• 5 things from the Ellen DeGeneres New York Times profile you need to know

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is standing at a career crossroads. The 60-year-old daytime talk show host recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss the release of her new comedy special Relatable. The special will be her first in 15 years since Here and Now released on HBO. Relatable will debut on Netflix December 18. Through the profile, we discovered a revelation about the Ellen host: with her new

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    Chris Rock talks Tosh, illegal taping at comedy clubs, Louis C.K. and more

    In a must-read interview with Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times, Chris Rock addresses the recent rash of unfortunate comedy club incidents, the problem with audience members illegally recording sets and much more. Check out an excerpt below, but make sure you read the entire thing. It’s worth your time, Laughspinners. Q. Whether it’s your tweet, or Daniel Tosh joking about rape, or Tracy Morgan saying he’d kill his

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    What we learned about Stephen Colbert from the New York Times magazine

    We all knew that there was Stephen Colbert, the man, and Stephen Colbert, the character on television. Well, The New York Times’ Charles McGrath tells us there’s a third Colbert– his televised persona interacting with our reality. “The new Colbert has crossed the line that separates a TV stunt from reality and a parody from what is being parodied,” he writes in his profile. So who is this third Colbert?

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    Russell Brand, Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon appear in New York Times video series

    If you’re anything like us here at Laughspin, you probably love to learn about the behind-the-scenes world of comedy. Comedy nerddom means we’re always asking questions: how do comedians get started in their career path? Where do they find their inspiration? That kind of stuff. A new online video series will shed some light on those questions and more. FORA.tv, a collection of conference and event videos, has just released

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    Video: Comedians Jena Friedman, Ben Kronberg continue their disturbingly funny wedding series

    Guys can be funny in wedding dresses, too. After Bridesmaids had what will inevitably be at or near the top of some viral Internet list of funniest wedding dress scenes, Ben Kronberg, in this video, makes a case for that impending list by donning a wedding dress without any explanation. As part of the series, Ted & Gracie, written and directed by comedienne Jena Friedman, Kronberg and Friedman play a

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