• Michelle Obama talks healthy eating, Joe Biden and more on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video)

    Michelle Obama made her second appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to promote her book American Grown, which focuses on the White House garden, gardens across America and eating well. Obama stresses the importance of knowing where your produce comes from, especially when enforcing healthy eating habits with children. “The garden is a way to begin the conversation,” she says. “What I also learned in changing

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    Michelle Obama will make her second appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    Comedy Central announced today that the First Lady, Michelle Obama will drop in to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on May 29. It will be her second visit to the show, having first guested on Oct. 1, 2008. Her visit to the show comes on the same day her first book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, hits bookshelves and virtual

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    Jimmy Tingle on gay marriage, Planned Parenthood and business (exclusive videos)

    This Wednesday at Carolines on Broadway in New York City at 7 pm, comedian and writer Jimmy Tingle unleashes his political parody show Jimmy Tingle For President: The Funniest Campaign in History. And we highly suggest you check it out if you’re even remotely in the area. TICKETS HERE. To help you give a sense of Tingle’s political platform is, we shot these exclusive videos, especially for your consumption, Laughspin

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    The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

    If Jon Stewart could be called the Ben Franklin of modern American satire, Lizz Winstead is certainly its Betsy Ross. Okay, sure, it’s been a little while here since ninth grade Civics class, but see if you can’t follow the logic train: while Stewart may be responsible for ushering in a new era of brilliantly barbed politic-wit – at this point, he’s probably dropped enough knowledge to fill several more

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    Comedian Baratunde Thurston schools us on How To Be Black (Video)

    PBS News Hour recently sat down with stand-up comedian and digital director of America’s satirical news source, The Onion, Baratunde Thurston about his book How To Be Black. The book, which came out this past January, combines elements of satire with a memoir. How To Be Black’s tagline reads, “If You Don’t Buy This Book, You’re A Racist,” which appropriately captures Thurston’s self-awarely outlandish sense of humor. Thurston also interviewed

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    Jon Stewart invokes Pee-Wee Herman, challenges North Carolina’s gay marriage ban (Video)

    Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart responded to the gay marriage ban recently voted into law by North Carolina by pointing out the “collateral damage amongst the heteros,” that outlawing civil unions causes. No worries, though, says Stewart. It’s a step towards equality, since, “Now many opposite-sex couples will enjoy the same lack of rights same-sex couples have always never had.” In response to the ubiquitous sanctity of

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    Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

    Saturday Night Live had a great showing this past weekend. As it turns out, though, one sketch that was planned to run got scrapped. In the sketch, President Obama, portrayed as per usual by Fred Armisen, addresses the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, and reminds America that it was all his idea. Obama dubs the holiday “Killing Osama bin Laden Day” — pretty straightforward. He wishes his fellow Americans,

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    Watch Jimmy Kimmel and Barack Obama be equally funny at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    As you all know, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner went down this past Saturday in Washington D.C. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a yearly event, wherein politicians, jounrnalists, celebrities and quasi-celebrities sit in a huge room and eat and drink free food. Also, it’s when a comedian type delivers what amounts to an almagamation of a stand-up, late-night chat show monologue and roast speech. This year, the

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    Barack Obama slow jams with Jimmy Fallon and also talks about boring political stuff (Videos)

    President Barack Obama made a special guest appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s signature installment, “Slow Jamming The News.” The segment focused on the President’s call to Congress to prevent rates from doubling on federal Stafford student loans before legislation expires on July 1. Obama, once again, demonstrates his appeal to the youth of America and reminds us how he got the vote in 2008. It’s all made evident

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    Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

    Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in the United States to have a (nearly) unrestricted freedom of speech. This week, Egyptian court upheld a conviction against Adel Imam (he was originally tried in February but appealed), one of the leading comedy actors of the Arab world. The blasphemy charge, a crime that still exists throughout the Middle East, rose from several of the roles he played in recent films.

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    Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

    It’s likely you’ve been following the recent brouhaha between Jon Stewart and conservative Christian groups over a graphic, wherein a Christmas manger was Photoshopped between the legs of a naked woman during the April 16 episode of The Daily Show. Well, the issue isn’t dying out anytime soon, especially since Stewart addressed it this weekend during a live stand-up show in Florida. But let’s back up, first. The Vagina Manger

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    Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

    You may have heard Sarah Silverman has once again come under fire– this time for a pair of tweets some people are calling a cry for attention, while others have celebrated as a poignant political statement. The outspoken comedian tweeted a photo of herself, exposing her belly, extended, with help from some food and no doubt, Sarah physically pushing it out, herself. The text accompanying the photo: “It’s a burrito!”

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    Michelle Obama talks Joining Forces on The Colbert Report

    Last night, the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama appeared on The Colbert Report to bring awareness to Joining Forces, the national initiative she and Jill Biden (the Second Lady; is that a thing?) started a year ago. The organization helps returning soldiers transition into the private sector workforce. “These people are bringing in skills that would help the bottom line for companies,” Obama told Stephen Colbert. The interview itself was

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    One man show ‘Jimmy Tingle for President’ starts six-month run and we’re giving away tickets!

    Known for his diverse treatment of socio-political issues, comedian, actor and humorist Jimmy Tingle is set to debut a six-month run of his one-man show Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History, on April 18 at 7 pm at Carolines on Broadway in New York City. The show will then run at Carolines on May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug. 22, Sept. 19 and Oct. 24. You

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    Faith Hill, the GOP and more on a new episode of South Park (Video)

    Faith Hill is not just a country music superstar. She also has the ability to save the world– at least that seems like the reality being played out on the new episode of South Park this Wednesday. According to Comedy Central,”Mankind’s evolution begins to accelerate at a rapid and disturbing pace. Concurrently, another species on the planet is exhibiting the same drastic development. Eventually the two species will battle to

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