• Woody Allen never planned to write films: The Stand-Up Years exclusive preview (Audio)

    Before Woody Allen became one of the most celebrated filmmakers in American cinema, he was a prolific stand-up comedian who inspired a new generation of self-reflective, neurotic and introspective comedians. And while Woody Allen’s are still readily available to purchase today, Razor & Tie has curated a collection of Allen’s stand-up tracks (three albums in total) along with some very special features. Dubbed Woody Allen: The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968, the

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    Comedian Chris D’Elia hates when his drunk friends order fast food (Exclusive preview)

    In case you missed the premiere on Friday or you just want to bask in all the uncut, totally uncensored goodness of Chris D’Elia’s first ever hour-long stand-up comedy special, you’ll be able to do so starting today. It’s true! White Male. Black Comic. is now available in all the usual places — and also for $5 download through Comedy Central — for your consumption. And we’re pleased to offer

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    Bo Burnham is Zach Stone and he’s got plans to launch Bros Gone Wild (Exclusive preview)

    Each week, Zach Stone (Bo Burnham) hatches a plan to get famous on Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous. Seeing as it’s the summer before college starts – and he has no plans on attending – time is of the essence for the recent high school grad. On tonight’s episode – 10:30 pm ET on MTV – Zach has an airtight plan: Bros Gone Wild. Check out the exclusive preview

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    Trailer for Bo Burnham’s MTV show Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous is here, looks good (Video)

    Nearly seven months after MTV greenlighted comedian Bo Burnham’s meta-comedy series Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, we finally get our first look. And judging by the trailer below, it seems Burnham’s quick-wit and hyper-intelligent live show has translated well to the smallscreen. The show centers on Burnham’s titular character, who, during the summer before college, is dedicated to becoming famous for anything— anything at all. To that end, he

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    Joan Rivers: I want to die the way Jessica Simpson lived– fat and happy

    A recent visit to the doctor’s office found Joan Rivers more than a little scared about a possible cancer diagnoses. Although a spot found on an X-ray still needed to be examined, emotions ran high upon the comedian’s return to her house, where she broke the news to her friends. In typical Joan-fashion, she tried dealing with the heavy situation with jokes — later in the episode she says, “I

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    You should probably watch this trailer for Amy Schumer’s show on Comedy Central (Video)

    If you’ve been paying attention to the comedy world even a little, you know that comedian Amy Schumer is about to unleash her own show on the masses. It’s called Inside Amy Schumer and it premieres April 30 on Comedy Central, who just released this full-length preview, which you should definitely watch (with headphones if you’re at work and care about not getting fired). Inside Amy SchumerGet More: Comedy Central,Funny

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    The first trailer for Marc Maron’s show ‘Maron’ is here, plus thoughts on the first three episodes (Video)

    As you undoubtedly know, Marc Maron’s series on IFC is set to debut on May 3 at 10 pm ET. Because I’m super important I’ve been able to watch the first three episodes already. And I’m here to tell you that you won’t be disappointed, unless you hate Maron– in which case you still won’t be disappointed. You’ll just continue to dislike him. Anyway, to further tease you, here’s the

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    MTV will launch new comedy series Girl Code on April 23 (Video)

    On April 23 at 10:30 pm ET, MTV will launch its newest comedy-centric series, Girl Code, a spinoff of the already-popular Guy Code. Here’s how the network explains the series: Being a woman is no easy feat. From the constant pressure to meet impossibly narrow standards of beauty, to fears about biting it in fancy footwear, our very existence is a full-time job. So who’ll be there to guide us

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    Watch the trailer for Burning Down the House with Natasha Leggero, Abigail Spencer, more!

    Come April 12, the comedy world will be gifted with new episodes from the folks who have lovingly brought us two seasons of Burning Love laughs. This time the show is called Burning Down the House and will satirize real-life reality show Bachelor Pad. We’ll get to see rejected contestants from the first two seasons played by the likes of Natasha Leggero, Abigail Spencer, Beth Dover, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Huebel,

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    Joan Rivers urges daughter Melissa to have a one-night stand (Video)

    Throughout the four episodes already aired on the new season of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, mother and daughter have been through more ups and downs than us audience civilians could imagine going through in a full year. And in this week’s episode, they move the drama to London, where Joan and Melissa are taking meetings for Fashion Police. But Melissa is also getting her feet wet in the

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    Comedy Central star Ben Hoffman seeks spokesperson for Austin Flowers (Video)

    On a new episode of The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman this Thursday at 10 pm ET on Comedy Central, Hoffman seeks out a new spokesperson for a flower shop in Austin, fittingly named Austin Flowers. The casting call for an upcoming commercial that doesn’t really exist for a business that doesn’t really exist goes really well (if you like complete train wrecks). Watch it play out in the video

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    Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show will premiere on YouTube channel JASH on April 15 (Video)

    Last week, the talent behind the newest premium comedy channel on YouTube — inexplicably named JASH — Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim descended upon South By Southwest in Austin to officially announce the coming of their newest Web-based shenanigans. Since that time, the channel has been populated only by promo videos. But today, dear Laughspinners, there is more! How much more? Well, precisely

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    Joan Rivers survives an earthquake, sort of (Video)

    On this week’s episode of Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Joan and Melissa fall victim to one of life’s most destructive natural disasters: an earthquake. Sort of. The point is Joan keeps her cool (no she doesn’t). Check out the preview below, and be sure to watch the full episode this Saturday at 9 pm ET on WEtv! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes

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    Joan Rivers wants to launch her own talk show for the Web (Video)

    The third season of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? continues this Saturday at 9 pm EST on WEtv, and by the looks of the preview, it seems Joan’s trying to hatch a new business venture. In an attempt to keep up with the times, she wants to launch her very own Web-only talk show. But she’s forcing daughter Melissa — who’s been stressing out about her on-and-off-again pornographer boyfriend

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    IFC releases first teaser for Marc Maron’s upcoming series (Video)

    We’ll have to wait until Spring for the first episode of Maron, IFC’s semi-autobiographical, single-camera series starring Marc Maron, comedian and podcast giant. But the network who has brought us great pleasure via Portlandia and Comedy Bang Bang (among others), has gifted us with the first (very short) teaser to the 10-episode run. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud

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