• 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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    Episode 34 of the Laughspin Podcast: Arrested Development, Howard Stern, Tina Fey and more! (Audio + Video)

    This week, Dylan and Mike broadcast live. So that means while they’re chatting about the new season of Arrested Development, the tiff between Howard Stern and Lena Dunham, an upcoming documentary about the late Robert Schimmel (and more!) they’re responding to listeners in the Ustream chat room! Or you can watch the unedited video below! Video streaming by Ustream And as always, you can check out the Laughspin Podcast on

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    Mitch Hedberg’s wife Lynn Shawcroft opens up about the couple’s drug use: ‘We both f*cked up’ (Interview)

    With a library of 291 episodes, Guy MacPherson’s What’s So Funny, might be the best kept comedy podcast secret. Using the tagline “Probing the brains of the people who make the funny,” the Canadian radio host has done such probing to the likes of Norm Macdonald, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope and so many others. But his latest episode with the late Mitch Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, will no doubt

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    Earwolf goes beyond comedy, Brian Posehn and more to debut podcasts this month

    Get ready to make space for more Earwolf podcast goodness on your iTunes subscriptions. In the past two years, Scott Auckerman (above) and the Earwolf community have been producing some of the best and most popular comedy podcasts available. And while your week may already be full of Comedy! Bang! Bang!, Who Charted? and Sklarbro Country, the Earwolf team has been working hard to be able to provide audiences with

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    We talk Mitch Hedberg, Jeff Ross, Roseanne and more on the new Laughspin Podcast (Video)

    On the latest edition of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about a great many things, including Jay Mohr’s new podcast network, Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne (airing this Sunday), the controversy surrounding comedian Jeff Ross’ joke about the Aurora shooting and more. We also hear some great audio from the late Mitch Hedberg’s wife, comedian Lynn Shawcroft, a hilarious instructional clip on how to not act like a

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    Jay Mohr launches his own podcast network and Jay Leno helps kick it off

    Comedian Jay Mohr’s shop talk-y podcast Mohr Stories premiered on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast network a year ago and was an instant success. Now, Mohr is making a split from Smodcast to start a network of his own. It’s called Fake Mustache and it just launched today. In addition to the twice-a-week Mohr Stories – where Mohr and comedian guests talk about the business and their place within it – the

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    Marc Maron will return to public radio for a second season of WTF

    WTF With Marc Maron returns to public radio this month for a second season– and we couldn’t be happier for. Naturally, wider distribution on a more accessible medium means more listeners will get to tune into his show. PRX is presenting the series of six episodes nationwide on stations like WNYC in New York and WBEZ in Chicago. The format for the public radio shows are a little different than

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    Listen: Episode 6 of the Laughspin Podcast is now on iTunes!

    This week Mike and I cover Dan Harmon’s ousting from Community, Melissa McCarthy’s next big gig (with Sandra Bullock), the controversy over upcoming CBS show Partners, the passing of comedian Ron Shock and so much more. We even listen to some of Conan O’Brien’s appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, Gilbert Gottfried’s reading of Fifty Shades of Grey and a song (“Work That Butt”) from Matt Besser’s musical comedy

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    Watch the Comedy Bang Bang trailer with Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and more

    Since 2009, Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns) has hosted the Comedy Bang! Bang! (originally Comedy Death-Ray) podcast. The show features Scott and his comedy friends (guests range from lower-profile comedy nerd favorites such as Andy Daly and Harris Wittels to the occasional comedy superstar such as Ben Stiller) playing games and participating in longform, character-driven improvised interviews. For comedy fans, Comedy Bang! Bang! has remained a must-listen podcast

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    ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ box set pre-order begins tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, comedy and podcast fans will be able to pre-order the WTF with Marc Maron box set, filled with more than 100 hours of interviews and archived video from the comedian’s live podcast tapings. The collection will be released on April 24. The limited edition run – A Special Thing Records will press 1,000 copies — includes the first 100 episodes of the show, which features Maron’s interviews with

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    Watch the Laughspin video interview with Marc Maron

    Last week when I was in Grand Rapids taking in the second annual Gilda’s Laughfest, I got a chance to catch up with Marc Maron– in a way that seemed most natural: sitting on a clinically white sofa in front of a few cameras and surrounded by lighting rigs. We covered a lot of ground — his one-man show Scorching the Earth (RIP…but, will it come back to life?), crying,

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    “Totally Laime” podcast wins the Earwolf Challenge; we chat with Elizabeth Laime

    If you haven’t listened to The Earwolf Challenge (the world’s first reality podcast series) then stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and listen to the entire series. Go ahead, I’ll hang out. Finished? Yeah, I know, pretty sweet. Judges Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich, the masterminds behind the Earwolf network, along with Challenge host and UCB co-founder Matt Besser, deliberated for over an hour before casting votes and declaring

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