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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Ray Romano joins Martin Scorsese’s sleazy Rock ‘n’ Roll HBO pilot

Ray Romano will continue to stretch his dramatic acting legs in Martin Scorsese’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll pilot for HBO. The Oscar-winning director is executive producing, along with Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terrence Winter, the drama set in 1970s New York. The show will explore the drug- and sex-fueled music business through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (played by Blue Jasmine’s Bobby Cannavale). Romano will play Richie’s

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Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, more join for children’s charity

Tickets are now on sale for Garden of Laughs, a Jan. 26 stand-up comedy fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to benefit children’s charity Garden of Dreams. Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, Robert Klein and Adam Ferrara are scheduled to appear, with additional acts to be announced. “In the spirit of charity and humor, I am honored to be a part of Garden of Laughs and

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World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you’ll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Jerry Seinfeld are but a few names. The

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Ray Romano, Marc Maron and more to perform for government watchdog charity

Come on out to laugh for the EveryMan… well, at least if you’re going to be in the Beverly Hills area this Sunday. The consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen is holding its annual ‘Stand Up For Main Street’ benefit. According to its website, “the Washington D.C.-based watchdog group is a champion of the public interest, representing citizens’ rights before [Capital Hill].” Basically, the group tries to make sure that you

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Ray Romano and Kevin James announce stand-up comedy tours

Two old friends who got their start on stand-up comedy stages and later found nearly unparalleled success on television are heading back to their roots. Both Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond fame and Kevin James of King of Queens fame, will set out on live comedy tours; Romano will join James on five West Coast dates before James sets out on his own, longer national tour. The dual-headlining tour

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Watch Don Cheadle promote his testicle-pampering resort, Sacks West

Don Cheadle has had a very, very distinguished film career, but even an Oscar nomination for Hotel Rwanda pales in comparison to his latest production. Coming from the depths of Funny or Die is a new promotional video for a resort and spa called Sacks West, a beautiful getaway for anyone who needs to relax. And, apparently, relaxation for dudes involves attention to their balls. If you’re not convinced –-

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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry Stiller. The show will also feature next generation comedians like Joy Behar, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Lisa Lampanelli, Richard Lewis, George Lopez,

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Ray Romano, James Spader join Gervais, Arnett and more in The Office finale

As most of you know, The Office is ending its seventh glorious season on May 19. Most of you probably also know that Will Ferrell has been cast as Steve Carell’s non-permanent replacement (watch the video) as he’ll enjoy a multi-episode stint on the NBC hit. Still others might already know that Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett are set to make appearances on the final show of the season. All

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Comedy Matters with Ray Romano, Tom Rhodes, Amy Schumer

Ray Romano Comes To The Strip Ray Romano accidentally made $7 for his very first paid gig ever in his career, at The Comic Strip. He was supposed to be doing a non-paid “late night” spot, when the last booked comic of the evening didn’t show up, and Ray was asked to take his place. After his spot, one of the other comics told him he was supposed to get

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Ray Romano, Kevin Nealon, more join to help children affected by AIDS

Ray Romano will again be helping people laugh at AIDS– in a way that is considered largely appropriate. On Saturday May 1, Romano will be headlining A Night of Comedy VIII, a fundraising event for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. The event, hosted by Doris Roberts (also of Everybody Loves Raymond), will star Kevin Nealon, Jeffrey Ross, Fred Willard and Dov Davidoff. Both Romano and Roberts have been involved

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Adam Sandler, Ray Romano and others part of comedy album for military

John Ondrasik, the singer-songwriter better known as Five for Fighting, has compiled an album of popular comedy routines for military members and veterans available for free download. Titled CD for the Troops III, the album features some of the more famous bits from comedians including Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, and Dana Carvey, as well as a song from Ondrasik. As the title implies, this is the third album

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