Jim Jefferies makes it clear how he feels about gun control in the US
One of the last free speech and widely accepted soapboxes on earth is stand-up comedy and there comes a time when discussion occurs because the automatic defense mechanisms are powered down through comedy. It allows us to take a step back and not be so defensive by getting caught up in harsh stances... [Read More]
What’s happening with Laughspin?
Oh, hey. You may have noticed we haven’t really been updating Laughspin in any consistent or meaningful way since June. Sure, we posted Dana Gould’s brilliant keynote address from the latest installment of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But, really, that was about it. Some of ... [Read More]
Dana Gould Just For Laughs Keynote Address (Full audio)
MONTREAL — Dana Gould, veteran comedian, comedy writer and all-around massively respected artist, delivered the annual keynote address here at Just For Laughs today. Below is the complete, unedited audio. Enjoy! [Read More]
Comedians, Clubs, or Crowds: Who’s responsible for your safety at comedy shows?
Seattle hasn’t been known for its bat slingers since Ken Griffey Jr, but that changed earlier this year when comedian Dylan Avila was attacked onstage by a man wielding a bat inflicting multiple skull fractures. The question of safety has started to arise as other violent incidents have surfac... [Read More]
Comedian and Activist Ted Alexandro’s essay: Challenging White Supremacy
Ted Alexandro is a stand-up comedian and activist from New York City. He has appeared on most late night talk shows and has had his own half hour specials on Comedy Central. Alexandro is a Queens, New York native, majored in music with a concentration in jazz piano. He later obtained a Masters in el... [Read More]
opinion: What did heckling ever do for comedy? – Lary Wallace
Does heckling let the real comedian stand up and shine, or does it trample a punchline and mangle a routine? [Read More]
Stephen Colbert adjusts the Colbeard for Late Show (Video)
David Letterman and his Late Show are off the air. The famed Late Show with David Letterman sign that hung over Broadway for over twenty years is gone. The dawn of Stephen Colbert (Round 2) is upon us. CBS launched the website, iOS app and social media accounts for Late Show with Stephen Colbert on ... [Read More]
Nikki Glaser gets sex show on Comedy Central
After “discovering” that sex sells, Comedy Central made a deal with recurring Inside Amy Schumer comedian Nikki Glaser. Glaser will host a weekly series Not Safe With Nikki Glaser and tape a one-hour stand-up special for the network. Not Safe With Nikki Glaser will mix sketches, social e... [Read More]
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey action figures? Is it Christmas tomorrow?
Yes, Internet, it’s true. In case you missed this crime-fighting bombshell tidbit from last week’s kickass news cycle, there are now actual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler action figures. And bless them, the package even comes with a little news desk. (Kind of like Wonder Woman’s inv... [Read More]