• Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

    When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn’t know at the time having only been doing comedy for maybe a year. I said, “Sure. I can

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    Comedy Central’s ‘The Half-Hour’ premieres June 6 with Michael Che and Chris Distefano

    Comedy Central’s stellar stand-up comedy series The Half-Hour kick off its third season Friday, June 6 at midnight ET with back-to-back comedy specials from comedians Chris Distefano and Michael Che. The quickly-rising Distefano appears on MTV and MTV2’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave (among other shows) and Che, a writer on Saturday Night Live, was recently announced as the newest correspondent on

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    Fusion Live host Yannis Pappas mourns George Clooney’s engagement (Video)

    Bachelors everywhere have had a few days now to mourn the loss of The Most Eligible Man in the World, George Clooney. Fusion Live host Yannis Pappas is among those disappointed by the Monuments Men star’s recent engagement to Amal Alamuddin. “You were living the dream out there for every man that couldn’t! We vicariously live through you!” the comedian laments on the anti-entertainment news show. Clooney famously ended his

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    Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

    Comedy central has released their roster of comedians receiving 30-minute (well, 22-minute) specials in 2014, SplitSider reports. The new season of The Half-Hour includes a talented list of comedians, many with some television heat on them. Fortune Feimster was recently cast in the much-talked about Tina Fey Fox pilot Cabot College. Michael Che has been tearing it up as a writer at Saturday Night Live after blowing up on the

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    Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

    MONTREAL – Paris may be the city of lights, but its funky, badass little sister Montreal is all lit up like a Christmas tree this week. And few individuals seem to shine more vibrantly than the 16 who stood onstage last night at the L’Astral club and gave the world a reason to stand at strict attention. Indeed, the New Faces show of Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs comedy festival

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    Comedians Mike Vecchione, Nate Bargatze, more expose the horrors of Cop Face Disorder

    Have you or a loved one been afflicted with Law Enforcia Phasia Disorder— more commonly known as Cop Face Disorder? Comedian Yannis Pappas, of Ditch Films, describes it as “a psychiatric condition that emanates from having a face that closely resembles a law enforcement official. It progressively consumes those who suffer from it.” And Carmine Spagnutto, who suffers from the worst case of Cop Face, says, “I don’t have a

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