half scripted, half way-too-real way he’s mastered ever since the success of his Ali G. Show on HBO a decade ago. But this summer, Cohen returns with The Dictator, a comedy centered around — you guessed it — a fictitious dictator who tries his best to keep democracy far away from the

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    The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi shows his classical acting chops in indie flick

    If you’re reading this site, you probably know Aasif Mandvi as the dapper, faux earnest, wholly hilarious field correspondent for The Daily Show. But, it turns out, Mandvi has a lot more in his bag of tricks. A classically trained actor — Shakespeare, Chekov, anyone? — Mandvi’s newest project, a movie called Today’s Special, which he co-wrote and stars in, has been chosen to screen March 11 as the opening

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