• Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan fed up in new Audible album

    Lewis Black has had enough of America. Donald Trump is still president. An alleged sexual harasser was just named to the Supreme Court. Republicans are still trying to take away Social Security and affordable health care. So Black and his longtime partner Kathleen Madigan decided to leave the U.S. and spend some time with our friendly neighbors to the north. The result is the duo’s latest comedy album, Lewis and

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    Lewis Black: ‘The Rant is Due’ on Audible capitalizes on crankiness

    Lewis Black got America’s 70-year-old, 5’1”, perennial TV journalist Connie Chung to say “fuck”—a lot. Actually, one of the comedian’s fans repeatedly put the angry, four-letter word—amongst others—in her mouth. “I was never allowed to say that…my apologies to Edward R. Murrow,” she says after the first cheered utterance. This was the big closer at a New York recording of his new audio show Lewis Black: The Rant is Due

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    Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Lewis Black will play Madison Square Garden

    MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation is bringing a special night of comedy to Madison Square Garden. Tickets are about to go on sale for a star-studded night of stand-up for Garden of Laughs on March 28, 2015. So far Bill Burr, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, Billy Gardell and J.B. Smoove are slated to perform, with more stars to be announced. Steve Shcrippa will host the show. The

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    Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for decades now, and it’s refreshing to see that neither has lost steam as the years have gone on. Taking the stage first for an unarguably

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    Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL – Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold-out show after another. Which is why it was so surprising – and perhaps curiously refreshing – to see Black in a more somber state at Just For Laughs this year. This is

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    Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

    Comedian Ted Alexandro gave us all a tease of what his stellar Web series Teachers Lounge may look like. Now, with good friend and co-creator Hollis James, he’s trying to make even more episodes of the show. Alexandro and James have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to create a complete a 10-episode first season. Teachers Lounge stars the two as a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James)

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    Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival

    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Don Rickles and many more huge names in comedy will headline the 32ns annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. The festival just released, in part, the following information: The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, promises to be the most star-studded lineup ever with a living legend, TV and cinema’s biggest comedy names,

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    Watch Lewis Black’s ‘Old Yeller– Live at the Borgata’ exclusive video preview

    Lewis Black’s latest comedy colossus, Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata is as thick with incisive commentary about politics, Americans and technology as you’d expect. After all, this is Lewis Black we’re talking about. And over the years, the 65-year-old veteran has sort of carved out a massively deep niche– a niche embodied by millions of frustrated citizens of all backgrounds, religions and colors, all of them looking for release.

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Kathleen Madigan talks Netflix, friend Lewis Black, Sally Lunchbox, more (Laughspin interview)

    Over the past decade, Kathleen Madigan has quietly become one of the country’s most successful comedians. Although she’s been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 15 times, Late Show with David Letterman six times, Conan twice, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (and more), it’s not like she’s she has own talk show. And yet, she’s in the midst of criss-crossing the country performing at our nation’s finer

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 67: Patrice O’Neal, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle

    This week we listen to an unreleased track from Patrice O’Neal, which appears on a new album — fittingly titled Unreleased — out on Aug. 20. We also sample a portion of Colin Quinn’s keynote address at last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal (you can listen to the entire thing here), and we hear Jason Sudeikis tell David Letterman about his departure from Saturday Night Live. Plus: news

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    New Lewis Black special ‘Old Yeller’ will be broadcast live

    For his ninth stand-up comedy special, Lewis Black is doing things a little differently. On Aug. 24, Black will perform in Atlantic City at 9:30 pm ET and the show will be broadcast live across multiple platforms. Titled Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At The Borgata, the show will be available as a pay-per-view event, according to Deadline. Available in standard and high definitions, Old Yeller will be available

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    Lewis Black, Lizz Winstead, Todd Barry, more honor George Carlin (Exclusive video)

    Last night, an all-star line-up of comedians came together at Gotham Comedy Club in New York to honor the late George Carlin. “Reverence for the Irreverent: A Tribute to George Carlin” was a fundraiser for the campaign to rename a block of Carlin’s beloved neighborhood in New York City. George Carlin Way is in the final stages of being approved by the City Council and last night was a pre-celebration

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    Lewis Black to Texas governor Rick Perry: Don’t F*ck with New York (Video)

    So, if you’ve been paying close attention to the country’s political landscape recently, you may know that former presidential nominee and current Texas governor Rick Perry released an ad shitting all over New York in order to woo new businesses to the Lone Star state. He’s been really busy, actually; today he passed a bill that would ban all abortions beyond the 20th week of pregnancy. Anyway, here’s his ad.

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 60: Lewis Black, Russell Brand, Tenacious D and more!

    On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike goes solo because I was on an important mission– or something like that. He gifts you earholes with new audio from Lewis Black’s recent college graduations speech, Whitest Kids ‘U Know star Trevor Moore’s plans to destroy the NSA and Russell Brand’s brilliant destruction of dopey news anchors on MSNBC. In addition to all that, there’s news about Dave Chappelle, Patton

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