• New Lewis Black special ‘Old Yeller’ will be broadcast live

    For his ninth stand-up comedy special, Lewis Black is doing things a little differently. On Aug. 24, Black will perform in Atlantic City at 9:30 pm ET and the show will be broadcast live across multiple platforms. Titled Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At The Borgata, the show will be available as a pay-per-view event, according to Deadline. Available in standard and high definitions, Old Yeller will be available

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    Jerry Seinfeld tops the list of the 10 highest paid comedians

    This one’s for you, up and coming comedians. Contrary to what you’re probably beginning to believe as you sit in your parent’s basement writing jokes everyday…comedy can make you filthy rich** if Forbes just-released list of the highest earning comedians is to be believed. The list was compiled based on comedians whose concert ticket sales were their primary source of income. Collectively, the top 10 comedians earned $201 million in

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    Dane Cook announces the Under Oath comedy tour, his first in four years

    It’s been a long wait, but the time has finally arrived. Four years after completing his wildly successful ISolated INcident tour, Dane Cook is brewing up another comedy storm and preparing to hit the road again this fall. The Under Oath tour will kick off in our nation’s capital on Sept. 12, will wind its way through the country and end in the comedian’s hometown of Boston on Oct. 19.

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    Doug Benson’s new album ‘Gateway Doug’ available July 9 and also there are tour dates!

    Every year, comedian Doug Benson records a new comedy album on 4/20, and 2013 was no different. If the date doesn’t give you any indication as to what might have inspired the album, perhaps the name will. Benson’s newest comedy album Gateway Doug is set for a July 9 release on Aspecialthing Records. Taped live in San Francisco, Doug shares his thoughts on bees, ice castles, inebriation and a great

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    You should watch comedian Chris DiStefano’s debut on Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

    Comedian Chris DiStefano has already earned the respect of the New York City comedy world, but last night he proved his mettle to the entire country as he made his stand-up comedy television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. DiStefano delivered a masterfully tight set centered on his Italian-American upbringing, with an emphasis on his old-school father– you know, the type who’s occupation is never revealed but who always

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    Sherri Shepherd on Chris Rock, her new comedy special, future of The View (Laughspin interview)

    Although she’s best known as one of five co-hosts on ABC’s wildly popular daytime chat fest The View, Sherri Shepherd has, is and – if she has her way – will always be a working stand-up comedian. Comedy nerds also know her as Angie, Tracy Morgan’s wife on 30 Rock (RIP). And still others have embraced her as an author; her book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat

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    Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

    It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by the comedian duo and, wait for it…Ben Stiller, among others. The series will be based on the weekly live stand-up show held in

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    Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

    Comedian Wanda Sykes is back in all her glory — not that playing the school therapist on a recent episode of The Simpsons isn’t glorious — and she’s got Oprah Winfrey behind her! The veteran stand-up will host Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, two stand-up specials airing July 13 and July 20 at 10pm on Winfrey’s OWN network, Deadline reports. Herlarious will feature an all-female comedian roster including Andi Smith, Gloria

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    Watch Jonah Ray and Gabe Liedman on Comedy Central’s ‘The Half Hour’ (Previews)

    Tonight, Jonah Ray, TV writer, co-host of the Nerdist Podcast and the Bing-over-Google man himself, will be on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. Tune in at midnight and experience the RAYdiation. Here’s a sampling: Comedy Central The second Half Hour belongs to Gabe Liedman, a writer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, Kroll Show and Fuse’s Billy on the Street as well as a member of the cast of The

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    You should watch Tommy Johnagin’s set from Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

    Last night on Late Show with David Letterman, Tommy Johnagin slung some pristinely written, deftly executed jokes about his new life as a father and his mother’s inability to grasp the concept of iTunes. Check it out below! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

    AUSTIN – The second day of the second annual Moontower Comedy Festival brought us only first-stringers, and boy were we glad of it. Top-notch performers like Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons and Todd Barry no doubt left audiences in the appropriate amount of stitches, but our festival experience continued with a Saturday Night Live legend and our favorite foul-mouthed blonde pixie. The legend in question was none other than

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    Comedian mocks Louis C.K. in fake commercial for new comedy special (Video)

    The below video might be the first evidence thrust into the public domain that dares to create negative commentary about Louis C.K. In it, New York City comedian J-L Cauvin plays C.K. in a mock ad for his newest stand-up special, wherein the celebrated comedian delivers nothing but stock jokes; think, “Why did the Chicken cross the road?” The question is, was the video produced as a respectful roast to

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    Brian Regan announces second leg of national tour, will hit 43 cities (Full list)

    As if visiting 41 cities during the first leg of his 2013 national tour wasn’t enough, consummate workhorse comedian Brian Regan will set out to hit 43 cities during the second leg of his theater tour, starting June 28 and ending on Dec. 13, with most of the tickets going on sale this Friday, April 26. During the tour, Regan will, for the first time, perform for nearly 9,000 fans

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    Award-winning comedian Dylan Moran announces first North American tour (Video)

    Having already dominated theaters in the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia and Russia, internationally celebrated Irish comedian Dylan Moran is finally bringing his latest show to North America. Moran will take his show Yeah, Yeah to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto. Tickets for the shows are on sale now. You can check out the full list of tour dates at

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    Workaholics star Adam Devine lands his own show for Comedy Central

    In an effort to capitalize on the massive success of Workaholics, Comedy Central has given the series standout star Adam Devine his own show. Dubbed Adam Devine’s House Party, the actor will host a stand-up comedy and sketch series featuring Devine’s favorite comedians— 24 in total. The twist is all about location, location, location. Each episode will feature three comics performing stand-up in the backyard of Devine’s mansion, which, it

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