• RIP Kevin Barnett: Comedians pay tribute to rising stand-up

    We regret to report that stand-up comedian Kevin Barnett passed away. The news rocked the New York City stand-up scene Tuesday morning, though comedians nationwide have expressed their sorrow. Details around his death are limited, but Deadline reports that he “died suddenly” vacationing in Mexico. He was 32-years-old. Barnett is probably most known for his truTV sketch comedy series Friends of the People, though the writer-performer has also shown up

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    Laughspin chat with truTV’s Friends of the People producers, cast members Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz

    If you haven’t been watching truTV’s newest and first sketch comedy series Friends of the People, you are truly missing out. Fear, not, though. You can right your past wrongs by tuning into the stellar new series every Tuesday at 10 pm ET on truTV or by checking out the show’s official site, which has tons of videos and cool extras. You may have already caught our interview with Friends

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    Win $250 Amazon Gift Card from truTV’s Friends of the People!

    TruTV premiered its very first sketch comedy series Friends of the People this past Tuesday. And if you haven’t peeped it, make sure to head on over to the show’s official site to watch some videos. We promise you’ll love it. To celebrate the premiere Friends of the People executive producers, head writers and castmembers Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz are offering Laughspin readers a chance to win a $250

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    TruTV orders its first-ever sketch comedy show

    TruTV has added a new sketch comedy show to its comedy line-up. Friends Of The People will launch this summer with a 10-episode order from the network. The sketch show stars an impressive line-up of comedians, who will also serve as writers and executive producers: Kevin Barnett (pictured, Guy Code), Jennifer Bartels (In Living Color reboot), Jermaine Fowler (Comedy Underground With Dave Attell), Lil Rel Howery (In Living Color reboot),

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    Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

    MONTREAL – After the rich and varied display of the comics from the early, 7 pm incarnation of the New Faces show, the 9 pm-ers were left with an order to fill about as tall as first rounder Cy Amundson. (Seriously, have you seen that guy? They don’t call him the Larry Bird of comedy just because he’s white.) But fulfill it they did, and to great success, too. Inter-spliced

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