• Watch the Hannibal Buress documentary ‘A Week to Kill’ in its entirety

    For the week leading up to the taping of his first hour Comedy Central special Animal Furnace, Hannibal Buress was followed by filmmaker Ryan Ferguson. The resulting 40-minute documentary (which is part of the special’s DVD extras), A Week to Kill is now available in full for free online. Watch it below! A Week To Kill from Hannibal Buress on Vimeo.

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    Watch the entire two-hour Johnny Carson documentary

    The documentary honoring the original late-night host Johnny Carson that aired last night on PBS is now available online. The two-hour-long film is part of the PBS series ‘American Masters,’ which offers comprehensive film biographies of the people who have formed America’s broad cultural history. Watch the entire thing below! Watch Johnny Carson: King of Late Night on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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    Wanda Sykes: I didn’t sleep for a week after my first comedy show (Video)

    Comedian and star of the upcoming The Hot Flashes Wanda Sykes will appear on the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. this Sunday to trace her genealogy back through the centuries. Sykes also takes the show to the roots of her stand-up career. Watch the preview below, where she recalls a major fail from her early days. Watch Early Stand-Up Experience on PBS. See more from

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    Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

    The documentary American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night is set to premiere May 14 on PBS. In this preview, members of The Tonight Show — writer Raymond Siller, musician Doc Severinsen, talent coordinator Paul Block — and Conan O’Brien remember what it was like to watch Carson perform. “[The Tonight Show] was like a show business cathedral and Johnny was the king,” says Block. Check it out below!

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    Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

    With compelling musical numbers like “Who’s That Keepin’ It Real,” “Drive-By” and “Oh No She Di-in’t,” how is it you’ve likely never heard of the smash hit stage show Thugs, The Musical? Well, for one. I lied. It’s not a smash hit. And, secondly, it’s not a real show. But what’s very real is the faux documentary by the same name, created and written by comedian Kevin Avery. It premieres

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    Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

    Thanks to BBC ‘Storyville’ and Showtime, a documentary about the life of late comedian Richard Pryor will finally be made. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who is best known for her documentary on controversial director Roman Polanski, is taking lead on the untitled film for delivery to the BBC late this year or early next year. The film, commissioned by Showtime, is expected to air on that network, as well. Showtime announced

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    Watch Marc Maron in Morgan Spurlock’s series A Day in the Life

    Last week in a post about Marc Maron’s appearance on G4’s Attack of the Show, we teased his participation in famed documentarian Morgan Spurlock’s new series A Day in the Life, which is available through Hulu. Each Monday morning a new episode arrives, and today’s the day we get Maron (comedian Russell Peters gets the treatment later on in the season). So, check it out below, fools.

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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Watch the trailer and five clips from the upcoming Lenny Bruce documentary

    Who would’ve thought that a producer who has made a career working on reality shows like The Bachelor, High School Reunion and Cookin’ with Coolio, would have such a healthy respect for one of the comedy world’s most influential figures. But the fact is, Elan Gale is clearly passionate about the late Lenny Bruce. And to prove it, his long-in-the-making documentary Looking For Lenny will hit the digital marketplace March

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    Watch the trailer for Comedy Central’s “South Park” documentary

    We’ve been hearing vague details about the upcoming South Park documentary for weeks. The name of the program hadn’t even been announced. But today, we’re pleased to tell you it’s called 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park. And it has an official trailer, so you’ll be able to check out some clips from the completed film before it premieres on Oct. 9 at 10 pm ET. Well-respected

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    Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

    Remember when comedians W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito needed money for their Laughter Against the Machine Tour documentary? Well, they actually surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $20,000 to document their journey of bringing laughter to the most politically-charged cities in America. The LATM Tour has already started and they’re keeping a video log. In an almost classic start to any road film, their first dispatch is about

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    Inside the 9/11 documentary with Marc Maron; trailer released

    With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City fast approaching, mainstream media outlets have already been prepping extensive coverage, tributes and special programming. And we, of course, doing what we do at Laughspin, are interested in what the comedy world will do to acknowledge the historical date. But 10 years ago, New York-based actress and filmmaker Jodi Lennon was already exploring that idea– and only days

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    Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

    Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive, thoughtful, sweet, neurotic, angry and fucked up. Who wouldn’t want to learn more about people like that? We first learned about a crazy-exciting project

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    Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

    I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his characters are neurotic and scrawny and, well, weird, but there’s something magnetic about them. But, in spite of doing so much to raise the status of this character type, Woody’s a very,

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    Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

    Comedian W. Kamau Bell released one of the best stand-up comedy albums of last year, Face Full of Flour, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. He, along with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green set up a Kickstarter account to produce Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary. The comics are asking for donations to reach their goal of $20,000 to produce the documentary. For

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