• 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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    Paul Scheer graciously answers our absurd questions (Laughspin interview)

    You might know Paul Scheer as Andre from cult favorite series The League or Trent in NTSF:SD:SUV::, which just launched a new season last night on Adult Swim! Maybe you know him as Robby Z in last season’s Burning Love. And if the name doesn’t ring a bell, look him up. We’ll wait. Because you definitely know who he is. A few weeks ago, Scheer held a live taping of

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    The Gospel of Greg Proops: A selection of truths, as heard on The Smartest Man in the World

    In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines, our hero enlightens as he entertains. Perched at a table on stage, his noble Proops plucks Vodka-fueled anecdotes on world history and

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 66: Tom Papa interview

    On this special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with one of my favorite comedians of all time– Tom Papa. We chat about his newest one-hour comedy special Freaked Out, which premieres July 26 at 10 pm ET on Epix and EpixHD.com (preview below). We also talk about family life, Papa’s friendship with Matt Damon, the amazing recurring radio program he writes, produces and hosts, the proper way

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 65: Jerry Seinfeld, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I listen to new tracks from comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Kurt Braunohler and we hear Jerry Seinfeld answer questions from the audience at Late Nigh with Jimmy Fallon. Also, we deliver some news on Donald Glover, Dane Cook, and we check out part of my new interview with Brian Regan– and so much more. This episode is brought to you

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 60: Lewis Black, Russell Brand, Tenacious D and more!

    On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike goes solo because I was on an important mission– or something like that. He gifts you earholes with new audio from Lewis Black’s recent college graduations speech, Whitest Kids ‘U Know star Trevor Moore’s plans to destroy the NSA and Russell Brand’s brilliant destruction of dopey news anchors on MSNBC. In addition to all that, there’s news about Dave Chappelle, Patton

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 59: Myq Kaplan interview from LaughFest

    For this special edition of the Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with comedian Myq Kaplan while I was in Grand Rapids covering Gilda’s LaughFest, which you should seriously check out. During the course of our chat, we touch on how I can become a better drinker, Myq’s newly-released album Meat Robot – which you should download immediately – his upcoming hour special and more. But honestly, we spend most of

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    Comedian Tom Rhodes interviews demonized Internet guru Kim Dotcom (Audio)

    If you follow comedian Tom Rhodes’ podcast, Tom Rhodes Radio (and you should) you know the veteran comedian regularly treats his listeners to in-depth, heartfelt interviews with his guests. But scoring his latest guest was somewhat of a coup. While in New Zealand for the country’s comedy festival, Rhodes convinced the elusive, demonized Internet guru Kim Dotcom to sit for an interview. In fact, Dotcom invited him into his heavily

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

    On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We’ll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between comedian Jim Norton and feminist writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. We also deliver news on Will Ferrell’s

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    Jay Leno: I would perform stand-up after Richard Pryor so I’d bomb (Audio)

    In an interview on this week’s The Paul Mecurio Show, Jay Leno talked candidly to comedian Paul Mecurio about his days as a struggling comic, sleeping outside or crashing on friends’ couches, and how he slowly made it big. One of his many words of wisdom for young comics was to go on after comic legends and just watch your set bomb. “Keep trying to find the place where they’re

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 56: SNL shakeup, Eddie Pepitone, TV preview, Amy Poehler, more

    This week Mike and I round-up the new comedies hitting the major networks this fall, plus news on Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader and more. And you get to hear a new track from comedian Mike Lawrence’s new album, a favorite bit from SNL character Stefon and listen to a bizarre commercial for Rob Delaney’s new boardgame. AND, listen up for a very cool Eddie Pepitone giveaway! Each week

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    The Laughspin Podcast, episode 54: The Lonely Island, Joe DeRosa, Jim Gaffigan

    On this new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I deliver great news about a Phil Hartman project, a new Anna Faris series and also some sad news about comedian Rick Shapiro and more. We also listen to a new song from Andy Samberg’s comedy group The Lonely Island, a clip from my interview with Jim Gaffigan and a preview of Joe DeRosa’s new comedy special! And much more!

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 53: Jim Gaffigan interview

    Jim Gaffigan has added yet another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate life. The comedian, actor of television, film and yes, even Broadway, will officially become an author, as his parenting-themed book Dad is Fat becomes available in stores and online May 7. To be clear, this is not an advice book. If you know even a little about the veteran comedian, you know he’s not the type to claim he’s

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