• Watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington do live Oscar stuff (Live feed)

    Thanks to the fine folks at ThingX.com, true comedy fans get to watch Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger) cover the Oscars. Check out the live feed below! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper tolerate Zach Galifianakis (Video)

    I don’t want to give anything away in this video — Part 2 of the Between Two Ferns Oscar special (Part One is here) — but I’d just like to say that I hope Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper can put their differences aside so that they can deliver yet another slightly above-average, absurdly big-budget Hangover film. Suffice it to say, Cooper (nominated for best actor in a leading role

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    Zach Galifianakis insults Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, more Oscar nominees (Video)

    With the 85th Academy Awards just around the corner — Feb. 24 to be precise — it makes sense that Zach Galifianakis would sit down with some of this year’s Oscar nominees, right? Wrong. Of course not. And that’s why this special edition of Between Two Ferns is outstanding. In it, we find our favorite terrible talk show host pick the minds of Jennifer Lawrence (nominated for best actress in

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    Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more

    Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host (and Brett Ratner as the show’s producer), the award show’s brass went with a safe choice in Crystal, who had hosted spectacularly in the past. Although an improvement

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    Who did dictator chic better– Jeffrey Ross or Sacha Baron Cohen?

    Last September Jeffrey Ross showed up to Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen costumed as Muammar Gaddafi, walking the red carpet with two, um, lovely ladies. Last night, professional prankster Sacha Baron Cohen arrived to the Oscars red carpet donned as General Aladeen, the fictitious composite from his upcoming flick The Dictator — out May 11 – also with two gals in tow. So, we need to know what you

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    Watch the Dictator spill Kim Jong Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest

    Days before the Oscars, the Academy had banned Sacha Baron Cohen from showing up to the event as the character of his upcoming flick, The Dictator. Then the Academy was all, like, “eh, what’s the worst that could happen?” Well, if you consider it “the worst,” we suppose Cohen dumping ashes on Ryan Seacrest last night would be it. Check it out below.

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    What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

    Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year’s Oscars? But then Murphy’s buddy, director Brett Ratner — who was set to produce the Oscars — said a bunch of absurd shit on television and radio shows and during a press conference and as a result got in trouble and decided to step down from

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    Bridesmaids and other comedies will represent strong at the Oscars

    And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…Kristen Wiig! Best Actor…Patton Oswalt! Best Picture…Bridesmaids! Or so we wish. The Oscar nominations came in this morning and it was a great year for comedy in film! This year, the Academy will recognize many comedic talents who are often overlooked during awards season. It was an especially huge morning for the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids, a movie about a female bro-mance (‘sisterhood’ without

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    Judd Apatow thinks there should be a comedy category at the Oscars; what do you think?

    A few days ago, Judd Apatow tweeted this message out to his 365,000+ followers: “Since comedies are rarely up for Oscars it does make sense to have a comedy category. It would just add more fun categories.” It set off a bit of lively discussion, which then followed him to a Los Angeles Times screening event for Bridesmaids, where he was asked to expand on his tweet. “There should be

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    Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

    I guess in the end, NBC and the folks who run the Golden Globes weren’t all that offended by the things Ricky Gervais said earlier this year when he was hosting the awards show. You see, the comedian will be back to host the Globes when they return to the network on Jan. 15. Hilariously, Gervais tweeted: “Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or

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    Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

    UPDATE: The Academy has confirmed that Crystal will host the Oscars. Unless he’s only joking, it looks like eight-time Oscar host, actor and longtime comedian Billy Crystal will be replacing Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host. Less than 30 minutes ago, Crystal tweeted “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show.”

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    “Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

    Embattled Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has been replaced as Oscars producer by none other than longtime Hollywood bigwig Brian Grazer, who just so happens to be a producer on the same movie. Academy president Tom Sherak made the announcement this morning. “Brian Grazer is a renowned filmmaker who over the past 25 years has produced a diverse and extraordinary body of work,” Sherak said. “he will certainly bring his

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    Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

    Eddie Murphy has dropped out of hosting the Oscars. What kind of fucked up show of solidarity is this? Let me get this straight. Brett Ratner, Murphy’s director in the new film Tower Heist, was set to produce next year’s awards show. Then Ratner said a bunch of fucked up things. So, before the Academy could officially fire him, Ratner “resigned.” Now, I get that Ratner was the one who

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    Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

    Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has resigned from his post. You probably know why. First he announced that he banged Olivia Munn three times back in the

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    In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

    The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious, leather-clad comic one from his Raw and Delirious days, or the more subdued, inviting Daddy Day Care Eddie of late. As much of

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