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  • Parks and Recreation final season starts Jan. 13 so let’s watch this teaser and cry (Video)

    Comedy fans will rejoice on Tuesday, Jan. 31 when Parks and Recreation returns for an all new season. Those same fans, however, will be engaged in bittersweet observance every week as Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari and co. say goodbye to the NBC sitcom. It’s true, you guys. In case you didn’t already know. This will be the final season of the critically acclaimed series centered around the parks department of Pawnee.

    2014-12-18 by Laughspin Staff
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  • Stephen Colbert breaks character: Watch 13-minute supercut of every time The Colbert Report host lost it (Video)

    After 10 seasons on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report and its beloved leader Stephen Colbert will air its final episode tonight at 10:30 pm ET. While we can sit here and cry about the ever deepening hole inside of us that will be left raw and bloody after Colbert leaves, let us instead celebrate Colbert with a gift. That gift is a 14-minute video from Comedy Central. To be more precise, it's a supercut of every single time Stephen Colbert broke from his Fox News-esque, conservative, blowhard persona. Share it with a friend and enjoy.

    2014-12-18 by Laughspin Staff
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  • Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

    Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than Webster’s legs. After an early 90’s writing and producing gig on The Ben Stiller Show, Apatow saw the light, dropped his microphone, and left the stage in the dark. But, now that he’s more wildly successful than he could’ve ever imagined, he’s returning to his first love - stress free. Judd Apatow is a dreamer. So, why now? What made Judd Apatow, the bearded man with busty box-office mojo, return to stand-up today?

    2014-12-18 by Steve Matoren
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  • FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

    The Animation Domination High-Def late night animated programming block will return on FXX in January. The Lucas Brothers' animated series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will get new episodes along Stone Quackers, High School USA!, The Simpsons and Archer.

    2014-12-18 by Billy Procida
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  • Jon Stewart calls Congress bill “the Bill Cosby of legislation” (Video)

    Jon Stewart calls out Congress for crooked Cromnibus spending bill on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

    2014-12-17 by Billy Procida
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  • Broken Lizard score TBS comedy pilot ‘Quality Time’

    Broken Lizard may spend some quality time on TBS if all goes according to plan. TNT/TBS head Kevin Reilly ordered a pilot from the makers of Super Troopers and Beerfest. Broken Lizard members Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske will write and star in Quality Time. The show is about four college buddies who never truly grew up during their 20s and all of a sudden are faced with fatherhood. The buddies are caught up between who they used to be and the men they are trying to be

    2014-12-17 by Billy Procida
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  • Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)

    We just lost a dear friend of the Minneapolis/St. Paul comedy scene. He passed away sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. This was the second huge death the scene has had in less than two weeks and we are beyond devastated. The entire landscape of our community has changed. Bill Young was the nicest and funniest person that ever lived. This is not an exaggeration. Bill was a great comedian, but his real genius was in his every day life. Everybody knows the comedian that can't turn it off. It's annoying. But Bill never turned it off and everybody loved it. To borrow a Jimmy Pardo phrase, he was "never not funny." He breathed joy into every moment and he lived to make surly, depressed comedians feel like kids again. His ability to make a spine-tinglingly funny comment at any moment defined him. Because that's all Bill ever wanted: To make people happy.

    2014-12-16 by Mike Brody
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