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]
Bill Burr’s anti EDM rant becomes next EDM hit, probably. Listen to the song now!
Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast is a weekly listening ritual for tens of thousands of comedy nerds all over the world. We tune in to hear Burr, one of the finest comedians of our day, rant and rave about basically anything—big or small. Well one of Burr’s recent rants centered o... [Read More]
Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)
It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also just wrappe... [Read More]
New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)
On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse right now, but... [Read More]
Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)
When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn’t know at the time having only ... [Read More]