Defending ‘Mortdecai,’ the Best Comedy That Critics Love to Hate
The 2015 Johnny Depp movie Mortdecai is a wild, madcap character comedy powered by the presence of a leading man who loses himself with gleeful abandon in the absurd and wacky title role. Depp and Mortdecai is right up there with Mike Myers and Austin Powers, or Will Ferrell in Anchorman, which... [Read More]
In Defense of Cruise Ship Comedy
I was talking on the phone with veteran comic Ritch Shydner when he mentioned that he was currently in Mexico taking a daytime break from a cruise ship gig. I recoiled, then immediately felt bad about passing judgment. Ritch is out there, working, making more money from comedy in a month than I see ... [Read More]
Lahna Turner: How I Lost 500 Pounds (guest post)
The following is a guest post by comedian and songstress Lahna Turner, who has just released the first ever comedy music and visual album. Titled LIMEADE, it’s available now on Amazon, YouTube and iTunes. For more info check out, lahnaturner.com. ——————&mda... [Read More]
Could There Be A Funnier Superhero Than Deadpool?
Deadpool shocked audiences when it was released earlier this year. Sure, we knew the character had raunchy and crude tendencies and that this would be the first modern superhero movie to receive an “R” rating. We just didn’t know it would be so damn funny. The ribald superhero romp... [Read More]
Could There Be A Funnier Superhero Than Deadpool?
Deadpool shocked audiences when it was released earlier this year. Sure, we knew the character had raunchy and crude tendencies and that this would be the first modern superhero movie to receive an “R” rating. We just didn’t know it would be so damn funny. The ribald superhero romp... [Read More]
Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)
Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem “off brand” for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week Toni... [Read More]
Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)
Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem “off brand” for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week Toni... [Read More]
Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)
Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem “off brand” for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week Toni... [Read More]
Mitch Hedberg – The Complete Vinyl Collection is a thing all comedy fans should have
As is the case for any quality box set these days, it’s not so much about the origin material. After all, box sets don’t exist so that an artist’s biggest fans can have access to a slickly-packaged sentimental bundle of garbage bits. Inherent in the entire concept of such a release... [Read More]
John Oliver’s epic Donald Trump analysis is perfect (Video)
The current season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ended in spectacular fashion on the back of a spectacularly terrible year. And that is why Oliver literally sets the year on fire in a way that would make John McClane proud. But before the HBO show signed off until the New Year Sunday, Oliver... [Read More]