• The Laughspin interview with Ian Edwards

    Many comedians strive to make people from all sorts of backgrounds laugh, but an incredibly small percentage of them actually achieve that. Amongst them is the Ian Edwards. From six seasons on Punk’d to writing on Saturday Night Live to crushing it on stand-up stages everywhere to his current gig writing for the reboot of In Living Color at Fox, Edwards is making his “colorless” brand of comedy known. We

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    Watch Conan O’Brien ‘head to the blast zone’ with Jon Glaser of ‘Delocated’

    This week, Jon Glaser, star of the Adult Swim show Delocated, which follows the life of a guy trying to get famous while in the Witness Protection Program, (seasons one and two now on DVD) made his unmistakable mark on Los Angeles. He taped an interview for Conan, which featured enough of his shenanigans to have Conan O’Brien routinely bury his face in his palm. For those unfamiliar with Glaser’s

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    Kelly Carlin will interview Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, more on new SiriusXM show

    If you’ve ever just heard of the A Carlin Home Companion, images of a cramped-in radio station with the most subversive comedic voices in comedy talking about what’s wrong with the world would most likely come up. However, while having those types of comedians that both knew and carry on the comedic influence of George Carlin mentioned and talked about in it, the show is actually Kelly Carlin’s, the one

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    Watch Bill Burr’s ‘critically acclaimed’ tour of Santa Monica and Venice

    Bill Burr should have his own show on the Travel Channel. If you’re wondering what a surly red-head from Massachusetts would say about places he would visit, wonder no more. Burr, with the help from skilled video comedy journo Thomas Attila Lewis, has made web videos where he gives his own personal tour of cities he’s visiting. Unlike, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain and more like An Idiot Abroad (without

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    Watch comedian John Roy nail Neil Diamond and more on ‘Conan’

    At times, one can watch a stand-up set on late night TV and think, “That’s so funny. Why did I never think of that topic that way?” Many times, acute observations on society are so deftly hidden within the framework of jokes that many casual observers have no idea of the work it took to put a set like that together. John Roy is such a comic who had a

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    Listen to a sample from Tenacious D’s new album

    Be forewarned. The next Tenacious D album, Rize of the Fenix, will be coming out in May, complete with an over-the-top phallic album cover. And fans of The D have been waiting to bang their heads and laugh ever since Pick of Destiny didn’t live up to its expectations five years ago. Also, it will be, arguably the first time in several years that we get to hear Jack Black,

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    The Laughspin interview with comedian Susan Burke, co-writer of Sundance standout ‘Smashed’

    Rare is the moment when we catch the seminal moments in the careers of comedians and entertainers in general when things perhaps started in their favor. And with the breaking news that the movie Smashed, after its showing at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for $1 million, that might be exactly what we’re witnessing for the film’s co-writer– comedian, actress and writer Susan Burke.

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    Watch the trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait’s newest dark comedy ‘God Bless America’

    No matter what you think of Bobcat Goldthwait and his former trademark squeaky voice in his stand-up and in movies, he has proven himself quite the writer and director. Sleeping Dogs Lie, directing episodes of Chappelle’s Show, and World’s Greatest Dad represent a body of work of a dark-comedy genius. His latest movie God Bless America, as evidenced by its trailer, certainly seems no different. The movie follows the murderous

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    Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

    Comedian John Mulaney’s second full-length album (and first hour-long stand-up special) New in Town has a light-heartedness about it that makes it not only funny, but also proves just how accessible Mulaney’s comedic voice is. So it’s still no wonder that in the last few years, the comic has become one of the most sought-after talents in the comedy world. On this album, like his first — 2009’s The Top

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    T.J. Miller talks about his harsh criticism of Dane Cook

    If you’ve been following the TMZ-ish look into stand-up comedy recently, you’ll know that comedians TJ Miller called out Dane Cook in a Twitter rant about his drop in set at the Hollywood Laugh Factory for being unnecessarily mean and grotesque on stage. Cook told Laughspin exclusively, “I’ve always felt that comedians can’t be critics,” Cook added, referencing the fact that so many fellow comics had things to say. “They

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    Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

    While the traditional formula of a two-hander still works to this day (one plays “straight,” one plays crazy), a pair playing crazy in their own respective ways can be one of the most delightful things to watch. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, for example, hosting anything from their live show Crash Test at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles to the most recent Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on VH1 are

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    Dana Gould returns to television with a stellar stand-up set on Kimmel

    If you’ve been wondering what Dana Gould, longtime writer for The Simpsons, former writer at the Ben Stiller Show, and esteemed stand-up comedian (Chris Rock admitted to admiring Gould while auditioning for Saturday Night Live) has been up to– besides making this amazing short, United Monsters Talent Agency for AMC. Wonder no more. He’s back doing stand-up and is as funny as ever as evidenced by his appearance on Jimmy

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    Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

    For a show as beloved by both critics and key demographics as Modern Family is, it was only a matter of time before someone bothered to find something to pick on. Last night’s episode is such a case as it focuses on the daughter of Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) saying an explicit curse word, reports the Los Angeles Times. There are protest groups such as

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    Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

    It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas– many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking for stories of America (just an example), never gets made because comics’ schedules don’t allow for it. Other times, their schedules

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    Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

    After watching three episodes of Showtime’s new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn’t need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth interviews conducted by veteran comedian, writer and director David Steinberg with the most established names in comedy such as Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Robin Williams (pictured above).

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