• Laughspin Podcast, episode 72: Interview with Joe DeRosa

    It’s time for another edition of The Laughspin Podcast! Like some of my all time favorite comedians — Greg Giraldo (RIP), Marc Maron, Jim Norton, Louis C.K., Robert Kelly to name a few — Joe DeRosa is part of a crop of comedians who are, in my estimation, equally dedicated to making their audience laugh as well challenging the way they think (even if they’re not doing the latter consciously).

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 68: Donald Glover, Patrice O’Neal, Jim Gaffigan

    On a brand-spanking-new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I get peeved (that’s right, PEEVED!) about a YouTube “star” who blatantly stole jokes and ideas from the late Patrice O’Neal. Also, we listen to a new track from Joe DeRosa’s new album You Will Die, which comes out Sept. 3. And if that’s not enough we deliver news on Rashida Jones, Jim Gaffigan, Donald Glover, the Comedy Central Roast

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    The Laughspin Podcast, episode 54: The Lonely Island, Joe DeRosa, Jim Gaffigan

    On this new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I deliver great news about a Phil Hartman project, a new Anna Faris series and also some sad news about comedian Rick Shapiro and more. We also listen to a new song from Andy Samberg’s comedy group The Lonely Island, a clip from my interview with Jim Gaffigan and a preview of Joe DeRosa’s new comedy special! And much more!

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    Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

    Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb. 26 through March 1 at the Royale. The complete list of comedians is below. Nikki Glaser (pictured) Jared Logan Dan St. Germain Dan Soder Joe DeRosa Mike Lawrence Sean Patton Cristela

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    There will be cupcakes: Joe DeRosa and Nikki Glaser have a stressful picnic (Video)

    In the third installment of Official Comedy’s series We Should Break Up, comedians (and former real-life couple) Joe DeRosa and Nikki Glaser find themselves at odds (again)– but this time delicious cupcakes are involved. Check it out and let us know in the comments section how you think this situation was handled. Watch another episode here. Be sure to subscribe to the Laughspin Podcast for weekly comedy news, audio clips

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    Nikki Glaser and Joe DeRosa should seriously break up (Video)

    When a lovely lady is unfastening your belt so that she can perform oral pleasantries upon your genitals, there’s very little you can do to fuck it up. But as you’ll see in the first episode of We Should Break Up from Official Comedy, comedian Joe DeRosa proves it can be done. His girlfriend, played by comedian Nikki Glaser (the two used to date in real life!), plays the willing

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    Meet us in New York for Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa’s book release party and comedy show!

    On Tuesday, Oct. 16, comedians Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa will celebrate the release of their new book Cheat: A Man’s Guide to Infidelity (out Oct. 9) with two stacked shows in New York City as part of the annual CMJ Music Marathon. The dynamic duo will host 7 pm and 9:30 pm shows featuring Colin Quinn, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground

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    Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 5)

    Comedian Joe DeRosa has wrapped up his tour of Southeastern America in support of his new album, Return of the Son of Depression Auction. And if you’ve been paying attention to these here digital pages, you know that DeRosa has been happily vlogging his experience for your viewing pleasure. If you’ve missed those dispatches, you can catch up here. If you’re already caught up, check out Joe’s final entry below.

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    Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 4)

    If you’ve been paying close attention to these here pages, you might have noticed comedian Joe DeRosa’s tour videos. The man is traveling around the Southeastern region of this great country playing non-traditional venues all in the hopes of spreading the word about his newly released album Return of the Son of the Depression Auction. You can read our review of it here. Spoiler: we really like it. In this

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    Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 3)

    In his third dispatch from the road, Joe DeRosa finds some friends. Well, not “friends,” exactly. Let’s just say he gets some help. Or, maybe he gets whatever the opposite of help is. You’ll have to decide. Check it out below and be sure to watch Joe’s first two Laughspin tour vlogs here and here. Be sure to snag yourself a copy of Return Of The Son Of Depression Auction

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    Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 2)

    On Tuesday, we posted the first of comedian Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin video tour diaries. He’s currently touring the Southeast in support of his sophomore album, Return of the Son of Depression Auction. You can watch that dispatch here. But today, we have a brand new entry from Joe, wherein we find him driving, getting frustrated and shopping for movies. And in watching Joe, we learn a lot about the way

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    A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

    Just in case you’re not of the album buying/downloading ilk, comedy albums have been coming out in droves over the last few weeks. Yes, it’s that time of year again, comedy fans. OK, we’re only saying that because several quality comedy albums have come out recently– like Marc Maron’s This Has To Be Funny and Wyatt Cenac’s Comedy Person. And there’s more on the horizon! Here’s a list of albums

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    Exclusive video: Joe DeRosa’s Laughspin tour diary (Part 1)

    To support the release of his new album, Return Of The Son Of Depression Auction (read our review), comedian Joe DeRosa has allowed Laughspin and its readers to get an exclusive look inside his life on the road. DeRosa’s currently on a non-comedy-club tour of the country’s Southeastern region– including Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina and Tennessee. Not exactly the typical hot beds of comedy but DeRosa isn’t your

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    Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

    Last year saw the release of several brilliant comedy albums, one of which was undoubtedly Joe DeRosa’s dark gem The Depression Auction. The album is filled with DeRosa’s characteristic angst and frustration. More important, though, The Depression Auction is, in a word, real. On stage, DeRosa doesn’t hold back. You can hear it in his voice; you can even read it in his album track titles: “I’ve Never Been in

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    Exclusive: Comedians Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, Joe DeRosa talk about their new film, “Cheat”

    “We’ve all lived the life. We’re not proud of it. We’re not ashamed of it. We’re just presenting it,” Bill Burr tells me during a recent chat I had with him, Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa about their new short film, Cheat, which debuted at the TriBeCa Film Festival recently. He continues, “Joe was in a situation, it was basically the situation that we show in the movie.” As to

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