The Laughspin Interview: Who is Shelby Fero?
As Twitter and web videos become more pervasive, new non-traditional comedy stars are emerging, building a noticeable following. In the case of recently-turned 18-year-old Shelby Fero, she has taken advantage of the groundswell in comedy on the Inter... [Read More]
Watch Maria Bamford try to find the Exxon within
Everyone’s favorite underdog comedian Maria Bamford visited Conan last night to unleash a few minutes of stand-up. It was a glorious mix of classic and new-ish bits that left the studio audience laughing heartily and probably, to some extent, t... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: Comedian, Activist and Truth-teller
Margaret Cho has earned a reputation as not only one of the best and most important standup comedians working today, but also as a hard-working activist. Both onstage and off, Cho speaks out for marginalized groups, most notably the gay and lesbian c... [Read More]
Watch Fozzie Bear perform stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store in Hollywood
Unless you have some serious denial issues, you’ve undoubtedly seen at least one of the many viral videos and/or television commercials or trailers promoting the upcoming release of The Muppets, the live-action motion picture starring Jason Seg... [Read More]
Jennifer Saunders is writing “Absolutely Fabulous” movie, television specials to air also
Absolutely Fabulous is coming back! Again! The cult-favorite British sitcom—which originally ran from 1992–1995, then from 2001–2003—will celebrate its 20th anniversary with three new television specials. And if everything goes according to plan, the... [Read More]
Win “Portlandia,” Season 1 on Blu-ray/DVD combo!
IFC’s cult hit Portlandia is returning for its second season on Jan. 6. But before that, the complete first season will be available on a Blu-ray/DVD combo package; it drops Dec. 6. And we’re just a tad excited about that. How excited? So... [Read More]
Listen to Tina Fey narrate NPR’s “The Hidden World of Girls”
I’m on board with 99 percent of the things Tina Fey does– even films like Baby Mama. I love her work that much. Her newest project, though, deviates in a pretty big way from the silly comedy world of 30 Rock and Mean Girls. The writer and actre... [Read More]
Blood and sports violence, oh my! Watch the red band trailer for hockey comedy flick “Goon”
Have you ever wanted the scenes in the 1977 hockey comedy flick Slapshot, wherein the Hanson brothers physically beat their opponents into bloody pulps, to last forever? Well, the second best thing is coming your way early next year. Seann William Sc... [Read More]
Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more
As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stan... [Read More]
Charlie Day helps SNL deliver its best episode since the season premiere
A few week’s off-air seems to have done good for the crew at Saturday Night Live. Not since this season’s premiere with host Alec Baldwin has the show delivered such a competent episode. Last night’s effort found underdog Charlie Da... [Read More]