• SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

    AUSTIN — Hey hey, everybody! I’m back for my third year of sharing some of the lovely comedic jewels of Austin, Texas’s South by Southwest with you friendly Laughspin readers. This year, the fest has bulked up its comedy offerings substantially: three different venues with simultaneous shows, podcast tapings, stand-up showcases, parties, mass hysteria. Get ready, because it’s about to get real. It seemed fitting to kick off the fest

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    Comedy Central will premiere Bonnaroo comedy special with Key & Peele, Marc Maron and more

    This year Comedy Central helped produce the comedy portion of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and the line-up was especially impressive. For the many of us who couldn’t make the trip to that groovy farm in Manchester, TN, however, we’re in luck; Comedy Central was there to film most of it for CC:Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience. The one-hour special will be a compilation of several performances from this year’s

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    Watch Kristen Bell tell jokes to win Ken Marino’s heart in episode four of ‘Burning Love’

    You’ve seen the first three episodes of the incredibly satisfying Burning Love already (What? You haven’t? Well, watch them here!), so here’s episode number four of the Bachelor parody starring the likes of Ken Marino as hunky fireman Mark Orlando, Michael Ian Black (as the host Bill Tundle), Natasha Leggero (as an always-bottomless contestant), Adam Scott (as Mark’s shrink) and many more! And this episode is pretty meta, especially for

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    Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Kristen Bell and more will star in Bachelor parody for Yahoo!

    If you felt amazingly satisfied after watching Funny Or Die’s parody of The Bachelor starring David Spade — I know I did — you are going to mess your pants now. Ken Marino, he of Wet Hot American Summer, The State and many a comedy nerd girl’s sexual fantasies, will star in a new Web show titled Burning Love, which will premiere on Yahoo! Screen’s Comedy Channel June 4. Marino’s

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    Video: Natasha Leggero feels desperation, anxiety and a yearning for the 1920s, or maybe the 1980s

    We all engage in destructive behavior from time to time in order to shield ourselves from reality. Some people drink booze; others smoke pot; and what I do is others hire attractive coeds to punch them in the face until they lose consciousness. The point is, it’s not cool to judge, especially if you’re willing to get help for your vices. In the video below, a segment taken from Comedy

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    NBC cancels Hank Azaria’s new comedy “Free Agents”

    Despite an aggressive Twitter campaign launched Monday by the show’s star Hank Azaria and carried on through yesterday — with most of the cast and even friends of the cast joining in — NBC has canceled Free Agents. The tweet pleas asking folks to tune in to last night’s episode was not enough. Although the program garnered mostly solid reviews, Free Agents was pitted against some stiff competition. The show,

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    Some ladies get nasty, others get personal; Leggero, Bamford, Schumer rep well at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — “See, and you thought women weren’t funny! You probably got dragged here tonight, didn’t you?” Natasha Leggero, she of the rising star, killer comedian status, quipped loudly. The recipient, presumably a Republican-looking dude unfortunate enough to be seated in the front row, no doubt was enjoying himself, even if he’d had reservations coming in. (And I’m not talking about dinner for two.) One would have to possess the

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    “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time” is returning to Comedy Central

    If you like Nick Swardson, you’re totally going to like the following words: Production has begun anew on the second season of Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. The show will premiere on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 pm EST, so you’ll have to wait just a little longer to get your fix of gay robots and Garry Gaga. What can we expect from these new episodes? Comedy Central

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    Exclusive: Al Madrigal is The Daily Show's newest correspondent

    Stand-up comedian Al Madrigal has joined the mighty correspondents crew of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And we hear he’ll make his debut tonight tomorrow as he files a field piece with longtime contributer Jason Jones. His appearance comes on the heels of the announcement that he will also co-star alongside Hank Azaria, Natasha Leggero and Mo Mandel in the sitcom Free Agents, to premiere this Fall on NBC.

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    Natasha Leggero's exclusive video interview with Punchline Magazine

    Recently, comedian Natasha Leggero had a spike in popularity after becoming the first woman nutbag Charlie Sheen responded to on Twitter. Natasha, in her typical scathingly sarcastic tone, tweeted “Charlie Sheen is our Egypt” and Sheen replied, “I’ll take it.” Forbes decided this was amazing and ran with it. Which is fine; any way a different audience gets exposed to Natasha, we’re happy about it. Though we’ve been following her

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    Natasha Leggero: Exclusive video interview

    Recently, comedian Natasha Leggero had a spike in popularity after becoming the first woman that nutbag Charlie Sheen responded to on Twitter. Natasha, in her typical scathingly sarcastic tone, tweeted “Charlie Sheen is our Egypt,” and Sheen replied, “I’ll take it.” Forbes decided this was amazing and ran with it. Which is fine; any way a different audience gets exposed to Natasha, we’re happy about it. Though we’ve been following

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    Natasho Leggero is the new voice for women's lib; let's watch the video

    Natasha Leggero comments on Women’s Lib in a video promoting her interview in what she referred to as ” jerk-off mag,” Complex.com During the interview, Leggero explains why she chooses funny guys over hot ones and why she prefers to avoid performing in the Mid West and a bit more. The real fun, however, is in the video below. Enjoy!

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    Natasha Leggero, Bryan Callen headline comedy event to benefit children's charity

    The fine beverage publication Mutineer Magazine is presenting a comedy “festival” in the heart of wine country. Located at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, the festival will feature co-headliners Natasha Leggero and Bryan Callen along with host Ben Morrison, and guests Ben Gleib, Greg Wilson, Daryl Wright, Chris D’elia. The show will also include a beverage tasting. Although this event may not be what we would normally think

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    Aziz Ansari, Will Arnett, Ed Helms, more join for Malaria No More viral video campaign

    We’ve heard of celebrities banding together before in support of a common cause, most notably perhaps with “We Are the World” and its remake for the Haiti disaster. Now a select group of comedians and actors have added their talents to the Malaria No More campaign, which seeks to eradicate the terrible, but very preventable and treatable, disease by 2015. Among those involved are Aziz Ansari, Will Arnett, Lake Bell,

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    Review: Ugly Americans returns to Comedy Central with absurd storylines and surprising morals

    After a seven episode run earlier this year, Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans is back with more, with its season premiere set for Wednesday, Oct 6, at 10:30/9:30c. In case you missed the show’s initial run, there’s not all that much you need to know to start watching now. In fact, the first episode does a nice job by itself of setting the scene and reintroducing the main characters. The show’s

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