• 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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    Todd Barry, Big Jay Oakerson talk about their all-crowd-work comedy albums (AUDIO)

    If you’ve been paying attention to comedy album releases of late, you’ll know that both Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson have released albums that feature their crowd work chops. Barry’s album The Crowd Work Tour (and also it was a tour) came first and is still available on Louis C.K.’s website. And Oakerson just recently dropped The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?#ng Deal through Comedy Central. On the

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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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    Bill Cosby, Aisha Tyler, Greg Proops, many more announced for SXSW Comedy 2014

    SXSW Comedy 2014 has announced its line-ups for the monster March festival. Rising stars and comedy legends will grace the stages of Austin, TX from March 8 – March 15. Funny or Die will host An Evening with Bill Cosby. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will bring their famous ASSSSCAT troupe, along with improv group Doppelganger (which includes Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata) and storytelling show Blackout Drunk. Chris Gethard

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    Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

    Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year’s Gilda’s LaughFest. The nation’s first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the headliners announced today were LaughFest veterans Jim Gaffigan and Sinbad. The festival, running from March 6 to 16, will feature headliners Lily Tomlin, making a special appearance in

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    Lewis Black, Lizz Winstead, Todd Barry, more honor George Carlin (Exclusive video)

    Last night, an all-star line-up of comedians came together at Gotham Comedy Club in New York to honor the late George Carlin. “Reverence for the Irreverent: A Tribute to George Carlin” was a fundraiser for the campaign to rename a block of Carlin’s beloved neighborhood in New York City. George Carlin Way is in the final stages of being approved by the City Council and last night was a pre-celebration

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2012

    It’s that time of the year again where we present to you, dear Laughspinners, the 10 best comedy albums of the year. I say this every year, but it’s true: Since launching in 2005 and since there were well over 100 comedy albums released in 2012, this has been the most difficult year to pick just 10 great albums. As with all lists of this nature, what you see below

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Todd Barry talks Super Crazy, upcoming tour and more! (Interview)

    It’s a busy time for veteran comic Todd Barry. His first hour-long special, Todd Barry: Super Crazy recently aired Comedy Central. The uncut, uncensored version of the special is available now on DVD and CD, iTunes and he’s also embarking on a tour in support of the new special and album. I caught up with Todd to talk about his latest crop of material, how he stays fresh onstage, and

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    Watch Todd Barry’s stand-up special ‘Super Crazy’ tomorrow and also these videos

    Todd Barry, whose first ever hour special Super Crazy debuts tomorrow at 11 pm ET on Comedy Central, made his third appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night. The low-energy veteran comic discusses prison, fraternities, and a strange Twitter encounter with the Kansas City Airport. Todd Barry: Super Crazy will be available on the 24th uncut and uncensored on DVD and CD. Additionally on the same date, it

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    Todd Barry to release new album and DVD, ‘Super Crazy’ on July 24

    It’s a big month for well-loved comedian Todd Barry. His first hour-long stand-up special Todd Barry: Super Crazy will premiere on Comedy Central on July 21 at 11 pm ET, to be followed by the uncut and uncensored album and DVD versions on July 24. DVD bonus features will include Barry’s complete performance from 2002’s New York Friars’ Club Roast of Chevy Chase. And get this: Super Crazy will also

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    The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

    I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my favorite all-around shows for you guys. First things first: I’m a Portland local and

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    Jim Gaffigan releases preview, backstage videos from self-released special ‘Mr Universe’

    The release of Jim Gaffigan’s latest stand-up comedy special — all 75 minutes of it — happens on April 11. Like Louis C.K. and mostl recently Aziz Ansari, the mighty Gaffigan will make Mr. Universe exclusively available through JimGaffigan.com for only $5! Stream it; download it– the choice is yours, so long as you got a 5-spot. Need some priming? Check out this preview below! And what’s this? Let’s peep

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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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    SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

    AUSTIN — One thing I love about South by Southwest this year is the broader variety of comedy events and locations the festival offers. Rather than just featuring podcast tapings and stand-up showcases, we’ve been fortunate to see a more diverse set of performances, from improv shows to panels about the practice of comedy. Some performances, however, have been even weirder than that. Take yesterday, for example. One of the

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