Harris Wittels: writer and executive producer of “Parks and Rec” passes
Harris Wittels was an actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician. He is best known for having been a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program, a writer and executive producer for Parks and Recreation and a recurring guest on Comedy Bang Bang. After performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, Wittel... [Read More]
 
Appreciating Harris Wittels, Without Getting Too Much Into A #Humblebrag #RIP
The first time I met Harris Wittels, he was all of 21, and baring it all onstage at a naked comedy show. The next time I saw Wittels, he was a New Face at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs festival. The third time? It could have been any number of places, and it doesn't really matter which, bec... [Read More]
 
Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman one-up each other in T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial
They don't share any screen time together, but Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman both star in a new ad campaign for T-Mobile debuting for the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot has the two comedians trying to one-up the other on how great her cell phone reception is, whether Handler is skating on her ... [Read More]
 
Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy ... [Read More]
 
In her own words: Tig Notaro on the decision to reveal her scars most truthfully and literally onstage
Tig Notaro has the first and more dramatic documentaries about her recent life debuting this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Tig will screen five times this week at Sundance. It covers a trying period in Notaro's life in 2012, when, as the film's description notes: "Having just recovered from a... [Read More]
 
Al Madrigal’s new special “Half Like Me” airs tomorrow on Fusion
Al Madrigal, known for his role as the senior Latino correspondent on The Daily Show, is set to debut his own one-hour special on biracial identity. The special, called Half Like Me, is being billed as a docu-comedy. “Being half has always been confusing,” Madrigal says in the previ... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: The Larry Wilmore era begins tonight on Comedy Central with “The Nightly Show”
“It’s like ‘The Daily Show’, but Nightlier” says Larry Wilmore who’s new show aptly titled, The Nightly Show, begins tonight. Originally called The Minority Report, but ultimately changed, The Nightly Show is a spin-off of The Daily Show where Wilmore sp... [Read More]
 
This Week On TV: Drew Carey Starts His Guest Hosting Duties On Late Late Show
With the holidays behind us, we can now come home from exchanging our gifts we didn’t like or had already broken with some fresh TV content. First impressions can last a lifetime or just happen to be scheduled first thing at the top of the year. Here are the comedy guests that will be set... [Read More]
 
Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014
With 2015 breathing down our necks it’s time to count down the best comedy releases of 2014. It’s something Laughspin has been doing since 2008 and we’re not about to stop—especially since commercially available comedy output has increased exponentially since then. It used to... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The month in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Dec. 27, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]