• New York comedian debriefs 101 rejections on Today

    New York comic and Laughspin contributor Emily Winter impressed NBC’s Today show Monday morning with her ability to handle rejection. Winter recently published a piece in The New York Times about her 2018 New Years Resolution to get rejected 100 times—she closed last year with 101 sought-after noes. Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones spoke with Winter about how she quit her stable job to pursue comedy and how she resolved to

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    Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb declare winner in ‘Today’ comedian contest (Video)

    In the second of its monthly “Quest for the Best” segment, NBC’s Today chose the best stand-up comedian. With Al Roker emceeing and surprise celebrity judges (and seasoned comedy experts…?) Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb presiding, three lucky up-and-coming comics made their daytime television debut from the Rockefeller Center studios in New York City. The “Quest for the Best” begins each month with a call for submissions in a

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