Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is not just an adventure into the mindspace of stand-up comedians but an exciting exploration into the universal human conditions of misery, joy and hope. What started with the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be a comedian?” eventua... [Read More]
 
Aziz Ansari Netflix series is happening! Streaming service continues to build case for comedy dominance.
Netflix continues to amp up its original comedy offerings ordering a series from comedian Aziz Ansari. Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the unnamed series which Ansari co-created with Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang. Ansari and company are keeping details about the project on the ... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart announces Daily Show departure date. Win tickets to final taping (Video)
Jon Stewart announced that the end of his historic reign at Comedy Central will end on Aug. 6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart loses its iconic host after 16 years behind the satirical-news desk. Stewart annonuced his retirement back in February to the shock and surprise of his fans. He told vi... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.
Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don’t quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer‘s first two seasons, a lot o... [Read More]
 
Star Wars, Louis C.K. mashup with Chewbacca is amazing! (Video)
Nerdist has won the internet. At least for today. In celebration of Louie CK’s self-titled FX series Season 5 debut this month, (and not to mention the 2015 Star Wars Celebration currently going on out on the West Coast) the digital geek haven featured a brilliant video, one Star Wars and Loui... [Read More]
 
Comedy Dynamics to premiere Coming to the Stage, series hosted by Dan Levy (Video)
For those of you out there who just can’t get enough of stand-up packaged into TV series form, there’s good news sliding down the story shoot for you. On May 6, production company Comedy Dynamics will debut Coming To The Stage, a new six-part series that will spotlight several up-and-com... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross Netflix series will feature Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, many more!
Now, this is super exciting. Rumor has it that your favorite coked-up comedy uncles, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, will be bringing a powerhouse backup team with them when their new Netflix series launches. The title of the forthcoming show is what we all wish we were: With Bob and David. Well, we m... [Read More]
 
Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set
When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby’s classic cartoon... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman apologizes to New York club owner after #Ask4More video controversy
Sarah Silverman caused controversy last week when she implied that comedy club owner Al Martin paid her less for a stand-up set because she was a female comic. She put out a public apology to Martin on Tuesday, acknowledging that her story was “HARDLY an example of the wage gap.” She wen... [Read More]
 
Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy
You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to which you aspire &ndash... [Read More]