Join tonight’s NYC Comedy Club Crawl and raise money to fight Parkinson’s
Rick Shapiro has left an indelible mark in even the briefest of appearances on Louis CK's past two series, HBO's Lucky Louie and FX's Louie. In the former, Shapiro proudly went buck naked. That was then. Shapiro has been battling Parkinson's disease for the past couple of years. Tonight, several of... [Read More]
Incredible Line Up Announced For New York Comedy Club Crawl to Fight Parkinsons Disease - The Interrobang
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Light of Day Winterfest, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation has teamed up with the NYC Comedy Club Crawl for the global battle against Parkinson’s disease. The cause is led by Rick Shapiro (who publicly announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2013), along with special guest Artie Lange and host Joey Gay. The crawl will begin on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and last for six hours, traveling from uptown to downtown. Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club and Come... [Read More]
My Pod Week: Week ending 11/30/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! Piper’s Pit with Roddy Piper (Comedian Bobc... [Read More]
Learn the inside story about the new cartoon, “Prison Pit,” featuring James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, and Blake Anderson
“It’s a cartoon about monster men beating the living sh*t out of each other.” That’s about the gist of the plot of the new ultraviolent cartoon, Prison Pit. The cartoon is an animated version of the popular graphic novel, Prison Pit: Book One by Johnny Ryan. For its voice cas... [Read More]
Marc Maron on processing life for all to see on TV, onstage and online via his WTF podcast
You think you know...but you have no idea. It's the opening line celebrities uttered on the early 2000s MTV series, Diary. It's also just as true today, in 2014, for fans and followers of Marc Maron -- despite all of the access we think we have to him and his nightly travails as a stand-up comedian,... [Read More]
Comedian Rick Shapiro diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (Exclusive)
A little over a year after he suffered a “cardiac event,” Laughspin can now report that veteran comedian Rick Shapiro has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, a degenerative disorder that effects the central nervous system. The diagnosis was made... [Read More]
Rick Shapiro suffers ‘cardiac event’
Though he’s in the midst of a career arc, Laughspin can confirm that cult comedian Rick Shapiro has suffered a “mild cardiac event” exacerbated by a hypersensitivity to prescribed medication. He’s currently resting in a Los Angeles-area hospital, Shapiro’s manager Tracy DeMarzo tells Laughspin. The incident occurred on Friday, April 13, which also happened to be Shapiro’s birthday. On that day, a message on Shapiro’s official Twitter feed read, “The Rick Shapiro at Vlad the Retailer’s Gallows Ga... [Read More]
5 Reasons To Have Coffee With Rick Shapiro
Rick Shapiro’s dance card is pretty full these days. We’ve only hit April in 2012 and the comedian has released his book, Unfiltered, starred in the movie Project X and most recently released a new comedy album, Catalyst For Change on Stand Up! Records. Shapiro’s been a staple and one of the most interesting men in the comedy scene for years. It’s no surprise anyone would want to sit down for a chat with the man [Read More]
Rick Shapiro: Unfiltered (book review)
Watching Rick Shapiro perform, it eventually becomes clear that the man doesn’t need to blink like normal human beings. He doesn’t recite material as much as explode (see 1998 album Unconditional Love or March’s Catalyst for Change), as if he’s been waiting all night or all week or all of his life t... [Read More]
Rick Shapiro: Catalyst for Change (review)
For the uninitiated, it’s worth watching this deleted scene from the first season of Louie. The gist: Louis C.K. complains that a waitress—played winningly, without a single word, by Rachel Feinstein—isn’t serving his table, and his friends Todd Barry and Nick DiPaolo relish in taking th... [Read More]