• Louis CK: I’ve been ‘to hell and back’ and lost $35 million (Exclusive)

    The Louis C.K. comeback controversy continues to unfold. The still-adored stand-up comedian—who last year admitted to frequent workplace sexual harassment by masturbating in front of or asking to masturbate in front of multiple women—has dropped in at multiple New York City comedy clubs this week, Laughspin has confirmed. Unlike his previous controversial appearances, the fallen star is finally talking about the sexual misconduct and what he’s been up to the

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    Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride, because who doesn’t want relationship advice from Alec Baldwin in the back of taxi? (Video)

    Alec Baldwin is getting his very own show (again). Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride has launched its first two episodes on AboveAverage.com and will release several new episodes exclusively on AboveAverage in the upcoming weeks. Here’s the deal: Baldwin rides in the back of a New York City yellow cab picking up unsuspecting couples off the street and giving them relationships advice. It’s Cash Cab with the host in the back

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    ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ star Jim Carrey tests David Letterman for Ebola (Video)

    New York City is freaking out about Ebola and visitor Jim Carrey is no exception. The Dumb and Dumber To actor appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night. In the middle of the interview, Carrey pulled out a thermometer and gave David Letterman an amateur Ebola screening. Of course, the Ebola “crisis” has been blown way out of proportion since it is fairly difficult to be infected

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    Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

    FX continues its push for star-powered comedies today by ordering its Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series. Leary wrote and created the show under his Apostle banner and will star in 10 episodes to air in 2015. FX productions and Fox Television Studios will produce. This marks Leary’s return to FX since his seven-season critically-acclaimed drama Rescue Me ended. “Our partnership with Denis and Apostle has been one of our most

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    George Carlin Way a go in New York City: Comedians Kevin Bartini, Adam Lash get street named after legendary comedian

    Comedians Kevin Bartini and Adam Lash have fought tirelessly for three years to dedicate a block of New York City to the memory of the late great George Carlin. And today, their work has paid off. Just moments ago, the New York City Council unanimously passed an omnibus bill that included George Carlin Way in this year’s street renamings. Mayor Bill de Blasio will formerly sign the bill into law

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    You should read Louis C.K.’s lovely message from his dressing room at Saturday Night Live

    We’re just a little bit more than three hours away from watching Louis C.K. host Saturday Night Live for the first time in his career. It’s an event that caps off an incredibly successful career for the veteran comedian. And just moments ago he sent out the below e-mail to his distribution list. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we shared it with you, dear Laughspinners in the event you

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    After a year of opposition, board approves George Carlin street naming in New York City

    After more than a year of severe opposition from the Corpus Cristi church, the plan to co-name a portion of Manhattan’s W. 121st Street after the late, great George Carlin was approved by a community board this week. New York comedian Kevin Bartini, the man behind the movement to honor the legendary comedian and author, began spearheading the campaign in May 2011, collecting signatures online and in person and making

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    Comedian Nikki Glaser beautifully captures subway life using Instagram (Photo gallery)

    Wildly popular Smartphone app Instagram has changed the way technology lovers take, display and share photos. And if you follow the right people, it can even enhance the love you have for your favorite comedians. I’ve been following comedian Nikki Glaser for weeks now, and I’m never disappointed by the photos she uploads. Her strength is slice-of-life photography– specifically, New York City subway life. Almost daily, Glaser’s Instagram feed is

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    Comedian pushing for George Carlin street naming clears Catholic church hurdle

    Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say on W. 121st Street: George Carlin Is Evil And Will Corrupt And Ruin Our Children. Okay, that may be more than 7 words, but the absurd message coming from the church on the same block has been shut down yesterday in a miraculous (no pun intended) turn of events. Yesterday the campaign for George Carlin Way leapt over its first and biggest hurdle. Last

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    Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

    With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City fast approaching, mainstream media outlets have already been prepping extensive coverage, tributes and special programming. And we, of course, doing what we do at Laughspin, are interested in what the comedy world will do to acknowledge the historical date. But 10 years ago, New York-based actress and filmmaker Jodi Lennon was already exploring that idea– and only days

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    Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

    In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers. Would you be seen by the Tonight Show scouts? Would you make it through the booking process? Would Johnny

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    Watch comedian Sheng Weng give an honest tour of Central Park

    Summer in New York City — or, really just about anywhere that has seasons — can feel like an endurance test. At least it does to me, a guy who spends a lot of time in New York and who would rather lay naked on a full-powered air conditioner unit than even look at a beach. I’ll just come out and say it. I fucking hate summer in New York.

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    Tracy Morgan begins his apology tour, meets with gay, homeless teens

    Tracy Morgan’s been crazy busy since he performed some rather colorful, seemingly homophobic stand-up material in Nashville on June 3. In addition to apologizing all over the place, he’ll be returning to Tennessee on June 21 to say sorry for the material in person. But actions might speak louder than words, so Morgan’s latest move to make amends should come as no surprise. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that, today

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    Lisa Landry: Put Your Keys in the Keybowl

    Throughout the nearly 40 minutes of comedy on her new album, Put Your Keys in the Keybowl, comedian Lisa Landry creates a place where the concept of femininity doesn’t necessarily adhere to society’s stereotypes about what a female is. It’s a place where the woman — or at least, Landry — doesn’t always have the right answers; she’s the one making the bad decisions, smoking pot and spending way too

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    Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

    At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country’s fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer ’08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live comedy tour, is now the host of the web site’s first talk show, The I Have to Go in a Minute Show.

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