George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!
Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside p... [Read More]
MTV2′s Guy Code explores life without porn in season finale (Exclusive video)
Wednesday’s season finale of MTV2′s Guy Code imagines the terrifying, scary world of life without porn. This isn’t the post-apocalyptic Internet-down world we all silently fear. We’re talking about a petrifying porn world where the pizza delivery guy only delivers a pizza. Sa... [Read More]
How to be a cool comedy show producer
Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it” then once they... [Read More]
Ralphie May talks growing up poor, Sam Kinison and respect on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)
With seven stand-up comedy specials under his belt and the ability to sell out theaters across the country, Ralphie May is one of the most prolific comedians of our time. He’s only 43 and already has 25 years in the business. His latest special Unruly is now streaming on Netflix, so we thought... [Read More]
Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — By Saturday night’s end here at Gilda’s LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty, few-... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Before launching into his closing bit — a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child’s birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter — Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church, &l... [Read More]
Wyatt Cenac, Adam Brody star in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’ (Exclusive preview)
Hitting theaters and On Demand services next Friday, March 20, Growing Up and Other Lies follows one day in the life of Jake, a failed New York City artist about to ditch the Big Apple and relocate to his native Ohio. As a send-off, he invites the members of his bro-posse to walk the entire length o... [Read More]
Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest — and was handed a check for $2,500 — late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda’s LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist dur... [Read More]
MTV2 will premiere ‘Joking Off’ hosted by DeRay Davis (Video)
MTV2’s newest comedic game show, Joking Off will hit the airwaves on April 1 (No April Fools joke here!) and when it does, it is set to give the Internet what it deserves — a good, thorough Who’s Line Is It Anyway inspired belittling. Hosted by stand-up comedian and “Wild &ls... [Read More]
Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)
Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson woul... [Read More]