Found footage documentary targets the rise and fall of “Chappelle’s Show”
Dave Chappelle has been back in the news a lot lately as he’s on the publicity tour for his multi-night run of shows at Radio City Music Hall. It’s been nearly ten years since the debut of Chappelle’s Show and the way the show ended is still as fascinating a story to many. The $50M... [Read More]
 
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Joe Rogan Kills Mountain Lion Outside The Icehouse
The incident happened May 11, 2014 outside of The Icehouse Comedy Club, in Pasadena, at about 2 AM. Rogan and his crew of comedian pals were leaving the club after a night of performances when they were saw a shadowy creature lurking behind a dumpster in the parking lot. According to a police report, Rogan was able to get the big cat into “one of them Kung Fu holds, then somehow used his belt to choke the lion to death.” [Read More]
 
The South Beach Comedy Festival announces its initial lineup
This year the 9th annual South Beach Comedy Festival is back and it is boasting some big name talent this year. Once again, the festival takes place down in Miami Beach, this year will be between April 1st to the 6th. Performing this include W. Kamau Bell, Mike Epps, Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick,... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central launches CC:Stand-Up Direct offering access to stand-up comedy for $5
Comedy Central has launched a new app for comedy fans that will allow anyone to partake in the “Louis C.K. model” with CC:Stand-Up Direct. Launched today, the app will allow for comedy fans to digitally download from an online marketplace of 22 (and growing) original hour-long specials f... [Read More]
 
Andrew Dice Clay launches a podcast, with a little help from his friends
When comedian Andrew Dice Clay’s name is mentioned it’s virtually impossible not to immediately picture a raven-haired man with a leather jacket. You then follow it up with a half-assed take on his legendary nursery rhymes or a variation of an “Ohhhhhhhh!” type of yelp. But i... [Read More]
 
Deathsquad Podcast Network Taking Un-Shitty Comedy on the Road
If you aren’t familiar with the Deathsquad Podcast Network, it was one of the first places to provide the resources for comedians to record and distribute podcasts. Deathsquad was founded by Brian Redban, who has been a long-time collaborator w... [Read More]
 
Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school
I remember sitting in my office in 2010 and reading Doug Stanhope’s evisceration of stand-up comedy classes. I remember it very clearly, in fact, because at the time I was deep into strategizing how a “traditional” comedy club could... [Read More]
 
Review: Joe Rogan, “Live from the Tabernacle”
Joe Rogan is probably best known for making people who are desperate for money eat animal parts and jump off buildings. You may also recognize Rogan from his younger days on NewsRadio or more recent days providing commentary at UFC fights. For his st... [Read More]
 
The Laughspin Interview with Joe Rogan (Part 2)
Here is part deux of my interview with stand-up comedian and former Fear Factor host, Joe Rogan. The first part is here. If you’re just joining us, Joe self-released his own special on his website for $5 (go to joerogan.net and watch that now if you ... [Read More]
 
Joe Rogan will release his new stand-up special exclusively on JoeRogan.net December 18th
With only about two weeks left in the year Joe Rogan is getting in just under the wire to release a new stand-up comedy special. It’s also one he’s going to self-release exclusively via his website. The special, Live From The Tabernacle was recorded on April 20th and will be available fo... [Read More]