Browsing Tag RIP

Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

By | January 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | No comments

When Robert Schimmel died in 2010, he left behind him a body of work any comedian would have been proud to create. At 60 years old, Schimmel was a cancer survivor and was still earnestly touring across the country, so it was a shock to the comedy world when he was critically...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Watch an uncut 35 minute interview with Greg Giraldo, who would’ve been 47 today (Video)

Watch an uncut 35 minute interview with Greg Giraldo, who would’ve been 47 today (Video)

By | December 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Greg Giraldo would've been 47 years old today. In light of that, I thought I'd repost this unedited video interview I conducted with Greg six months before his death. Note that at the time this site was called Punchline Magazine, hence the name of the file and such. I...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

By | September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky, who launched a campaign last year to get the South Park character Mr. Hanky to become the official rectal cancer spokesperson, succumbed to the disease on Aug. 30. "We lost an amazing woman, wrote Glennis McCarthy, founder and editor of...

Posted in: News

Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

By | August 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | No comments

After a career as an actress and comedian than spanned over 40 years, Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95 in her Los Angeles home. Diller began her career as a stand-up in 1955, and quickly became notorious as one of the most influential women in comedy....

Posted in: feature slider, News

Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

By | August 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments

Doug Stanhope may have outdone himself in stomping on taboos with the post on his blog (and to his email list) today. He opened with a brief and fitting memorial to his friend and fellow comedian Frank Lunney, who, as Stanhope puts it, “croaked” in his sleep early last month...

Posted in: News

Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

By | July 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm | No comments

Ernest Borgnine, best known for his role in the 1960s television comedy McHale’s Navy, died Sunday at the age of 95. He had a kidney ailment, reports the Washington Post. Along with his role as Lt.-Commander Quinton McHale, he’s remembered for playing a long list of...

Posted in: News, TV/Movies

Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

By | June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Comedian and actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her character Andell Wilkerson on Moesha and its spinoff The Parkers, has lost her battle with cervical cancer. Wilson, who was also in need of a kidney transplant, was only 48 when she died yesterday. Starring in well over...

Posted in: News, TV/Movies

Owner of DC and Tempe Improv found dead

Owner of DC and Tempe Improv found dead

By | June 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments

Mark Wilson Anderson, the DC and Tempe Improv owner who was reported missing by his wife May 12, was found dead Wednesday morning in a hotel room near Buckeye, Arizona. The Arizona Republic reports the cause of death is still unknown, according to Lt. Jared Griffith, a Buckeye...

Posted in: News

Comedian John Fox succumbs to colon cancer, dies at 59 (Update)

Comedian John Fox succumbs to colon cancer, dies at 59 (Update)

By | May 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 10 comments

Update: June 4 Fox's family confirms John was 59 when he died. John is survived by his children Trundy, Ryan, Robbyn and his grandchildren Samantha, Singen, Kellan, Cruz and Chevy. His son Ryan had this to say to Laughspin: My dad was lucky enough to be able to do...

Posted in: feature slider, News

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