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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Bill Burr rants on alternative comedy: ‘I’ve had it with nerds!’ (Audio)

Never one to shy away from saying exactly what’s on his mind, especially on his Monday Morning Podcast, comedian Bill Burr this week delivered a six-minute rant about why he hates alternative comedy and ultimately why the sub genre’s very presence negatively affects the world of stand-up. Burr cites NBC’s The Office has a prime example of alternative comedy creeping into the mainstream, calling its characters cartoon-like and says the

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