• Epix docuseries Unprotected Sets gives story behind the stand-up

    EPIX is giving the story behind the sets as it follows up-and-coming stand-up comedians in its new docuseries Unprotected Sets. The series premiered earlier this month on the premium network. Unlike most televised comedy, nothing is off limits. The comedians don’t only perform a set on the show, but also offers insights into what it’s like to entertain for a living. The EPIX channel is primarily known for re-releasing Hollywood

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    Jim Norton prefers baby wipes to toilet paper…and other personal revelations (Video)

    Have you ever wondered if Jim Norton prefers chocolate vs. vanilla or blondes vs. brunettes, then check out this Lightning Round Q&A video featuring the Louie comedian. The short video rallies off a bunch of questions ranging from sexual preferences to how he prefers to wipe his ass. If you can’t get enough of Norton, don’t worry. His latest one-hour stand-up special Contextually Inadequate premieres on Friday at 10pm EST

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    Watch Lewis Black’s ‘Old Yeller– Live at the Borgata’ exclusive video preview

    Lewis Black’s latest comedy colossus, Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata is as thick with incisive commentary about politics, Americans and technology as you’d expect. After all, this is Lewis Black we’re talking about. And over the years, the 65-year-old veteran has sort of carved out a massively deep niche– a niche embodied by millions of frustrated citizens of all backgrounds, religions and colors, all of them looking for release.

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    Win a signed Patton Oswalt ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’ poster

    In the unlikely event you don’t already know, the mighty Patton Oswalt has unleashed another masterful hour of comedy. It’s called Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time and it’s now available to watch on Epix through your television box as well as the network’s streaming service. If you don’t have Epix, you can sign up for a free trial here. And you can peep a few clips of the special here.

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    Patton Oswalt’s new comedy special will premiere on Epix in January

    Patton Oswalt’s newest comedy special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time will premiere on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 pm ET on Epix, the network announced today. The veteran’s latest offering, filmed at the Spreckles Theater in San Diego, will also make its basic cable premiere on Comedy Central in April. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, the new special finds Oswalt “tackling issues ranging from frozen food to the future of America,”

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    Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers, Michael Ian Black and Mike Myers talk comedy for Epix event (Exclusive video)

    During the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts this past June, the comedy loving folks at Epix were there to document a the All-Star Comedy Roundtable featuring host Michael Ian Black, Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers and Mike Myers. The full hour-long presentation will premiere on Epix on Oct. 25 at 8 pm ET, but for now we’ve got an exclusive clip. In it, Mike Myers talks about the origin

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

    Welcome to yet another episode of The Laughspin Podcast. This Friday on Epix — Aug. 23 at 10 pm ET to be exact — Jim Norton unleashes yet another hour of soul-sacrificing comedy. Recorded in Boston, the far-ranging American Degenerate finds the veteran comedian at his very best, deftly bouncing between the observational — John Travolta’s sex scandal, gun laws, the Pope, Casey Anthony — to personal stories about dealing

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 66: Tom Papa interview

    On this special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with one of my favorite comedians of all time– Tom Papa. We chat about his newest one-hour comedy special Freaked Out, which premieres July 26 at 10 pm ET on Epix and EpixHD.com (preview below). We also talk about family life, Papa’s friendship with Matt Damon, the amazing recurring radio program he writes, produces and hosts, the proper way

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    Sherri Shepherd on Chris Rock, her new comedy special, future of The View (Laughspin interview)

    Although she’s best known as one of five co-hosts on ABC’s wildly popular daytime chat fest The View, Sherri Shepherd has, is and – if she has her way – will always be a working stand-up comedian. Comedy nerds also know her as Angie, Tracy Morgan’s wife on 30 Rock (RIP). And still others have embraced her as an author; her book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat

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    Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

    If you’ve been following veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Jim Breuer’s stand-up comedy career over the last few years, you’re well aware the guy formerly most known as Goat Boy and uber pothead Brian from the cult comedy Half-Baked, has changed the focus of his joke-slinging ways. The once hard-partying comedian has become, as he explains it, “domesticated.” During a chat this week with Breuer, he tells

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    Jim Jefferies talks Fully Functional (premiering tonight) and new FX show Legit (Interview)

    I love when our readers leave their homes to support live stand-up comedy, but tonight I’m strongly suggesting you stay in, sit on your couch and watch the premiere of Jim Jefferies’ newest stand-up special Fully Functional. It’s going down at 10 pm EST on Epix. And having seen an advanced copy, I can tell you it’s worth an hour of your time. You can check out an exclusive preview

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    Jim Jefferies enjoyed having a lot of random sex (Exclusive preview video)

    Ever since the 2009 premiere of I Swear to God, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has endeared himself to thousands of comedy fans who love a good, honest, filthy story. On Oct. 26 at 10 pm EST, Epix will premiere his latest hour, Fully Functional, the follow-up to the masterful Alcoholocaust. And we’re psyched to give you this exclusive preview. We’re excited to check out Fully Functional not just for the

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    New Lewis Black, Jim Jefferies, Kevin Smith comedy specials coming to Epix

    The already pro-comedy network Epix is making its commitment to the art form even more clear. This morning, they announced they’re launching a monthly comedy showcase called Epix Comedy Unbound, which will air the last weekend of every month. “We are deepening our commitment to comedy by featuring the best of today’s stand-up comedians in our showcase and giving them free reign to push the envelope and bring our viewers

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    What would you do for a Jim Norton prize pack? (Exclusive giveaway)

    If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Jim Norton is unleashing his latest hour-long stand-up special Please Be Offended June 30 on Epix at 10 pm ET. If you didn’t know, now you do. We’ve been rolling out teasers to get you properly pumped for the event. And we’ve got a new one below: Ok, now on to some even more exciting business. We’re offering an exclusive giveaway. You

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    Jim Norton stand-up special preview: ‘I look like every disgruntled, creepy, white shooter’ (Video)

    For the last few days, we’ve been teasing you with videos promoting Jim Norton’s newest hour special, Please Be Offended, which goes down on Epix on June 30 at 10 pm ET. But today’s the first time we get to share a true preview from the actual taping. Below is a glorious three-minutes of Norton, wherein we find the veteran comedian expounding on airport security, and the idea that maybe

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