Browsing Tag conan o’brien

The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

By | August 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | One comment

Being a big fan of Jimmy Pardo's work and helping bring his Never Not Funny Podcast to Chicago, I was really looking forward to this interview. I call Pardo while he’s driving to Conan, where he’s the opening act each night. He's anxious to get right to the questions. When...

Posted in: Interviews, Podcasts

Monday comedy links: Conan O’Brien, John Goodman, College Humor and more!

Monday comedy links: Conan O’Brien, John Goodman, College Humor and more!

By | July 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm | No comments

Remember Omar from The Wire? Well, The Wire is not a show anymore, but Community is. See where I’m going with this? Dude is now on the cast of the NBC comedy. [Paste] Speaking of Community, John Goodman is joining the cast for the upcoming season. John Goodman! Hell yeah....

Posted in: News

Watch Myq Kaplan talk about balls, pizza, anti-gay rhymes and more on “Conan”

Watch Myq Kaplan talk about balls, pizza, anti-gay rhymes and more on “Conan”

By | July 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Listen, I'm not one to say, "We told you so," but when we (then, Punchline Magazine) said in 2009, that Myq Kaplan was a "comic to watch" we were pretty sure we'd end up being right. Since that time, Kaplan has finished in the top five of Last Comic Standing, released a...

Posted in: Audio/Video, TV/Movies

Watch Marc Maron tell Conan about lobby waffles, compulsive licorice consumption and more

Watch Marc Maron tell Conan about lobby waffles, compulsive licorice consumption and more

By | July 20, 2011 at 10:24 am | No comments

Marc Maron popped up on Conan last night. And, it was a treat, as it always is. These two have known each other for 18 years and though they're not exactly besties, the onscreen chemistry they have is some of the best on late night television. In their seven-minute chat last...

Posted in: Audio/Video, TV/Movies

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

By | July 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments

While it's great that comedians are getting appreciated on America's Got Talent, hearing Piers Morgan call J. Chris Newberg's peformance "startlingly inappropriate" and Sharon Osbourne comment that his song was "just so, so wrong" is more than slightly obtuse (see video below)....

Posted in: News, Opinion

Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

By | July 13, 2011 at 11:10 am | 3 comments

Conan has been in reruns for the past week and a half, but the show is still in the news for a potentially ripped sketch performed right before the show's hiatus. The AV Club reports that a sketch group from Cleveland, Last Call Cleveland, alleges Conan swiped the premise for...

Posted in: News

Punchline Mag analysis: Comedians shouldn’t let Twitter affect their real-life act

By | July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | One comment

Yesterday, Lisa Cohen, founder of WitStream, the aggregating comedy ticker site, issued this advice to all people who try to be funny on Twitter: Stop sucking Favstar's dick. The suggestion was the headline of an editorial that makes this keen observation: comedians who depend...

Posted in: Opinion

Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

By | June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it's nearly impossible to find a comedian who would...

Posted in: Opinion

Conan O’Brien will make cameo on “How I Met Your Mother”

By | June 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Some of my favorite moments watching TV shows or movies is finding previously unknown actors with tiny, tiny roles or – even better – in the background shot as extras. Jenna Fischer (also known as Pam on The Office), for example, appeared in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Now you...

Posted in: Audio/Video

© 2011-2013 Laughspin. Some rights reserved. Hosted by ServInt