• Chris Christie asks comedy community to spread the word about Hurricane Sandy

    Unless you’ve been hiding under your covers for the last few days — and why wouldn’t you be? — you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashing out at House Speaker John Boehner for dragging his feet on the Hurricane Sandy relief money or calling for stricter background checks on gun owners. Dude is pissed, ok? But today, we get a more gentle Christie as he released

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    Stephen Colbert gives nearly $800K of Super PAC funds to Hurricane Sandy relief, wounded soldiers, more

    The funds remaining in Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow – which he created to expose the inherent problems with organizations raising money for presidential candidates without having to disclose its contributions’ origins – will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a wounded soldiers fund and, fittingly, “two pro-transparency groups who fight against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics.” Colbert made the announcement

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    Adam Sandler brings the house down at Hurricane Sandy benefit with his take on ‘Hallelujah’ (Video)

    Last night, every entertainer in the world came together onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. But when Adam Sandler, accompanied by Paul Shaffer, delivered his rendition of the always-emotional “Hallelujah,” (its use in Shrek is even moving), the thousands in attendance couldn’t help but laugh and cry simultaneously. Check out the full performance below. Be sure to subscribe to the

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    Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm will perform at Hurricane Sandy benefit

    Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Will Ferrell, among others, will join together for an all-star show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Mad Men star and popular guy in the world of LA comedians, Jon Hamm will host the show, which will also include music by Beck, according to Deadline. All of the monies raised at the show, dubbed We

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    Louis C.K. will perform Staten Island benefit shows, giving away tickets to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Never one to back away from a good deed opportunity, Louis C.K. is set to perform two shows on Nov. 17 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, arguably the hardest hit of those affected on the East Coast. And fittingly, C.K. will do the shows on the island at the St. George Theatre, which is where C.K. performed during last year’s New York Comedy Festival. To

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    You should read Louis C.K.’s lovely message from his dressing room at Saturday Night Live

    We’re just a little bit more than three hours away from watching Louis C.K. host Saturday Night Live for the first time in his career. It’s an event that caps off an incredibly successful career for the veteran comedian. And just moments ago he sent out the below e-mail to his distribution list. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we shared it with you, dear Laughspinners in the event you

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    You should read comedian Rob Delaney’s message to voters

    Though he’s widely known for his hilarious, off-color quips on Twitter, comedian Rob Delaney has, in recent months, become increasingly vocal about the presidential election. Over the summer, in fact, his tweets became the most re-tweeted on the subject of Mitt Romney. Delaney has now harnessed his influence — 648,000 Twitter followers and rising — to encourage Americans to vote for Barack Obama on Nov. 6., reasoning, among other things,

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    Louis C.K. postpones shows due to Hurricane Sandy, doesn’t want a pole to ‘smash your face in’

    Due to the New York City metro area arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Louis C.K. has cancelled his shows tonight, the last of his Manhattan dates on his current tour. “I know that a lot of people are excited to come and they are fine with taking the chance,” C.K. says about the two shows scheduled at City Center, “but I really don’t want a pole to smash your face in

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