• Comedians of the World: Navigating each region of Netflix’s global stand-up event

    Netflix just dropped over 20 hours of stand-up with their new global comedy event Comedians of the World. The event may be some Americans’ first experience of stand-up comedy from other countries but in different languages. The series showcases half-hour sets from 47 different comedians in 13 different regions in 8 different languages. With almost a full day’s worth of content, Comedians of the World can feel daunting, but Laughspin

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    The Lonely Island’s ‘Party Over Here’ big deal for comedy, Neal Brennan, Danny Pudi join forces

    The Lonely Island are making music and making movies and now they’re making TV shows. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island signed a multi-year development deal at Fox back in January to create comedies and the hilarious trio have now announced their first slate of projects. They’ve also revealed the name of their development company: Party Over Here. The Lonely Island was tapped to develop

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    Dave Chappelle’s return to television: Walking Dead, Scandal, CSI? He’ll do it all.

    Dave Chappelle wants to play a zombie on AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. He also wouldn’t mind snagging roles on CSI and Scandal. It’s all part of Chappelle’s goal to return to television. “For one year, I want to do this thing where I guest-star on as many television shows as I possibly can,” he tells GQ in a new interview. “I’d be a zombie on The Walking Dead.

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    Louis C.K.’s show ‘Louie’ is the ‘Kale of Television’ according to Neal Brennan (Exclusive Video)

    We’re only three days away from the premiere of Sundance TV’s new pop-culture roundup show The Approval Matrix, hosted by comedian and Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan. We’ve already watched a few episodes, and we’re happy to say it’s worth your time. Brennan is smart, honest and critical when he wants to be. And the celebrity panels assembled are top notch. If you missed Laughspin’s interview with Brennan from the other day,

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    Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

    In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shinier)— specifically the back page of New York magazine. On that page for the last 10 years is the Approval Matrix, a wildly

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    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

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    The Half-Hour on Comedy Central continues with Na’im Lynn and Neal Brennan (Videos)

    The first week of Comedy Central’s new stand-up showcase show The Half Hour is behind us. Did you check out Rory Scovel and Michael Palascak on Friday? What did you think? Well, the second week is upon us. And as we’ll be doing every Monday morning, it’s time to gift you guys with a pair of previews. This Friday, Comedy Central Stand-Up presents Na’im Lynn at 11 pm and Neal

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    Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

    The Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was a staple goal for many stand-up comedians. It helped bring now popular comedians, such as Dane Cook, Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg, into the mainstream. Comedy Central did not order a new season of Presents for 2012, but it will be reborn as a new series of stand-up specials called, The Half Hour. And a dozen great comics will tape specials for the

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    Listen: Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Colin Quinn and more talk Thanksgiving on SiriusXM

    Thanksgiving is only two days away, comedy fans. And SiriusXM has got your covered. Starting on Thursday at 1 pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99 (my favorite comedy channel on SiriusXM), comedian Pete Dominick will host the Raw Dog Thanksgiving Special. You’ll hear him chat with a diverse list of comedians about their Thanksgiving memories. Which comedians, you’re asking? Well, here’s the full list: Colin Quinn, Jim Norton,

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    Fun Fun Fun Fest announces comedy lineup; Reggie Watts, Brian Posehn, Donald Glover and more scheduled to perform

    Austin City Limits and South by Southwest aren’t the only music fests in Austin, Texas– the hipster capital of the South. Fun Fun Fun Fest, a relatively new addition to the scene, has just announced their line-up – and it looks to be an insane mix of music and comedy. You can check out the entire list here, but some of the peeps representing the comedy stages during the fest’s

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    Chappelle's Show Neal Brennan and Dov Davidoff strike Showtime sketch show deal

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    One of the masterminds behind the ultra popular Chappelle’s Show, writer Neal Brennan and comedian Dov Davidoff have inked a deal with Showtime to produce a sketch series pilot. Though the show, Seek and Destroy, was purchased by the cable giant a year ago, the news that development has begun, has just surfaced. Shooting will begin next month. The Wrap reports that the show,

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