Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)
Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and... [Read More]
 
Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)
Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and... [Read More]
 
Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4
The Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar FX sitcom Partners will showcase the unusual pairing on Monday, August 4 when it premieres on the cable network. Partners pairs Lawrence and Grammar as Chicago lawyers from very different backgrounds as they face their own personal crises. The show was given a ... [Read More]
 
Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4
The Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar FX sitcom Partners will showcase the unusual pairing on Monday, August 4 when it premieres on the cable network. Partners pairs Lawrence and Grammar as Chicago lawyers from very different backgrounds as they face their own personal crises. The show was given a ... [Read More]
 
‘Wet Hot American Summer’ headed to Netlfix as television series
Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 cult comedy classic from David Wain and Michael Showalter, is headed to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode television series. This, according to sources, who have spoken to Variety, who broke the news moments ago. If the project comes to fruition, a Wet Hot America... [Read More]
 
NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced
With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengt... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television
Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a ... [Read More]
 
FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows
Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Danny McBride’s animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he would be d... [Read More]
 
ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?
ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network’s diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any accusations of lacking r... [Read More]
 
Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)
Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform seven minutes worth ... [Read More]