Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms
by Megh Wright The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, J... [Read More]
 
57th annual Grammy Awards nominations in comedy, spoken word
The Grammy Awards rolled out their nominations throughout the day on Twitter, but once they did, looks like they found some great picks out of the hundreds of stand-up comedy CDs released during the past eligibility period (which differs from the calendar year, remember). As you can see, in comedy, ... [Read More]
 
Weird Al, Jim Gaffigan and more earn 2015 Grammy nominations
With award season just around the bend, the nominations are just starting to pour through. During an all-day musical event, the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced today. In the category for “Best Comedy Album,” comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, L... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman Teaches Kids Some Comedy Basics
by Megh Wright Sarah Silverman was recently a guest on the Kevin Nealon-hosted web series Laugh Lessons, where she sits down with impressionable children to answer some of comedy's most important questions: How should a comedian shake hands with people? Is poop or pee funnier? What are some solid co... [Read More]
 
Watch Sarah Silverman teach 8-year-olds about comedy
Sarah Silverman can teach the world a lot about comedy. But can she teach the world’s children about comedy? After watching the latest episode of Kevin Nealon’s AOL Web show Laugh Lessons, we here at Laughspin submit the following answer: Yes! In the episode, we find Silverman getting up... [Read More]
 
JASH's Sarah Silverman-Hosted Variety Show Is Now on Vimeo
by Megh Wright Back in April, Xbox decided to get into the comedy game by ordering a variety show pilot from web video collective JASH hosted by Sarah Silverman. Over the summer, however, Microsoft shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, leaving the JASH pilot and several other series with nowhere to ... [Read More]
 
'McSweeney's' Highlights Sarah Silverman's Latest Album 'We Are Miracles'
by Megh Wright "But unlike [Jack] Benny, Sarah is too often mistakenly taken at face value. Maybe because she goes to such frank and provocative places or maybe because she's an attractive woman, Sarah doesn't nearly get the credit she deserves and more than occasionally finds herself a lightning ro... [Read More]
 
Paul F. Tompkins and Sarah Silverman Talk 'Mr. Show,' 'M*A*S*H,' and More
by Megh Wright Paul F. Tompkins sat down with Sarah Silverman for the newest episode of his web series Speakeasy, and the interview is full of great stories about when Silverman won an Emmy, why kids turn her into a "desperate creature," how she and Tompkins first met before Mr. Show, and how Bob Od... [Read More]
 
Best Celebrity/Power Couples – Top 10 List Podcast – Episode 111
In each episode of The Top 10 List Podcast, a panel of comedians compete to get as many of their individual picks, from a list they prepared before the show, on a final top 10 list. Episode topics range from People who Changed the World to Most Doable Hollywood Actors. The Top 10 List... [Read More]
 
Best Celebrity/Power Couples – Top 10 List Podcast – Episode 111
In each episode of The Top 10 List Podcast, a panel of comedians compete to get as many of their individual picks, from a list they prepared before the show, on a final top 10 list. Episode topics range from People who Changed the World to Most Doable Hollywood Actors. The Top 10 List... [Read More]