• Anne Meara Dead At Age 85; What Happened To Ben Stiller’s Mother And Jerry’s Wife?

    Comedian Anne Meara has died, according to her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller. She was 85 years old, and it’s still unclear exactly what happened. In a press release,  the family described Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life,” before she died. “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long,” the statement added. Anne Meara partnered with Jerry Stiller throughout the

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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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    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer features Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais (Video)

    When we lost Robin Williams to suicide earlier this year, Robin Williams thankfully left a handful of not-yet-released projects for our enjoyment even after his death. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, wherein he reprises his role as President Theodore Roosevelt, is one of those projects. Secret of the Tomb, the third in the Night at the Museum franchise, hits theaters Dec. 19, but Twentieth Century Fox just

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    Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably

    Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell continue to tease comedy fans with the promise of a Zoolander 2. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001 comedy classic since it was announced that The Leftovers’ Justin Theroux might direct and help rewrite the

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    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer released

    Since the first Night at the Museum movie hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has made nearly $1 billion at the box office worldwide; that, of course includes the 2009 installment Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. So it’s no surprise the third movie — Secret of the Tomb — is almost upon us. And judging by the just released first trailer, writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas

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    Ben Stiller brings Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome to Comedy Central

    Ben Stiller’s Red Hour production house continues to make deals with Comedy Central. The network has greenlit a pilot from the production company created by comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. The two comedians will also star in the project as Victorian-era heiresses. Another Period will be a fake reality show that follows Newport’s first family, the Bellacourts, who have all the money in the world and don’t do a

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    Comedy Central orders Ben Stiller comedy series ‘Big Time in Hollywood, Fl’ (Video)

    Comedy Central has ordered Ben Stiller’s pilot, Big Time In Hollywood, FL, for a 10-episode first season. The show follows two delusional brothers and self-titled filmmakers who are kicked out of their parents’ house and forced to take care of themselves as adults. The event leads them on an epic journey in pursuit of their big dream. Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf star as the brothers in addition to writing

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    Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers, Michael Ian Black and Mike Myers talk comedy for Epix event (Exclusive video)

    During the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts this past June, the comedy loving folks at Epix were there to document a the All-Star Comedy Roundtable featuring host Michael Ian Black, Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers and Mike Myers. The full hour-long presentation will premiere on Epix on Oct. 25 at 8 pm ET, but for now we’ve got an exclusive clip. In it, Mike Myers talks about the origin

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    Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

    It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by the comedian duo and, wait for it…Ben Stiller, among others. The series will be based on the weekly live stand-up show held in

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    Comedy Central’s ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ featuring Ben Stiller and Jon Stewart (Preview videos)

    Last Saturday Comedy Central’s autism benefit Night of Too Many Stars was filmed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. And this Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8 pm ET you’ll be able to see all the action– which included Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews debating while inhaling helium, Stephen Colbert and a bear, Seth Rogen taking a leak with complete strangers and so much more. We have the first

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    Here’s that Arrested Development play set that never existed and now does and so you want it

    Artists Mick Minogue and Paddy Dunne collaborated on a Tony Wonder play set for Gallery 1988’s upcoming Arrested Development themed art show, There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand.  You remember Tony Wonder, right? Played by Ben Stiller, he was the idol/competition for struggling magician Gob (Will Arnett). The play set, inspired by Mighty Max sets from the 90’s, features Gob and Buster Bluth, and Tony Wonder (naturally) with changeable

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    See Kristen Wiig as a New York City police officer

    Sure, it was sad watching Kristen Wiig say goodbye to Saturday Night Live last weekend. But, here’s the thing: We’ll see her in about six million other things– she’s set to star, write, produce in a gaggle of big screen features– one of which is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on Jame Thurber’s short story, first published in the New Yorker in 1939. It’s hard to tell if

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    Russell Brand, Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon appear in New York Times video series

    If you’re anything like us here at Laughspin, you probably love to learn about the behind-the-scenes world of comedy. Comedy nerddom means we’re always asking questions: how do comedians get started in their career path? Where do they find their inspiration? That kind of stuff. A new online video series will shed some light on those questions and more. FORA.tv, a collection of conference and event videos, has just released

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    Brett Ratner receives lifetime achievement award as “Tower Heist” hits theaters tomorrow

    Brett Ratner was recently honored at The Friars’ Club in New York City during the third annual Friars’ Club Comedy Film Festival produced by powerhouse Exec. Director Charlie Prince, and his team, including Director of Communications, Jaime Marsanico. The festival screened over 60 international films over the five days. It was a HUGE amount of work and they are to be commended! Brett Ratner is one of the most accomplished

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    Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Matt Damon and more join Bill Clinton in Funny or Die video

    Because the grass is always greener, after eight years of the Bush presidency, Bill Clinton is remembered as an exceptionally cool and well-doing president, so it would make sense that some of our biggest celebrities still answer to Slick Willie and scramble to appease the man and his Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division. In this Funny or Die video, watch as Ben Stiller heads a brainstorming session with the likes of

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