Steve Carell launching Space Force series at Netflix

Steve Carell is joining Space Force—kind of. Netflix dropped a teaser for a new series co-created by and starring the Office star. Greg Daniels, who developed The Office for American television, joins Carell in creating the new show about the space organization tasked to “defend satellites” and perform “other space-related tasks.” Space Force, which is reportedly inspired by President Donald Trump’s proposed 6th Major Division of the U.S. Armed Forces,

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Grace and Frankie renewed by Netflix days before Season 5 premiere

Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie for a sixth season due out next year. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have ageless appeal as the titular pair of unwitting friends brought closer together under unusual circumstances. We last left Grace and Frankie breaking out of a retirement home (“assisted living community”) after getting fed up with the childish rules and policies. Stealing back their own belongings—including Frankie’s beloved toaster—the two bust out only

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Ricky Gervais Netflix series After Life will treat being a jerk like a superpower

Ricky Gervais looks to go full Ricky Gervais in his new Netflix original series After Life. After Life focuses on Tony (Gervais) who has had a seemingly perfect life. After his wife Lisa (Derek star Kerry Godliman) dies, things change. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. It sounds a

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Ken Jeong, Netflix announce former doctor’s first stand-up special

Ken Jeong, comedian, actor and former physician, announced today on social media that he will return to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special, Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho. The special was filmed at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California where he first got started in 1995. In this Netflix special, Jeong reflects on his shift from physician to stand-up and how it is to

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Sebastian Maniscalco is extra expressive in Netflix trailer

Netflix shared a trailer for Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special—and he is more expressive than ever.  Stay Hungry premieres on January 15 and Maniscalco will tackle spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances. Maniscalco has been tearing up the comedy scene for over two decades with big act outs and an old-school Italian-American flair. He addresses everyday topics with exuberance and energy that few can even dream of matching. He is a

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Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special, “Stay Hungry” set to premiere on Netflix January 15th

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Friends From College gets awkward in Season 2 trailer (Video)

Friends from College is coming back for its second season January 11 and Netflix has released a new trailer for the show. In the first season of the Netflix original series, a group of friends from Harvard now in their early 40s must navigate the difficulties of adult life. When an affair between two members of the clique is exposed, it throws the friend group into chaos. While the first

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Comedians of the World: Navigating each region of Netflix’s global stand-up event

Netflix just dropped over 20 hours of stand-up with their new global comedy event Comedians of the World. The event may be some Americans’ first experience of stand-up comedy from other countries but in different languages. The series showcases half-hour sets from 47 different comedians in 13 different regions in 8 different languages. With almost a full day’s worth of content, Comedians of the World can feel daunting, but Laughspin

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Netflix pulls Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode after Saudi Arabia complained

Netflix surprised everyone on New Year’s Day by pulling an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. After the Saudi Arabian government complained how a particular episode cast the kingdom in a negative light, the streaming giant blocked access to the episode within Saudi Arabia’s borders. The episode in question focused on the controversial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with

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The Laugh Button’s best comedy albums and specials of 2018

Upon starting this list and without much effort we were able to quickly ramble about 100 comedians that put out… MORE
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