• Comics Unleashed host Byron Allen calls President Obama ‘white president in black face’ (Video)

    Comics Unleashed producer Byron Allen is not pleased with President Obama. Speaking with TMZ, the former stand-up comedian Allen called Barack Obama “a white president in black face.” The comments came after President Obama referred to the protesters in Baltimore as “thugs”. “Look at the numbers,” said Allen. “Black people have fallen further behind under President Obama.” He suggested that black Americans might have been better off with Mitt Romney

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    Kenan Thompson is not leaving Saturday Night Live, despite report

    Kenan Thompson will not leave Saturday Night Live at the end of its 40th season, a spokesperson for the show said. An earlier TMZ report claimed that Thompson, who holds the most seniority on the current cast, plans to leave the show after the upcoming season and that he planned to leave after last season, but stayed at the request of producer Lorne Michaels. Saturday Night Live has experienced a lot of

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    Joan Rivers backtracks after saying ‘idiot’ Palestinian civilians ‘deserved to die’

    After emphatically stating that nearly 2,000 Palestinian civilians “deserved to die” during Israeli-led attacks in the Gaza Strip, Joan Rivers is backtracking and blaming the media for taking her words out of context. Rivers’ rant began when a TMZ reporter asked her opinion on the unprecedented amount of non-military citizens killed during the current Gaza conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas. Rivers is seen on video, shouting, “You’re

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    Daughter of Ardie Fuqua, critically injured in Tracy Morgan crash, wants TMZ to remove gruesome video

    The comedy community continues to hope for the full recoveries of comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua, who remain in the hospital following a horrific car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that took the life of Morgan’s friend and writer James McNair early Saturday morning. Fuqua was opening for Morgan on Friday night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware and remains in critical condition with Morgan. Morgan’s

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    TMZ lovingly harasses Amy Schumer, who is now officially famous (Video)

    Well, Amy Schumer is officially famous. How do we know? We know because TMZ (and others) are harassing her at airports. So, here’s how that looks. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    TMZ, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan spoofed hard by comedy site ThingX (Video)

    Thanks to the fine folks at ThingX.com, we’re able to deal with one more day of celebrity worship. Today we replace the tears we shed for humanity with laughter. Today ThingX-er Joe Randazzo replaces Harvey Levin and Harvey Levin’s water bottle is replaced with a baby’s bottle. Today, TMZ becomes TLZ. Enjoy. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest

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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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    Brody Stevens’ Twitter feed has become a must-follow for comedy nerds; but is the comic losing it?

    Many times, the most frustrating thing about a comedian can be trying to figure out when or if said comedian is joking or not. While Andy Kaufman based most of his career on challenging audiences and their expectations, irony and sarcasm can easily be lost on the public. They can be even easier to lose when you’re only reading text without any sound or image on a medium like Twitter.

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    Kevin Smith looks to host his own, daily television talk show

    Clerks director and cult comedy legend Kevin Smith is set to host a talk show pilot. The show is planned to be a daily, half hour, syndicated program that would blend discussion with celebrities and comedy. The show is tentatively titled The Kevin Smith Project, and the show’s booking staff is pitching it as “a Regis and Kelly talk show at the opposite end of the day for the opposite

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    Will Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller ruin Comedy Central's fun?

    According to a report from yesterday on TMZ, Brooke Mueller is threatening to send a legal letter to Comedy Central to squelch any would-be negative jokes about her that might crop up during the network’s scheduled roast of Charlie Sheen, her ex husband. “We’re told Brooke’s people are seriously considering sending Comedy Central a letter, demanding it not broadcast any anti-Mueller jabs,” the report says. However, a Comedy Central rep

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    Andy Dick sued for rubbing his nuts on guy's head

    Andy Dick has been sued by a Dallas man, who claims the comedian rubbed his genitals against the left side of his face during a performance in the Texas city. The performance went down Dec. 19, 2010 at Trees nightclub. But the suit, filed by Robert Tucker, was just presented this morning According to TMZ the suit says “Tucker claims Andy approached him in the crowd and “pulled down his

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    Comedian Mike Epps gets served legal papers during performance; let’s watch

    I’m pretty sure every stand-up comic has plentiful stories of being heckled in comedy clubs, but Mike Epps’ experience at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas takes the onstage interruption to a whole new level. During his stand-up set, Epps was served legal papers regarding a brawl in Detroit last December. To say he wasn’t thrilled about being interrupted would be an understatement, which you can observe in TMZ’s

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    Lisa Lampanelli shows Punchline Magazine the Zsa Zsa jokes that didn't make Twitter

    On the heels of the controversy-filled Ricky Gervais performance at the Golden Globes on Sunday, it seems just maybe we’re about to spin out into another comedian-related discussion about whether said comic has “crossed the line.” This time, hugely popular insult comic Lisa Lampanelli, she of Comedy Central Roast fame, took to Twitter this morning, cracking wise about Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Jan. 14 leg amputation (following a reported leg infection)

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    Jeffrey Ross in car accident, makes fun of Lisa Lampanelli and drives off

    Comedian Jeffrey Ross, the Roastmaster General was in a minor traffic accident in L.A. and still managed to bring humor into the situation. Everyone involved suffered no harm– just a bit shaken up. Ross even managed to tell a joke about fellow comedian Lisa Lampanelli to lighten the mood. The full story and video is at TMZ.com.

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