Dane Cook on Tinder, Robert Downey Jr, Troublemaker and more! (Laughspin Podcast)

Dane Cook has been in the comedy business for nearly 25 years and by his own account he’s the happiest he’s ever been— both personally and professionally. That’s one of the many things he chatted about with Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino on the latest episode of The Laughspin Podcast. With the premiere of his latest hour-long stand-up comedy special Troublemaker on Showtime this past weekend, Cook is more excited than ever about his life in comedy. During the episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Cook also talks about his friendship with Jerry Lewis, dealing with the death of his parents, therapy, how he became pen pals with someone who hates his guts and so much more.

Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also just wrapped filming on the Sci-Fi thriller 400 Days – out in theaters next spring – and will be heard once again voicing Dusty Crophopper, this time in Planes: Fire & Rescue, which hits theaters July 18. And in the midst of this whirlwind of activity, Cook filmed his latest stand-up special, Troublemaker. “I had never done a theater tour before, never actually got a chance to play some of those really beautiful houses,” Cook tells Laughspin about the time he spend on the road during the Under Oath tour. “I was at the Fox Theater [in Detroit] on its 85th birthday and it was one of the most incredible venues I’ve ever been in. It was just amazing. And it was on that night that it all came to me— that I need to record a couple of these shows. I really wanted to share this excitement that I was feeling from that particular tour.”

David Cross is developing a comedy series for Showtime

Here’s some great news for David Cross fans! Showtime is backing a new comedy which will be written and executive produced by Cross along with his Liberal Jew-Run Media Prods. The actor (Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and writer (Mr. Show, Increasingly Poor Decisions…) described it as the story of “a […]