• Watch Sarah Silverman teach 8-year-olds about comedy

    Sarah Silverman can teach the world a lot about comedy. But can she teach the world’s children about comedy? After watching the latest episode of Kevin Nealon’s AOL Web show Laugh Lessons, we here at Laughspin submit the following answer: Yes! In the episode, we find Silverman getting up close with a handful of 8-to-9-year-olds in the classroom. Together they explore whether poop or pee is funnier, what a “courtesy”

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    Margaret Cho joins ‘Makers’ initiative from AOL and PBS (Exclusive video)

    Perhaps known for her activism as much as she’s known for her comedy, it makes sense that Margaret Cho has been selected to participate in MAKERS, a multi-platform partnership between AOL and PBS. The goal of this initiative is to showcase the thousands of stories from more than 200 women who have made a meaningful and positive difference in the world. Some of the stories come from unknown women while

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    Video: Portlandia's Fred Armisen gives you a terrible guitar lesson

    Hey, Portlandia fans. Have you been able to manage your end-of-season withdrawal symptoms? Keep your chins up; the IFC series will return for a second season in January of 2012 with 10 new episodes! But now, to further assuage the emptiness you’ll feel until then, let’s check out the show’s star and creator, Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen in this new AOL video, wherein he learns us all a little

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    Fred Armisen on Portlandia: “We’re not lampooning Portland; we’re celebrating it”

    One of the smartest, weirdest comedies on TV these days is the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration Portlandia, on IFC. The show offers vignettes about life in Portland, Oregon, the progressive hipster haven home to many people we encounter on a regular basis: the aggressive bicyclist, the obnoxious locavore, the feminist bookstore owners. AOL Daybreak has a quick interview with Armisen about the project, where he comments on the real Portland

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    AOL continues overhaul, announces more comedy content

    AOL sure is working hard to overhaul their reputation! In addition to launching a late night video block featuring Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollak, and Kevin Smith, now comes news that AOL, Mark Burnett, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Coalition Films are collaborating to develop a series of comedy shorts based on the infamous CliffNotes literature study guides. The animated shorts will be available at AOL.com in the next year.

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