4 Between Two Ferns interviews to get you excited for the movie

The Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is reportedly being turned into a feature-length film on Netflix, and production is already underway. Zach Galifianakis, of course, will return as your socially inept (or rude) host. The Hollywood Reporter reports that series co-creator and frequent director Scott Aukerman will be helming the film, and though the plot hasn’t been disclosed, it will stick to the low-budget talk show segments its

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Holiday shopping gift guide based on their favorite comedian

Picking out the best gifts for your loved ones can feel like a never-ending maze of lofty price tags and vague memories of shoes they said they liked years ago. Of course, in concept, the best gifts are deeply personal—a weird lamp that made you think of your sister or a bear-shaped lighter that just screams Uncle Dan. But finding the inspiration for these intimate gifts is much harder than

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10 Facts about Sam Kinison on the deceased comedian’s 65th birthday

Today would have been Sam Kinison’s 65th birthday. The comedy legend died in a drunk driving accident in 1992 at the tragically young age of 38. On his way to a sold-out show, his car was struck by a teenaged drunk driver. Kinison was a beloved comic known for his larger-than-life stage presence and primal yell. He would scream into the microphone and run around the stage with unmatched intensity.

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Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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8 Hanukkah TV episodes for your holiday bingewatching

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not always if you are Jewish. With all the Christmas excitement, we sometimes forget about Hannukah. While your goyish friends get to watch Elf or The Grinch (or whatever Netflix is up to this season), there are really only four Hannukah films: 8 Crazy Nights, The Hebrew Hammer, Full Court Miracle, and of course, Call Me by Your Name. Thank Hashem, there

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13 comedians’ surprising first roles

Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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13 Gift Ideas for the Comedian in Your Life

Attention, friends, family, and lovers of comedians! Did you know that comedians need gear?! It’s true! Being a comedian isn’t all mouth sounds and ripped jeans and someone else’s microphone. And since being an up-and-coming stand-up comic isn’t a big moneymaker, there’s a good chance your funny friend will appreciate a practical present. Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the wonderful comedian in your life. A phone tripod, $10

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Dom Irrera turns 70!

Dom Irrera turns 70 today. With over 30 years in comedy, Irrera has done a little bit of everything. Audiences might recognize him from TV shows like Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist or roles in movies like The Big Lebowski, but Irrera’s true home is on the stand-up stage. In 2005, Los Angeles Magazine wrote of Irrera, “In an era that equates comedic success with film and TV, Irrera is an

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Dom Irrera turns 70!

Dom Irrera turns 70 today. With over 30 years in comedy, Irrera has done a little bit of everything. Audiences might recognize him from TV shows like Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist or roles in movies like The Big Lebowski, but Irrera’s true home is on the stand-up stage. In 2005, Los Angeles Magazine wrote of Irrera, “In an era that equates comedic success with film and TV, Irrera is an

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11 comedians who are more conservative than you thought

Stand-up comedians, as well as the rest of the entertainment industry, are typically seen as liberals and anti-Trump. Although you probably saw many popular comedy stars campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or encouraging a blue wave during last week’s midterm elections, it’s not common you see celebrities defending President Donald Trump. On Sunday, November 4, a pro-Trump “Deplorables” comedy tour kicked off in Dallas with a show the following night in Houston.

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