• Artie Lange apologizes to ESPN’s Cari Champion for slavery jokes, blames ‘these groups’ for getting booted from @Midnight

    In a story that’s still developing, Artie Lange claims he’s not allowed to appear on @Midnight tonight due to a series of tweets/jokes he wrote about ESPN correspondent Cari Champion, in which he fantasized about her being a slave and having sex with her. Champion is black. “They’re now telling me I can’t appear on @Midnight tonight because of the pressure they’re getting from these groups,” Lange tweeted. “But who

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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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    Burger King stole Billy Eichner’s act, says comedian. What do you think? (Video)

    Did Burger King steal comedian Billy Eichner’s shtick? Well, Billy Eichner and his faithful Twitter followers sure seem to think so. Last night, the Billy on the Street star tweeted, “Hey, Burger King. Thanks for stealing my act for your new commercial! Except it’s not as funny and everyone knows you stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.” Eichner followed up two minutes later with, “Oh and Burger King, once you’re

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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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    Watch Randy Liedtke’s bizarrely hilarious set on Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Continuing on his wave of recent shine, stand-up comedian Randy Liedtke had a stellar and altogether nonsensical set on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Liedtke is a great stand-up in his own right, but is more well known as the guy who posed as a Pace Picante Salsa employee, created and commandeered their Twitter page, and ultimately managed to prank fellow comedian Kyle Kinane last year. And let’s not forget

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    Joan Rivers dead at 81: Comedians take to Twitter to express their sadness and respect

    Immediately after news broke that Joan Rivers had died at the age of 81 today, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their sadness. Below are some of those messages: My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal… There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014 Joan Rivers guest hosting the Tonight Show in the mid80s taught me that

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    Norm Macdonald remembers the first time he met Robin Williams

    Since the death of Robin Williams this past Monday, Aug. 11 at the age of 63, a seemingly countless number of comedians have taken to social media, personal blogs and beyond to express their grief and relay their own experiences with the iconic comedian, who, after a decades-long battle with depression, took his own life. In the wee hours of Aug. 12, comedian Norm Macdonald tweeted a touching story to

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    Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

    As news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63. My mother committed suicide at 63 as well. But she wasnt nearly as funny. So long, Robin Williams. Very fucking nice guy.— Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) August 11, 2014 I got to

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    ‘My Man is a Loser’ star Bryan Callen live Twitter chat with Laughspin 4 pm EST today!

    My Man is a Loser, starring John Stamos, Bryan Callen, Michael Rapaport and Tika Sumpter hits theaters and will be available on Video on Demand services tomorrow, July 25! And to celebrate, Laughspin (that’s us) will be hosting a live Twitter chat with Bryan Callen.  You likely know Callen from the Hangover movies or MadTV or USA Network’s crime drama In Plain Sight or this nation’s finer stand-up comedy club stages.

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    Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retail chain, allowing the ultra-Christian company to refuse insurance coverage of birth control that is otherwise available under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. So, why does Hobby Lobby have such a problem with contraception? Well, Hobby Lobby believes that some forms of widely used contraception (like the morning-after

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    Kevin Hart fires back at ex-wife ‘Atlanta Exes’ star Torrei, tells Twitter ‘Don’t believe the hype!’

    Kevin Hart is not sitting idly by as his ex-wife Torrei Hart slams the super successful comedian on Entertainment Tonight. Torrei spoke to Entertainment Tonight’s Rocsi Diaz to promote the upcoming reality series Altanta Exes, in which Torrei co-stars. Kevin Hart split with Torrei more than six years ago and has been dating model Eniko Parrish, who is the woman Torrei claims destroyed her marriage. “It does hurt that my

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    Louis C.K.’s public school Twitter rant against Common Core State Standards Initiative

    Louis C.K. spent some time on Twitter today railing against standardized testing in public schools, specifically addressing the Common Core State Standards Initiative. [View the story “Louis C.K.’s Public Education Twitter rant” on Storify] Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your inbox every day! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio

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    Neil Patrick Harris ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ Curse Shocking? Why Broadway Star Yelled At Interrupting Fan During Musical

    Did Neil Patrick Harris really curse at a fan during Hedwig and the Angry Inch? Well, sort of. According to Page Six, one female audience member got a bit too excited during last Saturday’s performance of the Broadway musical, which features Harris in drag as the titular character. The lady yelled out, “I love you, Neil” right in the middle of the production. The original Page Six report claimed Neil

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    #RIP Jennifer Lopez trending worldwide: Death hoax is dumb but South Park’s Jennifer Lopez treatment is classic (Video)

    Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to be treated to a Twitter death hoax, which is why, as we write this, #RIP Jennifer Lopez is currently trending worldwide. Lopez joins the ranks of celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Usher, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Braff and many others who have been unceremoniously put to death via social media. But the truth is Jennifer Lopez is alive and well, still shacking

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    Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

    Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night spent the majority of his Comedy Central show addressing the #CancelColbert controversy that erupted on Twitter last week. The show opened with Colbert’s staff exiting their Comedy Central headquarters with boxes, the set of The Colbert Report shutting down its lights, and a Native American man’s lone tear protruding from his sad small pox-infested tear duct. If you don’t remember, Twitter went

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