• This Week at the Comedy Cellar shows off the unpolished part of stand-up comedy

    As the first season of This Week at the Comedy Cellar wraps up, the show has established itself as a true look at the craft of stand-up comedy. Sure, the show can be a little forced at times with the “comic’s table” banter, but it still illustrates a side of comedy that most people don’t get to see. On This Week at the Comedy Cellar, comedians get up and do

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    Louis CK: I’ve been ‘to hell and back’ and lost $35 million (Exclusive)

    The Louis C.K. comeback controversy continues to unfold. The still-adored stand-up comedian—who last year admitted to frequent workplace sexual harassment by masturbating in front of or asking to masturbate in front of multiple women—has dropped in at multiple New York City comedy clubs this week, Laughspin has confirmed. Unlike his previous controversial appearances, the fallen star is finally talking about the sexual misconduct and what he’s been up to the

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    Comedy Club’s new Louis C.K. policy shirks responsibility (Opinion)

    After receiving (merited) backlash to Louis C.K.’s first unexpected drop-in set on August 26th, the Comedy Cellar made a move that conveniently shifts the onus of their booking choices back onto the audience. Rather than take a stand in either direction, the Comedy Cellar’s way of dealing with the “controversy” of Louis C.K.’s return is by posting a new disclaimer sign in the club (which is also printed on tickets).

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    Louis C.K.’s second Comedy Cellar appearance tests club’s new Swim At Your Own Risk policy

    Louis C.K. made a return to stand-up at the infamous Comedy Cellar late Sunday night. Again. This new hiatus lasted just 5 weeks. Two women walked out during his set, but reports claim his material was well-received. According to The New York Times, the set lasted about 20 minutes as he read mostly from notes. Once again he did not address his admitted sexual misconduct, something he has not spoken

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    Comedy Cellar Underground Debate Series is serious business

    There’s a table in the back corner of the Greenwich Village staple, Olive Tree Cafe, that’s marked, “Comedy Cellar Comedians Only.” A bold statement from a plain and unassuming dark brown wooden table. But if that table could talk, its words would be profane, fiery, brilliant, poignant, hilarious – and could probably do killer impressions of some of the best comedians in modern times. Co-founded in 1982, by the late

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    Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

    Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert…you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro– activist, lifelong New York resident and darn fine comic. On stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York the other night, Alexandro worked out a three-minute bit about police brutality. It

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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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    Robert Kelly’s ‘Live at the Village Underground’ headed to Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Robert Kelly’s upcoming stand-up comedy film Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, has been accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of a handful of qualifying fests for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live at the Village Underground will make it’s worldwide premiere at the festival between Aug. 5 – 10. The special was filmed on June 17 at the Comedy Cellar at the

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    Ardie Fuqua out of hospital following Tracy Morgan car crash

    Comedian Ardie Fuqua, who was severely injured in a car crash that also injured TV star Tracy Morgan and killed James McNair, is no longer in critical condition. Fellow Comedy Cellar emcee Wil Sylvince posted on Facebook: To all who’s concerned about Ardie Fuqua, he’s doing a lot better but still has a long way to fully recover. He’s finally in a rehabilitation hospital and out of intensive care. He’s

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    Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Questlove, Bill Bellamy remember fateful comedy night together

    Remember that time Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, The Roots’ QuestLove and Bill Bellamy joined Dave Chappelle on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York? You probably don’t, seeing as you probably weren’t there. But if you were, tell us about the experience in the comments. Anyway, in the June issue of GQ — on sale now! — all six modern-day icons recounted what went down on Feb.

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    Our condolences go out to comedian Ardie Fuqua’s family

    It’s heartbreaking when the comedy community loses a great one. It is equally painful when a member of our circle loses a loved one. We at Laughspin wish to give our condolences to Ardie Fuqua and his family. Fuqua, a veteran comedian, well-respected performer and beloved regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, lost his son Jamal late last night in a car accident. He was 19 years

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    Watch Louis C.K. and friends contemplate busboy's life in "Louie" extra scene

    With the premiere of the second season of Louie hitting FX this Thursday at 10:30 pm EST, the ever-giving Louis C.K. gifted the Internet mere moments ago with this extra scene from the first season of the show. Oh, and you should know that said first season is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. So, you should buy the shit out of that. Just click the image below. For now,

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    Artie Lange “trying to better himself” and working on new book

    The last time we heard about stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show castmember Artie Lange, it was April of 2010; it seemed like he was doing better after his suicide attempt in January of last year. He popped up at New York City’s Comedy Cellar to do a short set and even attended a family dinner, accompanied by a sober coach, according a Punchline Magazine source. Today we hear he’s

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    Artie Lange has sober coach, attends family dinner in New York

    For the first time since his attempted suicide in January, comedian Artie Lange was seen socializing, looking healthy and more fit. We hear from an insider that Lange showed up to a celebratory family dinner in Greenwich Village in New York City on Friday. “He surprised everyone by showing up,” the insider says. That same night, as was reported by longtime Artie fan site savebabygorilla.com, he also performed stand-up at

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    Amy Schumer enlists Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, more to make fun of her

    Comedians are the Amish of entertainers: always gathering to selflessly support each other. But instead of raising a barn together, the magnanimous comics in the video below (including Darrell Hammond, Jessica Kirson, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Nick Thune and Ardie Fuqua) assemble to raise awareness of Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central special, which premieres on April 2. How altruistic! How sarcastic!

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