Laughspin Podcast, episode 95: Cameron Esposito on Jay Leno, marijuana, dairy farmers, more!
On the latest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with comedian, force of nature and admitted ThunderCat, Cameron Esposito. You may have read some of Cameron’s essays here on Laughspin— like this one about the overturn of DOMA or this other one about dealing with hecklers o... [Read More]
Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition
Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy scene. In addition to... [Read More]
When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)
Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and alcoholism. So who was... [Read More]
Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance
Listen up, comedy nerds: the mighty Bill Burr will release a vinyl album called Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 performance at Carnegie Hall. A pre-sale will begin Sept. 16 through Third Man Records and will be available wide starting Sept. 30. “As a stand-up comedian, to... [Read More]
Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!
Wyatt Cenac’s second stand-up special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn will debut on video streaming giant Netflix on Oct. 21. The announcement marks yet another big name comedian releasing their hour-long special on Netflix. Last month we told you that Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Chelsea Handler and more are... [Read More]
Joan Rivers funeral was a tasteful spectacle: Howard Stern, Margaret Cho, hundreds more pay their respects
Hundreds of family members, friends and celebrities said goodbye to Joan Rivers yesterday at her invite-only funeral in New York at Temple Emanu-El, which featured a eulogy by Howard Stern and performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Hugh Jackman and Broadway star Audra McDonald. It... [Read More]
Joan Rivers dead at 81, ‘passed away peacefully’ (Updates)
UPDATE 6:22 pm ET: David Letterman said the following at the Late Show with David Letterman taping tonight. It will air on CBS at 11:35 pm ET. “Here’s a woman, a real pioneer for other women looking for careers in stand-up comedy. And talk about guts – she would come out here and s... [Read More]
Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now
Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including never-before-seen footage... [Read More]
Joan Rivers update: Fashion Police suspends production as comedian is brought out of coma
As iconic comedian Joan Rivers slowly comes out of her medically induced coma today, E! has suspended production on Fashion Police, the show on which Rivers co-hosts alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos. “We will not be producing a ‘Fashion Police’ this... [Read More]
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital, in critical condition (Updates)
Comedy icon Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital this morning when she stopped breathing during a throat surgery and is currently in critical condition, according to the New York Police Department. The 81-year-old comedian was having surgery on her vocal chords and at one point stopped breathing, ... [Read More]