• New Jim Norton album ‘No Baby For You’ out Dec. 11 (Exclusive audio previews)

    Over the last decade, Jim Norton has become one of the most prolific comedians of our time, releasing two best-selling books, three albums and a pair of one-hour stand-up specials, including his latest Please Be Offended, which premiered in June on Epix. And on Dec. 11, Norton will gift the comedy world with No Baby For You!, the follow-up to his 2011 album Despicable, which landed on Laughspin’s list of

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    Exclusive: Key and Peele talk Obama and Luther, hopes for the next four years and more! (Audio)

    Last night I had the chance to speak with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, the creators and stars of Comedy Central’s hit sketch series Key & Peele. It went down at the network’s Indecision election night party in New York City. We got to talk about their hopes for the election (at the time of the interview Obama was showing a slight lead), what they want out of their show

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    The Laughspin Audio Interview with Sarah Colonna

    While in Montreal last week for the 30th anniversary of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, I got a chance to sit down with comedian Sarah Colonna, who was there, in part, to accept the honor of being named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch. In addition to headlining comedy clubs across the country, Colonna is also a writer and producer on Chelsea Lately (and therefore a co-star of

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    Review: Tenacious D’s ‘Rize of the Fenix’ is better than most ‘real’ rock albums

    “When the Pick of Destiny was released it was a bomb, and all the critics said that The D was done. The sun had set and the chapter had closed. But one thing no one thought about was The D would rise again — just like the phoenix.” These words enticingly open Tenacious D’s new album and its title track Rize of the Fenix,  which dropped this week. The song

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    11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

    Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian will tell a story about his or her day to break up the more scripted part of their

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    Listen to Marc Maron’s keynote address from Just For Laughs

    You may have already read our review of the keynote address Marc Maron delivered on Friday at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. If not, you can go here. Or if you’d rather, you can just listen to the whole thing here. Check it out and let us know what you think. Marc Maron’s keynote address from Just For Laughs — July 28, 2011 by dgadino

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    All Over Your Face: a Garfunkel and Oates money shot worth listening to

    Did you hear the good news? No, not that “thousands of years old gospel” Good News, but the release of the second Garfunkel and Oates album All Over Your Face. The album was released Tuesday on iTunes and CDBaby.com and has dominated the number one spot on the iTunes comedy album chart ever since. If you keep up with Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci in the social networking-verse, then you’re

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    Marc Maron interviews Robin Williams: tackles joke theft, divorce, heart surgery, alcoholism

    On Friday, we posted some previews of Marc Maron’s interview with Robin Williams. Now, comedy fans, the entire episode of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast wherein the interview is housed, is up. And you should get there immediately. But if you missed the previews on Friday or just wanted to get a quick taste of the interview before you head on over, there’s a trio of clips below. If not, listen

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