• Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

    Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensemble prison series as a drama. But if you’ve watched both seasons, you’ll know it’s not like the show has gotten funnier. It’s

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    Modern Family leads pack of Golden Globes comedy nominations, but many are close behind

    Regardless of who wins at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13, we’re already pleased the Hollywood Foreign Press chose Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (video below) to host event on NBC. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in the nominees, especially as they relate to comedy. With three total nods, ABC’s Modern Family leads the pack of comedy related Golden Globes nominations. The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Girls,

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    The Laughspin interview with Gabriel Iglesias

    Although Gabriel Iglesias is a hugely popular comic with Mexican-American ethnic background, he makes it clear that he’s not into being labeled merely as a “Latino” comic. He can expertly play to all types of audiences, thank you very much. He’s proven years ago he is by no means a niche act. And while the world may know Iglesias from his many appearances on Comedy Central, the Tonight Show with

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    The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

    She may look like the cute girl next door, but don’t try to get fresh with Iliza Shlesinger. The comedian packs a devastatingly honest punch, which she currently uses to break the bad news to the contestants on her new television dating show Excused premiering Sept 12 (check your local listings). She was also the youngest person and the only woman to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Shlesinger is already

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    In Paul Scheer’s fantasty sports league, everything is fair game (Video)

    Though the NFL is back, the fate of the rest of the sports world seems to hang in the balance. As it was largely based on the NFL season, FX’s The League, even when it was unclear whether the lockout would end or not, was still going to continue. However, the wait has seen to drive the League’s Paul Scheer a little stir crazy. Check out the Ultimate Fantasy League

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    Watch a preview of the new season of “Family Guy”

    Family Guy won’t premiere its new season on Fox until Sept. 25 at 9 pm EST, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit there like a helpless idiot not watching a preview, right? Right. So, go ahead and check out the below teaser, which was unveiled at Comic-Con this past weekend. Warning: Amish people depicted in violent scenarios.

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    Watch Marc Maron on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    While he was in New York City to record a live version of his podcast WTF in Brooklyn, Marc Maron visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was there to not only promote the podcast but also his upcoming album This Has To Be Funny, which drops Aug. 9 on Comedy Central Records. I’ve already listened to it, by the way. Many, many times. I was there during one of

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    Watch Myq Kaplan talk about balls, pizza, anti-gay rhymes and more on “Conan”

    Listen, I’m not one to say, “We told you so,” but when we (then, Punchline Magazine) said in 2009, that Myq Kaplan was a “comic to watch” we were pretty sure we’d end up being right. Since that time, Kaplan has finished in the top five of Last Comic Standing, released a masterful (yet, in my opinion, unfortunately titled) album Vegan Mind Meld, has made countless television appearances — you

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    “Archer” gets a premiere date and a unique airing schedule

    My favorite animated show about a fake, bumbling CIA-like agency finally has a premiere date for its new season. FX announced today that Archer, which features the voices of comedian Aisha Tyler, H. Jon Benjamin (who’s currently starring in Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has a Van), Chris Parnell and Judy Greer, will debut Sept. 15 at 10:30 pm EST, but will then vanish after three weeks– only to reappear in

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    Watch Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake rap through the ages

    You may remember that last September, singer, actor and guy with a good sense of humor Justin Timberlake visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote The Social Network. And that was all well and good. Even better was when the pair performed a rap medley dedicated to the history of the genre. Well, last night the pair regrouped on Fallon’s show — this time, JT was there pushing Friends

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    Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

    It seems every season there’s a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone far too soon. Their cancellations bring firey rage to thousands of fans and their one-liners live on

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    “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time” is returning to Comedy Central

    If you like Nick Swardson, you’re totally going to like the following words: Production has begun anew on the second season of Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. The show will premiere on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 pm EST, so you’ll have to wait just a little longer to get your fix of gay robots and Garry Gaga. What can we expect from these new episodes? Comedy Central

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    Stephen Colbert announces Super PAC television commercial; will be “chock-full of messages”

    If you’re not a member of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, you best fix that now. The organization recently fired off the first newsletter to all members who are “the heroes with the balls” to join up and fight the good fight. What’s the PAC up to? According to the newsletter, they’ll be releasing their very first television commercial, a 30-second spot “chock-full of other messages” beyond the message that his

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    Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

    I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner for Showtime hit Dexter – to create a show called Afterlife, centering around an atheist who dies and, against all odds, goes to heaven.

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    Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

    Putting celebrities in compromising or difficult situations is de rigueur for many reality shows – Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and the always incredible I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. These shows aren’t presented as comedies, but they’re pretty funny. Usually unintentionally. But a new celebrity-based reality program hopes to provide some purposeful laughs. Stand-up comedian-turned mega popular prime time game show host Howie Mandel — also

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