• 10 tips on taping your stand-up set from the bookers who watch them

    A constant plague upon my existence as a comedian is getting that elusive tape to send to bookers. For a comic, having a great video of your stand-up set is vital. You need it to get booked on just about everything from comedy clubs to Conan. However, many comedians of every experience level don’t understand what a good tape looks like. I had the pleasure of chatting with a few

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    SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

    In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 – Feb. 9 — details here — celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming personalities in sketch, improvisation, stand-up and this golden age of podcasting while simultaneously commemorating the history of comedy. Below, Laughspin talks with festival co-founders Cole Stratton,

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