• 16 tips to improve your late night writing packet from a network judge

    Over the last four years, I’ve judged 300 late night writing packets for a major network. As a writer myself, I know just how difficult it is to write a strong comedy packet. I’ve spent many sleepless nights sweating over topical jokes as I bounce between feelings of pride, self-loathing, and a fear that no one will even read my work. So I get it. And as a reader (albeit

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    Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)

    Dear Young Mike Brody, First off, screw the prop comic who yelled at you for swearing when you opened for him in 2001. You didn’t know it was a clean show and you didn’t know how anything worked then. He was a douche then and he’s a douche today. His closing joke is juggling Chiclets. Never rely on a bit that a roving squirrel could steal. There are many other

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    ‘Community’ star Gillian Jacobs gives young women valuable advice (Video)

    In a video for Rookie, an online publication for teen girls, Community star Gillian Jacobs gets real and answers questions from readers about high school, making friends and boyfriends. She does this from what looks to be her bedroom, in a comfy shirt and her hair in a loose ponytail. She offers personal stories from when she was a teenager. To a girl who needed advice on how to make

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    Ask Amber: My friend is turning into a total jerk!

    Clank crash boom, Oh sorry, I was driving with my eyes closed. Here’s this week’s question! ———————– Hi, Amber: I feel crazy writing to you, but I wanted to ask you about this guy I play football with. We play for our college. Football is basically our lives and I spend a lot of time with him. He used to be OK, but now he’s a dick. He freaks out

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    Ask Amber: Three-way sex is tricky, but Amber Tozer breaks it down

    Zzzzzzzzzzz, WHAT? UH? Oh sorry, I fell asleep. Life is so much easier when you’re asleep. This week’s question is brought to you by Rob Fee. Dear, Amber: First off, I love your stuff. Very insightful. My question is this: what are the rules of a three way? I’ve heard different theories but I wanted the OFFICIAL rules from you. Thanks! Rob —————— Yo, Rob: Thanks for writing in. To

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    Ask Amber: This guy Sam totally sucks!

    Honk Honk! Oh sorry. I thought my, “Honk If You’re Horny” sign was flipped to the side that says, “Honk If You’re Racist” Here, let me flip it over (flips it over). There we go. Honk Honk! Whoa, at least that guy is honest. Let’s get to this week’s question. Dear, Amber: I started a new job a few weeks ago. I like it. Everyone is cool except for one

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    Ask Amber: How do I confront my parents who are enabling my demon brother?

    Hey, Sometimes I wish I was a Mexican singer with blue eyes. True Story. Anyway, here’s this week question. Hi, Amber: My family is driving me crazy, specifically my older brother. He gets all the attention. He doesn’t support himself, he’s in and out of jail and he’s always drunk and high. And my parents help him out all the time. They keep giving him money. Meanwhile, I work a

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    Ask Amber: Sometimes needy friends NEED to go away

    Pee Pee, Poo poo. Huh? Let’s get to this week’s question. Hi Amber, I have a friend who is very needy. If I don’t text her back right away she asks if I’m angry at her. It’s crazy because I always respond to her. And, the other night I went to dinner with my cousin and she was upset because I didn’t invite her! AND she’s also competitive (we are

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    Ask Amber: Amber helps a guy get over social anxiety, sort of

    Knock Knock Knock! I’m glad there are three knocks and not two. I am in no mood to write a knock knock joke. This week’s question! Hi, Amber: I have extreme social anxiety. It’s to the point where I have minor attacks at grocery stores if I have to talk to someone. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’ve tried drinking and taking pills to calm my nerves, but

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    Ask Amber: So, you hate your job?

    Do Wap Do Wap, Um.Um.Um. Just thought of that right now, right off the top of my head. Ok, here’s the question… Hi Amber: I’m in my late 30’s and I hate my job, I’ve been here for years. I work in an office and it’s sooooooo boring. I’m only here because the pay is good and I’m in debt. I can’t just quit. I just feel like deep down

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    Ask Amber: This week comedian Amber Tozer fixes a lesbian relationship. Kind of.

    Dinky Donk, Oh, hey. Ok. That’s my intro. Here’s a question an anonymous person asked! Hi, Amber: I’ve been dating this girl for a few months, I’m also a girl. So that means I’m a lesbian. We live in different states, but we spend a lot of time together. She’s pretty active on her blog and Facebook – always posting pictures and statuses about who she hangs out with. She

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    Ask Amber: She can help you. Maybe. Maybe not.

    Beep Beep Beep – Hi! Welcome to my weird advice column, Ask Amber, a new weekly addition to Laughspin. Each week I will answer a reader’s question (any question!) in hopes of helping a homosapien. If you write in telling me you are an animal I’ll get pissed off, and tell you to go to an animal advice columnist. For the column’s debut I’ll answer Tracy Marquez’s question, she promised

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