Petition to name New York street after George Carlin circulated online
In less than six hours online, a petition encouraging the city of New York to rename part of West 151st Street in honor of late comedian George Carlin has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures. “We the legions of fans, admirers and fans of George Ca... [Read More]
Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?
It’s been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, w... [Read More]
Video: Was Katt Williams’ rant at a heckler patriotic or just racist?
We all know Katt Williams isn’t the most brilliantly-adjusted citizen. He’s a comic who gets himself in trouble — legal and otherwise — every few months or so. Most recently, Katt made a scene during a stand-up show in Phoenix... [Read More]
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]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 10)
EDINBURGH — I’m destroying myself and having a blast doing it. Last night, I went to bed at 7:30 am after a late-night after-party chocked full of the festival’s finest comedians. Fortunately, there is too much comedy to take part in for ... [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]
Comedian Nick Helm Wins Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This 65th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, has opened its doors to comedians of all sorts. The annual comedy event draws the attention of many aspiring comedians that flock to Edinburgh, Scotland in hopes of being no... [Read More]
Watch Chevy Chase talk about new “Vacation” movie and why he won’t do a rebooted “Fletch”
I’ve heard all the stories about Chevy Chase being a complete pain in the ass to work with. I believe it. I get it. Maybe he’s not the nicest person in the history of world. And maybe he’s been in a lot of sub par movies. But, as lo... [Read More]