Steve Harvey developing talk show based on self-help book
One of the Original Kings of Comedy Steve Harvey is developing a comedy-based talk show inspired by his 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The show is slotted to air in syndication through NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. [Read More]
Marc Maron: “This Has To Be Funny” (Review)
Marc Maron’s newest album – his fourth – This Has To Be Funny, was released Aug. 9. From a journalistic perspective, I’ve already failed you. I should’ve had this review posted on Laughspin by Aug. 8, at the very latest— so that you, the reader, woul... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 2)
Everybody is playing dress-up and I feel left out. Turning a corner onto “The Royal Mile” in Edinburgh’s City Centre, I found myself in the belly of the beast – a Virgin-Money sponsored street fair – surrounded by costumed pe... [Read More]
Al-Quaeda message board poster threatens David Letterman’s life
According to an Al-Quaeda message board, the tongue of David Letterman, “a lowly Jew,” needs to be cut off. EW.com reports that Letterman made a jab at the recent death of suspected terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri; and now, somehow, that warrants the talk show host’s death. By the way, Letterman isn’t Jewish. [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 1)
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been going for two weeks now and the city has the vibe of a raging party around 4 am when half the bodies still moving are residually intoxicated and/or deliriously over-tired. Maybe that’s just Sco... [Read More]
Nick Cannon, Jim Belushi headed for new network sitcoms
Two big stories have just popped up in the TV sitcom world today, and I am cautiously optimistic regarding one. One of the shows I have been looking forward to this Fall is Up All Night; starring Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. The... [Read More]
New Carlos Mencia, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Dunham specials will hit Comedy Central this Fall
Comedy Central will premiere new hour-long specials this Fall from veteran comedians Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco, Craig Ferguson, Weird Al Yankovic and Jeff Dunham– as well as up-and-comers T.J. Miller and Donald Glover, the network announced... [Read More]
“A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” red band trailer with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Leslie Bibb is here!
A few weeks ago, we premiered an exclusive first clip from the upcoming flick A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, starring the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth and Nick Kroll.. [Read More]
When “Lopez Tonight” got axed, so did comedian Auggie Smith’s big break
“I was supposed to be famous tonight.” Those were the words of comedian Auggie Smith, while performing at Comedy Palace, an independent comedy show ran in the upstairs room of Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles. That very night, Smith was slated to perform on Lopez Tonight as his late night television debut, but as TBS brought down the axe the day before, Auggie was bumped from the show.. [Read More]
Tina Fey gives birth to her second daughter
Comedy goddess of all comedy goddesses Tina Fey has given birth to her second child, another daughter! Fey, 41, and her husband of 10 years, Jeffrey Richmond, welcomed Penelope Athena on Wednesday; the little peanut joins big sister Alice Zenobia, wh... [Read More]