• Laughspin Presents: The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Ted Alexandro stresses the importance of owning your own comedy special in 2018 (Interview)

    Ted Alexandro is a beloved comic’s comic who continues to add to his prolific career. During his 25+ years in the industry, he has had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central, appeared on a variety of late night shows, and performed at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. If you’re a fan of stand-up, you should be a fan of the New York-native currently touring with Jim

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    Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

    Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert…you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro– activist, lifelong New York resident and darn fine comic. On stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York the other night, Alexandro worked out a three-minute bit about police brutality. It

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    Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014

    With 2015 breathing down our necks it’s time to count down the best comedy releases of 2014. It’s something Laughspin has been doing since 2008 and we’re not about to stop—especially since commercially available comedy output has increased exponentially since then. It used to be there were comedy albums and comedy DVDs. Now there’s audio downloads, DRM-free comedy specials, VOD, specials available only on streaming sites and more. It’s made

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    George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

    It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the literal unveiling of the sign but also to hear George’s daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, George’s girlfriend

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    Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

    Comedian Ted Alexandro gave us all a tease of what his stellar Web series Teachers Lounge may look like. Now, with good friend and co-creator Hollis James, he’s trying to make even more episodes of the show. Alexandro and James have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to create a complete a 10-episode first season. Teachers Lounge stars the two as a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James)

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    Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir, more perform All Things Comedy first NYC live comedy show– get the details!

    All Things Comedy, the podcast and video network/comedian community founded by Al Madrigal and Bill Burr are presenting their first ever live comedy show in New York this tomorrow– that’s Weds, April 30 at The Stand. Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Dan St. Germain, Todd Barry and Ari Shaffir are scheduled to perform on the show, which starts 8 pm. Comedian Sean Donnelly is set to host. To snag your tickets

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    Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, more raise funds for comedian Liza Dye, who was hit by subway

    Comedian Janeane Garofalo will headline a charity show on March 5 to help raise funds for up-and-coming comedian Liza Dye, who was struck by a subway train in New York. The Upright Citizens Brigade theater, where Dye regularly performs, hosted a benefit on Saturday, where multiple comedians – including Aziz Ansari – performed. According to a fundraising page created to help cover Dye’s medical expenses, the comedian fainted and slipped

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 87: Ted Alexandro interview

    On this brand new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the immense pleasure of chatting with Ted Alexandro, one of my all-time favorite comedians. Recorded in his Queens, NY apartment, Ted and I talked about his new special I Did It – it just came out today and you could download it here for whatever price you’d like – as well as how he expresses himself artistically when he’s

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    Lewis Black, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander and more team up for Teachers Lounge (Video)

    Here’s a little piece of exciting comedy news: comedian Ted Alexandro and longtime creative partner Hollis James have created a series called Teachers Lounge, wherein Ted and Hollis play best friends, a music teacher and janitor, respectively. In order to survive the repetitive nature of their jobs at a New York City elementary school, the two escape to the teachers lounge as often as possible. Sidenote: Both Ted and Hollis

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    Check out some photos from Lewis Black’s pilot for the BBC

    As we reported earlier this week, BBC’s Radio 4 is developing an American version of its popular radio broadcast The News Quiz to be fronted by Lewis Black. The pilot was filmed last night to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at New York City’s at the Greene Space. The show duplicates the format of the British version, which is chaired by Sandi Toksvig and features regular panelists such as Jeremy Hardy

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    Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?

    Lewis Black and friends will tape a radio pilot tomorrow in New York City. News Quiz USA, hosted by Black and featuring comedians Kathleen Madigan, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro and radio host Andy Borowitz will be a politically charged panel show, wherein the quartet will opine on current events and pop culture. The show is a spinoff of the original British version, produced by the BBC. The pilot episode will

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    Ted Alexandro talks shady politicians, fake Chinese and more on Letterman (Video)

    One of my faves, Ted Alexandro was on Late Show with David Letterman last night. So check out the video below, wherein we find T-Dro (just made that up; please begin using it) opining on language, shady politicians and more! What’s that? You want more T-Dro? Let’s do it. His latest video project with Hollis James is below. It’s disturbingly hilarious. Or maybe hilariously disturbing. It doesn’t matter. Neither of

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    Watch comedian Tex Alexandro expose Justin Bieber’s older brother, Jordan

    Life ain’t easy for the forgotten siblings of pop culture superstars. The Ashlee Simpson. The unspoken Osbourne brother. Khloe “The Beast” Kardashian. Just ask Jordan Bieber, the “Baby” singer’s older brother. Comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James’ latest video Nepotizzle: Jordan Bieber shows the behind-the-brotherly-scenes exclusive look at the making of “Old World.” In the video, we see Bieber work with his dancers in preparation for a show in a

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    Watch the most patriotic Christmas music video ever

    Back in June, comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James released “Kiss Our American Ass,” an ode to the death of Osama Bin Laden. And now the super-pro-American country music duo of Grant & Lee has unleashed their own spin on traditional Christmas carols. It’s called “Merry Jesus Christmas” and it just might become the most important musical contribution of the season. In fact, I can’t wait until one of the

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