Listen to Bill Burr talk about the late Patrice O’Neal
“Patrice was not something you can describe. I never met anyone like him—not even close.” Those were just a few of the words comedian Bill Burr shared with a radio audience yesterday, as he called in to the Alan Cox Show in Cleveland, OH.... [Read More]
Comedian Juston McKinney inks development deal with Denis Leary’s Apostle and IFC
Stand-up comedian Juston McKinney may be taking his web series Hosed to a new, cable television audience if all goes according to plan. McKinney signed a deal with Denis Leary’s production company Apostle, in which his Web series Hosed would be devel... [Read More]
Breaking: Marc Maron, Greg Proops, Doug Benson part of SXSW podcast lineup
Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, Laughspin can confirm that there will be no less than eight popular comedy podcasts represented at this year’s comedy portion of Austin’s South By Southwest arts festival, including WT... [Read More]
Listen: Comedian Danny Lobell’s chicken story on ‘This American Life’
A few days ago, hugely popular NPR show This American Life broadcasted a performance that found comedian Danny Lobell relating a richly hilarious and endearing story to an audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The story c... [Read More]
Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?
Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The dis... [Read More]
Review: Tim & Eric flick delivers, but you might want to wait for its theatrical release
First things first: If you don’t traditionally like Tim & Eric’s 11-minute episodes on Adult Swim, then their new film isn’t for you. If you’ve ever watched the first five minutes of one of their episodes, cringed and changed the channel, then t... [Read More]
Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite
Comedian John Mulaney’s second full-length album (and first hour-long stand-up special) New in Town has a light-heartedness about it that makes it not only funny, but also proves just how accessible Mulaney’s comedic voice is. So it’... [Read More]
Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums
This list will rank George Carlin’s albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical pertinence. I chose albums rather than specials for three reasons: 1) most of Carlin’s ... [Read More]
Mindy Kaling may leave The Office for her own show
Mindy Kaling made a name for herself in Hollywood when she began writing for and co-starring on The Office, the critically acclaimed and long-running NBC sitcom. But there’s a decent chance Kaling will soon be departing that show. And the fact ... [Read More]
Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno in a Super Bowl ad for Acura
Next Sunday, Football fans will gather in basements and man caves and strip clubs and small bathrooms where they can hide from their families to watch the Super Bowl, where the New York Giants will take on the New England Patriots. But comedy fans ha... [Read More]