• Celebrity Name Game: Kevin Nealon pleads with Craig Ferguson (Exclusive video)

    Ever since he vacated his post at the Late Late Show in 2014 after nine seasons, Craig Ferguson has been honing is stand-up act and employing his already-deft hosting skills to head up Celebrity Name Game, the syndicated gameshow created by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s production company. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Celebrity Name Game, here’s the deal: Celebrities — think Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Gibson, Rachel Bloom, Julie Chen,

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    Watch Sarah Silverman teach 8-year-olds about comedy

    Sarah Silverman can teach the world a lot about comedy. But can she teach the world’s children about comedy? After watching the latest episode of Kevin Nealon’s AOL Web show Laugh Lessons, we here at Laughspin submit the following answer: Yes! In the episode, we find Silverman getting up close with a handful of 8-to-9-year-olds in the classroom. Together they explore whether poop or pee is funnier, what a “courtesy”

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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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    Kevin Nealon on his new album, being willfully naive and more! (Laughspin interview)

    Since the series finale of Showtime’s Emmy-winning pot-themed series Weeds, we’ve seen a lot less of Nevin Nealon on our small screens. It’s bittersweet, of course, for comedy fans. But life after eight seasons of playing Doug Wilson finds the 59-year-old Saturday Night Live favorite as creative and prolific as ever, having just released his stellar new album and DVD Whelmed…But Not Overly. And now he’s in South Africa shooting

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    The Laugh Factory offers paid VIP YouTube channel with premium videos

    YouTube just unveiled its first 30 paid video channels, and The Laugh Factory VIP property is the only comedy-centric offering. To be clear, you’ll still be able to access the Hollywood venue’s main YouTube channel, which boasts more than 157,000 subscribers and nearly 65 million video views. But if you want premium content, you’ll have to check out the VIP channel, which features The Kevin Nealon Show, The Supreme Court

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    The Laughspin Interview with Kevin Nealon

    Depending how old you are, you may know comedian Kevin Nealon from something different. You may remember him from his appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. You may know him from his 12 year stint on Saturday Night Live. Younger folks recognize him from his principal role on the hit show Weeds. Nealon is all these things, but most importantly, he’s a stand-up comedy veteran who has had

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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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    Jenna Elfman shines a light on comedy charity Laugh For Sight (Interview)

    Jenna Elfman is known not just for her wide-ranging work on television and in movies, but also for her varied philanthropic causes. Most recently, the Damages actress walked in the Red Dress Collection fashion show – along with Rebecca Romijn, Hilary Duff and more – on Feb. 8 (pictured above), to support The Heart Truth organization, which promotes heart disease-awareness among women. And tonight, she’s bringing her talents to the

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    Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)

    You may remember comedian Brody Stevens’ apparent meltdown in August. He pretty much kept us abreast of his every move through his Twitter feed @AllThingsBrody. At the time, most people didn’t know what to make of it. Laughspin writer Jake Kroeger put it this way: While his feed has gone from funny to hilarious to entertaining to fascinating to even worrisome (#meds and #gun have also been common hashtags), it’s

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    Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

    Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda’s LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country’s other comedy festivals, as it was created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids to help raise money for its center — one of

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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    Christopher Titus takes to Funny Or Die for a good cause

    Comedy’s great, but it’s even better when performances happen for a good cause – and that’s what’s going on with the “Laugh Your @$$ Off, Save the World” benefit on May 7 in Glendale, CA headlined by Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon and Christopher Titus. Proceeds from the event go to Olive Crest, an organization that helps at-risk children and families. And, to whet your appetite, Titus released a video to

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    Tony Rock guests on Kevin Nealon Show at Laugh Factory

    It’s that time of the week again. (No, not recyclables). It’s another edition of the Kevin Nealon Show, filmed every Tuesday at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. And this week, Kevin’s special guest was Tony Rock, who most people know as the little brother of famous wrestler, The Rock (just kidding). Tony treated the Laugh Factory crowd to some hilarious stand-up regarding ugly chicks, and the Jedi mind tricks

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    Mike Marino guests on the Kevin Nealon Show

    Did you think we’d go a week without a Kevin Nealon Show posting? Fuggedaboudit! This week Kevin welcomed Italian comedian and wanna-be-mobster, Mike Marino to sit down with him at the Laugh Factory. In this week’s interview, Kevin has the “cahoonas” to ask Marino whether or not he’s really Italian. Mike then explains that his mother is so Italian, she dedicated her life to making food for people, and may

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    Laugh Factory welcomes Maz Jobrani to Kevin Nealon Show

    The life of a multi-ethnic comic was discussed in the latest edition of the newly popular weekly series the Kevin Nealon Show at the Laugh Factory. And who better to discuss the topic than Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. While Jobrani and Nealon discuss fatherhood – more particularly, the naming of their children and the affects of having a nanny – we find out what “girly” name Maz chose for his

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