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  • Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)

    Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. Never caring where he performs, Normand has earned the respect of his fellow comedians for his work ethic and poignant punch lines. His first album Still Got It was released recently on Comedy Central Records, as well as his episode of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. I talked to Normand about producing successful shows, not being complacent, the clubhouse mentality of the indie comedy scene and much more. Check it out!

    2014-07-22 by Billy Procida
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  • Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced

    Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival just announced its New Faces of Comedy lineup for 2014. Each year Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy festival, chooses comedians they feel will break out in the next few years. It's one of the most anticipated set of showcases of the festival. This year's New Faces of Comedy are as follows: Alingon Mitra, Brad Wenzel, Drew Michael, Eliza Skinner, Grant Lyon, Hampton Yount, Hasan Minhaj, Jack Robichaud, Jake Weisman, Jen D’Angelo, Jesse Elias, John McKeever, Justine Marino, Kate Berlant, Matteo Lane, Michelle Wolf, Monroe Martin, Nore Davis, Randy Liedtke, Ryan O’Flanagan and Whitmer Thomas.

    2014-07-22 by Laughspin Staff
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  • John Oliver Calls Out ‘Broken’ American Prison System! ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Includes Puppets To Discuss Drug Laws And More

    John Oliver has already ranted on FIFA, Dr. Oz, and net neutrality. On Sunday, the Last Week Tonight host took on the "broken" American prison system. The host riffed on everything from the privatization of jails to the "draconian" drug laws that put mild offenders behind bars and concluded the segment with a puppet musical number. This came after Oliver noted that there are so many American prisoners that Sesame Street felt compelled to create a character whose dad is in jail.

    2014-07-21 by Melissa Siegel
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  • Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually

    Louis C.K.'s FX comedy series Louie will return for a fifth season in Spring 2015. However, FX CEO John Landgraf announced that they've only ordered about seven episodes. New comedy Fargo was renewed for a second season.

    2014-07-21 by Billy Procida
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  • Husband Emails Wife Spreadsheet Of Excuses She Gave For Not Having Sex With Him; Wife Posts Sex Life Spreadsheet On Reddit

    When a man sent his wife a spreadsheet detailing her excuses for not having sex, she responded the only way she knew how. The woman posted the chart on Reddit, where it has since gone viral. So now the whole world knows about this couple's sex life.

    2014-07-21 by Melissa Siegel
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  • Charlie The Dog Baby Apology Video Real Or Fake? Beagle Showers Laura With Gifts After Stealing Toy

    Charlie the dog, best known for helping a mother change her daughter's dirty diaper in a viral video, is now the star of another hilarious clip. The beagle showered that same baby with gifts to apologize for stealing young Laura's toy. Some think Charlie the beagle was told to deliver the toys, but a new clip posted on the dog's Facebook page proves the clip is in fact real and not staged.

    2014-07-20 by Melissa Siegel
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  • Charlie The Dog Baby Apology Video Real Or Fake ? Beagle Showers Laura With Gifts After Stealing Toy

    What’s the only thing cuter than a funny dog video? A funny dog video with a baby, of course! So it’s no surprise that Charlie the beagle’s hilarious attempt to cheer up a crying baby is going viral. The video begins with Charlie the dog taking one of the baby Laura’s toys.  Like any young […]

    2014-07-20 by Melissa Siegel
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