• Jon Stewart take on Trump supporters is kind. Too kind. (Opinion)

    Before I get into this let me just say that I understand this is a site that covers the world of comedy and that the following words may seem “off brand” for Laughspin. But take a few glances at your Twitter feed, populated with your favorite comedians, and shows like Last Week Tonight, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee — even Stephen Colbert who’s no longer exactly

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    John Oliver’s epic Donald Trump analysis is perfect (Video)

    The current season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ended in spectacular fashion on the back of a spectacularly terrible year. And that is why Oliver literally sets the year on fire in a way that would make John McClane proud. But before the HBO show signed off until the New Year Sunday, Oliver and his always-brilliant writing staff dragged us through the deepest, oozing wound of 2016— the

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    Watch: Dave Chappelle’s opening SNL monologue

    In what was arguably the most anticipated episode of Saturday Night Live in recent history due, in part, to our recent presidential election, in which American lost their fucking minds and sort of election and insane sociopath to our highest office and, in part, due to Dave Chappelle hosting the show, the veteran comedian delivered a wholly hilarious and thoughtful stand-up set. “Why do we have to say that black

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    SNL: Watch Kate McKinnon’s emotional tribute to Hillary Clinton, Leonard Cohen

    In spite of Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss to Donald Trump of the presidential election on Tuesday night,Kate McKinnon reprised her version of Clinton for Saturday Night Live’s cold open last night, in what will go down as the most emotional, somber opening of the sketch show’s history. Simultaneously honoring singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, who died the day before the election at age 82, McKinnon played Cohen’s classic and often-covered “Hallelujah” with

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    Rachel Bloom, Moby, Elizabeth Banks sing ‘Holy Sh*t (You’ve Got To Vote) for Funny Or Die (VIDEO)

    What do Rachel Bloom, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Naya Rivera, Paul Scheer, Moby, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch, Adam Pally and Adam Scott have in common? Well, in addition to all being talented entertainers, most of them in the business of comedy, they would all like it a lot if you went out and voted this coming Tuesday, Nov. 8. Holy Shit, do they want you to vote. For Hillary Clinton. To

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    Judd Apatow on Donald Trump: He’s a dangerous sociopath (VIDEO)

    Judd Apatow’s position on Donald Trump has been transparent since the Republicans basically handed him the nomination for president of the United States. A quick dip into Apatow’s Twitter feed will prove that much. But on a recent appearance of In Depth with Graham Bensinger – mostly a sports talk show – Apatow doubled down. “I think he’s a sociopath. I think he’s a very, very dangerous person,” Apatow says.

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    Why Louis C.K. analysis of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump voters is perfect (VIDEO)

    Last night Louis C.K. told Conan O’Brien why he’s voting for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Nov. 8. And in doing so, the veteran comedian laid out a perfect summation of the minds of those voting for Clinton, Trump or none of the above. “If you vote for Hillary you’re a grown up,” C.K. says. “If you vote for Trump you’re a sucker. If you don’t

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    Why SNL’s Black Jeopardy sketch with Tom Hanks was perfect (VIDEO)

    Depending on what side of the political fence you’re on, you may be thinking that Saturday Night Live has been killing it so far this season. Their comedy coverage of the three presidential debates starring Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump (the last of which dropped this weekend, naturally during the latest episode’s cold open) and one vice presidential debate has been, in my opinion,

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    Trevor Noah blasts Donald Trump ‘locker room talk’ excuse on Daily Show (Video)

    The leak of Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood video with Billy Bush, wherein the Republican presidential nominee explains that since he’s famous he’s allowed to grab women by the “pussy” among other things, has gone viral by epic proportions. At this point Billy Bush has been fired by NBC News, which includes the Today show. But Trump, himself his still on the campaign trail and, despite apologizing for his words, is

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    Larry The Cable Guy: I’ll vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton (UPDATE)

    UPDATE — 3:05 pm ET: Larry The Cable Guy appeared on SiriusXM, where he recorded an interview for The Raw Report, to further explain the comments he made about Hillary Clinton. The full interview will air Thursday at 3:30pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy SiriusXM 99. Here’s what he had to say about Clinton and Trump. I said something on FOX News today about how Hillary Clinton will destroy the country. Now

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    Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump presidential announcement (Video)

    Late Show with Stephen Colbert won’t premiere until September but the late night host is wasting no time getting involved in the 2016 presidential election. Following Donald Trump’s Tuesday announcement that he’ll be running for the nation’s highest office, Stephen Colbert was rolled out to a podium to make his own announcement. The comedian announced that he will still be hosting Late Show on CBS! Okay, well, we already knew

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

    I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with comedian Lisa Lampanelli — aka the Lovable Queen of Mean — at her Manhattan apartment for The Laughspin Podcast. We chatted about a great many things, including her dramatic weight loss, her new one-woman show called Skinny Bitch: NOT A Standup Comedy Show, her handful of dead ex-lovers, her plans for the future and much more. I should mention that during

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    Donald Trump sues Bill Maher for birther joke on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    In yet another move to further cement his position as the number one douchebag in the United States, Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for something the comedian said on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno one month ago. Playing off Trump’s then-recent announcement that he would donate $5 million to the charity or charities of Barack Obama’s choice (if the president provided proof he was a proper American citizen),

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    George Takei tells W. Kamau Bell that Donald Trump is ready to support gay rights (Video)

    Last night on Totally Biased, geek icon George Takei sat down with host W. Kamau Bell for a laid back chat about how the Star Trek favorite has evolved into a gay rights activist (after coming out, himself) and a social media guru at the age of 75. Takei also revealed that ultra-conservative and not-exactly-accepting rich guy Donald Trump might be ready to publicly support gay rights and marriage equality.

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