• 7 true crime podcasts that make murder sound hilarious

    Comedy has found an unlikely bedfellow: true crime. And America is loving it! The two don’t seem to go together, but more and more true crime comedies are popping up and making audiences laugh along to horrible stories of murder and mayhem. In the genre of true crime comedy, podcasts are king. There are hundreds of podcasts dedicated to telling stories about serial killers, survivors, and horror. Laughspin has made

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    Holiday shopping gift guide based on their favorite comedian

    Picking out the best gifts for your loved ones can feel like a never-ending maze of lofty price tags and vague memories of shoes they said they liked years ago. Of course, in concept, the best gifts are deeply personal—a weird lamp that made you think of your sister or a bear-shaped lighter that just screams Uncle Dan. But finding the inspiration for these intimate gifts is much harder than

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    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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    13 Gift Ideas for the Comedian in Your Life

    Attention, friends, family, and lovers of comedians! Did you know that comedians need gear?! It’s true! Being a comedian isn’t all mouth sounds and ripped jeans and someone else’s microphone. And since being an up-and-coming stand-up comic isn’t a big moneymaker, there’s a good chance your funny friend will appreciate a practical present. Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the wonderful comedian in your life. A phone tripod, $10

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    Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and 9 funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials: A Complete Ranking

    The Simpsons’ annual Treehouse of Horror special is our favorite sign that Halloween is almost here. The 30th season’s Treehouse of Horror was the 643rd episode of the legendary animated series on Fox. They’re still making these! Can one truly make a definitive ranking of 29 episodes that span three decades of TV? Probably not. But we got darn close. Each hilarious Halloween horror story was judged on its originality,

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    Nathan For You business ideas were more brilliant than we gave it credit

    Nathan for You will not be returning for a fifth season. Fans of the cult hit are taking the news especially hard since the recent season finale was a critical darling. Over four seasons, comedian Nathan Fielder “tried to help” local businesses with his quirky and often outright insane ideas. Most famously, Fielder made national news when he tried to rename a local coffee shop “Dumb Starbucks,” but many of

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    6 hilarious Twitter accounts that don’t even do stand-up

    You may be following a bunch of professional comedians and writers on Twitter, but that is by no means the limits of finding the funny online. Here are some of the best non-comedian Twitter accounts you should be following right now! @chrissyteigen Okay, you knew this one would be on this list. The model and TV personality revealed to the world that she is also funny as hell, whether dunking

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    6 Times Seth Meyers Won Saturday Night Live

    Seth Meyers is coming back to host Saturday Night Live this week after leaving the cast in 2014. We think that’s pretty awesome! In 13 years on the show, Meyers was a cast member, a Weekend Update host, and served as head writer for almost nine years. While he left the show to replace Jimmy Fallon at Late Night, his time on SNL gave birth to iconic sketches, timeless characters,

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