• Big Mouth to drop Valentine’s Day special episode

    Big Mouth is coming prematurely for Valentine’s Day. The Netflix animated original series will drop a love-themed Valentine’s Day special on February 8. A Big Mouth trailer for the episode came out Friday morning and My Furry Valentine promises to showcase all the awkward anxieties that Valentine’s Day brings for youngsters. Big Mouth released its second season back in October and the show released a teaser for season 3 in

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    Netflix in February: Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Ray Romano stand-up special, more!

    Netflix just released its list of new shows coming for next month. The list came out in conjunction with a video hyping some of the new shows coming. The video does not show everything coming to the platform, but it does show some new original TV shows and new comedy specials. You can watch the announcement below, but Laughspin is here to break down all the comedies coming to Netflix

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    Steve Carell launching Space Force series at Netflix

    Steve Carell is joining Space Force—kind of. Netflix dropped a teaser for a new series co-created by and starring the Office star. Greg Daniels, who developed The Office for American television, joins Carell in creating the new show about the space organization tasked to “defend satellites” and perform “other space-related tasks.” Space Force, which is reportedly inspired by President Donald Trump’s proposed 6th Major Division of the U.S. Armed Forces,

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    Grace and Frankie renewed by Netflix days before Season 5 premiere

    Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie for a sixth season due out next year. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have ageless appeal as the titular pair of unwitting friends brought closer together under unusual circumstances. We last left Grace and Frankie breaking out of a retirement home (“assisted living community”) after getting fed up with the childish rules and policies. Stealing back their own belongings—including Frankie’s beloved toaster—the two bust out only

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    Ricky Gervais Netflix series After Life will treat being a jerk like a superpower

    Ricky Gervais looks to go full Ricky Gervais in his new Netflix original series After Life. After Life focuses on Tony (Gervais) who has had a seemingly perfect life. After his wife Lisa (Derek star Kerry Godliman) dies, things change. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. It sounds a

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    Ken Jeong, Netflix announce former doctor’s first stand-up special

    Ken Jeong, comedian, actor and former physician, announced today on social media that he will return to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special, Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho. The special was filmed at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California where he first got started in 1995. In this Netflix special, Jeong reflects on his shift from physician to stand-up and how it is to

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    Sebastian Maniscalco is extra expressive in Netflix trailer

    Netflix shared a trailer for Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special—and he is more expressive than ever.  Stay Hungry premieres on January 15 and Maniscalco will tackle spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances. Maniscalco has been tearing up the comedy scene for over two decades with big act outs and an old-school Italian-American flair. He addresses everyday topics with exuberance and energy that few can even dream of matching. He is a

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    Friends From College gets awkward in Season 2 trailer (Video)

    Friends from College is coming back for its second season January 11 and Netflix has released a new trailer for the show. In the first season of the Netflix original series, a group of friends from Harvard now in their early 40s must navigate the difficulties of adult life. When an affair between two members of the clique is exposed, it throws the friend group into chaos. While the first

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    Comedians of the World: Navigating each region of Netflix’s global stand-up event

    Netflix just dropped over 20 hours of stand-up with their new global comedy event Comedians of the World. The event may be some Americans’ first experience of stand-up comedy from other countries but in different languages. The series showcases half-hour sets from 47 different comedians in 13 different regions in 8 different languages. With almost a full day’s worth of content, Comedians of the World can feel daunting, but Laughspin

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    Netflix pulls Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode after Saudi Arabia complained

    UPDATE: Hasan Minhaj commented on his pulled Patriot Act episode via Twitter Wednesday. “Clearly, the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube.” Clearly, he’s not pleased with Netflix’s decision. Clearly, the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube. Let’s

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    10 types of comedy specials we saw in 2018

    I’ve said it once and I will say it again: 2018 was an insane year for stand-up comedy. We saw dozens and dozens of hourlong specials, and even a ton of shorter specials, non-stand-up live performances, and more. Netflix is partially to blame for what some mistakenly see as an oversaturation of the market. They’ve dumped an impressive amount of money into stand-up that has made them the de facto

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    7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    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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    Adam Sandler’s touching Chris Farley tribute on the 21st anniversary of his death (Video)

    Adam Sandler put out one of the freshest comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh, now available on Netflix. Spoiler alert: the multimedia show, filmed at various venues as small as the subway and as massive as an arena, ends with a touching tribute to Sandler’s friend Chris Farley. Today marks 21 years since the death of the iconic Saturday Night Live star. Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine on

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    David Letterman series may be the talk show Netflix has been looking for

    David Letterman and his Netflix talk show (and his massive retirement beard) will return for a second season in 2019. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuted in January releasing one episode per month (and two in May). Letterman, who decided he didn’t want to work on Fridays when hosting Late Show on CBS, continues to work on his own terms. Six interviews a year and recording some field segments

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