• Bernie Sanders ain’t happy on Tax Day in satirical video

    James Adomian is trying to get you through Tax Day as Bernie Sanders. The comedian and voice actor dusted off his Sanders impression to release a new YouTube video. In the video, Adomian plays the 2020 presidential hopeful as he tries to cram 10 years of tax returns into one day. The video shows Sanders sadly realizing how rich he is and therefore doesn’t pay enough taxes. The presidential candidate

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    BitTorrent to release David Cross’ HITS, Kickstarter launched to help bring it to theaters

    David Cross’ directorial debut HITS will be released as a pay-what-you-want file through BitTorrent on Feb. 13, the first ever film to be distributed as a “BitTorrent Bundle.” Furthermore, fans will able to see HITS in movie theaters in select markets throughout the United States and Canada; there, viewers can also choose what they want to pay. Meanwhile David Cross’ film will also be released more traditionally in New York

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    Bill Cosby, Aisha Tyler, Greg Proops, many more announced for SXSW Comedy 2014

    SXSW Comedy 2014 has announced its line-ups for the monster March festival. Rising stars and comedy legends will grace the stages of Austin, TX from March 8 – March 15. Funny or Die will host An Evening with Bill Cosby. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will bring their famous ASSSSCAT troupe, along with improv group Doppelganger (which includes Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata) and storytelling show Blackout Drunk. Chris Gethard

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    Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging well-written and thoroughly worked-through jokes. It might also mean comedy goers in San Francisco enjoy a little nuance in their laughs. If you’re unfamiliar

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    IFC greenlights Garfunkel & Oates comedy series

    We told you back in the spring that Garfunkel & Oates’ self-titled comedy series was one of many comedies in development at IFC. Well, we are pleased to report that the musically comedic duo’s show has been greenlit for the network’s 2014 line-up. Garfunkel & Oates will follow the pair’s “aspirations and misadventures” in their personal and professional lives. The two characters, who sing satirical and sometimes dirty songs, have

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    New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

    Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show at Webster Hall and you can be there as a witness. Tickets are available through The Black List NYC. There will be three shows

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    Comedian James Adomian stars as Marc Maron in ‘Maron in Space’ web series (Videos)

    Comedy nerds are fully familiar with comedian James Adomian— perhaps mostly from his many recurring podcast appearances and his onstage impersonations (Jesse Ventura, anyone?). Well, he’s using his powers for more good. As IFC preps for the series premiere of Marc Maron’s show Maron (May 3 at 10 pm ET), the network today launched Maron in Space, a five-episode Web series starring Adomian as Maron. “Marc Maron has such a

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    Comedian James Adomian loves Game of Thrones, especially Peter Dinklage…if you catch our drift

    This Sunday isn’t just Easter, folks. It’s also the day the new season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. And in honor of that and because we don’t write about fantasy television on Laughspin, let’s watch the brilliant James Adomian explain his love/hate relationship with the incredibly popular show and his plain old love/love feelings about one of the show’s stars, the diminutive Peter Dinklage. Read our review of

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    David Cross announces Bonnaroo comedy lineup, festival launches Web series with Rob Cantrell (Videos)

    Daniel Tosh, Mike Birbiglia and Nikki Glaser are only three of the stellar comedians who will perform at Bonnaroo this year, as the music and arts festival takes over Manchester, TN from June 13 to 16. The full list of comedians to appear at the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC is below. Also, David Cross mouth-talks them in the video below: Daniel Tosh Bob Saget David Cross Maria Bamford

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    Comedian Mike E. Winfield wins $10,000 at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

    GRAND RAPIDS — After two days and eight performances, comedian Mike E. Winfield snagged himself $10,000 in the third annual Gilda’s LaughFest national stand-up comedy competition. Winfield and four other finalists — James Adomian, Jamie Lee, Brendon Walsh and Julian McCullough — performed Saturday to packed crowds at Dr. Grins comedy club and 3rd Floor at the B.O.B, as they were rated by both the audience and a panel of

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

    AUSTIN — Hey hey, everybody! I’m back for my third year of sharing some of the lovely comedic jewels of Austin, Texas’s South by Southwest with you friendly Laughspin readers. This year, the fest has bulked up its comedy offerings substantially: three different venues with simultaneous shows, podcast tapings, stand-up showcases, parties, mass hysteria. Get ready, because it’s about to get real. It seemed fitting to kick off the fest

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    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

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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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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

    Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it’s nearly impossible to find a comedian who would turn down an opportunity to be on TV, performing on the late night stages just doesn’tt hold as much weight as they

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