“Make ‘Em Laugh”: Famous comedians reminisce about their beginnings at the Comic Strip
At the SPIKE TV tribute to Eddie Murphy in November, Adam Sandler praised Murphy's first stand-up special, Delirious, and acknowledged that he went to great lengths to be just like Eddie. "I tried to do everything he did in his career," Sandler said.... [Read More]
 
Image of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ readings: Gilbert Gottfried vs. George Takei | Death and Taxes
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ readings: Gilbert Gottfried vs. George Takei | Death and Taxes
Who is the true literary powerhouse? You decide. [Read More]
 
Gilbert Gottfried to kick off NYC comedy production that puts Broadway on a diet
The newly re-launched Stage 72 (formerly Triad) will play host to Gilbert Gottfried new run of NYC comedy production called The Diet Show which will star past contestants on the NBC weight-loss show The Biggest Loser. The show is said to feature everything from monologues and to crowd-pleasing food ... [Read More]
 
A new book giving a behind the scenes look at The Comic Strip
It’s been four years in the making but it’s finally finished. The book co-authored by Jeffrey Gurian and Richie Tienken about the legendary NYC comedy club The Comic Strip. The book, Make ‘Em Laugh: 35 Years of the Comic Strip, the Greatest Comedy Club of All Time! recounts the 35 ... [Read More]
 
Image of Apologizing for a joke: Gilbert Gottfried repents for his Japan tsunami Tweet
Apologizing for a joke: Gilbert Gottfried repents for his Japan tsunami Tweet
Gilbert Gottfried has enjoyed a long career in comedy by telling dirty jokes and offending people. Last year, however, Gottfried apologized for a joke he wrote on Twitter that made light of the tsunami that devastated Japan. It was his first apology ... [Read More]
 
Image of Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Anthony Bourdain famously holds back "No Reservations" on his Travel Channel series, which has begun its final season of road-tripping this month. Bourdain can expect comedians to not hold back, either, when they "roast" him as part of the 2012 New Y... [Read More]
 
Image of Comic Controversy: Top 5 Most Offensive Jokes
Comic Controversy: Top 5 Most Offensive Jokes
Some would say that when it came to work, stand-up comedians didn’t have it hard at all. I disagree with that sentiment. Comedians have one of the most mentally difficult jobs there is. They are put on stage in front of countless people and mad... [Read More]
 
Image of Richard Belzer Vs. Gilbert Gottfried
Richard Belzer Vs. Gilbert Gottfried
Belzer recently interviewed Gilbert at the New York Friar’s Club, where they discussed the latter’s “too soon” brand of humor — in particular his 9/11 joke at the Hugh Hefner roast (held three weeks after the terrorist attacks) and those despised Japanese tsunami tweets in 2011. [Read More]
 
Gilbert Gottfried explains his sense of humor to Richard Belzer
I'm not sure what the Intelligent Channel is on YouTube or why this exists, but I'm glad it exists. Richard Belzer sat down with Gilbert Gottfried for 20 minutes and talked to him about his jokes -- including the Japanese tsunami jokes that got him f... [Read More]
 
Oddball Playboy video with Gilbert Gottfried and Camille Grammer explained
A few days ago, the folks at Vulture posted a vintage oddball video starring comedian Gilbert Gottfried. And I thought, ‘I’ve seen that before! Where have I seen it?’ And then I remembered, our very own Laughspin contributor Jeffrey... [Read More]