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

    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 away. And get this; she’s been doing stand-up since she was 14. Fourteen. What were you doing at fourteen? If you’re like me, you were probably

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

    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?” eventually evolved into a guide through the world of live performers. Pollak’s documentary, which raised over $54,000 on Kickstarter, features some of the nation’s top stand-up

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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)

    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 is one of the hardest working stand-ups in the business, constantly refining his material at New York-based night clubs like the famous Comedy Cellar

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

    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 Woogie, the creepy and increasingly disgusting suitor in There’s Something About Mary. There’s Nathaniel Mayweather, the emotionally stunted seaman in Cabin Boy. And there’s Chris Monsanto, the eccentric U.S.

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

    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 oddball of New York comedy, and he’s found the heir to his Public Access time slot in Brett Davis. “I think the

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    Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

    Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information while giggling openly over the placard that says “homo erectus.” That’s because Kirkman – author, podcaster, and most importantly, comedian – seems to always be

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    Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

    The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There was Premium Blend in 1998, his own half-hour special in 2000 and, most crucial, the release of his first album Harmful If Swallowed three years later.

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    VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

    Since I started covering comedy in 2005 – when Laughspin was called Punchline Magazine – the world of comedy has exponentially grown in popularity. Back then there was a handful of comedy festivals in the United States; now, there’s well over 50. More comedians are headlining theaters and comedy programming on television is everywhere. It used to be Comedy Central, along with HBO and Showtime to a much lesser degree,

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    Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

    There’s no denying, that when Stephen Colbert announced he would take over David Letterman’s post at the Late Show on CBS, comedy fans experienced a tsunami of bittersweet wash over them. Sure, we were thrilled that Colbert had become such a media force that suits at late night network television felt the fake news man could attract viewers away from basic cable. But, then there was also this feeling of,

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    Kenny vs Spenny: Catching up with the groundbreaking Canadian comedy duo (Interview)

    Everyone has a show that changes their life, for some it may be Saturday Night Live or The Carol Burnett Show, but for me that show was Kenny Vs. Spenny. While the show had a brief run in America on Comedy Central, in part because they were never given a permanent time slot and were subsequently buried in the schedule, the show had a long and very successful run in

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    Nick Vatterott’s no-label Laughspin Interview

    I met up with Nick Vatterott in the new “alt mecca” that is Williamsburg, Brooklyn where we arrived wearing the exact same London Fog overcoat (“Take that, Nick Turner!”). He hands me the new promo item for his debut album, For Amusement Only, something he sees as the future of comedians hawking merch after shows. Instead of carrying around a big box of CDs, he hands me a card with

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

    If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with Peretti about her new comedy special on Netflix One of the Greats (premiering Nov. 14), her Khal Drogo fantasies and much more. Leading up

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    Laughspin chat with truTV’s Friends of the People producers, cast members Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz

    If you haven’t been watching truTV’s newest and first sketch comedy series Friends of the People, you are truly missing out. Fear, not, though. You can right your past wrongs by tuning into the stellar new series every Tuesday at 10 pm ET on truTV or by checking out the show’s official site, which has tons of videos and cool extras. You may have already caught our interview with Friends

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    Lucas Brothers talk Friends of the People, marijuana, importance of Urkel (Laughspin interview)

    If the Lucas Brothers look familiar, it’s probably because you saw their hilarious cameo in 22 Jump Street, or their animated series, Lucas Bros Moving Co. Season 2 starts in 2015 (!!). But the brothers have a lot more in store for the comedy world. Starting tonight, you can see Keith and Kenny on their sketch comedy show Friends of the People every Tuesday at 10:30 pm ET on TruTV.

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    George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

    George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in 2008. We had the chance to chat with George’s daughter Kelly Carlin as well as Bartini, Dave Attell,

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