• Nipsey Hussle: Kevin Hart, Michael Che, and more comedians mourn rapper’s death

    Slain rapper Nipsey Hussle’s influence went beyond hip hop and reached deep into the comedy community. Many comics are remembering the artist and paying tribute to his life on social media. The Los Angeles-based rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and activist was killed by apparent gang-related gunfire on Sunday. The 33-year old Grammy-nominated artist was scheduled to appear at an anti-gang violence meeting with the LAPD on Monday. Hussle turned his life

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    Horrible Bosses 2 trailer finds Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as bumbling kidnappers, Jennifer Aniston as every man’s dream

    The newest trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 finds Nick, Dale and Kurt — Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis – plotting a kidnapping (or is it a “kidnaping?”) scheme despite the trio’s bumbling tendencies. Since we last left out lovable crew three years when the original Horrible Bosses hit theaters, the boys decide to start their own business. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t work out—hence the whole kidnapping/ransom thing. Check

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    The Laughspin interview with Ian Edwards

    Many comedians strive to make people from all sorts of backgrounds laugh, but an incredibly small percentage of them actually achieve that. Amongst them is the Ian Edwards. From six seasons on Punk’d to writing on Saturday Night Live to crushing it on stand-up stages everywhere to his current gig writing for the reboot of In Living Color at Fox, Edwards is making his “colorless” brand of comedy known. We

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    Tony Rock talks hosting Jamie Foxx’s “Showtime at the Apollo” and being Chris’ brother

    This past summer, comedian and Hollywood powerhouse Jamie Foxx announced that he would be bringing back the iconic variety program Showtime at the Apollo. And just recently we learned that comedian Tony Rock was handpicked by Foxx to host the re-vamped show. But how did the stand-up comedian land the gig? Laughspin contributor Jeffrey Gurian sat down with Rock after one of his headlining shows at Gotham Comedy Club this

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    Watch Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling backstage, honoring Robert Downey Jr.

    Where are we at on Mel Gibson these days? Is it ok to not hate is very existence anymore? It seems Hollywood – the moral compass of the world – has forgiven him for his past bouts of sexism, anti-semitism and psychological abuse layed upon his former wife. The dude can act, after all. Right? Last month, Gibson as well as Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling showed up on a

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    Tony Rock will host Jamie Foxx’s new sketch show for Showtime

    We’re hearing that on the heels of his recent ill-fated and now canceled Fox sketch comedy series In The Flow with Affion Crockett, the multi-talented Jamie Foxx is now producing an R-rated sketch show for cable giant Showtime. And veteran comedian Tony Rock – brother of Chris Rock — is attached to the project. “Rock told us that he is hosting the new Jamie Foxx Sketch comedy show that is

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    Fox should just bring back “In Living Color” for good

    Late Friday, Fox made the announcement they’d be bringing back iconic sketch comedy series In Living Color. Actually what they said is that they’d be airing two In Living Color 30-minute specials “based on” the original series this coming Spring– produced and hosted by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the dude who created and executive produced the original show and helped launch the careers of Damon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey, David

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    Watch Weird Al Yankovic take on Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and more in “Polka Face” video

    Weird Al Yankovic is back, comedy nerds. And in a huge way. The premiere of his new hour-long special Weird Al Yankovic Live! The Alpocalypse Tour premieres on Comedy Central this Saturday, with the uncensored and uncut version hitting DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 4. To get you in the mood, we wanted to show you this just-released video titled “Polka Face,” wherein the master musical satirist takes on Lady

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    Sketch comedy show “In The Flow with Affion Crockett” debuts Sunday on Fox; let’s watch a preview!

    Early last month, we got the first glimpse of a new sketch comedy show coming to Fox, In The Flow with Affion Crockett. A master of impressions and characters, the titular TV veteran will take on most of the acting duties himself. Perhaps this is Fox’s way of getting back the magic of its now defunct (and horribly under-appreciated) sketch show MadTV, without dealing with so much personnel? The fact

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    First look at Jamie Foxx-produced sketch comedy show for Fox

    Who the hell is Affion Crockett? You may not know him now, but by Aug. 14 at 9 pm EST, you should have a pretty fine idea of the dude’s versatile comedic prowess. Why Aug. 14? Well, that’s the night In the Flow with Affion Crockett premieres on Fox. The sketch show finds Crockett, a veteran of television — despite him not being a household name — playing a myriad

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    Laugh Factory summer camp kicks off 26th year

    Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada knows it’s never too early to start your stand-up career. Which is why this Saturday marks the 26th year he’ll be running the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp— a free stand-up comedy program for underprivileged kids. Youngsters aged 9-16 are encouraged to audition for the Comedy Camp this Saturday, June 19 at 11 am at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The camp’s “counselors” feature well

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