• 11 comedians who are more conservative than you thought

    Stand-up comedians, as well as the rest of the entertainment industry, are typically seen as liberals and anti-Trump. Although you probably saw many popular comedy stars campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or encouraging a blue wave during last week’s midterm elections, it’s not common you see celebrities defending President Donald Trump. On Sunday, November 4, a pro-Trump “Deplorables” comedy tour kicked off in Dallas with a show the following night in Houston.

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    Spike TV renews Adam Carolla’s ‘Catch A Contractor’ for second season (Video)

    Podcasting pioneer and comedian Adam Carolla’s new Spike TV gig hosting Catch A Contractor seems to be working out well. The network has renewed the show for a 10-episode second season. Catch A Contractor follows Carolla, who worked as a carpenter before his Man Show days, helping homeowners who have been cheated by shady construction contractors. He catches people who financially take advantage of clients or leave homes totally unfinished.

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    Marc Maron and Adam Carolla talk technology on PBS Web series ‘Everything But The News’ (Video)

    The PBS original Web series Everything But The News with host Steve Goldbloom explores tech in California. Their newest episode, which launched this week on PBS’s YouTube page, examines the effects of technology on the state of comedy. Goldbloom talks to podcasters Marc Maron and Adam Carolla, as well as Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover. Goldbloom even brings his take on social media to the stage at his first-ever

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    Andy Kindler blasts Adam Carolla: He’s like Hitler if Hitler weren’t funny

    MONTREAL – Each year at Just For Laughs, the comedy elite and its rabid base of devoted hangers on awaits with eager anticipation for the zings. Specifically, the zings born from the State of the Industry Address during the conference portion of the festival– ComedyPro, as it was dubbed this year. And those zings are delivered by the reliable anger-ball that is Andy Kindler. Anyone familiar with Kindler’s caustic Yiddish-flavored

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    Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley join Dancing with the Stars, Dick once turned down the ABC show

    Comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley will compete on the sixteenth season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars this year, it was announced on Good Morning America today. But what people might not know is that Dick actually turned down an offer to be on the show during its first season in 2005. In an interview conducted in October of 2011, Dick told Laughspin he regretted his decision,

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    Comedy trio tells Adam Carolla to ‘Suck My D*ck’ in music video

    While he was promoting his latest book last June, popular podcaster and sort-of comedian Adam Carolla told the New York Post what he really thought about women’s place in the world of comedy. “They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff,” he began. ”The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier

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    Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and more to headline New York Comedy Festival

    This year’s New York Comedy Festival will run Nov. 7 – 11. The schedule was announced this week, and as always they’ve put together an impressive line-up. The ninth annual festival, in partnership with Comedy Central, brings Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams to the city’s biggest venues, including

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    Watch Adam Carolla’s pilot based on his ‘Crank Yankers’ character Birchum

    If you’re not still super mad at Adam Carolla for his recent controversial comments regarding women in comedy, you might like to check out the pilot for Birchum, which has just made its way onto the Internet. The titular character – a grouchy woodworking teacher who longs for the days where “other kids’ dads could hit you,” dates way back to Crank Yankers. A spin-off show was announced last year,

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    Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

    Go fuck yourself. Without a fraction of a second passing, that first sentence can be completely misinterpreted and spun out of context. Then, several hateful comment threads pop up around the Web without any investigation as to the simple questions of what, where, why or how. The unfortunate trade-off that Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and an army of other content sites, blogs, and social networking platforms have provided is that people

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    Al-Quaeda message board poster threatens David Letterman’s life

    According to an Al-Quaeda message board, the tongue of David Letterman, “a lowly Jew,” needs to be cut off. EW.com reports that Letterman made a jab at the recent death of suspected terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri; and now, somehow, that warrants the talk show host’s death. By the way, Letterman isn’t Jewish. Even though such threats have been leveled at comedians, humorists, and satirists before, the idea that one person

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    Adam Carolla’s “Crank Yankers” character, Birchum gets new life at Fox

    Former Man Show host and current podcast king Adam Carolla has teamed up with former King of the Hill executive producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky to start work on The Birchums, an animated series which has landed a presentation order from Fox. The Birchums is based on a character popularized by Carolla in the 1990’s on Los Angeles radio station KROQ’s Kevin and Bean morning show. The character, “Mr.

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    Adam Carolla steals Guinness World Record away from Ricky Gervais

    After challenging Ricky Gervais, who he jokingly called a communist, Adam Carolla and his podcast, broke the Guinness World Record for most downloads of a podcast, shattering the number Gervais once owned as the most. Carolla got to astonishing 59,574,843 downloads from 2009 to 2011 without even being mentioned in Rolling Stone’s Top Ten Comedy Podcasts of the Moment List. Not only is this an amazing accomplishment for Carolla who

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    A glance back at the South Beach Comedy Festival; Wanda Sykes, Adam Carolla and more

    Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival recently hit lower Miami Beach like an entertainment hurricane, providing a new nightlife option for local residents bored to tears with the 85 degree winters, golden beaches and clubs full of physically perfect people. On Wednesday, March 2, I took in the first show of the festival – Doug Benson at the Colony Theatre. In all fairness, it was 7:30 on a Wednesday night,

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    Doug Benson Interruption premieres Nov. 5 on Comedy Central; check out photos from premiere taping

    Comedy nerds across the country are already a bit familiar with comedian Doug Benson’s ongoing, years-long project dubbed The Benson Interruption. In short, it’s a live show hosted by the comedian, wherein comedian friends perform stand-up but then Benson — you guessed it — interrupts their sets. Think of it as controlled heckling, artfully being a dick, or something like that. Well, this little show with a dedicated cult following

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    Sarah Silverman, David Spade, more raise money for Todd Glass’ medical bills

    A few months ago comedian Todd Glass suffered a heart attack while performing on a Sarah Silverman and Friends show in LA. So, to help the burden of all those medical bills, Glass’ friends are producing a benefit show. David Spade has organized the event, rightfully titled the David Spade and Friends Comedy Benefit Show, and it features an excellent lineup: Sarah Silverman and Adam Carolla are just two of

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