• Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

    Attention, L.A based readers! All Things Comedy, the umbrella comedian and podcast network of which The Laughspin Podcast is a member, is putting on a show and ATC fan gathering at Largo. On Aug. 28, Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting an evening of stand-up featuring Brendon Walsh, Ian Edwards, Tom Papa, Christina Pazsitzky and Eddie Pepitone. Get discounted tickets at Largo-LA.com and use coupon code “ATC” at

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    Comedian Mike E. Winfield wins $10,000 at Gilda’s LaughFest (Video)

    GRAND RAPIDS — After two days and eight performances, comedian Mike E. Winfield snagged himself $10,000 in the third annual Gilda’s LaughFest national stand-up comedy competition. Winfield and four other finalists — James Adomian, Jamie Lee, Brendon Walsh and Julian McCullough — performed Saturday to packed crowds at Dr. Grins comedy club and 3rd Floor at the B.O.B, as they were rated by both the audience and a panel of

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    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

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    The Half Hour on Comedy Central: Brendon Walsh and Nick Vatterott (preview videos)

    On week three of Comedy Central’s new stand-up comedy showcase show, The Half Hour, comedians Brendon Walsh and Nick Vatterott premiere their new specials. And as we do each week, we wanted to give you a taste of each comic via a pair of previews, which you can peep below. Check them out, and be sure to tune in to Comedy Central on Friday at 11 pm EST to catch

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

    AUSTIN — South by Southwest ended not with a whimper, but a bang. An absurd, drunken bang. The combination of St. Patrick’s Day, the final evening of South by Southwest activities, and a Saturday night made for explosive potential at Esther’s Follies. Kicking off the evening was a taping of Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack’s Who Charted? podcast, which featured guest Jonah Ray. The three catered their charts to Texas

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

    AUSTIN — One thing I love about South by Southwest this year is the broader variety of comedy events and locations the festival offers. Rather than just featuring podcast tapings and stand-up showcases, we’ve been fortunate to see a more diverse set of performances, from improv shows to panels about the practice of comedy. Some performances, however, have been even weirder than that. Take yesterday, for example. One of the

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    Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

    The Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was a staple goal for many stand-up comedians. It helped bring now popular comedians, such as Dane Cook, Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg, into the mainstream. Comedy Central did not order a new season of Presents for 2012, but it will be reborn as a new series of stand-up specials called, The Half Hour. And a dozen great comics will tape specials for the

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    Rachel Feinstein, Brendon Walsh, more featured as comedy innovators

    Daily BR!NK, a site dedicated to profiling up and coming innovators — think Internet developers, quirky foodsmiths, activists, scientists and the like — dedicated a week to the types of folks we’re obsessed with 24/7– comedians. And they obviously did their research, choosing these five funny makers to feature: Brendon Walsh, Chelsea Peretti, Sara Schaefer, Rachel Feinstein and Ron Funches. I have to say, I enjoyed each of the interviews

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    New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

    Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for South by Southwest with a live performance featuring four of the stand-up comedians who will take the stage this spring: Kumail Nanjiani, Brendon

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