• The Simpsons Apu getting axed instead of fixed according to Adi Shankar

    UPDATE: took to TwitterSimpsons showrunner Al Jean to dispute reports that the beloved and controversial character Apu will be written off the show. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon may be being quietly written off The Simpsons, according to Indiewire. The controversial character was introduced on the eighth episode of the animated behemoth back in 1990. Voice actor Hank Azaria has voiced Apu—as well as a slew of other characters—for almost three decades, for which

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    Meet the writers of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (Video)

    FX’s latest foray into boundary-pushing comedy programming comes in the form of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which premieres Aug. 9 at 11 pm EST. If you’re a fan of Laughspin, you know who Kamau is, as we’re proud to say we’ve been following his comedy career trajectory for the last five years or so. Thus, it’s with great excitement that we wait for the premiere of the Chris

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    John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is back July 20, so let’s watch a preview!

    John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show returns to Comedy Central July 20 at 11 pm ET. Here’s a brand-new trailer for the third season to get you excited, featuring Hannibal Burress, Michael Ian Black, Hari Kondabolu, Mike Lawrence and more! Comedy Central

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    Indian-American comedians touring India to spread message of tolerance

    Starting tomorrow, three Indian-American comedians will be in India with the help of a grant from the United States as part of a global exchange program. According to a spokesperson in the State Department, the trip was developed in order to help spread the important message of religious tolerance within the country. Visiting seven cities through out India, the “Make Chai, Not War” tour will feature comedians Rajiv Satyal, Azhar

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    Video: Comedian Hari Kondabolu on the sanctity of marriage

    The view that marriage is sacred has been around for years. The idea that allowing gays to marry would destroy the sanctity of marriage is a slightly newer thing. But the theme has long-been quality stand-up comedy fodder. On his first album, Good Day To Cross A River, Greg Giraldo jokes, “George Bush says that gay people getting married would violate the sanctity of marriage. Is anybody here married? Does

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    Video: Comedian Hari Kondabolu is told, "go back to America"

    I know from speaking with lots and lots of comedians over the last six years or so (jealous?) that doing local press to promote their road shows is not at the top of the list of things they enjoy. But I just watched comedian Hari Kondabolu’s appearance from this morning on Seattle’s program New Day — he’s playing this weekend at the Kirkland Performance Center — and I have to

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 3

    PORTLAND, OR — I bounced around a lot Saturday night since there was so much good shit. Also – I realized that it only takes me about two minutes of good comedy to fall completely in love with someone. There are four to five comics who I would offer my womb to if they wanted a child right now. It’s problematic. That is not the point. First up on day

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    Kyle Kinane, Natasha Leggero among next comics shooting Comedy Central specials

    Kyle Kinane

    The latest season of Comedy Central Presents is set to begin taping this October. Tapings will be in New York City at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College from Oct. 14 – 17. The episodes are scheduled to air in 2011. The sixteen half-hour specials feature: Thursday October 14th, 6:00 PM Mike Vecchione, Matt Fulchiron Thursday, October 14th, 8:30 PM Kyle

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    Video interview: Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy festival

    Aspen, CO — Earlier today, a sporty group of comedians performing here at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival descended on Koch Park to play kickball, drink beers and just “hang,” as the kids say. While there, I shoved a camera in the faces of comedians Moshe Kasher and Hari Kondabolu (and Rooftop Comedy’s Chris Garcia for a short while) and asked them a few questions. So this is how that

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    Comedy Central locks down John Oliver stand-up comedy series

    Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. “When John Oliver said he wanted to host a stand-up series featuring his favorite comics, the only real question

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