• 9 hilarious queer podcasts to try this year

    The LGBTQ community has come out of the shadows when it comes to entertainment. Many queer people are starting to tell their own stories through web series, blogs, and Instagram hashtags. And podcasts. Queer-led podcasts have been popping up in spades over the years and they’ve been absolutely fabulous. While many podcasts can be sad or inspirational, LGBTQ comedy podcasts have gained devoted followings from both queer and straight podcast

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    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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    Todd Barry, Big Jay Oakerson talk about their all-crowd-work comedy albums (AUDIO)

    If you’ve been paying attention to comedy album releases of late, you’ll know that both Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson have released albums that feature their crowd work chops. Barry’s album The Crowd Work Tour (and also it was a tour) came first and is still available on Louis C.K.’s website. And Oakerson just recently dropped The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?#ng Deal through Comedy Central. On the

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    Jen Kirkman, Michael Ian Black’s ‘Really Good Advice’ is a thing that’s happening!

    On a recent episode of her podcast I Seem Fun, Jen Kirkman teased a special live show she’d be doing with Michael Ian Black—and now the details are starting to surface. And suffice it to say, we’re damn excited. Billed as Really Good Advice with Jen Kirkman and Michael Ian Black, the JASH-produced show will go down on Nov. 17 at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles at 7 pm as well

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 80: Mike Birbiglia interview

    On a brand new special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I chat with comedian Mike Birbiglia, who has just released a new CD, DVD and digital download called My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. If the title sounds familiar, it’s because this impeccable mix of straight-up stand-up and expertly crafted stories had a long successful life well before it was available for home consumption. I’m talking about a life that included 81 sold-out

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    The real story behind Daft Punk’s absence from the Colbert Report (Audio)

    By now, everybody on the Internet has seen the video of Stephen Colbert’s star-laden dance to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” widely believed to be the song of the summer. But that’s not the only gift we were supposed to receive. Daft Punk had to bail on their appearance on the show (HOW GREAT WOULD THAT PUBLIC APPEARANCE HAVE BEEN.) thanks to some obnoxious contractual rules regarding televised performances and exclusivity

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    Paul Scheer graciously answers our absurd questions (Laughspin interview)

    You might know Paul Scheer as Andre from cult favorite series The League or Trent in NTSF:SD:SUV::, which just launched a new season last night on Adult Swim! Maybe you know him as Robby Z in last season’s Burning Love. And if the name doesn’t ring a bell, look him up. We’ll wait. Because you definitely know who he is. A few weeks ago, Scheer held a live taping of

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    The Gospel of Greg Proops: A selection of truths, as heard on The Smartest Man in the World

    In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines, our hero enlightens as he entertains. Perched at a table on stage, his noble Proops plucks Vodka-fueled anecdotes on world history and

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 65: Jerry Seinfeld, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I listen to new tracks from comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Kurt Braunohler and we hear Jerry Seinfeld answer questions from the audience at Late Nigh with Jimmy Fallon. Also, we deliver some news on Donald Glover, Dane Cook, and we check out part of my new interview with Brian Regan– and so much more. This episode is brought to you

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 61: Brian Posehn, Nick Offerman, Chris DiStefano

    This week on The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I give you a taste of Brian Posehn’s new album, The Fartist, we listen to comedian Chris DiStefano’s stand-up television debut on Late Show with David Letterman and deliver you tons of news on Nick Offerman’s new animated project Axe Cop (spoiler: Mike ends up in tears from laughing), a comedian who’s getting fined $15,000 for alleged ‘homophobic,’ remarks and I tell

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 51: Interview with Al Madrigal of The Daily Show

    As the Senior Latino Correspondent – or is it the Senior Immigration Correspondent? – Al Madrigal has been at the center of some of the sharpest, most satisfying field pieces on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for the past two years. It took little time for the San Francisco-bred comedian to find his calling on what is arguably the most influential, respected comedy program of all time— and as

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 50: Interview with comedian Amy Schumer

    On the newest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with comedian Amy Schumer, who, as they say in the business, is on fire. Her Comedy Central hour-special Mostly Sex Stuff was the second-highest-rated on the network in five years. And her new show, Inside Amy Schumer is set to premiere April 30 at 10:30 pm ET on the network. Having watched the first two episodes

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    The Laughspin Interview with Kevin Pollak

    Kevin Pollak has accomplished much in his more-than-40-years of performing. He’s an accomplished dramatic actor with infamous roles in The Usual Suspects and A Few Good Men. He’s a veteran stand-up comedian who thrived in the 80s and early 90s before his acting career took off. And over the past few years he has built a successful podcast, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, where he interviews actors, directors and comedians every

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    Controversy over Upright Citizens Brigade flares, but is it much ado about nothing?

    What started as one comedian’s off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts. I’m not including screengrabs or quoting from those comments here, because, honestly, it’s not going to move the discussion further in any meaningful way— regardless of how poorly or well thought-out each opinion is. It’s enough to

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    Alec Baldwin interviews Lena Dunham (Audio)

    Hugely successful and divisive comedy star Lena Dunham sat down with Alec Baldwin this week on his WNYC show Here’s The Thing. The far-ranging interview covered the genesis of Dunham’s hit HBO show Girls, her love and respect for Sex and the City, her family and so much more. You can listen to the entire thing here. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or

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