Stephen Merchant's Undying Love for the Romantic Comedy
by Phil Davidson Despite all of its cringe-worthy moments, the original version of The Office was at its core a love story between the characters Tim and Dawn. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that series co-creator Stephen Merchant has a bit of a soft spot for romantic comedies. Tha... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Ophira Eisenberg
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Tim & Eric, PFFR and the Art of the Non-Interview
by Eddie Brawley At a certain point in the recent WTF episode with Tim & Eric, Maron brings up how sometimes they fuck around in interviews and do bits and stuff. He keeps asking them what their strategy is and what they’re trying to say or how they prepare for them, and it gets to a point... [Read More]
Turning the Show Around with Big Jay Oakerson
by Philip Stamato Every time I’ve seen Big Jay Oakerson, I’ve seen a different (but always hilarious) act. He’s certainly not alone in the growing genre of comedy based almost entirely on crowd work, but he does particularly define why it has become so popular. We listen to comedia... [Read More]
Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, and the Lasting Legacy of 'Reno 911!'
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith The team of Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are a match made in comedy entertainment heaven. As members of the comedy troupe and MTV television show The State, these two created (along with Kerri Kenney-Silver) and starred in the ever popular, Reno 911! After six seasons and the R... [Read More]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti talks Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Laughspin Interview)
If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with Pere... [Read More]
Blazing the Internet TV Show Trail with 'High Maintenance's Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair
by Megh Wright It's been nearly two years since we first featured High Maintenance, the stoner-friendly web series from husband/wife duo Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld that follows an unnamed weed dealer (Sinclair) as as he makes deliveries to a diverse and never-ending assortment of NYC residents... [Read More]
Laughspin chat with truTV’s Friends of the People producers, cast members Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz
If you haven’t been watching truTV’s newest and first sketch comedy series Friends of the People, you are truly missing out. Fear, not, though. You can right your past wrongs by tuning into the stellar new series every Tuesday at 10 pm ET on truTV or by checking out the show’s offi... [Read More]
John Cleese talks to Jon Stewart about why nothing matters
The great John Cleese stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his new memoir, So, Anyway…. In this extended interview, Cleese and host Jon Stewart discuss why nothing really matters and there is no hope. Cleese talks about how writing a memoir makes your look back and re-claim memorie... [Read More]
The Punk Rock Comedy of Eric Andre
by Isaac Kozell Both professionally and physically, Eric Andre has paid his dues. From boring commercial work, to thankless standup gigs, to working as a Geico Caveman at live events, Andre has done what it takes to make his dream of a twisted, absurdist, ferocious talk show a reality. The Eric Andr... [Read More]