Wyatt Cenac on Brooklyn, Netflix special and getting personal (Laughspin interview)
Wyatt Cenac’s newest one-hour comedy special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is an homage to not just his home city but also to the intimate way in which stand-up comedy is best consumed. Filmed at Union Hall, one of his home clubs in Brooklyn, the special finds the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart co... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifiankis talks ‘Birdman,’ his son’s testicles with Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show (Video)
Zach Galifianakis visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night to chat about his new movie Birdman, in which he stars alongside Edward Norton and Michael Keaton. Opening in theaters this Friday, Oct. 17, it follows the life of Keaton’s character, a one-time blockbuster movie star ... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifiankis talks ‘Birdman,’ his son’s testicles with Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show (Video)
Zach Galifianakis visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night to chat about his new movie Birdman, in which he stars alongside Edward Norton and Michael Keaton. Opening in theaters this Friday, Oct. 17, it follows the life of Keaton’s character, a one-time blockbuster movie star ... [Read More]
 
Laughspin Podcast, episode 98: Carly Aquilino of MTV’s ‘Girl Code’
Now in its third season on MTV, Girl Code has not only become one of cable television’s most popular shows but it has helped propel the careers of a new crop of young, talented comedians. And that’s certainly true in the case of Carly Aquilino, the 23-year-old Long Island native is a sta... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night Live alum Jan Hooks dead at 57, rep confirms
Jan Hooks, who was a Saturday Night Live cast member alongside Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Mike Myers, has died at the age of 57. Part of the iconic sketch show’s cast from 1986 to 1991, Hooks also shared the stage with late comedians Chris Farley and Phil Hartman. Though Hooks’ cause... [Read More]
 
Artie Lange’s ‘Stench of Failure’ promo for Comedy Central goes old school (Video)
Since the Oct. 18 Comedy Central premiere of Artie Lange’s one-hour special Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure is fast approaching, the veteran comedian dropped this hilarious promo. It combines three of Artie Lange’s favorite things– gambling, sports and gambling on sports. Check ... [Read More]
 
Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)
Dear Young Mike Brody, First off, screw the prop comic who yelled at you for swearing when you opened for him in 2001. You didn’t know it was a clean show and you didn’t know how anything worked then. He was a douche then and he’s a douche today. His closing joke is juggling Chicle... [Read More]
 
George Carlin to be honored by Colin Quinn, Keith Olbermann as George Carlin Way unveiled (Exclusive)
This past summer, three years after comedian Kevin Bartini launched a fraught-filled campaign to rename a New York City street after the late George Carlin, the city council passed a bill to do just that. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the order that would allow the 400 block of West 121st Street  ... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night Live: Sarah Silverman as Joan Rivers, ISIS, Ebola, Vitamix and more (Videos)
To say this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live was better than last week’s season opener would be a sever understatement. Last night veteran comedian Sarah Silverman led SNL to a consistently entertaining, funny and smart show. Let’s hope the show can maintain the rest of the... [Read More]
 
Brian Regan spring tour announced, tickets on sale now
Brian Regan, the Cal Ripken Jr. of comedy, has announced the spring 2015 leg of his 10-year, non-stop theater tour. And tickets are on sale — wait for it — now! This upcoming nationwide jaunt will find Regan visiting 39 cities kicking off in Eugene, OR on Jan. 8 and ending in Maui on May... [Read More]