Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)
On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, the movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer on Staten Island, where Schumer and co-st... [Read More]
 
Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)
MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen inte... [Read More]
 
Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Raw audio)
MONTREAL — Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. We’re working on getting the proper audio from the mixing board, but in the meantime, we w... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)
Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It’s that work ethic — and his joke writing prowess — that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow come... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival just announced its New Faces of Comedy lineup for 2014. Each year Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy festival, chooses comedians they feel will break out in the next few years. It’s one of the most anticipated set of showcases of the fe... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually
FX wants more Louie. Louis C.K. will return to the network with a fifth season of the show, FX CEO Jon Landgraf announced. “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking,” Landgraf, who has given C.K. nearly free reign to create brilliance on his network, said in a statement.... [Read More]
 
Jim Norton launches ‘The Jim Norton Show’ for Vice, guests include Mike Tyson, Dana White
Jim Norton doesn’t seem fazed about adding more to his growing plate on the newly-retitled Opie with Jim Norton show on SiriusXM radio. The raunchy stand-up comedian is launching a new mini-series on Vice.com. The Jim Norton Show will mix in stand-up bits, guest comedians and in-depth uncut in... [Read More]
 
Terry Richardson, Dov Charney host ‘America’s Next Sick F-ck’ on Funny or Die (Video)
Alleged sexual harassers, photographer Terry Richardson and American Apparel’s Dov Charney have been keeping headline writers busy lately. That’s mostly because Richardson is pretty much always being accused of nefarious sexual dealings with his female model subjects (and because he&rsqu... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership
NBC is pleased with Wanda Sykes’ revival of stand-up comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. The network renewed the reality show, along with America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior, over the weekend. The series returned for an eighth season this summer amidst some skeptic... [Read More]
 
Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy
Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensembl... [Read More]