• Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Jim Gaffigan lands a deal with CBS to star in autobiographical comedy series

    As if Jim Gaffigan’s year could get any better – he successfully self-released a new album and stand-up special (Mr. Universe), he welcomed a new baby to his ever-growing family and is selling out theaters across the country – the prolific comedian just snagged a deal with CBS to write and star in his own series. The single-camera, as-of-yet-untitled show is will center around a man and his wife who

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    Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and more to headline New York Comedy Festival

    This year’s New York Comedy Festival will run Nov. 7 – 11. The schedule was announced this week, and as always they’ve put together an impressive line-up. The ninth annual festival, in partnership with Comedy Central, brings Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams to the city’s biggest venues, including

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    Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival announces lineup, Jim Gaffigan set to headline

    Jim Gaffigan will headline the sixth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, set to take over venues around Asheville, NC from Aug. 14 to 18. The hugely popular comedian  will play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday as part of “The America Tour,” and Ryan Singer (who’s album landed in our Top 10 Albums of Year list in 2010) is at the Altamont Theater on Friday. The festival attracts

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    Watch Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, Jason Sudeikis and more at the Webby Awards

    The Webby Awards — honoring the best online content — broadcasted live from New York City on Monday, and if you’re a comedy fan who doesn’t have a god-awful Internet connection that is constantly booting you off instant messenger and only allows you to download PDFs at a slug’s pace then you probably caught some of it before you gave up on the stream because it wouldn’t stop buffering. From

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    Webby Awards stream live today, so let’s watch Patton Oswalt

    The 16th Annual Webby Awards, created to honor online achievement, will be broadcast live in HD at thewebbyawards.com today at 5:30 pm EST (tune in at 4:30 pm EST if you want to check out the red carpet). The whole shebang will be hosted by Patton Oswalt, but other comedian types will also be on hand, including Louis C.K., who will accept the Webby Person of the Year award. Will

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    Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

    There are two lessons we can learn from Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan– the trio of comedians who successfully self-released their own new comedy specials. The first lesson is that it works, IF — and it’s a big “if” — you have a large enough fanbase. The second lesson is that — and I’m totally going to use a horrible cliche — you can have your cake and

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    Jim Gaffigan wants us to eat our next Kit Kat like it’s a pan flute (Video)

    Whoa, whoah, whoah. This whole Jim Gaffigan explaining how to compulsively eat ice cream late at night thing wasn’t just a one-off? It’s a series of videos, of which there are at least four! The second one, which covers how and when to properly eat candy, went live this week. After watching, I promise to forever eat Kit Kats like they are pan flutes. Let us know what lessons you

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    Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

    In March, I had the great pleasure of attending the second Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 10-day event raises money for the city’s chapter of Gilda’s Club, which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Founded in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club locations can be found across the country. While I was busy taking in shows and interviewing as many comedians as possible, photographer Brian

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    Jim Gaffigan reveals his personal ice cream eating techniques (Video)

    Longtime fans of Jim Gaffigan will proudly remember the comedian’s six-and-a-half minute final track on his 2004 album The Last Supper, wherein he reveals the process he uses to prepare a microwaved hot dog. Well, seven years later, he’s back in the kitchen, generously offering more tips on how to enjoy our favorite foods. Oh, and reminding us that his self-released special Mr. Universe is now available on his official

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    Jim Gaffigan’s infomercial for ‘Mr. Universe’ is amazing (Video)

    Today’s the day, folks! Jim Gaffigan’s newest stand-up special Mr. Universe has finally arrived in stores exclusively online at JimGaffigan.com and it can be all yours for a measly $5– $1, of which goes to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps wounded veterans and their families. But, stop! Wait! There’s more… And yep, that’s Gaffigan’s wife (and writing partner) Jeannie pictured above and co-starring in the video, along with his

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    Jim Gaffigan is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Video)

    The similarities between Jim Gaffigan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been obvious for years, but with the release of this latest video, it’s more clear than ever. And it seems the dictator is kind of a huge fan of Gaffigan. We don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say Ahmadinejad’s message has something to do with Gaffigan’s self-released special Mr. Universe, hitting JimGaffigan.com on April 11.

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    Jim Gaffigan releases preview, backstage videos from self-released special ‘Mr Universe’

    The release of Jim Gaffigan’s latest stand-up comedy special — all 75 minutes of it — happens on April 11. Like Louis C.K. and mostl recently Aziz Ansari, the mighty Gaffigan will make Mr. Universe exclusively available through JimGaffigan.com for only $5! Stream it; download it– the choice is yours, so long as you got a 5-spot. Need some priming? Check out this preview below! And what’s this? Let’s peep

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    Aziz Ansari releases ‘Dangerously Delicious’ for $5 through his website

    Without any warning, Aziz Ansari has released his newest stand-up special Dangerously Delicious– independently, through his website and for only $5. Once you lay your money down, you have the option to download the special or simply stream it. In other words, he Louis C.K.’ed it. At about 6:30 am EST, Asnari tweeted out, “Go to azizansari.com & download my new standup special before everyone wakes up for only $5!”

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    Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan help raise $42,000 for autism school

    Comedians Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and Keith Robinson performed tonight at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston in an effort to raise money for the New England Center for Children, a school for autism. By the end of the night, the NECC realized a $42,000 contribution thanks to the comedians and hundreds of enthusiastic comedy fans. The show came together quickly, as we reported late Friday, with C.K. agreeing to do

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