• Sebastian Maniscalco is extra expressive in Netflix trailer

    Netflix shared a trailer for Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special—and he is more expressive than ever.  Stay Hungry premieres on January 15 and Maniscalco will tackle spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances. Maniscalco has been tearing up the comedy scene for over two decades with big act outs and an old-school Italian-American flair. He addresses everyday topics with exuberance and energy that few can even dream of matching. He is a

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    Friends From College gets awkward in Season 2 trailer (Video)

    Friends from College is coming back for its second season January 11 and Netflix has released a new trailer for the show. In the first season of the Netflix original series, a group of friends from Harvard now in their early 40s must navigate the difficulties of adult life. When an affair between two members of the clique is exposed, it throws the friend group into chaos. While the first

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    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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    Netflix pulls Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode after Saudi Arabia complained

    UPDATE: Hasan Minhaj commented on his pulled Patriot Act episode via Twitter Wednesday. “Clearly, the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube.” Clearly, he’s not pleased with Netflix’s decision. Clearly, the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube. Let’s

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    10 types of comedy specials we saw in 2018

    I’ve said it once and I will say it again: 2018 was an insane year for stand-up comedy. We saw dozens and dozens of hourlong specials, and even a ton of shorter specials, non-stand-up live performances, and more. Netflix is partially to blame for what some mistakenly see as an oversaturation of the market. They’ve dumped an impressive amount of money into stand-up that has made them the de facto

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    7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Adam Sandler’s touching Chris Farley tribute on the 21st anniversary of his death (Video)

    Adam Sandler put out one of the freshest comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh, now available on Netflix. Spoiler alert: the multimedia show, filmed at various venues as small as the subway and as massive as an arena, ends with a touching tribute to Sandler’s friend Chris Farley. Today marks 21 years since the death of the iconic Saturday Night Live star. Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine on

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    David Letterman series may be the talk show Netflix has been looking for

    David Letterman and his Netflix talk show (and his massive retirement beard) will return for a second season in 2019. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuted in January releasing one episode per month (and two in May). Letterman, who decided he didn’t want to work on Fridays when hosting Late Show on CBS, continues to work on his own terms. Six interviews a year and recording some field segments

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    Natasha Lyonne Netflix series boasts all-female writing and directing team

    Netflix announced a premiere date for the upcoming Natasha Lyonne series Russian Doll. The dark comedy series is set to debut on February 1. Netflix confirmed the news in a video posted Friday morning. Lyonne, who previously played Nicky Nichols on Orange is the New Black, is both the star and the executive producer of Russian Doll. Lyonne plays Nadia, a young woman who is the guest of honor at

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    The American Meme: Netflix doc whitewashes meme culture (Opinion)

    I have a secret. I love Vine. When Vine shut down last year, I turned to endless compilations of six-second comedy on YouTube. In the right circles, you will hear quotes like, “Stop. I could have dropped my croissant!” or, “Can I please get a waffle?” Which is probably why I was so excited for The American Meme. The Netflix documentary from director Bert Marcus came to the streaming platform last week

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    Netflix trailer shares comedy coming in January

    It’s almost the new year and new things are coming to Netflix for January. The streaming giant just released a list of everything that is coming to the platform for January. Netflix even released a trailer just to show off all the hot stuff coming to the site. But between the period dramas and Star Wars films, did you catch all those comedies? If not, that’s okay because Laughspin is

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    4 Between Two Ferns interviews to get you excited for the movie

    The Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is reportedly being turned into a feature-length film on Netflix, and production is already underway. Zach Galifianakis, of course, will return as your socially inept (or rude) host. The Hollywood Reporter reports that series co-creator and frequent director Scott Aukerman will be helming the film, and though the plot hasn’t been disclosed, it will stick to the low-budget talk show segments its

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    Netflix turning Between Two Ferns into a movie…somehow

    Between Two Ferns, the viral online talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis known for its extreme awkwardness, is heading to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered a movie based on the show and production is already underway. Co-creator Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! fame is directing. No other details have come out such as plot or how they plan to turn a short interview show

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    Ellen DeGeneres Netflix special her first in 15 years!

    Ellen DeGeneres is coming back to stand-up with a new Netflix special available to stream starting December 18. Today, Netflix released a trailer for the special titled Relatable. Netflix has boasted that Relatable will be the talk show host’s “first stand-up special in 15 years.” Rumors that DeGeneres was working on a new hour started circulating last year when fellow lesbian icon Tig Nataro tweeted out a photo of DeGeneres

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