• Adam Sandler will host SNL for the first time despite previous reluctance

    Adam Sandler will come home to 30 Rock on May 4 to host SNL for the first time. Sandler was a Saturday Night Live cast member for five years after coming on board as a writer in 1990. Though the Grown Ups star has made multiple appearances on the show since Lorne Michaels fired him (and Chris Farley) in 1995, he has never done a classic SNL monologue. Sandler previously

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    Adam Sandler feeling 100% fresh; will tour 18 cities in one month

    Adam Sandler made waves last year with his first stand-up release since his 2004 studio album Shhh…Don’t Tell. 100% Fresh, which Laughspin named the best stand-up special of 2018, will now go on a North American tour. The 100% Fresher tour kicks off May 31 in Minneapolis. 100% Fresh hit Netflix in October and instantly caught people’s attention with Sandler’s whacky non-sequiturs and goofy songs. Phone, Wallet, Keys, a hip

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    Late night round-up: Adam Sandler, Nathan Macintosh, Jenny Zigrino, Byron Bowers

    Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day week on the late night talk shows. The lovey-dovey feelings even penetrated some of the stand-up sets this week. Jenny Zigrino shared some dating gaffes while Adam Sandler helped Jimmy Fallon celebrate five years on The Tonight Show with a little serenade. Nathan Macintosh and Byron Bowers, both late night vets, came in with great sets and tight jokes. All are certainly

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    The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Adam Sandler’s touching Chris Farley tribute on the 21st anniversary of his death (Video)

    Adam Sandler put out one of the freshest comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh, now available on Netflix. Spoiler alert: the multimedia show, filmed at various venues as small as the subway and as massive as an arena, ends with a touching tribute to Sandler’s friend Chris Farley. Today marks 21 years since the death of the iconic Saturday Night Live star. Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine on

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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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    Adam Sandler movie marathon kicks off Comedy Central special programming

    December is one of those months where you’re always playing something pleasant in the background. Comedy Central hopes to get us over the hump to 2019 with a full month of special programming you can always leave on while you wrap presents, pack for that vacation, or hide away from the family with that basement tube TV that may or may not still work. The 31 Days of Holiday Survival

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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 other 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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    Adam Sandler is 100% Fresh in Netflix comedy special trailer (Video)

    Netflix dropped its trailer for their latest Adam Sandler collaboration, a stand-up special titled 100% Fresh. This is the first special in 20 years for the comedy veteran who rose through the comedy ranks in the late ’80s. The trailer notably doesn’t contain jokes, but instead focuses on capturing the essence of the 52-year-old’s trademark sophomoric appeal through a series of live performances in comedy clubs, concert halls, arenas and even

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    Adam Sandler, Bob Barker Night of Too Many Stars reunion gets physical (Video)

    Adam Sandler and Bob Barker are setting their differences aside to raise money for autism. The former Price Is Right host reunited with the Saturday Night Live alum for the first time since their infamous fight scene in Happy Gilmore nearly twenty years ago. The video will be shown on Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars live telethon on Comedy Central.

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    Adam Sandler casts first Netflix film Ridiculous 6 with…Vanilla Ice?

    Adam Sandler has cast his first Netflix movie with an interesting variety of actors. Ridiculous 6 will star Sandler with Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and…Vanilla Ice? Entertainment website The Wrap reports that the cast also includes country music star Blake Shelton, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo and Jon Lovitz. Netflix struck a never-before-seen deal

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    Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

    Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than Webster’s legs. After an early 90’s writing and producing gig on The Ben Stiller Show, Apatow saw the light, dropped his microphone, and left

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    Adam Sandler: The Fantastic Mystery of Shaq’s Penis (Animation)

    Last year Adam Sandler visited Conan O’Brien to promote his movie Blended, in which former NBA star and current entertainer Shaquille O’Neal had a part. The conversation between Sandler and Conan turned to a day when Sandler was determined to see Shaquille’s O’Neal’s penis… because, really, who wouldn’t be curious about the 7-foot-tall dude’s junk? Well, now Sandler’s story has found new life in a brand new Team Coco animation

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    Steve Carell, Channing Tatum deadly serious in Foxcatcher trailer (Video)

    For me there are few things better in film than watching a comedian do drama. Say what you will about Adam Sandler’s recent output, you can’t deny how great Punch-Drunk Love was in 2002 or what a solid performance Seth Rogen gave opposite of Michelle Williams in 2011’s Take This Waltz. And that’s why, after viewing the latest trailer for Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, I’m incredibly excited for its Nov.

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