noun. One of the hordes of comics who prowl the night, treating politicians with the same tender care wild dogs give to a discarded KFC bucket.
Real citation: "While the late-night laughanistas were having their fun, as a professional poker player I instantly recognized an increasingly well-known poker tell that I’ve been able to use to my advantage at the table."
(Sept. 30, 2008, FiveThirtyEight.com, http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/09/tongue-jut.html)
Made-up citation: "Deep down, all men want to be laughanistas, and all women want to be spatulas, according to my Uncle Phillip."
(Thanks to Gemma for the tip)