• Rare Robin Williams performance to air on SiriusXM

    SiriusXM announced Wednesday that they will be honoring the late Robin Williams with a week of special programming starting October 15. The special programming will air on the Comedy Greats channel which can be found on channel 94. Robin Williams had a historic 42-year career as a stand-up comedian and actor. Remembered by many for his iconic roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin, and his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting,

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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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    New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

    On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse right now, but Laughspin will have more news soon. An album of previously unreleased material would be the ultimate get for Carlin fans. In the

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    Legendary comedian Pat Cooper announces his retirement: I got my dignity

    Legendary comedian Pat Cooper is retiring from the stage. The 84-year-old Brooklyn native was a guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning, which is where he made the announcement. On the show he explained that he felt he’s accomplished everything he set out to and that, very simply, he’s too old to continue anymore. He admitted that he’s been relying on cue cards to get through

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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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    Matt Damon surprises crowd at comedian Tom Papa’s taping for SiriusXM

    The real Jason Bourne — take that, Jeremy Renner! — surprised an intimate New York City crowd at the Comedy Cellar’s sister club at the Village Underground tonight during comedian Tom Papa’s taping of Come to Papa. The show, taped for SiriusXM, finds Papa as the host of an old-school radio show — complete with narrator, jazz band and expertly crafted scripted sketches — intercut with stand-up comedy sets. Tonight’s

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    Comedy Central and SiriusXM join forces for Comedy Central Radio

    Some marriages are made in heaven, and others are made on satellite radio. Such is the case today, as Comedy Central and SiriusXM announce the blessed union of their respective brands. Set to launch this spring, Comedy Central Radio will live exclusively on SiriusXM and will broadcast 24/7. Like SiriusXM’s current comedy channels like Raw Dog, Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio, Comedy Central Radio will feature tons of stand-up

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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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    Russell Peters on fame, beef with Aziz Ansari, and his chat with Jim Norton (Laughspin Interview)

    International comedy star mega-star Russell Peters sat down with the hilarious Jim Norton yesterday (photo above) to talk about stand-up, foot fetishes, and the fall of hip-hop culture (did you know that Peters used to be an accomplished breakdancer?!). Peters is in New York City for his performance at the brand new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn this Saturday, a 15,000+ seat arena! He took questions from an intimate crowd of

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    Ricky Gervais would’ve voted for Obama, you know…if he was allowed to vote (Video)

    Before the election results were in yesterday, Ricky Gervais dropped by the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, where naturally an Obama-vs-Romney discussion developed. Although Gervais isn’t allowed to vote in America, as he’s still a British citizen despite spending most of his time in Los Angeles, he was painfully clear as to who he supports. “Obama,” Gervais tells comedian Jim Norton, the show’s third mic co-host. “The real president,

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    Stephen Colbert kept audience in the dark about election results (Videos)

    If you watched the special live editions of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report last night, you already know that both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert revealed that Barack Obama won reelection to their studio audiences. Stewart told his audience about the win roughly five minutes after MSNBC and CNN called the election, as the Daily Show was in the midst of a recorded field piece starring correspondent Samantha

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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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    Andy Samberg: I think I could’ve done another year at SNL and had a great time (Video)

    This morning, newly former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg visited the fine folks at the Opie and Anthony Show at Sirius XM to plug his upcoming flick That’s My Boy, wherein he co-stars opposite Adam Sandler. Of course the topic of his SNL departure came up. “I think I could’ve done another year and had a great time, but for whatever reason, internally, I just felt like it

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    Kelly Carlin will interview Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, more on new SiriusXM show

    If you’ve ever just heard of the A Carlin Home Companion, images of a cramped-in radio station with the most subversive comedic voices in comedy talking about what’s wrong with the world would most likely come up. However, while having those types of comedians that both knew and carry on the comedic influence of George Carlin mentioned and talked about in it, the show is actually Kelly Carlin’s, the one

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    Can Howard Stern bring more legitimacy to America’s Got Talent?

    This morning, NBC announced that longtime radio host and purveyor of comedy Howard Stern would replace Piers Morgan as one of the judge’s on its reality competition show America’s Got Talent. Stern, of course, confirmed the news by chatting at length about the announcement this morning — he’s usually off on Thurdays — on his SiriusXM show. He also assured his listeners he’ll still be hosting his show, as AGT

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