• Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

    The staunchly independent stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his podcast, simply named Doug Stanhope’s Podcast, to the All Things Comedy network. It only goes to show how much Stanhope believes in  the by-comics-for-comics nature of the podcasting network founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal. Full disclosure, the Laughspin Podcast is also on the All Things Comedy network, where Stanhope will join Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, Madrigal’s Minivan Men

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    Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir, more perform All Things Comedy first NYC live comedy show– get the details!

    All Things Comedy, the podcast and video network/comedian community founded by Al Madrigal and Bill Burr are presenting their first ever live comedy show in New York this tomorrow– that’s Weds, April 30 at The Stand. Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Dan St. Germain, Todd Barry and Ari Shaffir are scheduled to perform on the show, which starts 8 pm. Comedian Sean Donnelly is set to host. To snag your tickets

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    Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, episode 4: Al Madrigal, Moshe Kasher, Arj Barker (Audio)

    This week on Laugh Tracks, we go back to California to listen to some Golden State-bred comedians. Let’s get to it, shall we? MOSHE KASHER – He wrote an incredible book called Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 and has recently dropped by @Midnight and The Pete Holmes Show and can

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    Bill Burr and Al Madrigal holding live auction for Wounded Warrior Project

    On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 pm EST, comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting a live garage sale on Laffster.com, a live streaming video service that’s all about the comedy. During the broadcast, Burr and Madrigal will be auctioning off some stellar comedy swag to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. They’ll also be hosting some very special guests, who will come armed with their

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    Al Madrigal of the Daily Show explains why Republicans refuse to reverse government shutdown (Video)

    Over the last few days, there’s been the implication in Washington that Republicans in the House of Representatives would actually vote to end this absurd partial government shutdown— if it weren’t for their insane local districts who may not reelect them. Of course, this poses quite the dilemma. Those reasonable House members want to vote to help people but just can’t. Luckily, Jon Stewart and Al Madrigal shed some light

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    Dave Chappelle, Conchords lead a diverse group at Oddball Comedy Festival (Review)

    AUSTIN — If there’s one thing I learned at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival yesterday evening, it’s that Austin, Texas is a really, really hot place to kick off a national tour if said tour is hosted outdoors in August. If there are two things I learned, it’s that Dave Chappelle is back. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Fourteen thousand people braved the heat and the

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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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    DOMA is overturned and Daily Show correspondents Al Madrigal and Jason Jones get married (Video)

    Yesterday the Supreme Court finally overturned a nearly 20-year law that defined “marriage” as the union between a man and a woman only– aka the Defense of Marriage Act, aka DOMA. As a result gay couples will now enjoy the same federal benefits straight married couples have for decades. And as expected, last night’s DOMA coverage on The Daily Show was outstanding. It featured a report from Samantha Bee and

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    Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

    Tomorrow is Father’s Day, so whether he was your greatest idol growing up or a complete dead beat, you are obligated to acknowledge his existence. And if you’re a dad, milk it for all it’s worth. It’s the one day each year when your kids have to think of your positive qualities long enough to pick out a hallmark card and scribble their names on it. In honor of Father’s

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    Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

    CHICAGO — In the absence of a high profile hockey game and a bombastically hyped thunderstorm, day four of Just For Laughs Chicago was a heavily attended night of wildly different styles of comedy. After seeing Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal deliver some palatable stand-up to the nearly sold out Chicago Theatre, I headed down to Stage 773 for Bryan Cook’s Erotic Fan Fiction, where Kyle Kinane, Ben

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    NBC reveals new comedy schedule, trailers for Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes shows and more (Videos + Photos)

    As is usually the case each year, NBC’s new schedule contains the most new comedies of all the major networks, with only two – Parks and Recreation and Community – returning. And just like last year, despite the release of its new programming, Community is nowhere to be found on the fall schedule. Our guess is that they’ll hold it again for spring – since it’s not even mentioned in

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    NBC greenlights Sean Hayes series and two other new comedies (Updated)

    May 10, 12:50 pm ET — NBC greenlighted a new series from Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence, reports Deadline. It’s called Undateable and it will star Chris D’Elia, who played opposite Whitney Cummings for two seasons of Whitney, which was canceled yesterday. MORE NBC SHOW NEWS HERE. —– As we await tonight’s season-four finale of Community – and more importantly, the fate of the entire series – NBC

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 51: Interview with Al Madrigal of The Daily Show

    As the Senior Latino Correspondent – or is it the Senior Immigration Correspondent? – Al Madrigal has been at the center of some of the sharpest, most satisfying field pieces on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for the past two years. It took little time for the San Francisco-bred comedian to find his calling on what is arguably the most influential, respected comedy program of all time— and as

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    Al Madrigal, Bill Burr launch All Things Comedy network with a little help from their friends

    In the ever-growing spirit of comedy community DIY ethics, All Things Comedy officially launched today. The brainchild of comedians Al Madrigal and Bill Burr, ATC is a comedy network boasting 11 of the most well-respected comedy podcasts, including Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, The Long Shot Podcast featuring Eddie Pepitone and Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. Each of the podcasts, powered by SoundCloud and integrated with social media, can be streamed at

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    NBC cancels Hank Azaria’s new comedy “Free Agents”

    Despite an aggressive Twitter campaign launched Monday by the show’s star Hank Azaria and carried on through yesterday — with most of the cast and even friends of the cast joining in — NBC has canceled Free Agents. The tweet pleas asking folks to tune in to last night’s episode was not enough. Although the program garnered mostly solid reviews, Free Agents was pitted against some stiff competition. The show,

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