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Ross Luippold is an Associate Comedy Editor at HuffPost Comedy. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he edited the Texas Travesty, and later interned at The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

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Bill Cosby's SXSW Show Was A Highlight Of The Festival And A Treat For Audiences

(6) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 11:58 AM

"You better live this!"

Bill Cosby's spontaneous reply to an audience member was simply a throwaway joke about marriage (it received big laughs), but it neatly summed up the spirit of Cosby's intimate, masterful show at the South By Southwest festival in Austin on Monday. Clearly, the veteran comedian had...

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Jon Stewart Is Shocked (But Not Surprised) By GOP Killing Veterans Bill

(41) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:33 AM

When a bill came up for vote that would have expanded health care and education for veterans, we knew two things would happen next. First, Republicans would block the bill, because that's kind of their thing. Then, Jon Stewart would deliver a passionate monologue explaining just how disgraceful this is.

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Patrick Stewart Was Amazing On 'Colbert' As An Obamacare-Hating Louisiana Workman

(29) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Where isn't Patrick Stewart these days? If you answered "The Colbert Report," you are dead wrong, mister and/or miss. Last night, Stewart stopped by "The Report" in character as an authentic Louisiana worker sharing the horrors of Obamacare.

Recently, it had come out that actors had been paid...

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Conan Gives Us Some Fake BuzzFeed Lists That Might As Well Be Real

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:47 AM

BuzzFeed, the Internet's official vortex of lists documenting pretty much anything you can think of, is starting to drive Conan O'Brien insane. On last night's episode of his talk show, he presented us with several BuzzFeed lists that are fake, but let's face it, might as well be real: 19...

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Seth Meyers Gives Us Instagram Filters We All Need

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Instagram filters are cool, but all they seem to do is change the tone or saturation of photos. Lame, right? Luckily, Seth Meyers provided some much more helpful (and honest) Instagram filters on last night's "Late Night." (We really wish we could buy the Paris filter.)

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Jon Stewart Hits Republicans Clamoring To Intervene In Ukraine

(310) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:07 AM

Jon Stewart opened Monday's "Daily Show" with the latest international crisis that, for better or for worse, America has found itself a party to. Vladimir Putin has commanded the Russian military to invade Ukraine after an uprising sparked by a disagreement over a trade agreement, putting to rest some of...

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'12 Years A Slave' Writer John Ridley Was A Stand-Up Comic Before Winning An Oscar

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 7:35 AM

Screenwriter John Ridley has won accolades for his speech at Sunday's Academy Awards upon winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." But when he accepted the statue, some sharp-eyed viewers were shocked to remember Ridley's past career as a stand-up comedian.

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'SNL': '12 Years A Slave' Auditions Must Have Been Super Awkward For White People

(8) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 10:19 AM

The film "12 Years a Slave" is up for nine Oscars this year, with several nominations going to black artists involved in the film. But "Saturday Night Live" envisions that as rigorous as the audition process likely was for those portraying slaves, the caucasian actors who wanted parts probably had...

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'SNL': Jebidiah Atkinson Returns To Blast Every Oscar Winner Ever

(76) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 9:55 AM

"Saturday Night Live" brought back 19th century critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam), a new Weekend Update favorite, on this week's episode. This time, the bitchy reviewer took on the current crop of Oscar nominees.

"I've been witness to every motion picture since the dawn of cinema, and I'm not impressed!"...

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'SNL': Kate McKinnon As Ellen Hangs Out With Jim Parsons As Johnny Weir

(23) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 9:30 AM

The same weekend Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars for the third time, "Saturday Night Live" opened the show with an extended parody of the comedian's daytime talk show.

"It's so good to see all your 42-year-old faces!" said Kate McKinnon as DeGeneres. She mocked DeGeneres' penchant for dancing, as well...

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'Daily Show' Perfectly Illustrates Why Medicaid Expansion Is Crucial

(81) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 8:53 AM

Currently, 19 states have rejected the Medicaid expansion that is offered through the Affordable Care Act due to concerns that costs could skyrocket (despite the program's federal government subsidies for the first few years). Al Madrigal of "The Daily Show" traveled to one of those states, South Carolina, in an...

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'Wastepaper Basketball' With Jimmy Fallon & LeBron James Is The Old-School Rap We Needed

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 8:31 AM

LeBron James may not be starring in "Space Jam 2," as rumored, but he did indulge in some '90s nostalgia on Thursday's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Watch below in this delightfully old-school rap video "Wastepaper Basketball," in which Jimmy and LeBron go head to head in their...

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Colbert Airs 'Laser Klan' Cartoon, Despite Viacom Pleading With Him Not To

(130) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 8:04 AM

It may not be on the same scale as Stephen Colbert lashing out against his corporate overlords over Daft Punk, but on Thursday's "Colbert Report," he once again defied Viacom's wishes about the content of his show.

This time, Colbert aired a cartoon called "Laser Klan," taking on...

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Jon Stewart Makes Fun Of Bitcoin, 'The Tamagotchi Of Currency'

(4) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 7:43 AM

Well, it's official: Bitcoin has gone mainstream. "The Daily Show" opened Thursday's show by addressing the Internet-only money, or as Jon Stewart called it, "the Tamagotchi of currency."

Bitcoin's defenders, however, liken it closer to gold. "I suppose it's only a matter of time before only survivalists can afford bitcoin,...

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You Should Watch Dr. Steve Brule's Return To Adult Swim Tonight

(6) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 3:08 PM

The third season of "Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule" returns tonight, and if there's a stranger show on TV today, we don't know what it is.

The show, a spinoff of "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!", follows Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly), a TV "expert"...

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Colbert Takes On Fox's Double Standard For Hillary's Age

(230) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Fox News has already sounded the alarm over Hillary Clinton's age, telling viewers that the possible Democratic presidential nominee is too old to run. Sure, Ronald Reagan may have been the same age as Clinton (and John McCain was older), but as Stephen Colbert points out: "Remember, those were man...

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Seth Meyers Hosts 'Fake Or Florida?' Game Show, Proves Florida Is The Weirdest

(11) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:14 AM

Seth Meyers put his game show host charm to good use by hosting an actual game show on "Late Night," quizzing contestants on whether bizarre, outlandish news stories are fake or simply from the bizarre, outlandish state of Florida. Watch as Meyers puts three audience members to the test about...

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Jon Stewart Can't Deal With Arizona's 'Morally Repugnant' Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

(206) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:08 AM

On Wednesday, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill passed by the state legislature that would have made it legal for business owners to refuse gay people on religious freedom grounds. And while it's commendable that she did so, Jon Stewart took a hard look at how Arizona...

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'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Gets Meta About Talk Shows

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 9:44 AM

These days, half the fun of late night talk shows is following the drama surrounding them. Who's going to get what time slot? How much time does a show need to become successful? Are they hiring enough women and minorities on the writing staff?

"Late Night with Seth Meyers" approached...

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Watch Paul Rudd Lip-Sync To Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' On 'Fallon'

(35) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 9:25 AM

Paul Rudd stopped by "The Tonight Show" to compete in a lip-sync battle with Jimmy Fallon last night, and while he may not have the lanky frame that made Stephen Merchant so amazing, his rendition of "Don't Stop Me Now" is what dreams are made of.

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