Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’
On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stan... [Read More]
 
Burning Daylight: Comedian Jessica Watkins’ 3,000 mile walking journey filmed for documentary
When a comedian tells you they’re going on the road, you assume that they’ll be spending countless hours cramped in a Honda Civic downing 5-Hour Energy shots and eating gas station tuna fish sandwiches. But New York City comedian Jessica Watkins is touring the United States in a whole di... [Read More]
 
Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!
While we’re moderately excited about Elton John, Jack White, Kanye, West and the 12,000 other music acts scheduled to hit the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, we here at Laughspin are supremely excited for the stellar comedy offerings, which were just announced. In its 11th year, Bonnaroo has... [Read More]
 
Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)
Artie Lange has been killing it recently, but it seems the veteran comedian has suffered a setback, as he’s been hospitalized. “In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs,” Lange tweeted earlier today, adding the... [Read More]
 
Mad Men’s Jessica Paré binges on junk food, gets fat for Funny or Die (Video)
Jon Hamm’s Don Draper and the rest of the Mad Men cast returns for the seventh and final season of the critically-acclaimed drama tonight at 10 pm ET on AMC. And while we’re fans of the show, we here at Laughspin are always looking for a good laugh. So, what better way to celebrate the b... [Read More]
 
Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy
After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central’s Insomniac and later with Showtime’s Dave’s Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central’s fir... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as Late Show host in 2015. It’s official, so everyone can stop with their absurd lists of possible replacements for Letterman. As you are likely aware, Letterman announced his retirement plans last week on Late Show. Of course we’re thrilled t... [Read More]
 
Microsoft’s Xbox One: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Green on board for comedy shows
Microsoft is getting serious about creating original programming for its Xbox One. Xbox Entertainment Studios has turned to Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and Seth Green for comedy shows to stream on the video game-turned-entertainment console, which currently retails for about $500. Microsoft’... [Read More]
 
John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50
Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to Allegheny County medi... [Read More]
 
Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’
Late night talk show legend David Letterman will announce his 2015 retirement on tonight’s edition of Late Show with David Letterman. When a monstrous announcement like this is to be made, a press release is usually sent to media outlets or it is agreed that the star will break the news on air... [Read More]