Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary
The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is partnering with young network Fusion to produce a documentary about battling cancer and fighting for animal rights. The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer has been battling colorectal cancer since 2012. In his final months, Fusion will exclusively cover how h... [Read More]
 
Robin Williams dead at 63, suicide suspected
Iconic comedian Robin Williams died today at the age of 63. Police suspect suicide. “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” Williams’ wife of nearly three years Susan Schneider said, acco... [Read More]
 
The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie
They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in the music world, starri... [Read More]
 
The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie
They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in the music world, starri... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central announces South Park, Key & Peele, Tosh.0 season premiere dates
Start setting your DVRs up to record your favorite Comedy Central Shows. Tosh.0, South Park, Key & Peele and more have new season premiere dates for this fall. Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed children will return for their 18th season on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 pm EST.... [Read More]
 
Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)
In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shin... [Read More]
 
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic won’t release another traditional album, probably
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has made news with his first-ever number one record. His 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at the top of the charts with the help of popular parodies “Foil” and “Word Crimes”. Now at the end of his record deal, Yankovic admitted that he... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)
On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, the movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer on Staten Island, where Schumer and co-st... [Read More]
 
Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)
MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen inte... [Read More]
 
Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Raw audio)
MONTREAL — Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. We’re working on getting the proper audio from the mixing board, but in the meantime, we w... [Read More]