• Turner Classic Movies, with host Greg Proops, launch Salute to Slapstick, offer online college course

    Turner Classic Movies will launch a salute to slapstick comedy – that beloved but often critically disrespected comedy sub-genre – on Sept. 6 with comedian Greg Proops enlisted as host. Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick will air every Tuesday and Wednesday during September and will feature 56 films focusing on the likes of slapstick originators Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to contemporary greats like Will Ferrell. The series will take

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    Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)

    As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows will be headlined by Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Nate Bargatze and many others. In addition to stand-up shows, Aisha Tyler

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    Laugh Tracks by Laughspin: A new comedy podcast

    Welcome to the very first episode of Laugh Tracks by Laughspin. The concept is very simple. Each Week, Laughspin Podcast co-host Mike Gogel hosts Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, a short broadcast featuring three stand-up comedy tracks from an expertly curated list of comedians. The first episode of Laugh Tracks focuses in on the great state of Arizona. It’s the home of The Grand Canyon, The Hoover Dam and some truly

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    Greg Proops talks parenting, education and the impact of podcasting (Exclusive Laughspin video)

    The name of Greg Proops’ wildly popular podcast – The Smartest Man in the World – is somewhere between hyperbole and reality. The comedian, of course, is not the smartest man in the world (though how would we even quantify that, so maybe he is?), but he’s one of very few middle-aged white guys in the public eye worth taking seriously. The dude can drop knowledge on politics, world history,

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    The Gospel of Greg Proops: A selection of truths, as heard on The Smartest Man in the World

    In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines, our hero enlightens as he entertains. Perched at a table on stage, his noble Proops plucks Vodka-fueled anecdotes on world history and

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    Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, more team up for new celebrity improv show

    Wayne Brady, who has stayed busy since Whose Line is it Anyway? as the host of at least one billion different television shows is returning to improv with Trust Us With Your Life, which premieres tomorrow at 9 pm ET on ABC. And several of his Whose Line? friends are joining in. Dan Patterson, the man behind both the British and American incarnations of Whose Line? is serving as the

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    SXSW Comedy: Day 1, feat. Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and more!

    AUSTIN — Good God, y’all! Austin’s infamous South by Southwest music, technology, and film festival – or conference, or whatever it is – has kicked off to a wet and gray start. As we shared with you before, SXSW has amped up their comedy programming like crazy this year, so we’ll be offering you highlights and dispatches from the Texan fray for the next week. SXSW Comedy began with a

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    Breaking: Marc Maron, Greg Proops, Doug Benson part of SXSW podcast lineup

    Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, Laughspin can confirm that there will be no less than eight popular comedy podcasts represented at this year’s comedy portion of Austin’s South By Southwest arts festival, including WTF with Marc Maron, Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson and The Smartest Man In The World with Greg Proops. In addition to that stellar trio, the following podcasts will also be recording live versions

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    GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

    Today, GQ released yet-another comedy-related feature online. I say “another” because you can see their official Comedy Issue on stands now; the cover subject is none other than a half naked Mila Kunis, Makes sense, right? Eh. You can read more of my thoughts on that here. Today, the respected fashion mag released the list of the most stylish comedians of all time. You can scroll through it if you’d

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    Greg Proops: The Punchline Magazine interview

    Greg Proops has seemingly done it all. He’s famous for doing improv on British-turned-American series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He’s earned a more concentrated and dedicated fanbase through constant touring as a stand-up. He often pops up on the tele– most recently on Chelsea Lately and hit Nickelodeon series True Jackson VP. And now, perhaps most intriguing, the veteran comedian has garnered huge attention and critical praise with his

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    Watch the best of Ryan Stiles; thank you, GSN!

    Have you been watching Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza on GSN? If you even sort of liked Whose Line Is It Anyway? you’d love this show, which brings back a lot of familiar faces like Greg Proops, Colin Mochrie and one of our fave improvisors of all time, Ryan Stiles! The fine folks at GSN put together a little “best-of” reel to highlight Stiles. So, obviously, we’re going to share it with

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    Exclusive: Greg Proops to headline Paul Provenza-produced touring improvised stand-up show

    It only makes sense that Greg Proops, veteran of the hit televised short form improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and brilliant, oft-lauded stand-up comedian, would headline the improvised stand-up show Set List. Luckily, in this instance, sense wins out. And Punchline Magazine can exclusively report that Proops is the man for the job. If you’re unfamiliar with the amazing cross between improv and stand-up, check out our post

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    Nick Di Paolo: Questioning your beliefs

    There are certain comics — Marc Maron, Greg Giraldo (RIP), Greg Proops, for instance — who I seek out for catharsis– to hear and to feel a much more artfully-produced version of my own thoughts. I, like others, find comfort in reaffirmation. That’s natural, right? Then, there’s other comics I listen to with whom I don’t fundamentally align. At least, I don’t think I do. Until I realize, that after

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    Greg Proops, Bill Engvall will help generate laughs for GSN

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    When I think of the Game Show Network (GSN), a few things come to mind: Gene Rayburn’s incredibly trendy suits on the Match Game, Richard Dawson requesting kisses on the cheek from every female contestant on Family Feud and a very young Bob Barker. It generally hasn’t been a go-to channel if I want to laugh – at least, if I want to laugh

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