• Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

    I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while “free” is always tempting, it is not always good. Especially when it comes to art. Artists will do

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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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    An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping

    I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what other people are doing or getting – instead of what’s truly important and real, like my life and relationships– and

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    Comedian Theo Von’s journey to Guantanamo Bay

    I left Los Angeles at 11 pm. Twenty hours later I am sitting here in Fort Lauderdale, at an upscale gas station waiting for the 180-minute plane ride to Guantanamo Naval Base. Myself and three other comedians were told we’d leave at noon. It’s 8:55 pm and a man named Ramon, who is supposed to pilot us there, has allegedly just landed. I have yet to see him. It’s been

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