• Viral humorists like Megan Amram rise from the Twitter trash heap (Opinion)

    Ten years ago, you could be a comedian without a social media presence. Back in 2008, saying, “Oh, I’m not on Twitter,” or even, “What’s Twitter?” was commonplace. If you can believe it, there were comedians wary of putting their material on the internet for free or worried someone across the country would steal their jokes. But something has changed. While those who achieved celebrity status before the mid-2000s can

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    Eric Andre posts full frontal nude photo on Instagram, promotes premiere of Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim (NSFW)

    Perhaps following in the footsteps of Chelsea Handler, who recently posted a topless photo of herself in protest of Instagram’s no nudity policy, comedian Eric Andre just posted a full frontal photo with the following message: “The curtains no longer match the carpet!!!! Enjoy the season 3 premiere of The Eric Andre Show – TONIGHT! #kattwilliamshair.” Well, that’s one way to promote the season premiere of your Adult Swim series.

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    Chelsea Handler posts topless Instagram photo, slams sexism (NSFW)

    Chelsea Handler, in order to poke fun at a now classic and bizarre photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has posted a topless Instagram photo of herself atop a horse. “Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to prove I have a better body than Putin,” Handler wrote alongside her photo.  Nudity goes against Instagram posting rules, which is why Instagram pulled her first attempt at this photo.

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    Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che street harassment ‘apologies’ draw ire from Twitter, Instagram followers

    Michael Che, one of the newest additions to Saturday Night Live, set off a flurry of social media hatred today when he posted a mock apology on Instagram and Twitter, addressing all women for the past harassment to which he may have subjected them. “I wanna apologize to all the women that I’ve harassed with statements like “hi” or “have a nice day” or “you’re beautiful,” Che writes. “I can’t

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    Louis C.K. says he’s not high: Check out comedian’s planetary Twitter messages

    It’s been five days since Louis C.K. has taken to Twitter to message his more than 3.8 million Twitter followers. And before that, it seemed he felt guilty for not tweeting, having simply said, “I seriously just can’t think of anything to tweet” on Oct. 2 and then plugging the vinyl version of his newest release Oh My God the following day. Well, it seems Louis C.K. doesn’t have tweeters

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Hannibal Buress, Chris Hardwick drop by Shorty Awards to deliver much needed laughs (Review)

    The winner of the Best Comedian on Twitter goes to…Rafinha Bastos! Wait, who? Here’s the deal:  Bastos is a Brazilian stand-up comedian and television personality south of the Equator. And by the way, Brazil is only slightly smaller than the States, both by population and area. Still, there’s a decent chance you don’t know who he is– nor have you heard of most of the Shorty Awards nominees for Best

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    Aziz Ansari outed as ‘Homeland’ parody account tweeter @SergeantBrody

    If you’re a fan of Showtime’s massively popular spy drama Homeland, you may be one of the nearly 30,000 followers of the parody Twitter account @SergeantBrody, in honor of the series’ main character. Well, it turns out that none other than Parks and Recreation’s Tom Haverford, comedian Aziz Ansari is the wit behind the account, which launched on Oct. 29. The Hollywood Reporter points out that he seemingly posted as

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    This open letter to Paul F. Tompkins illustrates all that is good about comedy

    It’s not that we here at Laughspin need any convincing about the power and beauty of comedy. It’s just that it’s heartening to see the artform’s effects on its fans from time to time. Hence, we’re really excited about this open letter to Paul F. Tompkins, originally posted on Reddit. Usually, people employ the open letter format when they want to complain about something. But as you’ll see below, that

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