• 7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    The Interview’s Christmas Day release saved by indie theaters

    Sony will allow several smaller theater chains to release the now-controversial comedy The Interview. The Plaza Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, the Main Street Theater in Sioux City, IA and the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX have announced that they will be part of the last-minute limited release and more are expected to announce their participation. “We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we’re excited our movie will

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    ‘The Interview’ gets live performance in New York this weekend

    Amidst the growing clusterfuck that has been the infamous Sony Hack and cancellation of the theatrical debut of the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, a silver lining of hope for Freedom of Speech has emerged. New York City’s Treehouse Theater will host a live-reading of the movie’s screenplay this Saturday night. “In the wake of recent events surrounding the controversial film The Interview, the feeling that a threat to

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    Saturday Night Live’s Ferguson sketch was cut for time and that’s a shame. Watch it now.

    Though NBC claims a Ferguson sketch was “cut for time” from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live, we can’t help but think it was cut because the network thought it might be too controversial to run on traditional television. Regardless of the reason, it’s a shame since the sketch is actually pretty great. Starring Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson as forced-to-be-cheery St. Louis morning show hosts, the segment does a

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    Watch Seth Rogen, James Franco play ‘Freaks and Geeks’ 8-bit video game

    Last year, Web producers Benny and Rafi Fine, aka The Fine Bros, unleashed a delightful tribute to Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s short-lived but never-forgotten comedy series Freaks and Geeks with the help of animator/composer Doctor Octoroc. That tribute came in the form of an interactive, 8-bit style interactive video game on YouTube. You can check it out here…or you can jump right to the video below which finds –

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    Seth Rogen’s Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving for Funny Or Die (Video)

    Seth Rogen isn’t just a hilarious thespian who loves marijuana almost as much as he loves James Franco. He’s also a Jewish human being from Canada! What? It’s true, you guys. If you don’t believe us, you should watch this brand new animation from Funny Or Die, wherein Rogen explains how, as a Jewish kid in Canada, he used to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Seth Rogen's Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving from Funny Or

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    Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, James Franco, Paul Rudd voice Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are hosting a sausage fest in two years– and everyone’s invited! Rogen and Goldberg’s latest movie Sausage Party will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. The brain children behind Superbad and This Is The End have brought on some of the top names in comedy for their animated adult comedy about “one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence.” The main character sausage

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    James Franco and Seth Rogen’s remake of Kanye West’s video with Kim Kardashian is less disturbing than the original (Video)

    Ever since Kanye West debuted his latest video “Bound 2,” music critics and Hollywood watchers alike have been pleased to offer their opinions. Sadly, we at Laughspin haven’t really had a proper occasion to sound off. Thanks to James Franco and Seth Rogen today that changed. The This is the End co-stars and longtime friends just released a shot-by-shot remake of the absurd video, featuring West and his soon-to-be bride,

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    Sponsored video: Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco airs tonight!

    Everyone who was disappointed about the 2011 Academy Awards need not wait any longer: the Comedy Central public humiliation Roast of James Franco airs tonight at 10pm! The stage, which surprisingly was not covered in large murals painted by tonight’s Honorary Guest like his character in This Is The End, was filled with a hilarious dais of roasters. With a line-up that includes Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, and

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    Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll at Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco (Videos)

    Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco is set to premiere on Labor Day at 10 pm ET– that’s Sept. 2 for you unpatriotic comedy lovers. And the first previews have just been released. Check out Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll below! Roast of James FrancoGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of James FrancoGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast

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    Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg added to Roast of James Franco on Comedy Central

    Comedy Central is adding more heat to the upcoming Roast of James Franco. Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg are joining roasters Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman to skewer the actor/writer/artist/professor/student. Seth Rogen is set to act act roastmaster. The roast — use #FrancoRoast if you’re on Twitter — will air on Labor Day– Monday, Sept 2 at 10pm. Go here for previous

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 69: D.L. Hughley, Alec Baldwin, Bret McKenzie

    It’s time for yet another edition of The Laughspin Podcast, where each week we deliver the latest comedy news to your earholes! This week’s show starts of a bit off-script. I decided it was a good time for me to complain a little and ask questions about the sheer amount of information online and how the hell I’m supposed to keep up with it without having panic attacks. But fear

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    Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and more will roast James Franco on Comedy Central

    Though more will soon be announced, Comedy Central this morning confirmed the first round of comedians who will participate in the Roast of James Franco. Bill Hader (who just departed Saturday Night Live after eight seasons), Jonah Hill (Franco’s co-star in This is the End), Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman are set to join the already announced roastmaster Seth Rogen. The event will be filmed on

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    You should watch these two teasers for Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco

    While we’re all waiting for the Labor Day premiere of Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco, allow us to tease you with a pair of videos: Roast of James FrancoGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of James FrancoGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Seth Rogen has been tapped as the roastmaster, though Comedy Central hasn’t announced the full lineup of roasters. Who’s it gonna be, you guys?!

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    Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

    To pretty much everyone’s delight, Seth Rogen will be the roastmaster for Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco. Rogen announced the news via twitter saying, “I will be ‘Roastmaster’ at the Franco Roast on Comedy Central. It’s to help promote the Russian release of This Is The End.” Rogen and Franco have teamed up multiple times in the past, so we know what an awesome duo they are, making this

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