Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)
Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information while giggling openly... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer’s call for a Comedian’s Bill of Rights or Comedy Club Commandments that every booker should heed
Amy Schumer went off on a bit of a rant toward the end of her appearance this month on Brian Koppelman's Grantland podcast, "The Moment." They'd finished talking about comedy strikes of the past and recent past, and Koppleman wanted to ask Schumer about the third season of her Comedy Central series,... [Read More]
 
Louis CK talks Live at The Comedy Store with former Comedy Store regular David Letterman
Louis CK sent out a sincerely funny email on Monday to his fans, letting them know that the blizzard named Juno had forced him to prematurely cancel his fourth and final planned performance tonight at Madison Square Garden. He wrote Monday afternoon: "Well I didn't know you could call a thing histor... [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]
 
Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)
The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There ... [Read More]
 
Kyle Kinane’s special, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” premieres tonight, watch some clips
Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the premiere of Kyle Kinane’s new stand-up special, I Liked His Old Stuff Better. Kinane is easily one of our favorite comedians working today and his third time laying down an hour is one of his strongest yet. So before you snu... [Read More]
 
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy documentary: From Kickstarter to Sundance to distribution deal!
Even before its world premiere this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Kevin Pollak's TV misery (spoiler alert!) can be pushed aside for joy and gratitude as his new stand-up comedy documentary, Misery Loves Comedy, has been picked up for North American distribution by Tribeca Film. “Miser... [Read More]
 
Nick Guerra wins NBC’s 11th annual Stand-Up For Diversity contest, network holding deal
Nick Guerra may have made an even better first impression with NBC than he thought. Last summer, you saw Guerra shine in his early auditions for Last Comic Standing. Last night, NBC announced he'd won the network's separate contest, called StandUp NBC (formerly Stand-Up For Diversity). His prize is ... [Read More]
 
Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar
Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert…you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro– activist, life... [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]