• The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Natasha Leggero, Morgan Murphy developing Ratchet at CBS

    Another period might begin for Natasha Leggero at CBS. Leggero is writing Ratchet with comedian Morgan Murphy. The multi-camera comedy centers on Jessica Ratchet, played by Leggero, who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly, leaving her to fend for herself. Leggero is poised to wrap her Comedy Central series Another Period in 2019. Ratchet gives her a chance to continue leading

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    Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Natasha Leggero slays Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal (Video)

    Natasha Leggero takes no prisoners in the upcoming Justin Bieber roast on Comedy Central. In this promo clip from Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, the Last Comic Standing comedian tore into the evening’s Roast Master Kevin Hart. “Kevin Hart does all his own stunts,” Leggero starts. “He gets out of his own chair…he goes up on his wife.” Leggero took out Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Justin Bieber and Shaquille O’Neal

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    Justin Bieber Comedy Central roasters revealed, Seth Rogen is silent despite #WeWantSeth (Video)

    The highly-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber has cast its roasters. Comedians Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross will join celebrities ex-felon Martha Stewart, rapper Ludacris, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and veteran roaster Snoop Dogg in ripping apart faux bad boy tween heartthrob Justin Bieber. Kevin Hart will take on the duties of Roast Master. Justin Bieber is the butt of many jokes whether by late

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    Veep star Matt Walsh premieres A Better You at Santa Barbara Film Festival … watch the trailer!

    One of America’s favorite improviser, guest star and stand-out character actor Matt Walsh has added ‘director’ to his impressive list of credentials. The Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder’s second feature film A Better You is about to make its debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 30. In the film, Hypno-therapist Dr. Ron Knight (Brian Huskey) is that guy you recognize from the bus stop bench ad. He

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    Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks joins Natasha Leggero’s Comedy Central series ‘Another Period’

    Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan Harris on the critically acclaimed AMC drama, will join Natasha Leggero’s Another Period on Comedy Central. The series is executive produced by and stars Leggero and Riki Lindhome as Rhode Island socialites in 1902. Another Period received a 10-episode series order from Comedy Central earlier this summer. Hendricks will play Chair, a new servant on the estate who is not who she

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    ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ renewed, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome score show, plus Comedy Central’s full list of new and returning series

    Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a third season and has greenlighted a new series titled Another Period starring Natasha Leggero (pictured) and Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame) as well as Idiotsitter, co-created and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell. It’s little surprise that Inside Amy Schumer was re-upped, seeing as the sketch comedy series has become one of the most popular shows on Comedy Central

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    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be asking yourself, why not just book these amazing comedians without creating an issue out of the fact none of them have dicks? Well, luckily John

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

    Recorded live at the Dark Room theater in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest on Jan. 25, I was thrilled to welcomes guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop and guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer to The Laughspin Podcast! I have to say, this was tons of fun, you guys. Lauren did an outstanding job helping me host, Sara opened up, Natasha was her usual evil/charming self and Brett —

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    Laughspin Podcast goes live in San Francisco on Jan. 25 with Natasha Leggero

    This Saturday, Jan. 25, The Laughspin Podcast will go live in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest. Laughspin editor and podcast host Dylan Gadino will be joined by guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop as the pair welcome guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer! It’s all going down at the Dark Room Theater at 2263 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th streets). Tickets are only $15, and you can guarantee

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    Ben Stiller brings Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome to Comedy Central

    Ben Stiller’s Red Hour production house continues to make deals with Comedy Central. The network has greenlit a pilot from the production company created by comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. The two comedians will also star in the project as Victorian-era heiresses. Another Period will be a fake reality show that follows Newport’s first family, the Bellacourts, who have all the money in the world and don’t do a

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    Comedian Natasha Leggero responds to vile supporters of WWII veterans

    Well-respected comedian and actress Natasha Leggero has been under fire ever since she made what many consider an outrageously offensive joke during Carson Daly’s New Year’s Eve broadcast on NBC. At the heart of this brand new fake-outrage-powered controversy is a Twitter message sent from the official SpaghettiOs account on Pearl Harbor Day– that’s Dec. 7 for you un-American assholes. The food company honored the veterans who fought and died

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    Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and more will roast James Franco on Comedy Central

    Though more will soon be announced, Comedy Central this morning confirmed the first round of comedians who will participate in the Roast of James Franco. Bill Hader (who just departed Saturday Night Live after eight seasons), Jonah Hill (Franco’s co-star in This is the End), Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman are set to join the already announced roastmaster Seth Rogen. The event will be filmed on

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    Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

    There comes a point in every comedy fans’ life when they start to question what exactly it is that makes them laugh. Consuming hours of stand-up specials and comedy albums, reading memoirs by the greats, attending live shows, and streaming podcasts like no tomorrow, these individuals are on the lengthy path to self discovery. If you’re one of these souls, get ready to cut this journey short. Holy Fuck, the

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

    On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We’ll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between comedian Jim Norton and feminist writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. We also deliver news on Will Ferrell’s

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