Laughspin Podcast, episode 96: Robert Kelly interview
On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino hangs out with comedian Robert Kelly at his home in New York State. Gadino and Kelly chat about the comedian’s own podcast You Know What Dude, his upcoming role in Denis Leary’s new FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&... [Read More]
Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)
The concept of the “short list” for studio films is simple: it’s a tried-and true method to expediently plug bankable stars into leading roles, which creates publicity and drums up financing. Great! But here’s the thing – the short list for funny broads needs a bit of a... [Read More]
Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Christmas movie
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza will lend her signature grumpy-girl voice to the Internet’s favorite feline. Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime’s holiday movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. The star of the most famous cat meme on the Internet, whose real name is Ta... [Read More]
Joan Rivers biography slated for 2016 as investigation into her death continues
As the investigation into the death of Joan Rivers continues, more positive news has surfaced— a biography about the trailblazing comedian will be written and has been slated for a 2016 release. Titled Joan Rivers: A Life, the tome will be written for Little, Brown and Company by Leslie Bennet... [Read More]
IFC renews Marc Maron series, ‘Maron’ season three will premiere spring of 2015
Veteran comedian and trailblazing podcaster Marc Maron will return to IFC for a third season of his semi-autobiographical series Maron. Scheduled to return in the spring of 2015, production will begin this fall on 13 brand new episodes. “I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled... [Read More]
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]