Saturday Night Live season 40 premiere live blog: Chris Pratt hosts, Ariana Grande sings
After weeks of announced personnel changes, anticipation and predictions, the historic 40th season of Saturday Night Live is finally upon us. And comedy fans, myself included, is expecting a lot from SNL this year. I can’t remember a time in my entire life when so many horribly tragic and dist... [Read More]
Kate Mara, Ellen Page spoof True Detective in hilarious Funny Or Die trailer (Video)
Like Orange is the New Black, Scandal, Game of Thrones and a few others, True Detective is show that people lose their minds over. To be fair, the HBO drama is stellar and we get why people loved first season performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So it makes sense that for weeks... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan talks ‘Food: A Love Story’ with David Letterman, explains hatred for fish (Video)
Since Jim Gaffigan will unleash his second book upon the world in less than two months, the veteran comedian visited Late Show with David Letterman last night to drop some knowledge about food, the topic of said book. While Food: A Love Story won’t hit retailers until Oct. 21, Gaffigan gave vi... [Read More]
Simpsons Family Guy crossover episode draws fire from parents council for ‘rape’ mention
On the heels of celebrating its 25th anniversary with a string of live shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the start of The Simpsons’ 26th season happens in just four days! That means the long-awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover is also nearly upon us. But not everyone is celebra... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael sponsors pee wee football team for Funny Or Die, launches live tour (Video)
Fresh off his stint at Funny or Die´s Oddball comedy festival and winding down the promotional tour for his upcoming Spike Lee-helmed stand-up special, Jerrod Carmichael is on what you could call a bit of a hot streak. That type of success would get to anyone’s head, but Jerrod Carmichae... [Read More]
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]