• 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 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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    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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    Netflix snags Adam Sandler for four movies

    Adam Sandler is getting the Netflix treatment, but instead of a stand-up comedy special, Sandler will produce and star in four feature-length films to be seen exclusively on the video streaming giant. “People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again,” stated Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “His appeal spans across viewers of all ages, not just in the US but all over the world.” Netflix

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    Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ hits theaters Dec. 5, also stars Rosario Dawson and Kevin Hart (Video)

    Comedian Chris Rock’s comedy Top Five has exited the Toronto International Film Festival with a distributor and a release date. Paramount Pictures will release Top Five on Dec. 5 in select theaters and nationwide on Dec. 12. The movie stars Rock, who also wrote and directed the film, as a comedian trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Sound like a guy we know? Rosario Dawson stars as his

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    Adam Sandler, Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad in first photo from Sci-fi comedy ‘Pixels’

    Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage are on a mission to save New York from vicious aliens from outer space. You’ve seen it a million times, right? But here’s the twist: the aliens are attacking New York because they think satellite feeds of classic video games — think 8-bit Atari games like Centipede and Space Invaders — are actual threats to their safety on their

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    Tenacious D musical comedy fest will include Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, many more!

    In the world of musical comedy, few have reached the level of success achieved by Tenacious D. And now the ingenious hard rocking duo – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – have harnessed their powers to make good on their threat to curate their own festival. The one-day extravaganza, dubbed Festival Supreme, will go down Oct. 19 at the Santa Monica Pier and will feature musically inclined comedians Zach Galifianakis,

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    Kevin Nealon on his new album, being willfully naive and more! (Laughspin interview)

    Since the series finale of Showtime’s Emmy-winning pot-themed series Weeds, we’ve seen a lot less of Nevin Nealon on our small screens. It’s bittersweet, of course, for comedy fans. But life after eight seasons of playing Doug Wilson finds the 59-year-old Saturday Night Live favorite as creative and prolific as ever, having just released his stellar new album and DVD Whelmed…But Not Overly. And now he’s in South Africa shooting

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