Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper to be honored at Montreal’s 2015 Just For Laughs
The 33rd edition of Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival will continue to cement its position as the world's biggest congregation and celebration of comedy this July, with awards and performances heralding Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper and Armando Iannucci. The f... [Read More]
 
Stand-up and more from Night Of Too Many Stars
Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his telethon for Night of Too Many Stars, it was just what it sounds like. An evening where all the stars came out to raise money for the families of Autism. People with deep pockets were in the crowd to big on specialty items, including the chance to have Chris [&hell... [Read More]
 
The Comic’s Comic presents “Last Things First,” a new podcast. Pilot episode: Live from Comedy Central’s 2015 Night of Too Many Stars
Robert Smigel and Jon Stewart once again have assembled a great collection of comedians, comedic actors and funny people to help raise money for programs that support families with autism. It's called Night of Too Many Stars and has raised more than $18 million since 2006. I've already detailed at l... [Read More]
 
15 reasons to watch 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central's biennial special event all-star fundraiser, Night of Too Many Stars, returns on Sunday night with plenty of pre-taped stunts and a live telethon and celebrity phone bank -- as always, hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel. You'll see the likes of Stev... [Read More]
 
Gilbert Gottfried in a Super Bowl commercial with Snoop Dogg for EAT24
The Super Bowl commercials come out earlier each year, and online, so are they even Super Bowl commercials? It's a moot question, because any company that pays the millions of dollars for a 30-second or 60-second spot during the biggest football game and TV event of the year will get its money's wor... [Read More]
 
Bridget Everett enters the “Dork Forest” and “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger” has it’s live debut at NYC Podfest
The hardcore podcast listeners were out in full supporting regalia this past weekend at the 3rd Annual NYC Podfest. The festival ran this weekend (January 9-11) at various venues across New York City. The Todd Barry Podcast, The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, and Gilbert Gottfried... [Read More]
 
George Carlin finally got his way: Dispatches from a day of tributes to a comedy icon
On Wednesday, after years of hard work, George Carlin finally got his way. On the 400 block of 121st street, Morningside Heights, in New York City in front of a crowd of about a 200 people, the sign reading “George Carlin Way” was unveiled. It took three years of work by comedian Kevin B... [Read More]
 
George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)
George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in... [Read More]
 
George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)
It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the l... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing 8: The Roast of Gilbert Gottfried
You know what? Last Comic Standing really has gotten a lot of things right in its eighth season. When Last Comic did a roast several years back, it felt like a backroom thing. Low-budget. This time around it not only dressed up the contestants in black-tie, but made the whole thing a fully functioni... [Read More]