• Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

    Several comedians have been cast in promising NBC comedy pilots. Nick Thune will play the male lead opposite Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne in the Amy Poehler-produced Old Soul. Thune will play the roommate and friend of Nadia (Lyonne), a former wild child who has a business caring for the elderly. Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has been cast in Marry Me, a single-camera comedy pilot

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    Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

    Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year’s Gilda’s LaughFest. The nation’s first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the headliners announced today were LaughFest veterans Jim Gaffigan and Sinbad. The festival, running from March 6 to 16, will feature headliners Lily Tomlin, making a special appearance in

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    Comedian Nick Thune’s documentary about living with a broken arm will bring you to tears (Trailer)

    Let’s be honest; as informative and emotionally stirring as they can be, watching documentaries can be exhausting– even the uplifting ones. The underdog stories or the tales of the inner city school teacher who finally gets through to her students can result in frequent time checks and bathroom breaks. Luckily, Nick Thune’s upcoming YouTube documentary, Disarmed appears to be neither boring nor multiple-DVD lengths long. Coming to the Internet in

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    Second season of Burning Love premieres: Watch the first two episodes (Video)

    The wait is over! Burning Love’s second season premiered today on Yahoo! Screen, boasting not one, but two episodes! For the uninitiated, Burning Love is a Bachelor-type parody created and written by Erica Oyama and directed by Ken Marino; the two are married in real life. While the first season (full season here) followed the Bachelor formula — with Marino playing bachelor Mark Orlando — this season features season one

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    Follow Nick Thune’s advice to make New Year’s Eve special (Video)

    We can all agree there’s a tremendous amount of pressure put on us every year to have an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration, right? Well, we think comedian Nick Thune has solved our problems. In this easy-to-follow how-to video, Thune gifts the world with some much-needed advice. Check it out! Just A Tip: New Year's Eve from Nick Thune Be sure to subscribe to the Laughspin Podcast for weekly comedy

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    Reggie Watts, Bo Burnham, Kate Micucci and more get sporty for Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling (Video)

    Stand-up comedians are not known for their prowess with bowling balls– or baseballs or footballs or any kind of balls (except their own) that are involved in sports. But is bowling a sport, even, if you can do it while drinking booze, eating pizza and antagonizing the seven-year-old girl in the next lane, who’s just trying to enjoy her birthday party? The answer is yes, bowling is still a sport.

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    Video: Nick Thune will never forget what he did to Andy Richter

    I probably don’t need to tell you how much it meant for a comic to get called over to the couch on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. A quick tête-à-tête with Johnny could be a comedian’s big break, so they took it wicked seriously. And, as it turns out, some take sitting on the couch with Conan O’Brien just as seriously. Nick Thune dropped this video that previews a documentary

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    The new MitchHedberg.net is now live!

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    Although the site will be ceremoniously released to the world tonight at a special show in Los Angeles, it looks like MitchHedberg.net is now alive and working swimmingly. The ultra-clean design presents a treasure trove of glorious pieces of Mitch. The “Probes” section features photos Mitch took, pages of his notebooks and more. It looks like “Free Writings” will house some of

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    Nick Thune and Seinfeld writer join forces for NBC project

    It looks like rising comedian Nick Thune made a good impression with the suits at NBC after appearing as a recurring correspondent on The Jay Leno Show—not to be confused with the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Regardless, the sometimes guitar-wielding comic has joined forces with former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten in creating a new half hour show for the network. The as of yet untitled project, according to Deadline,

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Nick Thune

    The new installment of our video interview series A Tight Five brings us to comedian Nick Thune. Recorded while we were at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival earlier this year, this may go down as the interview recorded latest in the day in the three year history of A Tight Five. Very exciting. Also, exciting? The interview itself. We get to chatting about where Thune’s career is headed now that

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    Jim Norton discovers 'Douche To Go' on Jay Leno's Tonight Show

    Hey, remember when The Jay Leno Show first premiered– before the late night wars began? Leno employed a solid group of comedians for recurring segments– peeps like Nick Thune and Jim Norton, guys that wouldn’t normally be thought of as network friendly, even at 10 pm. Luckily, Leno invited Norton back to file a report last night from INPEX, the Invention and New Product Exposition. And once again Norton was

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    Nick Thune replaces Patton Oswalt in Matthew Broderick NBC pilot

    Two days ago we reported that fast-rising comedian Nick Thune was in the running — along with two other actors — to replace a role in the NBC pilot, Beach Lane that had been vacated by Patton Oswalt. It looks like Thune got the gig, according to Deadline Hollywood, who, we have found, is rarely wrong about breaking casting news. Thune will play slacker James who inherits a Hamptons, NY

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    Punchline Magazine’s dispataches from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 2

    On our first full day in Melbourne, my husband Christian Finnegan and fellow comedian Nick Thune made an appearance on the radio where they ran into Aussie hunk Ash Williams. “How is it being the ‘God of Thunder’?” Christian asked. Ash simply smiled, the joke seemingly lost in his dreamy looks. Nick was so taken by Ash’s good looks he needed convincing that Ash was a DJ and not an

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    Human Giant's Paul Scheer to host Streamy Awards

    Oscars Shmoscars! Let’s hear it for the peeps or really entertain us—the nerds that create original broadband web television, much of which is of the ha-ha variety. That’s why the folks at the Streamy Awards have chosen Human Giant’s Paul Scheer to host the second annual event going down April 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in LA. You can watch the whole shebang on Ustream.tv and streamys.org starting at 7

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    Amy Schumer enlists Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, more to make fun of her

    Comedians are the Amish of entertainers: always gathering to selflessly support each other. But instead of raising a barn together, the magnanimous comics in the video below (including Darrell Hammond, Jessica Kirson, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Nick Thune and Ardie Fuqua) assemble to raise awareness of Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central special, which premieres on April 2. How altruistic! How sarcastic!

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