• Robert De Niro telling Jeffrey Ross’s jokes in upcoming film

    Is it the return of Rupert Pupkin? Not quite! Robert De Niro may not be putting on the spiffy suit but he will return as a stand-up comic on the big screen. In Art Linson’s The Comedian, De Niro will play an insult comic reminiscent of Don Rickles. Consulting on the script was Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross, who is a beloved part of the Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts.

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    Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)

    Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and you’re not going to want to miss it. On hand to honor the still-performing Rickles, 88 was Tina

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    Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey and more welcome Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show (Video)

    Sure it was an excuse to parade out a massive list of A-list celebrities on Jimmy Fallon’s inaugural Tonight Show, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t hilarious. Last night, a total of 14 famous friends of Fallon stopped by to pay off a $100 debt each. The reason? These doubters said Fallon would never be the host of The Tonight Show. Check it out. The full list of guests is

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    Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

    Chicago-bred comedian Thomas Middleditch, recently named as Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” has landed a co-starring role in an upcoming movie, written by Scot Armstrong, who penned The Hangover Part II. This is Armstrong’s directorial debut. Middleditch, a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade known for his extensive character work, will fellow comedian B.J. Novak in the comedy flick Road to Nardo. The story centers around two friends (Middleditch and

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    Sean Penn to direct movie “The Comedian,” written by Jeffrey Ross

    Following in the steps of the immensely succinct title of The Fighter, a film is now in the works called The Comedian. According to the New York Post, the project penned by Art Linson and the Roastmaster General, Jeffrey Ross will have Sean Penn directing and Robert De Niro starring as “an aging, bitterly, funny stand-up comic.” One can’t help but think of Rupert Pupkin, De Niro’s infamous character in

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    Robert De Niro typecasted on Saturday Night Live; funny at times

    There’s a bit of irony in this week’s show. You’ve got an actor of Robert De Niro’s caliber hosting, one whose very reason for being a host is that his ability to deliver in comedies has proven so successful that audiences are flocking for thirds with “Little Fockers.” And yet, he spent most of the night playing either himself or his old cast-type. In one case, it was both. The

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