• Short film “A Stand Up Guy” shows the sobering side of comedy

    Most Laughspin readers have a pretty good idea that life as a comedian can be difficult. Not only is there the prospect of trying to become an original voice in a self-destructive art form, but often times, there is little support or reassurance given that one is following the correct path.

    A Stand Up Guy, a short film by written and directed by Sarah Rose Bergman, takes a look at an extreme case where the comedian sacrifices the basic need of shelter or security in order to perform whenever he can get a chance. Based on the life of Jimbo Bazoobi, an Australian comedian who describes himself as a nomad this short shows how far some comedians go for their art. The stars of A Stand Up Guy, Ron Babcock and Lizzy Cooperman, both comedians themselves, are fortunately far from being homeless and have become favorites among the LA comedy scene. Check it out, below.

    Jake Kroeger

    Jake Kroeger has dedicated his life, for better or probably worse, to comedy. Starting and continually running the Comedy Bureau, a voice for LA comedy, by himself, he also writes and performs stand-up comedy in LA and watches more live comedy than is probably humanly tolerable. He's been a daily contributor to Punchline Magazine, now Laughspin.com because he loves and believes in comedy so much. Said of Kroeger, "...without his dangerously insane, unhealthy work ethic, certain comics would not have any press at all."

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