13 comedians’ surprising first roles

Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander Regrets Criticism of Heidi Swedberg, who played fiancee Susan

There are times in life when someone says something out of turn and they wish they could have another take to get the story right. That’s what former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander tried to do today in defense of recent comments he made about a former co-star. While appearing on The Howard Stern Show yesterday, Alexander told the King of All Media that show runners of the ultra-successful sitcom killed

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Jason Alexander’s Son Is Dating Architect; Former ‘George Costanza’ From ‘Seinfeld’ Tweets About ‘Brutal Irony’

Jason Alexander is years removed from  his Seinfeld days, but it seems he can’t escape the role that made him famous. Even his personal life is starting to imitate the world of George Costanza. Alexander shared this fact last week with the below tweet. In a flagrant display of brutal irony, my son is currently dating an architect. — jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 3, 2014 Of course, Jason Alexander’s Seinfeld

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Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

Steve Carell’s celebrity improv game show Riot has been ordered to series and will feature famous guests including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Carell himself! Originally developed under the name Slide Show, Riot has a regular cast of contestants playing improv games with Hollywood celebrities while on a stage that is slanted at a 22-degree angle. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Wipeout!. Executive producer and contestant Carell brought

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson’s disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and his wife, Karen, have declared Oct. 23 National “Tell a Joke for Parkinson’s Day.” Apparently

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Seinfeld stars Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will reunite on Kirstie Alley’s new show on TV Land

TV Land’s upcoming sitcom Kirstie, starring former Cheers star Kirstie Alley, is reuniting the dynamic duo from iconic NBC sitcom, Seinfeld. Jason Alexander will guest star, joining Michael Richards, who will be a regular on the show. “It is a strange and wonderful thing to be working on a brand new show yet surrounded by familiar faces and friends,” said Alexander when asked about working on Kirstie. He’s even alluded

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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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Jason Alexander in new Nickelback video makes us hate Nickelback less (Video)

You’ve spent years loathing Nickelback– and for good reason. In short, they represent everything that’s wrong with contemporary rock music: trite, earnest, pandering. Lame. But now, they go and do this. They cast Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander in a new video for their song “Trying Not to Love You” alongside former Baywatch star Brooke Burns in what ultimately becomes a purposely absurd, and genuinely funny short film. The video’s only

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Jason Alexander directs Hollywood train wreck Courtney Stodden in Funny Or Die video

Do you know who Courtney Stodden is? In short, she’s an aspiring 17-year-old country singer who got really famous over the past year because she married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, who’s had roles on Lost and 24. To her credit, however, she’s not just famous for her nuptials; she’s famous for acting like a total moron during interviews (read: drugs?) and for tweeting and saying the most asinine things imaginable

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No joke: Jason Alexander summoned to Jerusalem for peace advice

When an international conflict – like, say, the Israel-Palestinian conflict – is extremely politically and religiously charged, what’s a leader to do? How does a leader even begin going about trying to solve a conflict like that? Here’s the answer. Two words: George Costanza. Seriously. According to the Associated Press, Jason Alexander, famous for portraying the rotund neurotic on NBC’s super-hit Seinfeld back in the glory days of the 1990s,

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