• Hannibal Buress’ Funkmaster Flex takedown over Jay Z beef is hilarious (Audio)

    After boldly going where few comedians have gone before, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress is a confirmed force to be reckoned with, on and off stage. As the guy who finally brought back attention to Bill Cosby’s (lleged?) awful past, Buress has put his guns away and stepped back from what he has set in motion. But, over the weekend, in light of another scandal, albeit a super petty and not

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    Hannibal Buress talks Bill Cosby ‘rapist’ joke on Howard Stern Show (Audio)

    To true comedy fans, Hannibal Buress is one of the most well-respected new stars of the past five years or so. To those unfamiliar with Buress, however, he’s now just a guy who called Bill Cosby a rapist. Thanks to one of thousands of concert goers these days who just can’t seem to enjoy the moment but instead felt the need to illegally record and upload a clip from Buress’

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    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ banned in China! Does the CBS comedy promote prostitution, gambling or terrorism?

    Love it or hate it, CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular comedy series in television history; so popular, in fact, its stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki are beloved characters all over the world. Except in China. That’s right, Laughspinners. China’s government has banned the Chuck Lorre produced Big Bag Theory from Internet streaming services because China’s State Administration of Press, Publication,

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    SiriusXM is launching a Just For Laughs comedy radio channel

    One of the biggest and most well-reputed comedy festivals takes place just across the border in Montreal: Canada’s Just for Laughs. Unfortunately, that’s a little far and hard to get to for many folks who live down here in the US of A. Good news, though: you don’t have to get a passport or cross over the border to enjoy the fruits of the fest’s labor anymore. Starting this Thursday,

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    D.L. Hughley is developing a series for FX (Exclusive)

    In its ever growing enthusiasm to develop original comedy content, FX has just inked a script deal with veteran comedian D.L. Hughley. “We’re doing a show on FX about me having a radio show,” Hughley tells Laughspin, adding the deal was just finalized this week. And if you think the premise sounds familiar, it might be because you heard the news of Hughley’s new syndicated radio show happening in real

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    D.L. Hughley lands his own radio show, looking to ‘singe the envelope’

    Veteran comedian D.L. Hughley has landed a deal to host his own syndicated radio show. Simply titled The D.L. Hughley Show, the program will air live every day from 3 to 7 pm ET and will be distrubted by Reach Media, which services more than 12 million listeners. “I’m very excited to get back to radio and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” Hughley says. “I think radio

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    Joel McHale to Howard Stern: Chevy Chase said Richard Pryor gave him permission to use the N-word (Video)

    On the eve of Community’s fourth season premiere (tomorrow at 8 pm ET on NBC!), Joel McHale visited the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, and revealed a great deal about Chevy Chase and the controversies surrounding his behavior on set of the cult hit— namely Chase’s use of the N-word and the time McHale dislocated the 69-year-old’s shoulder. McHale pointed out that since Community was shot out of order this

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    Five things we learned from Kevin Hart’s appearance on SiriusXM’s Town Hall

    Stand-up comedy superstar Kevin Hart recently sat down with Sway Calloway (pictured above with Hart) for an edition of the new limited-run channel, Town Hall, on SiriusXM Radio. The two talked for an hour in front of a live audience who had the opportunity to learn a few things about the Think Like a Man star in person! I was able to join the small audience in the Sirius studios

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    Judd Apatow talks to Alec Baldwin about Leslie Mann’s sex scenes, Adam Sandler, more! (Audio)

    On today’s episode of Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s The Thing, the 30 Rock star chats with This is 40 writer and director Judd Apatow about his wife, actress Leslie Mann’s sex scenes — “[My wife] was shooting a scene where she was making love with Jeff Goldblum and you just know he’s all handsy in between takes.” — having Adam Sandler as a roommate and much more. You can listen

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    Tig Notaro talks cancer, career, Louis C.K. and more (Audio interviews)

    Due to some unfortunate circumstances surrounding her personal life, comedian Tig Notaro’s profile has been on the rise the last few weeks. It’s a blessing and a curse, of course. Well before she contracted pneumonia and an intestine-eating bacteria and before her mother died tragically and before she was diagnosed with Stage-2 breast cancer and then endured a double mastectomy, Notaro was one of the comedy world’s finest voices. And

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    Seth Meyers on Jay Pharoah’s impression of Obama: We should’ve impeached Fred Armisen sooner (Audio)

    On a recent stop by WNYC’s The Takeaway with host John Hockenberry, Saturday Night Live’s head writer and host of the hugely popular Weekend Update segment, Seth Meyers dished on all things politically funny. In addition to looking back on the comedy treasure that was Sarah Palin — “My constitution would have an open door policy for Palin” — and explaining why they take aim at Mitt Romney so often,

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    Clear Channel launches 24-hour comedy radio

    Radio Goliath Clear Channel has made a clear statement about comedy: they think it’s bankable. And that’s why they’ve just entered into the business of 24-hour comedy radio programming. In a deal announced this week, Clear Channel will now oversee the well-established upstart 24/7 Comedy (247Comedy.com), which will be incorporated into Clear Channel syndication company Premiere’s new online property MattysComedy1200.com, so named for Matt Siegel, the Boston radio host who

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    Radio Titans collective looks to revolutionize comedy radio and podcasts

    We’ve all heard the jokes about how everyone has a podcast now. And why shouldn’t they? It’s easy and fairly cheap. Launching a full-scale podcast network is a little bit more tricky. Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich launched Earwolf in 2010, Chris Hardwick has the ever-growing Nerdist network and Kevin Smith is devoting pretty much 100 percent of his time to the SmodCast network. And recently, the lesser-known team behind

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    10 things we learned from Aziz Ansari’s interview for SiriusXM’s ‘Unmasked’

    Although Aziz Ansari is known for his high-baller-wannabe character, Tom Haverford on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, he is and has been primarily a stand-up guy. Really. The 29-year-old has been doing stand-up for over 10 years, saying, “Stand-up is the backbone of everything I do.” Ansari got his start in comedy doing open mics and clubs around his New York University, where he went to school. He went on to

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    Comedian Gallagher reveals sad truths about his life: ‘I have no place to live’ (Video)

    We mentioned last week that Gallagher would appear as the co-host on a local radio show in Ohio for a week. The week has passed and his duties are over. And, judging from this video from one of the broadcasts, a lot of things are over for the comedian, who has recently gone through a string of health problems and financial woes. In what may be one the most honest

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