This Week in Comedy: The Next Wave 2015
by Stephanie Simon -We talked to the experts and compiled our list of the best up-and-coming comics in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities. -A dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie this week thanks to some truly awful jokes. -Louis C.K. and Reese Withe... [Read More]
Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes
by Megh Wright Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as... [Read More]
'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'
by Megh Wright Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is curre... [Read More]
Louis C.K. set to host season finale of Saturday Night Live
There are only three episodes left in Saturday Night Live’s 40th season and now we know who will be hosting them. Scarlett Johansson is set to host the May 2 episode in lieu of Avengers: Age of Ultron out May 1. The musical guest for the episode will be Wiz Khalifa. Next up is Reese […]... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak’s “Misery Loves Comedy” loves comedy more
Kevin Pollak is on his phone, negotiating terms of his next film, when I prepared to talk to him Tuesday about his first directorial effort, the new documentary Misery Loves Comedy. Things are looking up. All is not miserable in Pollak's world right now. Even if his character in the CBS sitcom ... [Read More]
Al Jackson stand-up comedy television taping taking place May 7 at the Vic Theatre in Chicago
Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Officially Amazing. Al has also be seen on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, ... [Read More]
@LollyAdefope on Extroversion, Selfies, and Tweets That 'Say Something'
by Jenny Nelson Lolly Adefope is a 24-year-old comedian, writer, and actor from London. She performs around London several times a week, and is performing her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. You can hear some of her characters here and here. This week I spoke with Adefo... [Read More]
Emily Heller on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Feminism is not popular because it's not fun? Maybe they should come up with T-shirts as catchy as the ones you already see people wearing that support misogyny. But only after listening to horrible radio. Emily Heller explains in this stand-up performance on Thursday's Late Night with Seth Meyers. ... [Read More]
Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere
This past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival includin... [Read More]
Jim Norton talks about being Contextually Inadequate, political correctness, and the future of the Opie and Anthony Show on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)
Always engaging and never compromising, comedian Jim Norton doesn’t fear talking openly and honestly about what’s on his mind. By day, he is the co-host of the re-branded Opie Radio talk show (formerly the Opie and Anthony Show) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. By night, he is one of the... [Read More]