The Best of Seasons 1 and 2 of “Louie”
Season 3 of Louie premieres this week! Who is psyched? Trick question, you all should be. So before you hear the “Louie! Louie! Louie! Louieee!” intro song, we figured we’d find our favorite moments of the first two seasons. ... [Read More]
How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter
Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for, that was my God) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even in... [Read More]
Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy
You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I’m not about to try to convince you that we’ve been unbiased in our editorial coverag... [Read More]
What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?
Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year’s Oscars? But then Murphy’s buddy, director Brett Ratner — who was set to produce the Oscars &... [Read More]
When comedians write poetry
Often, the context in which poetry and comedy come together is one of ridicule. Many comedians will poke fun at the unchecked artistic license in being maudlin, depressing, alienating and overly political; these are things that poets are often guilty... [Read More]
Essay: Comedian Theo Von meets MTV’s Rob Dyrdek and it’s intense
I haven’t watched Rob Dyrdek on TV in years. My time for tele-viewing consists solely of NFL football, Dexter, and Criminal Minds DVR’d. (If I could have Shamar Moore and Lt. Deborah Morgan on my Fantasy squad, life would be complete.) So, I didn’t ... [Read More]
Laughspin presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2011
The end of the year is approaching fast, comedy fans. And so it’s time to count down the 10 best comedy albums of the year. As in years past, this list represents the albums we feel were the strongest. Let it be known: there were more than 150 comedy... [Read More]
Guest post: Bill Marx (son of Harpo) speaks!
I suppose that because I am the last living person on Planet Earth to have worked professionally with the three Marx Brothers, those being my dad, Harpo, and uncles Groucho and Chico, one could say it is a distinct honor that could be considered both... [Read More]
Win a copy of the new Three Stooges book and read an exclusive excerpt
Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp and Joe are the names of some of the most important figures in the realm of comedy history. And tomorrow, more of their story will surface as Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Hea... [Read More]