• Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

    Recorded live at the Dark Room theater in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest on Jan. 25, I was thrilled to welcomes guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop and guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer to The Laughspin Podcast! I have to say, this was tons of fun, you guys. Lauren did an outstanding job helping me host, Sara opened up, Natasha was her usual evil/charming self and Brett —

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    Laughspin Podcast goes live in San Francisco on Jan. 25 with Natasha Leggero

    This Saturday, Jan. 25, The Laughspin Podcast will go live in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest. Laughspin editor and podcast host Dylan Gadino will be joined by guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop as the pair welcome guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer! It’s all going down at the Dark Room Theater at 2263 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th streets). Tickets are only $15, and you can guarantee

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

    AUSTIN — As you may have heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” referring to the fun eccentricities of its most colorful people and places. But the same could have been said for one of the oddest performances I can remember seeing in the past three years of covering SXSW: Brett Gelman’s Gelmania. Allow me to set the stage: Gelman stands front and center amid smoke, flashing lights, and a

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    The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

    I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my favorite all-around shows for you guys. First things first: I’m a Portland local and

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    Watch the ultra bloody, ultra violent (and funny) trailer for Eagleheart’s second season

    What can you possibly fit in an 11-minute television show? Well, if your show is produced by Conan O’Brien and you have the likes of Chris Elliott and Brett Gelman at your disposal, you can cram in a lot of bloody action, surreal premises and tons of horrifying deaths. Oh, and laughs! Of course, there are plenty of laughs. And that’s the deal with Eagleheart, which follows the adventures of

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    When comedians write poetry

    Often, the context in which poetry and comedy come together is one of ridicule. Many comedians will poke fun at the unchecked artistic license in being maudlin, depressing, alienating and overly political; these are things that poets are often guilty of. Yet, what’s hardly seen and noticed is funny people actually writing poetry and making it funny. Believe it or not, it does happen and it’s written by some of

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    LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of almost 200 scheduled performers at Bridgetown, over a third of them are based out of Los Angeles. Portland, seemingly a more indie-minded

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2

    PORTLAND – Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, because the show was packed with talent. Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, Brett Gelman, Mike Lawrence, and of course, director Lance Bangs. First up

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    A message from Matt Besser about his new Comedy Central sketch show

    I got the below message in my inbox earlier today. It is a message with uplifting news. It is a message that I’m going to paste in full, because, well, there’s nothing I can say about it that Matt Besser hasn’t already said. Here goes: My name is Matt Besser, one of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and one of the creators of This Show Will Get

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