Harris Wittels, Parks And Recreation producer, writer and comedian dead at 30
Harris Wittels, co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was found dead in his LA home this afternoon. While no official cause is clear as of yet, The Hollywood Reporter stated that police had responded to a 911 call at 12 PM for a possible drug overdose. Wittels himself had previously been ca... [Read More]
Mo’Nique: Lee Daniels blackballed me after Precious Oscar win
We all remember Mo’Nique, right? The standup badass turned sitcom star turned serious movie actress turned dark horse Oscar winner? Yeah, about that Oscar win… turns out it may not have been the career jolt for Mo’ that it normally is for others. Which explains why we haven’... [Read More]
Jessica Williams won’t host Daily Show. Do you have a problem with that?
If anything out of the Hot Tub Time Machine canon is wrong, do we really want to be right? I feel…. No. That’s barely even living, really. And so began the collective breaking of all our hearts when Jessica Williams, perhaps The Daily Show’s liveliest correspondent, got on Twitter... [Read More]
Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary In Memoriam honors crew, not just cast (Video)
Saturday Night Live cast members, past and current, will always give tremendous props to the crew members who work behind the scenes. Most any performer will say the same thing about those who aren’t in the spotlight; it’s why at the end of every Broadway show’s curtain call the ca... [Read More]
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special: Laughspin’s favorite moments
Sunday night’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was a huge success, delivering NBC a ratings smash with 23.1 million primetime viewers. Countless celebrities and Saturday Night Live alumni were invited to perform on the three-and-a-half hour telecast. Other celebrities attended the... [Read More]
Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, Comedy Central says show will ‘endure for years’
Just when you thought your day was going great, the world drops some sad news on us. In what is a pretty big surprise and a resounding bummer, Jon Stewart has abruptly announced that he will be stepping down from The Daily Show. According to A.V. Club, Stewart broke the news of his retirement to the... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan Show first teaser. Check it out! (Video)
On the heels of his second best-selling book Food: A Love Story, comedy fans are now gearing up for Jim Gaffigan’s next project— The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land. The scripted series centers on the veteran comedian’s life as a New York City based husband and father to five children... [Read More]
Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Jim Gaffigan star in Adventures in Comedy (Video)
Being a comedian is not an easy job. Tom McCaffrey’s new film Adventures in Comedy delves deep into the hardships stand-up comics nationwide face in honing and honoring their craft. Adventures in Comedy follows McCaffrey as a stand-up comedian following his dreams despite the harsh realities a... [Read More]
Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)
Though Gary Gulman has been a favorite of fellow comedians and true comedy nerds for the better part of the last decade, the veteran comedian has, in the last year, been breaking through to mainstream comedy audiences. And with two stellar one-hour comedy specials and three comedy albums under his b... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)
Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information while giggling openly... [Read More]