Belgium: The Kingdom of Comics
Beloved by us Americans for exports like high-end chocolate or the Dardenne Brothers or the muscles from Brussels, Belgium also has rich cultural traditions that include humor. [Read More]
Everyone Still Wondering Why There Are No Women TV Writers
A recent and super-depressing study showing that the percentage of female TV writers has halved over the last four years has prompted another round of asking everyone who might have an opinion: "Why Is Television Losing Women Writers?" Turns out there are a lot of possible reasons! The bad economy... [Read More]
Did supposedly “racist” comedy segment need to be pulled from Fox-owned Fuel TV?
In another instance of political correctness in comedy being taken way too far, Fuel TV had to pull a sports segment due to offending the Asian American community. Comedian Bob Oschack went out as a “man on the street” to interview Asian ... [Read More]
You can call Jonah Hill at 917-409-7838
Jonah Hill’s new movie The Sitter doesn’t hit theaters until Dec. 9, but that hasn’t stopped the flick’s marketing team to step it up to high gear. Now. Having already released the red band trailer — which we posted Aug.... [Read More]
Jason Schneider Sells Jokes For $1 In Central Park
Schneider began showing up this past April in New York's Central Park on a daily basis to sell his comedy. Holding a sign that reads, "$1 Jokes; Laughter Guaranteed," Schneider approaches passersby with the promise of a refund should he fail to please his audience. "I run around and dance with it, trying to get people's attention. People don't really ask for their money back," he says. "I tell jokes that are topical, part goofy, part smart." [Read More]
Matt Stone and Trey Parker Crash an NYU Writing Class
For an upcoming episode of the mtvU series Stand In, Matt Stone and Trey Parker made a surprise visit to a screenwriting class at Tisch School Of The Arts NYU. They walked into the classroom and then they described the South Park writers room and the... [Read More]
William Shatner, Patrice O'Neal, Jon Lovitz, Amy Schumer and Kate Walsh Added to Sheen Roast Dais!
The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen is taping this weekend and the complete dais has finally been revealed. Along with the previously announced Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Ross, Anthony Jeselnik and Steve-O and Roast Master Seth MacFarlane, the roaste... [Read More]
Just For Laughs vs. Canadian Comedy Awards
While the Just For Laughs tour folks were busy hyping this week’s announcement of the annual cross-Canada JFL Comedy Tour (lineup/info/etc can be found on their site), their booking department’s evil parasitic twin was hard at work on another proje... [Read More]
Interview: Kevin Hart talks to Laughspin about his concert film “Laugh At My Pain”
Kevin Hart is incredibly well known among comedy fans for his Comedy Central specials and albums I’m a Grown Little Man and Seriously Funny, as well as for his roles in the Scary Movie franchise, Death at a Funeral, and Little Fockers. Hart is ... [Read More]
Watch this Eddie Murphy Oscar spoof and tell us what you think!
As a result of Eddie Murphy being selected to host the upcoming Oscar awards, self-described “black nerd” comedian and serial video spoofer Andre Meadows has shared his vision of the 2012 Academy Awards. As you might expect, his vision en... [Read More]