• Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and more raise money for comedian following severe spinal injury

    Comedian Jason Saenz suffered a tragic accident last week when he fell through an apartment building’s skylight, injuring his spine. Currently paralyzed from the waist down, Saenz required surgery and will need extensive rehabilitation moving forward. Comedians from across the country have pulled together to contribute to a GoFundMe on his behalf. The fundraiser is aptly named Saenz Spinez, and additionally provides updates on his recovery. Saenz, who had just

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    Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    Grammy Nominations: Jim Gaffigan pre-congratulates Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle

    Grammy nominations were announced on Friday morning, including the contenders for Best Comedy Album. And there are plenty of big names up for the honor. Dave Chappelle, who won the 2018 Grammy in this category, is nominated for his album Equanimity & The Bird Revelation. He is up against the 2017 winner, Patton Oswalt, who is nominated for his album Annihilation. Oswalt jokingly tweeted Friday morning that he and his

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    Jason Nash, Brandon Calvillo announce Kickstarter for Vine film (Video)

    Vine stars Jason Nash and Brandon Calvillo are planning a social media adventure and they need your help to pull it off. The two social media stars launched a 30-Day Kickstarter campaign for FML: A Social Media Adventure, Nash’s latest full-length feature film that will follow them as they embark on a cross-country road trip with the goal of boosting their social media followings. The Kickstarer campaign is offering donation rewards

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    Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

    GRAND RAPIDS — Before launching into his closing bit — a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child’s birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter — Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church, “Thank you, guys. I needed this so bad.” Moments later when the veteran comedian began acting out the scene in which said clown emerged from the trees

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    Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014

    With 2015 breathing down our necks it’s time to count down the best comedy releases of 2014. It’s something Laughspin has been doing since 2008 and we’re not about to stop—especially since commercially available comedy output has increased exponentially since then. It used to be there were comedy albums and comedy DVDs. Now there’s audio downloads, DRM-free comedy specials, VOD, specials available only on streaming sites and more. It’s made

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    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will insult you on video– and for a worthy cause (Contest)

    There’s been handful of truly great insult comedians throughout the history of comedy– Don Rickles, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeff Ross come to mind. But no one but Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has mastered the art of the insult (while being a rubber canine) the way Triumph has. And that is why it would be an amazing honor to be insulted by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. And that is why

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    Robert Kelly’s ‘Live at the Village Underground’ headed to Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Robert Kelly’s upcoming stand-up comedy film Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, has been accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of a handful of qualifying fests for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live at the Village Underground will make it’s worldwide premiere at the festival between Aug. 5 – 10. The special was filmed on June 17 at the Comedy Cellar at the

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    Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

    The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld foundation. 2776 features an impressive lineup of comedians including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Margaret Cho, Paul F.

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    Patton Oswalt #YesAllWomen Twitter Response Offensive? Read Comedian’s Controversial Comment After Alleged Elliot Rodger Santa Barbara Shooting

    Patton Oswalt’s recent tweet about the #YesAllWomen movement has created quite a stir online. Many criticized the comedian for seemingly trivializing rape, when in actuality he was just trying to make a point about misogynist culture. The #YesAllWomen Twitter movement has gone viral in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s alleged shooting in Isla Vista. The son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger killed seven people, including himself, near the University of California Santa Barbara

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    Funny Or Die celebrates Passover with James Bond Jewish edition, starring Phil Rosenthal and Patton Oswalt (Video)

    Sundown tonight marks the start of Passover, the most observed Jewish holiday— the one that honors the biblical mandate to come together, enjoy a bountiful meal and give thanks for having been liberated from the rule of Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt some 3,300 years ago. In tribute to our Jewish friends celebrating Passover, we wanted to pass along this hilarious re-imagining of the James Bond franchise from the folks at

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    Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

    The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom Show), Cristela Alonzo (the Late Late Show), Erin Foley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Carmen Lynch (Late Show), Ryan Singer (WTF with Marc Maron), and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night

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    Win a signed Patton Oswalt ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’ poster

    In the unlikely event you don’t already know, the mighty Patton Oswalt has unleashed another masterful hour of comedy. It’s called Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time and it’s now available to watch on Epix through your television box as well as the network’s streaming service. If you don’t have Epix, you can sign up for a free trial here. And you can peep a few clips of the special here.

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    Eddie Pepitone is joined by Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould and more in this very special Christmas film (Video)

    It’s been a while since we posted an episode of Puddin’, the daily live-action comic strip starring comedian Eddie Pepitone and writer/creator Matt Oswalt (the guy eating pudding). But we’re going to make it right by posting this just-released, very special Christmas episode. Unlike the rest of the series, this episode is way longer than the typical less-than-a-minute Puddin’ joints; also, it’s in black-and-white. In it, we find our anti-hero

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