Interviews

Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 3, 2016 at 11:21 am | No comments

Barry Crimmins is one of the best comedians you’ve never heard of. The 40-plus year veteran came up with many names you know quite well: Steven Wright, Lenny Clark, Kevin Meaney, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone. He even ran two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in...

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John Leguizamo goes dark for Perros (Laughspin Interview)

John Leguizamo goes dark for Perros (Laughspin Interview)

By | September 28, 2016 at 10:38 am | One comment

There may be no contemporary actor as theatrically flexible as John Leguizamo. Cutting his teeth in the competitive 1980s New York stand-up comedy scene, the Colombian-born actor would eventually thrust himself into a career-defining, award-winning trio of one-man Broadway...

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Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of. (Laughspin interview)

Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of. (Laughspin interview)

By | September 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais has accomplished pretty much everything a young comedian dreams of accomplishing the day they decide to dedicate their lives to making people laugh. He created The Office, a cult comedy hit that premiered in 2001 in the UK and has since become a worldwide...

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Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

By | August 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm | No comments

Jeff Ross doesn’t want you to call it a comeback. Roasting has been here for years. “Maybe it’s new to some people, but I’ve bee doing this for two decades,” the Roastmaster General tells Laughspin of the seemingly timeless tradition. The roast — and its younger...

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Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

By | June 1, 2015 at 11:08 am | One comment

Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she's psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts - like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin - the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely...

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Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)

Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)

By | April 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm | One comment

Kevin Pollak's Misery Loves Comedy is not just an adventure into the mindspace of stand-up comedians but an exciting exploration into the universal human conditions of misery, joy and hope. What started with the question, "Do you have to be miserable to be a comedian?"...

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Jim Norton talks about being Contextually Inadequate, political correctness, and the future of the Opie and Anthony Show on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)

Jim Norton talks about being Contextually Inadequate, political correctness, and the future of the Opie and Anthony Show on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)

By | April 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm | One comment

Always engaging and never compromising, comedian Jim Norton doesn't fear talking openly and honestly about what's on his mind. By day, he is the co-host of the re-branded Opie Radio talk show (formerly the Opie and Anthony Show) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. By night, he...

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Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)

Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)

By | February 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm | No comments

Chris Elliott has had a long, storied career in film and television playing oddballs, jerks, and weirdos. There’s Chris Peterson, the 30-year-old paperboy in the cult favorite television series Get A Life. Larry, the awkward and aloof cameraman in Groundhog Day. There’s...

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Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

By | February 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm | One comment

As Chris Gethard prepares to make his long-overdue move to traditional cable television in April -- he just inked a deal with Fusion -- a last piece of his business is to hand down his Wednesday night time slot on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) to a similarly innovative...

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