• Walter Latham and Verizon partner to distribute comedy

    Walter Latham proved himself an innovator in 2000 when he broke the mold of how stand-up comedy was produced and perceived. That was the year he released The Original Kings of Comedy and as a result broke the careers of Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. Since that time Latham has continued shine a light on talented comedians all the while embracing ever-changing technologies. He launched

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    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show tops Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube

    If the number of your YouTube subscribers is indicative of your popularity in real life – spoiler: it is! – then Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show just hit a crucial milestone. With more than 4.7 million followers on YouTube, The Tonight Show has just surpassed the YouTube following of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which has an almost equally impressive following of 4,694,431, according to a TubeFilter piece posted this morning.

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    Ricky Gervais releases David Brent demo song ‘Slough’ and it’s excellent (Audio)

    It’s been more than 10 years since BBC2 aired the last original episode of The Office. But Ricky Gervais’ character of David Brent, the bumbling manager of the Wernham Hogg paper company has lived on. Fans of the original Gervais series know that Brent was also a wannabe musician. And we’ve been reminded of that somewhat recently by a series of online guitar lessons given by Brent, himself– not to

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    Disney’s Frozen, Orange is the New Black mashup goes viral! Hilarious video features Elsa, Ariel, Mulan and more in women’s prison

    Since the release of Disney’s Frozen last year, the Internet has been drenched in parodies of Idina Menzel’s “Let it Go,” other alternative musical genre takes on the movie’s soundtrack and creative video mashups. But seven months after Frozen’s debut in theaters, it seems there’s more to mine from the animated blockbuster. Enter animator Leigh Lahav, who just released a mashup of Disney’s Frozen and Netflix’s wildly popular prison series

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    ‘Talk Nerdy To Me’ Parody Amazing! Watch Video Spoof Of Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’ (VIDEO)

    “Talk Nerdy To Me” may be one of our favorite parody videos ever. YouTube user K-Face Rules (real name: Keith Allen) had the brilliant idea to create a geek anthem to the tune of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty.” “I had this vision for tons of costumes, tons of places, a really cool song that people would want to listen to, not even just on the video,” Allen said about his

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    Whoopi Goldberg releases Web series on YouTube (Videos)

    Comedian and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg unveiled two videos today on YouTube, part of a new Web series called Rollin’ With Whoopi. If the first two episodes are indicative of the entire series, the premise of Rollin’ With Whoopi is quite simple: Goldberg, along with View makeup artist and hairdresser Karen Dupiche and Yancey Edwards shoot the shit while riding in a Cadillac Escalade. In the first video below,

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    Starz launches premium YouTube comedy channel with three original shows

    Premium cable channel Starz is attempting to become a serious competitor in the online comedy programming game with the announcement of its new YouTube channel, Union Pool. Attempting to compete with the growing popularity of comedy web series on the number one video site, Union Pool is launching with three original series. One show is called, Tvoovies an animated mash-up of TV shows and movie spoofs, such as, Jurassic Parks

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    YouTube star steals from Patrice O’Neal, offers no apology (Videos)

    At this point in the game, it would take a sociopathic soul or an incredibly dumb person to even dare steal material from a well-known comedian for his or her own gain. And you’d have to be straight-up insane to steal from Patrice O’Neal — a dead man — and one of the comedy world’s most beloved, well-respected comedy philosophers. But that’s exactly what so-called Internet celebrity Kain Carter has

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    Margaret Cho will launch prison comedy ‘In Transition’ on YouTube (Video)

    Veteran comedian Margaret Cho will launch In Transition, a comedy series for her official YouTube channel, on July 3. Co-starring Selene Luna and Yvette Saunders, the show revolves around the three friends who are forced to adjust to life after their release from prison. A total of 13 episodes will premiere every Wednesday and will be followed by a live chat between Cho and viewers. Check out the trailer below

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    The Laugh Factory offers paid VIP YouTube channel with premium videos

    YouTube just unveiled its first 30 paid video channels, and The Laugh Factory VIP property is the only comedy-centric offering. To be clear, you’ll still be able to access the Hollywood venue’s main YouTube channel, which boasts more than 157,000 subscribers and nearly 65 million video views. But if you want premium content, you’ll have to check out the VIP channel, which features The Kevin Nealon Show, The Supreme Court

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    Sarah Silverman romances a child in this short film (Video)

    In Sarah Silverman’s latest contribution to the JASH network on YouTube, we find the comedian embroiled in a torrid love affair with a suitor of a less advanced aged than her own. Filtered through the lens of French film noir – down to the English subtitles – it’s not incredibly funny. And it’s not interesting enough to make up for that. But that’s just my opinion. Check it out and

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    Introducing the Laughspin video playlist, coming to your face every Friday!

    Hey, Laughspinners. We’re quite pleased to introduce you to Jason Horton, a man of many talents—writer, producer, actor and YouTube hero. Starting today, he’ll be curating a handful of hilarious videos every Friday for your amusement. Each week, you’ll find a neatly packaged playlist (like the one below) filled with continuous-play sketches, stand-up and other expertly chosen funnies. This week, we learn all about Titty City (see above photo) thanks

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    Watch the premiere of Norm Macdonald’s new talk show (Video)

    For those of you still upset that Comedy Central pulled the plug far too early on Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, let us submit this piece of good news: The Saturday Night Live alum — and dare we say, best, Weekend Update anchor — has a new talk show that airs live on YouTube via the Video Podcast Network every Monday night at 9 pm ET. It launched last night

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    Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show will premiere on YouTube channel JASH on April 15 (Video)

    Last week, the talent behind the newest premium comedy channel on YouTube — inexplicably named JASH — Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim descended upon South By Southwest in Austin to officially announce the coming of their newest Web-based shenanigans. Since that time, the channel has been populated only by promo videos. But today, dear Laughspinners, there is more! How much more? Well, precisely

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    Snoop Lion launches comedy Web series, pokes fun at reality competition shows (Video)

    Never afraid to grow his brand, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) has launched his own comedy Web series titled, Dime of the Month, which aims to satirize popular reality competition series like America’s Next Top Model or newcomer The Face. While Snoop appears in the intro and outro of each episode, the real stars of this show are the trio of ladies competing for the coveted title of Dime of

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