• Could There Be A Funnier Superhero Than Deadpool?

    Deadpool shocked audiences when it was released earlier this year. Sure, we knew the character had raunchy and crude tendencies and that this would be the first modern superhero movie to receive an “R” rating. We just didn’t know it would be so damn funny. The ribald superhero romp was eminently quotable and has spawned lists counting down the 30 funniest lines from the movie. Pick any other superhero movie

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    The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

    Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest effort, God Bless America — not to mention his latest stand-up release You Don’t Look the Same Either —

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    Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

    It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas– many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking for stories of America (just an example), never gets made because comics’ schedules don’t allow for it. Other times, their schedules

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    The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

    If you ever wondered how Diablo Cody’s script for Juno got discovered, one of the main sources for exposure was the annual Black List compiled by Overbrook Entertainment’s Franklin Leonard. The Black List features several of the “most-liked” unproduced screenplays of a calendar year, ostensibly giving a preview of what very well might be the critical darlings of the film world in the not so distant future. As far as

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    “50/50” stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

    It seems in a world of trailers designed to trick people into watching a different film than the one that was actually made, a movie delivering on what it promised would seem out of the question. 50/50 bucks that trend and fulfilled on what every TV spot, late night TV appearance and junket has been claiming what the movie would be. Simply, it’s a comedy starring Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen,

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    Video: Steve Carell demands to have biggest head on all movie posters

    One of my favorite aspects of Steve Carell’s tenure on The Office was seeing him get mad. There’s something about Carell yelling that is pretty much inherently hilarious. Like, if you don’t find this wonderful, you’re pretty much inhuman: So, needless to say, I am in love with this new short starring Carell on FunnyOrDie. Dude’s got a new movie coming out, Crazy Stupid Love, which means he’s got to

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    Video: What if Captain America was Iranian?

    Maybe it’s because I don’t know how to have fun like the rest of America, but I don’t give shit about Captain America the movie. Or Transformers. Or whatever-the-fuck else is playing at the theater where a director has smashed together a bunch of explosions, really attractive people running through the streets and alleys and on top of buildings with some lame R-rated fuck scenes thrown in to satisfy the

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    Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick

    Robert Smigel, the creator and voice of Triumph the Comic Insult Dog, has been cast in Judd Apatow’s next comedy. Apatow’s Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo has also signed on to co-star in the flick, a Universal picture starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Bridesmaids scene stealer Melissa McCarthy. In the film, formerly known as This is Forty, Rudd and Mann reprise their roles as married characters from Apatow’s 2007 hit

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    Mila Kunis on the cover of GQ’s Comedy Issue: a step forward or back for women in comedy?

    For their fourth annual Comedy Issue, mens’s interest mag GQ has chosen actress Mila Kunis as their cover woman. It’s newsworthy, I suppose, since she’s not a dude; the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan and Paul Rudd have graced the comedy-themed issue in years past. And this move will no doubt re-ignite the never-ending debate about women’s role in comedy. Kunis, in my humble opinion is well

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    Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

    A high profile Television producer once told me about his industry, “It’s show business, not show art.” While that’s true, there are, as with everything in this business, shades of grey. In the case of comedies at your local multiplex this summer, it’s clearly all about the black. If you’ve seen the recent trailer for the new Adam Sandler vehicle Jack & Jill, you probably took a deep breath and

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    Judd Apatow casts Bridesmaids scene stealer Melissa McCarthy in new comedy flick

    Melissa McCarthy offered some of the funniest moments in Judd Apatow’s summer blockbuster Bridesmaids (side note: if you haven’t seen the film yet, stop reading and go do it, you owe it to society). And, in a while, come back for more McCarthy-Apatow goodness. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that McCarthy just signed on to join the cast of his new untitled comedy starring Apatow fixtures Paul Rudd and Leslie

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    Judd Apatow casts Bridesmaids scene stealer Melissa McCarthy in new comedy flick

    Melissa McCarthy offered some of the funniest moments in Judd Apatow’s summer blockbuster Bridesmaids (side note: if you haven’t seen the film yet, stop reading and go do it, you owe it to society). And, in a while, come back for more McCarthy-Apatow goodness. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that McCarthy just signed on to join the cast of his new untitled comedy starring Apatow fixtures Paul Rudd and Leslie

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    J.B. Smoove snags part in Sacha Baron Cohen flick, launches new website

    I can’t begin to explain how much I love J.B. Smoove in Curb Your Enthusiasm, which starts its eighth season on HBO this Sunday. If this minute-and-a-half clip isn’t enough to make you LOL, we can’t be friends. I mean, come on: So I’m very happy to see Smoove taking on some new projects so he can do his dizzle. The comedian will be joining the cast of Sacha Baron

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    Chelsea Handler to be cast in teen comedy flick, ‘Fun Size’

    Looks like we’ll have to add yet another entry on our “Chelsea Handler is doing a crazy amount of projects” list. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the comedienne is in talks to be cast in Fun Size, a teen comedy written by Colbert Report writer Max Werner. If she officially signs on, Handler will be playing the mother of a girl who loses her brother while trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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    Sean Penn to direct movie “The Comedian,” written by Jeffrey Ross

    Following in the steps of the immensely succinct title of The Fighter, a film is now in the works called The Comedian. According to the New York Post, the project penned by Art Linson and the Roastmaster General, Jeffrey Ross will have Sean Penn directing and Robert De Niro starring as “an aging, bitterly, funny stand-up comic.” One can’t help but think of Rupert Pupkin, De Niro’s infamous character in

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