May hosts for “Saturday Night Live” anounced including Andy Samberg, who will also host a primtetime shorts special
All of the hosts for May’s run of Saturday Night Live hosts have been announced. In addition to the already announced Andrew Garfield / Coldplay episode on May 3rd, Charlize Theron will host and SNL alum and recent Emmy Award winner, Andy Samberg will return to host for the first time. Samberg... [Read More]
 
Ari Shaffir’s terrific web series “This Is Not Happening” to become a Comedy Central TV show
It’s official, Ari Shaffir’s fantastic web series This is Not Happening is going to make the full transition from the Comedy Central digital production arm CC:Studios, to a full television show on the network beginning with an 8 episode run this fall. This is Not Happening was an origina... [Read More]
 
Watch an Hour-Long Chat with Comedy Central President Kent Alterman
by Bradford Evans Grantland conducted this hour-plus conversation with Kent Alterman, head of original programming at Comedy Central. Alterman's been at the network for nearly two decades and has plenty of stuff to talk about, from giving a show to the Upright Citizens Brigade in the mid-'90s to wor... [Read More]
 
Austin Comedian Kat Ramzinski brutally attacked, will still perform at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Easter night is generally reserved for eating crappy chocolate-shaped bunnies and making sexual ‘He Is Risen’ puns– but this was not the case for Austin, Texas comic, Kat Ramzinski who was brutally attacked while walking home on April 20. Ramzinski says a silver minivan crept up on... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central Orders 'This Is Not Happening' to Series
by Megh Wright Comedy Central announced in a press release today that they've picked up the CC:Studios web series This Is Not Happening, a standup storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, for an eight-episode run on television to premiere this fall. This order marks the network's first pickup of a s... [Read More]
 
Comedian Butch Escobar destroys heckler in Chico, California: ‘This planet isn’t for you’ (Video)
When a comedian destroys a heckler, an angel gets its wings— or something like that. More accurately, when a comedian destroys a heckler we here at Laughspin laugh our asses off because, well, justice. In our latest installment of “Hey, let’s post videos of hecklers getting what th... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert tells David Letterman he missed chances at interning and writing for him, before replacing him as Late Show host in 2015
Decades before he was the "Stephen Colbert" that you've come to know and love on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had the opportunity to intern for David Letterman on his Late Night staff at NBC in 1986. Colbert turned it down. Eleven years later, in 1997, Colbert and comedy part... [Read More]
 
Watch Amy Schumer Instantly Regret Going to Couples Counseling
by Megh Wright Here's a new clip from tonight's Inside Amy Schumer where Amy and her boyfriend go to couples counseling, which unfortunately for Amy is led by supermodel Chrissy Teigen, whose nerdy counselor glasses do little to take away from the "communication" problem Amy's trying to fix. 0 Comm... [Read More]
 
The American Comedy Awards to honor Bill Cosby with Lifetime Achievement award
The American Comedy Awards is one of comedy’s biggest nights. As we previously reported, the awards ceremony has made a nice bump from Comedy Central to NBC this year. The show honored both David Letterman (2011) and Don Rickles (2012) with one of it’s most prestigious awards, The Johnny... [Read More]
 
'Brightest Young Things' Shows You "How to Get Into a Comedy Festival"
by Bradford Evans D.C.-based lifestyle blog Brightest Young Things has a new piece out called "How to Get Into a Comedy Festival," in which they interviewed people who run several major festivals (Bridgetown, Riot LA, Bentzen Ball) for submission tips and tips on ways to not irritate the people who ... [Read More]