• Laughspin Podcast, episode 80: Mike Birbiglia interview

    On a brand new special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I chat with comedian Mike Birbiglia, who has just released a new CD, DVD and digital download called My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. If the title sounds familiar, it’s because this impeccable mix of straight-up stand-up and expertly crafted stories had a long successful life well before it was available for home consumption. I’m talking about a life that included 81 sold-out

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 79: Monty Python, John Oliver, The Simpsons (also strip clubs)

    This week on The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I discuss the Monty Python reunion, the sad cancelation of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, why John Oliver is leaving the Daily Show, the future of The Simpsons and many more comedy news tidbits. We also talk a lot about strip clubs. So there’s that. If you are not a subscriber to The Laughspin Podcast, please do subscribe. Under the audio

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 78: Interview with Vince August

    In September, comedian Vince August was forced to make a nearly impossible decision– either quit comedy or quit his job as a municipal court judge. In a story that has grabbed headlines from every major news outlet in America — not to mention England, Russia, China and more — the Supreme Court forced the veteran comic to choose. “The judge’s acting and comedy career is incompatible with the Code of

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

    Two days ago, just hours after finding out two of his best friends are dead — one due to an infection; the other from suicide — comedian Doug Stanhope sat down with with me in the green room at Levity Live comedy club in West Nyack, NY. Stanhope talks about what happened with his two friends, a married couple who lived next door to him in Bisbee, AZ. He also

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    Marc Maron reveals on his podcast WTF that his engagement is over

    While it’s not out of the ordinary for Marc Maron to bare his soul during his wildly popular podcast WTF, a new episode released today finds the comedian in a haltingly raw place. At the top of the show, before tossing to his interview with actress Natasha Lyonne of Orange is the New Black, he reveals to his audience that he has broken up with his fiancé Jess. Like all

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 75: Marc Maron, Amy Poehler, Kevin Hart

    On this new episode of The Laughspin Podcast (leave a review!), Mike and I listen to new a new clip from Marc Maron’s special Thinky Pain – now on Netflix – and a track from comedian Paul Hooper’s new album Tense & Uncomfortable. We also deliver some news about Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart and more—like my recent chat with Steve-O! Also I make a sweet National Lampoon’s European

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 74: Dave Chappelle, Johnny Carson, Big Bang Theory

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Dave Chappelle’s two new projects (we speculate as to what they might be), the cast of the Big Bang Theory asking for tons of money per episode, the new Johnny Carson project and so much more. This episode is a bit more free-form than most, so let us know what you think. Either way, I hope you

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 73: Doug Stanhope, Kathleen Madigan, John Caparulo

    This week Mike and I play new tracks from Doug Stanhope (his new album Beer Hall Putsch is out Sept. 17 and the special is currently streaming on Netflix), Kathleen Madigan (her new album Madigan Again is now streaming on Netflix) and John Caparulo (his new album Come Inside Me is out Sept. 17) as well as deliver excellent news bits on Bob Odenkirk’s starring role in a Breaking Bad

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 71: Jon Lajoie, Greg Fitzsimmons, Amy Schumer

    After a week off from the traditional news-delivering Laughspin Podcast – you missed my amazing Jim Norton interview? – Mike and I are back to entertain and educate you in the ways of the comedy world. In this episode we listen to a new song from Jon Lajoie (maybe you know him as Taco from The League) about that Miley Cyrus performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. We also

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

    Welcome to yet another episode of The Laughspin Podcast. This Friday on Epix — Aug. 23 at 10 pm ET to be exact — Jim Norton unleashes yet another hour of soul-sacrificing comedy. Recorded in Boston, the far-ranging American Degenerate finds the veteran comedian at his very best, deftly bouncing between the observational — John Travolta’s sex scandal, gun laws, the Pope, Casey Anthony — to personal stories about dealing

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    Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

    Attention, L.A based readers! All Things Comedy, the umbrella comedian and podcast network of which The Laughspin Podcast is a member, is putting on a show and ATC fan gathering at Largo. On Aug. 28, Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting an evening of stand-up featuring Brendon Walsh, Ian Edwards, Tom Papa, Christina Pazsitzky and Eddie Pepitone. Get discounted tickets at Largo-LA.com and use coupon code “ATC” at

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 69: D.L. Hughley, Alec Baldwin, Bret McKenzie

    It’s time for yet another edition of The Laughspin Podcast, where each week we deliver the latest comedy news to your earholes! This week’s show starts of a bit off-script. I decided it was a good time for me to complain a little and ask questions about the sheer amount of information online and how the hell I’m supposed to keep up with it without having panic attacks. But fear

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    Comedian Eddie Pepitone is launching his own podcast

    After three-and-a-half years as a co-host on the popular Longshot Podcast, comedian Eddie Pepitone is exiting the show to start his own. “I’ve wanted to do my own podcast for a while,” Pepitone says on the newest episode of The Longshot. “I really have loved doing this podcast, it’s so much fun. I feel like I just want to dedicate myself to do doing my own thing, which I’ve wanted

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 68: Donald Glover, Patrice O’Neal, Jim Gaffigan

    On a brand-spanking-new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I get peeved (that’s right, PEEVED!) about a YouTube “star” who blatantly stole jokes and ideas from the late Patrice O’Neal. Also, we listen to a new track from Joe DeRosa’s new album You Will Die, which comes out Sept. 3. And if that’s not enough we deliver news on Rashida Jones, Jim Gaffigan, Donald Glover, the Comedy Central Roast

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 67: Patrice O’Neal, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle

    This week we listen to an unreleased track from Patrice O’Neal, which appears on a new album — fittingly titled Unreleased — out on Aug. 20. We also sample a portion of Colin Quinn’s keynote address at last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal (you can listen to the entire thing here), and we hear Jason Sudeikis tell David Letterman about his departure from Saturday Night Live. Plus: news

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