• Since the HFPA didn’t nominate any comedy films for a Golden Globe, vote for comedies here (Poll)

    If it isn’t the Recording Academy disappointing comedy fans it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year, those lovable scamps nominated five films in the category of Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy— none of which are, in most intelligent people’s minds, comedies or musicals. They are as follows: American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street. So, with the absence of any real comedy

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    Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

    Although the main ceremony for the 55th annual Grammy Awards hasn’t begun yet, we can tell you that Jimmy Fallon has snagged the award for Best Comedy Album for his work on Blow Your Pants Off, a set of funny songs featuring the likes of Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. Fallon was up against Kathy Griffin, Lewis Black, Tenacious D, Margaret Cho and Jim Gaffigan, who,

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    Laughspin Presents: 2012 Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

    SEE THE RESULTS HERE! Seeing as the final days of 2012 are fast approaching, we wanted to take this time (and space) to think back on all our favorite comedy memories of the last year. To that end, we present to you the 2012 Laughspin Readers’ Poll. Below, you’ll find many categories on which you can vote. Use the sliders to a scroll down and to the right if need

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    Comedy Emmy wrap-up: Louis C.K., Modern Family, Daily Show among big winners (Photos)

    Louis C.K. on Sunday snagged two of the seven Emmys for which he was nominated– one for his critically-loved FX show Louie (Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series) and one for his self-produced, self-released stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theatre (Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special). It all went down during ABC’s broadcast of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. “This

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    Louis C.K., Modern Family, Colbert Report, Daily Show rule comedy categories at Emmys

    Snagging seven — SEVEN — primetime Emmy nominations this morning, Louis C.K. continues his placement in the comedy world – and more recently, mainstream entertainment — as a critical darling. C.K. scored nominations for writing and directing in the variety special category for his stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theatre, which was also nominated for the overall category of Outstanding Special Class Programs and Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form

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    Aubrey Plaza, Sofia Vergara lead ALMA nominations in comedy

    Nominees for the ALMA Awards – honoring Latino talent in television, film, and music — have just been announced, and comedy fan favorite Aubrey Plaza has snagged two nods— one for her role in this summer’s Safety Not Guaranteed in the category of Favorite Movie Actress (Comedy/Musical) and one for her role as April in Parks and Recreation in the category of Favorite TV Actress (Comedy). Plaza is of Puerto

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    Simpsons, Family Guy, more blast TV Academy for ‘Community’ Emmy nomination

    Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, addressed a letter to the Television Academy in protest of Community’s Emmy nomination in the category of “Best Animated Program.” Community has gained this nomination because of its special episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” where its characters were rendered into 8-bit video game form. This is the second year Community has been nominated in this category. Many influential animators like Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy),

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    Comedian JB Smoove to host television commercial awards on NBC

    Comedian, writer, and stand-up comic J.B. Smoove will host the newest Hollywood awards show to be televised– The CLIOS: World’s Best Commercials. Smoove is best known for his role, alongside Larry David, as Leon Black on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. In recent years, however, the comedian has established himself as a nationally headlining comedian, having landed his own Comedy Central hour special That’s How I Dooz It and another show

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    Laughspin presents: 2011 Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

    As you may know, each year we list our 10 favorite comedy albums and 10 favorite DVDs. Our albums list posted last week and our list of DVDs is forthcoming. So look out for that. But maybe even more importantly, we want to know what our readers think about the past year in comedy. So, that means you. To that end, we have created the Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards.

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    Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

    It’s largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be called the “Funniest Comedian” or what “Outstanding Writing in a Music, Variety, or Comedy Series” constitutes or who really should get the annual Mark Twain

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    Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    Will Ferrell has been chosen to receive an award for his achievements in comedy, and it’s kind of a big deal. The prolific comedic actor, writer, and producer will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, joining the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels as past recipients. The award ceremony will take place Oct. 23 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and will be

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