Real Housewives uses stand-up comedy as a plot point, like other reality shows before them
We’re guessing that most dedicated Laughspin readers don’t make a habit of tuning in to any of the Real Housewives shows on Bravo. We’re not judging; we’re just saying it’s likely not the same demographic. So, chances ar... [Read More]
Denis Leary will help launch Comedy Central’s new book imprint
If it seems like to you in the last few years there’s been an amazing increase in the amount of comedians publishing books, it’s probably more than just a feeling. And for the most part, they’ve been quite successful. Comedy Central... [Read More]
Watch a preview from Lewis Black’s new special ‘In God We Rust’
At 63 years old, Lewis Black is still one of the most prolific, relevant and, dare I say, endearing stand-up comedians in the world. And thankfully, he’s gifting us with another comedy special. In God We Rust premieres on Saturday, March 17 at ... [Read More]
James Spader is leaving The Office after one season
It seems like yesterday we were reporting that James Spader was joining the cast of The Office for good, having guest starred successfully on the show last season. But now, NBC brass has just announced that Spader, who plays the oddly endearing Dunde... [Read More]
Adam Sandler breaks record for most Razzie Award nominations
Oh, Adam Sandler. How the funny have fallen. While many of his classic comedic endeavors, such as Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were critically panned yet adored by fans, none of his productions reached the level of pure hatred that last year’s Jac... [Read More]
Thank you, Seth Rogen for having balls about the Chris Brown and Rihanna thing (Video)
The night before the Oscars went down, Seth Rogen hosted the Independent Spirit Awards on IFC, held annually to honor movies made by independently-run studios. It’s sort of the anti-Oscars in a lot of ways; the most glaring difference is in the... [Read More]
Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more
Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host ... [Read More]
Colbert Report: Best Videos of the First 1,000 Episodes
The Colbert Report marks its 1,000th episode this week, and Third Beat is celebrating in Colbert-esque big-thinkin’ style by recapping 100 of the show’s best clips of the past 6 1/2 years. We’re looking at the most important and most ridiculous, with and... [Read More]
In honor of Mitch Hedberg’s 44th birthday, check out a rare print interview
Mitch Hedberg would’ve been 44 today, but his friends, family and the comedy world lost him at the age of 37. In honor of his birthday, Austin writer Steve Birmingham just posted an interview he conducted with Hedberg in October of 2001, which ... [Read More]