• Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Comedian Tom Papa hates kale, sort of wishes he was a smoker (Video)

    Tom Papa certainly didn’t score any points with the health-obsessed last night on Conan, as he hilariously pointed out the benefits of smoking and why kale is terrible. He also performed a public service of sorts, warning the audience about joining “clubs” and wanting “status.” In the end, Papa says, “we’re all awful.” Check out this excellent five-minutes of stand-up below! Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines

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    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are producing a show starring Tom Papa

    Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have struck a deal with CBS to develop a half-hour comedy series starring comedian Tom Papa. Fresh on the heels of his just-released comedy album and special Freaked Out, the show – titled More Time with Family – would find Papa portraying a father who decides to ditch his life on the road for a more traditional life at home, according to Deadline. 20th Century

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    Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

    Attention, L.A based readers! All Things Comedy, the umbrella comedian and podcast network of which The Laughspin Podcast is a member, is putting on a show and ATC fan gathering at Largo. On Aug. 28, Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting an evening of stand-up featuring Brendon Walsh, Ian Edwards, Tom Papa, Christina Pazsitzky and Eddie Pepitone. Get discounted tickets at Largo-LA.com and use coupon code “ATC” at

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 66: Tom Papa interview

    On this special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with one of my favorite comedians of all time– Tom Papa. We chat about his newest one-hour comedy special Freaked Out, which premieres July 26 at 10 pm ET on Epix and EpixHD.com (preview below). We also talk about family life, Papa’s friendship with Matt Damon, the amazing recurring radio program he writes, produces and hosts, the proper way

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    Matt Damon surprises crowd at comedian Tom Papa’s taping for SiriusXM

    The real Jason Bourne — take that, Jeremy Renner! — surprised an intimate New York City crowd at the Comedy Cellar’s sister club at the Village Underground tonight during comedian Tom Papa’s taping of Come to Papa. The show, taped for SiriusXM, finds Papa as the host of an old-school radio show — complete with narrator, jazz band and expertly crafted scripted sketches — intercut with stand-up comedy sets. Tonight’s

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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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    Tom Papa cast as Liberace’s ‘glittery’ friend in biopic with Matt Damon

    Laughspin can confirm that comedian Tom Papa has been cast in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra, alongside Matt Damon, Michael Douglas and Dan Aykroyd. Papa will play Liberace’s manager and producer Ray Arnett; Douglas had been already cast as Liberace, while Damon will play Scott Thorson, the late musician’s partner and Aykroyd will play Liberace’s manager Seymour Heller. Rob Lowe is also rumored to be co-starring. “There

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    Tom Papa pilot ‘Naked Truth’ for TBS will feature Bill Burr

    It was reported three days ago that Tom Papa had inked a deal with TBS to shoot a show pilot titled Naked Truth. The former host of NBC’s The Marriage Ref will facilitate conversations between himself and three other comedians, Deadline reported. But we can exclusively reveal that one of those comedians will be fan favorite, and comic’s comic Bill Burr! We’ll surely know the other two soon, but something

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    Review: Tom Papa’s ‘Live in New York City’ is a satisfying slab of honest comedy

    It’s been six years since the comedy world has had access to a new, proper Tom Papa album. And even then, although it was excellent, his album Calm, Cool & Collected was only 35 minutes! Boo! Also, hiss. Luckily, it’s not like Papa has been gone from our sights; far from it. He was featured in his second half-hour Comedy Central special in 2007, he’s been headlining nationwide and he

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    Listen: Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Colin Quinn and more talk Thanksgiving on SiriusXM

    Thanksgiving is only two days away, comedy fans. And SiriusXM has got your covered. Starting on Thursday at 1 pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99 (my favorite comedy channel on SiriusXM), comedian Pete Dominick will host the Raw Dog Thanksgiving Special. You’ll hear him chat with a diverse list of comedians about their Thanksgiving memories. Which comedians, you’re asking? Well, here’s the full list: Colin Quinn, Jim Norton,

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    Judah Friedlander, Steven Wright, Tom Papa, more perform for Laugh For Sight

    Comedy Matters doesn’t only talk about comics. It talks about the people who make the comedy world what it is, a wonderful place to be! Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club, is a special kind of guy and a very charitable man. I don’t think it’s any accident that there are so many charitable events at Gotham. Laugh for Sight is a national charity which raises awareness and funding

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    Tom Papa lands ongoing radio show on SiriusXM; guests to include Jim Norton, Kathleen Madigan, Jeff Garlin

    Originally a four-week special on Sirius XM Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel, Come To Papa adopts the channel for a weekly program tipping off July 29 at 6 pm EST. During its limited run, host and comedian Tom Papa interviewed the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, Nick DiPaolo and Rob Zombie. The series kicks off with the incomparable Carl Reiner, during which the two will discuss Reiner’s past and

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    Jerry Seinfeld joins Twitter; whips out concentration camp joke

    As iconic as he is, Jerry Seinfeld did not have an official presence online until he launched his site JerrySeinfeld.com on May 6. Well, before this past weekend even started, Jerry made another technological leap to the delight of his many fans: he joined Twitter. As of this writing, the comedy giant — already verified on Twitter — has already amassed nearly 150,000 followers. If you haven’t already started following

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    Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Tom Papa talk comedy on SiriusXM

    As if Jerry Seinfeld weren’t ubiquitous enough in the comedy world, it seems that this week, he’s dipping his toe in a whole plethora of new media platforms. Today, his new website and comedy archive JerrySeinfeld.com launched. And, on top of that, SiriusXM announced that Seinfeld will join The Marriage Ref’s Tom Papa on a special edition of Papa’s comedy series on Raw Dog Comedy, Come to Papa. The two

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