Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)
Wyatt Cenac’s debut album Comedy Person is smart, perceptive and witty— pretty much every characteristic one would ascribe to a stellar comedy album. Clocking in at over an hour long, the 13-track album covers a wide range of material while averting ... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)
EDINBURGH — “Are you good, are you well? Are you having a good Fringe?” Apparently it is mandatory for every comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to open their set with that inane line of questioning. A London comedian to remain nameless c... [Read More]
Video: Comedian Godfrey will pee on joke thieves
Ah, yes… joke thievery. It’s a topic that will never die in the world of stand-up comedy. And why should it, really– especially when you get a comic like Godfrey who speaks to the concept so effectively. In the below video, which wi... [Read More]
Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series
The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That ’70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confi... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 9)
EDINBURGH – Todd Barry knows his food. He has a whole “food chunk” in his act. His quest for food has created awkward exchanges on Twitter with the Kansas City Airport and followers from Los Angeles. Yet, when I ask him what’s good to eat here ... [Read More]
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis set to shoot political comedy flick
Though plans for the movie were discussed earlier this year, we finally have some hard details on the new comedy, Southern Rivals, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. It looks like the pair and co. will head down to New Orleans to begin shoo... [Read More]
Interview with Retta, aka, Parks and Recreation’s Donna, aka, the Incognegro
How many pharmaceutical researchers with pre-med degrees from Duke have gone on to a career in stand-up? You can count them on one finger—Retta, who delivers the sass as Donna Meagle, pro-dater, Benz-lover, and stalwart employee of the Pawnee Parks a... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 8)
Edinburgh — Let’s talk about the c-word. The c-bomb. The country without a tree. She-who-must-not-be-named. When “bitch” isn’t doing the trick. We know the word. A word I once vowed to never utter – until I met one. It’s strong, it’s vul... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman address terrorist death threat in Top 10 list
Last week, we told you about the death threat levied against David Letterman via an Al-Quaeda message board. You see, on a recent episode of Late Show, Letterman made a joke about the recent death of suspected terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri. And som... [Read More]
Watch comedian Henry Phillips host a terribly funny cooking show
Forget everything you know about cooking. Well, at least, forget everything you know about cooking properly and actually eating what you make. A new web series made by musical comedian Henry Phillips (Punching the Clown) shows how cooking can be an h... [Read More]