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Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | One comment

Do you love to go to Austin, Texas to see comedy at South by Southwest, but you could really do without the Pitchfork-approved, up-and-coming musicians that SXSW is really all about? If so, we have good news for you: Austin is about to be home to a new comedy festival with no...

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Dear 30 Rock fans: Your ‘Sh*t Liz Lemon Says’ video has arrived

Dear 30 Rock fans: Your ‘Sh*t Liz Lemon Says’ video has arrived

By | January 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm | No comments

Are you completely sick and fucking tired of this "Shit [insert boring group of humans here] Says" viral video sensation? Well, so are we. However, we'll make an exception for this-- a "Shit Liz Lemon Says" video? Heck yes! Let's do this, Laughspinners. Be sure to tune...

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T.J. Miller talks about his harsh criticism of Dane Cook

T.J. Miller talks about his harsh criticism of Dane Cook

By | January 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 27 comments

If you've been following the TMZ-ish look into stand-up comedy recently, you'll know that comedians TJ Miller called out Dane Cook in a Twitter rant about his drop in set at the Hollywood Laugh Factory for being unnecessarily mean and grotesque on stage. Cook told Laughspin...

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Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

By | January 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm | No comments

While the traditional formula of a two-hander still works to this day (one plays "straight," one plays crazy), a pair playing crazy in their own respective ways can be one of the most delightful things to watch. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, for example, hosting anything from...

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Watch Stephen Colbert’s brilliant response to Rick Santorum’s handling of crazy racist woman

Watch Stephen Colbert’s brilliant response to Rick Santorum’s handling of crazy racist woman

By | January 25, 2012 at 11:19 am | No comments

Old people say the darndest things, don't they? "Get my medicine, I'm dying." "My grandson is so handsome." "Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up!" We've heard it all before. But we think you'd agree that ye olde peeps are at their best when they engage in hateful, racist and...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but more terrifying

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but more terrifying

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | No comments

Aries: Alternate every 15 minutes between drinking lots of coffee laced with laxatives, and washing big chunks of cheese down with Pepto Bismol. You need to toughen up, and a week of this daily 9 to 5 regiment should do the trick. Taurus: Don’t wear hats this week. They...

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Bridesmaids and other comedies will represent strong at the Oscars

Bridesmaids and other comedies will represent strong at the Oscars

By | January 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 14 comments

And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…Kristen Wiig! Best Actor…Patton Oswalt! Best Picture…Bridesmaids! Or so we wish. The Oscar nominations came in this morning and it was a great year for comedy in film! This year, the Academy will recognize many comedic talents who are...

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Stephen Colbert ends possible presidential bid (Video)

Stephen Colbert ends possible presidential bid (Video)

By | January 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm | No comments

Stephen Colbert made a stunning(ish) announcement on his show last night. He is ending his exploratory committee to run for President of the United States of South Carolina. The news comes after last weekend's South Carolina primary where Colbert ran as Herman Cain. The...

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Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

By | January 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm | One comment

San Francisco's stellar comedy event Sketchfest (running through Feb. 4) -- the 11th annual, don't you know? -- kicked off Jan. 19 and has already hosted some amazing shows, one of which was a Wet Hot American Summer reunion! Dubbed Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio...

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