Finding Joy in the Saddest Depths of Capitalism with Kasper Hauser
by Isaac Kozell The San Francisco comedy group Kasper Hauser has a knack for the absurd. For instance, their name is derived from that of a mysterious 19th century feral child from Germany. But beyond the far flung fringes of the unusual exists a sharp grasp of the delicate balance between comedy an... [Read More]
 
The Weird and Wonderful World of Maria Bamford
by Megh Wright Back in August, the web series Modern Comedian debuted an episode featuring standup Maria Bamford wherein she candidly breaks down her struggles with bipolar disorder and delivers a hilarious walkthrough of her favorite website Crazymeds.us. Lit by nothing but the glow of her computer... [Read More]
 
Lucas Brothers talk Friends of the People, marijuana, importance of Urkel (Laughspin interview)
If the Lucas Brothers look familiar, it’s probably because you saw their hilarious cameo in 22 Jump Street, or their animated series, Lucas Bros Moving Co. Season 2 starts in 2015 (!!). But the brothers have a lot more in store for the comedy world. Starting tonight, you can see Keith and Kenn... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac: Standup, Writer, Puppet Aficionado
by Monique Madrid Wyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been in films such as Sleepwalk With Me and Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies). Working more on his own ... [Read More]
 
Brad Pitt hates Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns (Video)
Zach Galifianakis topped his previous presidential interview with a brilliant new episode of his Funny Or Die series Between Two Ferns. The guest this time is Brad Pitt (or Bradley Pitts, or Bart Pitt, or whatever). The Furry Fury star sits down with Galifianakis as he receives an odd assortmen... [Read More]
 
George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)
George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in... [Read More]
 
Inside Portland's 'Live Wire! Radio'
by Alex Dueben Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded weekly in Portland, Oregon and broadcast on public radio stations across the country. “Radio Variety That’s Like a Chew Toy for Your Brain,” the show features interviews, music, stand up comedy, sketch comedy, poetry, essay... [Read More]
 
Alan Tudyk and the Joy of Playing Idiots
by Ian Goldstein Alan Tudyk is one of the more recognizable faces acting today, even if his name and voice hide behind his characters. Tudyk has been on Broadway, starred in a beloved TV show, and has done voice-over work for animated hits including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Disney’supcoming... [Read More]
 
Dane Cook on Tinder, Robert Downey Jr, Troublemaker and more! (Laughspin Podcast)
Dane Cook has been in the comedy business for nearly 25 years and by his own account he’s the happiest he’s ever been— both personally and professionally. That’s one of the many things he chatted about with Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino on the latest episode of The Laughspin ... [Read More]
 
Getting Personal with Jonathan Katz
by Monique Madrid Interviewing Jonathan Katz is an interesting experience, especially when doing so over the phone. After all, most of us know him from the animated sitcom he created, wrote and voiced in the 90’s, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the se... [Read More]