• Jeff Ross, Dave Attell are Bumping Mics in Netflix trailer

    Roast lovers rejoice! Netflix has released a trailer for Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell. The three-part comedy special comes to the streaming giant on November 27. Part roast show, part variety hour, the comedy event will feature insult-based comedy from Jeff Ross and Dave Attell along with a myriad of comedians and celebrity drop-ins. Ross and Attell are billed in the trailer as best friends. The two

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    Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

    Jeff Ross doesn’t want you to call it a comeback. Roasting has been here for years. “Maybe it’s new to some people, but I’ve bee doing this for two decades,” the Roastmaster General tells Laughspin of the seemingly timeless tradition. The roast — and its younger cousin, the roast battle — has seen a mainstream resurgence over the last decade. Comedy Central’s infamous celebrity roasts of Pamela Anderson, Hugh Hefner, Charlie

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

    I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with comedian Lisa Lampanelli — aka the Lovable Queen of Mean — at her Manhattan apartment for The Laughspin Podcast. We chatted about a great many things, including her dramatic weight loss, her new one-woman show called Skinny Bitch: NOT A Standup Comedy Show, her handful of dead ex-lovers, her plans for the future and much more. I should mention that during

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    Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

    To pretty much everyone’s delight, Seth Rogen will be the roastmaster for Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco. Rogen announced the news via twitter saying, “I will be ‘Roastmaster’ at the Franco Roast on Comedy Central. It’s to help promote the Russian release of This Is The End.” Rogen and Franco have teamed up multiple times in the past, so we know what an awesome duo they are, making this

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    Comedy Central announces ‘This is the End’ star James Franco as next roast victim

    Comedy Central will continue its 10-year tradition of roasting our favorite pop-culture icons and comedians next month when they tape the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh well… I suppose we’ll just have to make do,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president of content development and

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    Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

    You’re no doubt well aware that Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne premieres on Sunday at 10 pm EST. But are you aware we’re all going to die? You should watch these just-released new previews from the roast, featuring Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady and Seth Green. Do it before you die. Roast of RoseanneGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of RoseanneGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Roast of

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    Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone, Katey Sagal and more will roast Roseanne on Comedy Central (Video)

    UPDATE: Aug. 2 — Comedy Central has just announced the final additions to the dais: roast veteran Gilbert Gottfried and newcomers Ellen Barkin and Wayne Brady will be on hand to poke fun of the iconic comedian. —————– This weekend’s highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne will be a gathering of legendary women set to burn one of history’s favorite sitcom stars. Actresses Sharon Stone and Carrie Fisher, and the

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    Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

    Comedy Central is pairing up two of America’s fiercest comedians for the upcoming roast of Roseanne. The network announced today that award-winning comedian and actress Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master to lead the slaughter in August. “I’ve long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one. But because I don’t have the cajones to say anything offensive to her face, I will be hosting the proceedings,” said Lynch.

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    Why Mindy Kaling hates televised roasts and why we disagree with her

    In Mindy Kaling’s new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) — in stores Nov. 1 — The Office co-star, writer, director and producer comes out hard against the concept of televised roasts. And although she doesn’t mention the network by name, her target is clearly Comedy Central since it, to my knowledge, is the only network televising roasts these days. And they do so for good

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    Laughspin’s live blog of Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen

    I’m at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. The show hasn’t even started, and we’ve already seen quite a bit on the red carpet… partially nude “Sheen goddesses,” roaster and comedian cockgod Ron Jeremy and actress Kate Walsh just being a pile of hot. We’re in the press room now and ready to live blog for all you Laughspinners. Stay tuned… 7:41

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    Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Tyson and more will roast Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central

    Remember the good ol’ days when the media was exhaustively reporting on Charlie Sheen, rather than a Hurricane? I miss those more innocent times. It looks like Charlie Sheen’s back in the news, though: Comedy Central just released the names of some of the folks involved in roasting the actor in a few weeks. Trust me on this: it’ll be a must-watch. Jon Cryer,Sheen’s former Two-And-A-Half Men (which premieres the

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    Jon Stewart would make an excellent roast candidate, don’t you think?

    A few days ago Comedy Central unleashed the announcement that Charlie Sheen will be roasted in September and there has been plenty of buzz since. I recently posted about how roasts need more class, (i.e. roasting the ones we love), one can’t help but think of who should be roasted instead of Sheen. I get the the sense that roasting one of the most hated men in America will translate

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