57th annual Grammy Awards nominations in comedy, spoken word
The Grammy Awards rolled out their nominations throughout the day on Twitter, but once they did, looks like they found some great picks out of the hundreds of stand-up comedy CDs released during the past eligibility period (which differs from the calendar year, remember). As you can see, in comedy, ... [Read More]
 
Win The Simpsons complete 17th season + watch an exclusive preview clip!
In honor of the release of The Simpsons complete 17th season on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re please to gift Laughspin readers with a pair of goodies. First, an exclusive clip from season 17 below, wherein Marge and Homer explore the intricacies of marriage counseling. And second, we’re giving ... [Read More]
 
Reopening Old Wounds: Changing the Public Perception of the Private Bill Cosby
Imagine you're Bill Cosby. You broke color lines, through racism to the most mainstream of success, consecutive Emmys and Grammys in the 1960s, starring in I-Spy and releasing hit stand-up album after hit stand-up album. You built a reputation of being the ultimate father figure, first with an anima... [Read More]
 
Here's a 'Drunk History' Outtake Featuring Chris Romano from Season 1
by Megh Wright The first and second seasons of Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History are now out on DVD, and among the extras are some drunk outtakes and extended scenes including the above clip from the Boston-themed season 1 episode featuring Chris Romano trying, and spectacularly failing, to ge... [Read More]
 
Larry the Cable Guy, Tyler Perry behind the scenes of ‘A Madea Christmas’ (Exclusive video)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – The Movie is headed to Blu-ray and Digital HD as well as Video on Demand on Nov. 25. And to celebrate that fact and to give you an exclusive look into the extras contained therein, we’ve got a little behind-the-scenes clip featuring Larry the Cable... [Read More]
 
RIP Mike Nichols, EGOT-winning director and comedian
Mike Nichols, the celebrated comedian and director who achieved the rare feat of winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards in his lifetime, has died. Nichols was 83. His death was announced this morning by the president of ABC News. Nichols had been married for the past 26 years to ABC News anchor... [Read More]
 
Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
The New York Comedy Festival kicked off officially on Wednesday night with the eighth annual all-star benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Stand Up For Heroes, with Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart performing to raise money for our wounded veterans and the... [Read More]
 
Amazon buying Rooftop Comedy, adding digital stand-up content to Amazon Prime and Audible
As Netflix continues to add new stand-up comedy specials to its arsenal, Amazon had to counter. Today, Amazon announced it was buying Rooftop Comedy. Reuters broke the news, with a statement from Audible CEO Donald Katz that the company had been attracted by Rooftop's content library and talent... [Read More]
 
Gabriel Iglesias on the big-screen in “The Fluffy Movie”
Gabriel Iglesias has featured his voice and face in multiple motion pictures over the past couple of years -- Magic Mike and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, now filming, plus Planes, The Nut Job and A Haunted House 2. But Fluffy didn't expect to see himself on the big screen playing himself, as he ... [Read More]
 
Review: Artie Lange, “The Stench of Failure,” on Comedy Central
Artie Lange has been through a lot the past four years; heck the past fourteen years; hell, make it 40. He says as much at the end of his new stand-up special, which premieres at midnight tonight on Comedy Central: "Thank you for not forgetting me, guys. I've been through some hell." Lange easily co... [Read More]