• Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

    Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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    LGBT network Here TV greenlights new comedy series starring Suzanne Whang, Julie Brown (Exclusive)

    Billing itself as “America’s only gay television network,” Laughspin can exclusively reveal that Here TV has recently greenlighted a new scripted, meta-comedy series called From here! on OUT, starring Suzanne Whang and Julie Brown, among others. Set to start shooting on Aug. 13, the series centers on Jimmy Richards, a gay television writer who sells a series called Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy to an LGBT cable network called Here

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    Comedian Guy Branum is seriously pissed off about seemingly homophobic football players (Video)

    Last night on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, writer and comedian Guy Branum delivered an impassioned (and hilarious) response to the seemingly trio of homophobic San Francisco 49ers players. And we loved it. And so here it is. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode

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    Comedian Bonnie McFarlane takes aim at gay marriage in new PSA (Video)

    The gay marriage issue is not a simple one, and the ways in which progressive folks denounce those states who still only recognize man-and-woman marriage, have become just as complicated. And maybe that’s why comedian Bonnie McFarlane has decided to offer her own form of protest. In the video below, McFarlane’s unique spin on the concept of refusing to get married until all gays can legally do the same, comes

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    BBC seeks comedy scripts for sitcoms and sketch shows that support positive transgender roles

    In an effort to support and positively address transgender roles on mainstream comedy television shows, the BBC has teamed up with artist collective Trans Comedy to bestow upon upcoming writers the Trans Comedy Award. Specifically BBC Writersroom, an ongoing program that helps scribes develop projects for the BBC, is offering talented writers up to £5,000 (about $8,000) to use toward producing a television pilot. Scripts for sitcoms, dramadies and sketch

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    LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

    On George Lopez’ newest special It’s Not Me, It’s You, which debuted live on HBO this past weekend, Lopez warns: “I’m gonna talk a lot of shit today.” And talk shit he did. And as a result, the veteran comedian upset some members of the LGBT community after a questionable choice of words. Also not happy post-performance is Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Lopez goes off on a two-minute tirade against

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    Watch comedian Todd Glass’ powerful PSA for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

    When he announced he was gay in January during an episode of WTF with Marc Maron, comedian Todd Glass expressed some apprehension over coming out, noting that it wouldn’t be easy for him to fully integrate his standing as an openly gay man into his act. However, he did explain why he felt the need to let everyone know about his sexuality. “I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of

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    Sandra Bernhard headlines inaugural gay and lesbian comedy festival

    RooftopComedy.com, the Web’s foremost destination to view daily stand-up comedy clips from across the country, is producing the Out Loud Comedy & Arts Festival from Oct. 7 – 10 in San Francisco. The festival will celebrate the city’s well-known gay community by bringing together the comedy world’s most respected gay performers. Icon Sandra Bernhard will highlight the festivities with a headlining show at the Castro Theatre on Oct. 9. “I’ve

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