President Obama pummels Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)
President Barack Obama sure came in swinging on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. The Campaign star, who usually demeans his guests in a self-conscious fit of subdued rage, got taken to task when “Community Organizer” Obama came on to his talk show to encourage young people to en... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans
AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those northern escap... [Read More]
Frozen song ‘Let It Go’ goes with everything and Funny Or Die can prove it (Video)
You can’t deny the power of the Grammy-winning song “Let It Go” or the majestic musical force that is Idina Menzel, the goddess who has brought to life the flagship ditty of Disney’s latest hit animated feature Frozen. But did you know “Let it Go” is the perfect s... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien headed to MTV
Late-night talk show host and everyone’s favorite monstrously-tall red head Conan O’Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in April. This will be his first time hosting on MTV, although he has hosted the Emmys before. “After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to anno... [Read More]
Jordan Klepper is the newest correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will welcome its newest correspondent, Jordan Klepper, tonight as the UCB Comedy standout reports “live” from Ukraine during the 11 pm ET broadcast. In addition to being a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater for the past three years, ... [Read More]
Laugh Tracks by Laughspin: A new comedy podcast
Welcome to the very first episode of Laugh Tracks by Laughspin. The concept is very simple. Each Week, Laughspin Podcast co-host Mike Gogel hosts Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, a short broadcast featuring three stand-up comedy tracks from an expertly curated list of comedians. The first episode of Laugh... [Read More]
Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW
In a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I pay homage to Harold Ramis, who died at the age 69. The legendary comedy writer, director and actor gave us classic flicks like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Meatballs and the list goes on. He’ll truly be missed. On a... [Read More]
Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love
Last year a group of Sacramento-based comics and I drove to San Francisco to hit some open mics and pizza shops. I’ve been to plenty of open mics, so I was more excited about the pizza. Not just because I’m a glutton, but because pizza places don’t usually stink of awkward desperat... [Read More]
Comedy Central picks up Amy Poehler’s ‘Broad City’ for second season
Broad City, the new hip series on Comedy Central, has been picked up for a second season! The Amy Poehler-produced buddy comedy created by and starring New York’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer has been on the network for only a month and it is averaging a steady 1.2 million viewers every Wedn... [Read More]
Harold Ramis, writer behind Animal House and Ghostbusters, is dead at 69 (Video)
Harold Ramis, the brain behind such classic comedy films as Groundhog Day, Stripes and one of the most quoted comedies in history, Caddyshack, is dead at the age of 69. His wife, Erica Mann, confirmed Ramis died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves s... [Read More]