• Adam Sandler’s touching Chris Farley tribute on the 21st anniversary of his death (Video)

    Adam Sandler put out one of the freshest comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh, now available on Netflix. Spoiler alert: the multimedia show, filmed at various venues as small as the subway and as massive as an arena, ends with a touching tribute to Sandler’s friend Chris Farley. Today marks 21 years since the death of the iconic Saturday Night Live star. Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine on

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    David Letterman series may be the talk show Netflix has been looking for

    David Letterman and his Netflix talk show (and his massive retirement beard) will return for a second season in 2019. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuted in January releasing one episode per month (and two in May). Letterman, who decided he didn’t want to work on Fridays when hosting Late Show on CBS, continues to work on his own terms. Six interviews a year and recording some field segments

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    Black-ish, The Goldbergs get season extensions as ABC displays confidence in comedy slate

    ABC seems pretty happy with their comedies. The alphabet network has ordered additional episodes for black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, and Single Parents. Black-ish and The Goldbergs are some of the network’s senior sitcoms, with black-ish continuing to garner critical and popular praise. Now in its fifth season, the Anthony Anderson comedy will get an additional two episodes for a total of 24. The Goldbergs get just

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    Bill Burr Presents: Jessica Kirson poised to be Comedy Central’s next special from All Things Comedy

    It seems Jessica Kirson is (finally) getting a one-hour Comedy Central special. Bill Burr and his All Things Comedy banner appears to be producing the special, which tapes in New York City next month. Kirson is a comedy powerhouse long overdue for her own hour special. In recent years, her star power has picked up appearances on HBO’s Crashing, CBS’s Kevin Can Wait, and a role in the 2016 Robert De

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    Natasha Leggero, Morgan Murphy developing Ratchet at CBS

    Another period might begin for Natasha Leggero at CBS. Leggero is writing Ratchet with comedian Morgan Murphy. The multi-camera comedy centers on Jessica Ratchet, played by Leggero, who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly, leaving her to fend for herself. Leggero is poised to wrap her Comedy Central series Another Period in 2019. Ratchet gives her a chance to continue leading

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    Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Kevin Hart is your 2019 Oscars host

    Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards. The blockbuster comedian confirmed his newest job in an Instagram post Tuesday evening. Hart called hosting the Oscars “the opportunity of a lifetime” and thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support. Hart is a great selection by the Oscars’ producers. In addition to being one of the biggest movie stars out there, the Night School actor has already worked on

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    Exclusive: Meet the man suing Conan O’Brien for joke theft (Interview)

    Most, if not all, comedy writers dream of performing on, writing for, or hosting a late night talk show. The opportunity to showcase your abilities to millions of viewers at home is at the peak of many comedians’ dreams. So imagine you’re watching The Tonight Show (or Late Show or Full Frontal) and see one of your beloved jokes come out of the mouth of the host…and you weren’t attributed.

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    Samantha Bee, Full Frontal producer launch Swimsuit Competition production company

    Prepare for more Samantha Bee on TV! Or at least more ‘Executive Producer Samantha Bee’ on TV. The Emmy Award-winning host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee announced Monday the formation of her new production company, Swimsuit Competition. The resounding voice of The Fed Up Feminist is excited to create original series that even she would watch. In a press release, Bee says, “Fine, if none of you are gonna make TV

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    JC Cassis debuts Christmas is Bullshit music video (Exclusive)

    Christmas is kind of bullshit. At least according to musician JC Cassis. In her latest music video Christmas is Bullshit, which you can watch exclusively on Laughspin.com today, the native New Yorker lets loose her gripes with eggnog, gift giving, and Christmas cookies. Filmed in New York City, the music video follows Cassis through festive department stores, sidewalk tree sales, and the famous oversized ornaments outside Rockefeller Plaza. You will

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    Trevor Noah gets deported for South Africa Daily Show special

    Trevor Noah is getting deported. Kind of. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air a special ‘self-deportation’ episode taped in South Africa. Noah will be in Johannesburg to host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on Sunday. Noah, whose latest Netflix special Son of Patricia earlier this month, will head back “to South Africa to give viewers a look at his hometown,” Comedy Central shared in

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    Aziz Ansari announces first tour dates since Babe.net exposé

    Aziz Ansari is back, it seems. Knowing you can’t be more hated in stand-up comedy right now than Bill Cosby or Louis C.K., the embarrassed comedy star took to social media to announce his Road to Nowhere stand-up tour. Earlier this year, Ansari was exposed as, at best, a really bad first date in a Babe.net exposé. Ansari’s sexual misconduct controversy made waves in the news cycle back in January,

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    Adam Sandler movie marathon kicks off Comedy Central special programming

    December is one of those months where you’re always playing something pleasant in the background. Comedy Central hopes to get us over the hump to 2019 with a full month of special programming you can always leave on while you wrap presents, pack for that vacation, or hide away from the family with that basement tube TV that may or may not still work. The 31 Days of Holiday Survival

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    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney’s Big Mouth gets Season 3

    Big Mouth has already gotten a tap from Netflix for a third season. The hit animated series from John Mulaney and Nick Kroll got the renewal after Season 2 debuted last month. Netflix made the announcement on the show’s Twitter. The announcement came shortly after Kroll sat down for a table read at the Vulture Festival Los Angeles. At the event, he shared one joke with the audience that was deemed

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    Frankie Shaw, Stormy Daniels, Rosie O’Donnell flash in SMILF season 2 trailer (Video)

    The acronymal Showtime comedy SMILF will be back with new episodes very soon according to a trailer for the critical favorite’s second season. In the pop music-fueled trailer, we see flashes of Bridgette still trying to find her place in the world. As we flash between a fancy gala, a polo match, and a Wild West tourist stop, we hear star and creator Frankie Shaw say, “It’s like I’m living someone

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