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The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

By | August 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 13 comments

Jackie Martling has been a stand-up comedian for over 30 years. He's best known for being a full time member of the Howard Stern Show from 1986 - 2001 where he regularly wrote bits for the show and fed Howard lines. In 2001, Jackie left the show over a contract dispute which is still an occasional topic of conversation on the show. His move to walk away from the Stern more...


Tina Fey gives birth to her second daughter

Tina Fey gives birth to her second daughter

By | August 15, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

Comedy goddess of all comedy goddesses Tina Fey has given birth to her second child, another daughter! Fey, 41, and her husband of 10 years, Jeffrey Richmond, welcomed Penelope Athena on Wednesday; the little peanut joins big sister Alice Zenobia, who turns six on Sept. 10. You probably remember Fey's appearance on Saturday Night Live in May, wherein the 30 Rock star and more...


Comedian Dan Levy’s successful Laughspin interview

Comedian Dan Levy’s successful Laughspin interview

By | August 15, 2011 at 9:37 am | One comment

Dan Levy is a contemporary renaissance comedian-- if there is such a thing. With the ability to seamlessly transition from stand-up stage (including his own half-hour Comedy Central special), to TV hosting duties to Web series production and acting to writing for network television, the 30-year-old has already had an enviable career. But, really, the guy who recently more...


A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

By | August 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Steve Carell was one of the final guests on Conan O’Brien’s The Tonight Show, and, unsurprisingly, his appearance on the show wasn’t any old guest spot. Instead of touting a project or lamenting the sorry state of NBC, Carell performed Conan’s exit interview. Last night, Carell had another cameo appearance on Conan, but this too wasn’t any normal guest spot. The more...


Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

By | August 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais, busiest (most powerful?) comedy person in the world will drop by the new season of Family Guy to voice the part of a dolphin for an episode titled, "Be Careful What You Wish For." This is great news for us, but Gervais may be even more excited about the guest gig, since he’s a huge fan of the enormously politically incorrect animation Fox more...


Watch Kristen Wiig do improv in a closet and answer dumb questions

Watch Kristen Wiig do improv in a closet and answer dumb questions

By | July 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien's new short-form interview web series could be called Between Two Jackets, as it has that similar hilariously awkward feeling of Zach Galifianakis' Funny Or Die series Between Two Ferns. O'Brien premiered 7 Minutes in Heaven (named in honor of the teenager party make-out game from the 1950s) today on YouTube, Hulu.com and more...


Just For Laughs: New Faces of Comedy revealed; watch them in action!

Just For Laughs: New Faces of Comedy revealed; watch them in action!

By | July 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 6 comments

Each year at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival -- arguably the most important fest in the industry -- the New Faces of comedy are introduced. In short, these are the up-and-coming comedians festival producers have deemed the brightest and most worthy to watch for the upcoming year. Two groups of New Faces comedians will perform at the festival starting Wednesday. more...


Watch Marc Maron on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Watch Marc Maron on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

By | July 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

While he was in New York City to record a live version of his podcast WTF in Brooklyn, Marc Maron visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was there to not only promote the podcast but also his upcoming album This Has To Be Funny, which drops Aug. 9 on Comedy Central Records. I've already listened to it, by the way. Many, many times. I was there during one of the shows he more...


Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

By | July 27, 2011 at 10:10 am | 2 comments

We know how much everyone loves lists! On the eve of Montreal's New Faces showcase (starting tonight), Variety released its annual list of Top 10 Comics to Watch. Each year, Variety tends to be a great indicator of the industry's best young stars in the world of comedy. So let's take a look, shall we? Jerrod Carmichael, Los Angeles This 24-year old North Carolina native more...


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