• Comedian, former pornstar Alia Janine: 5 ways comedians and pornstars are the same

    I’ve been asked many times why comics and pornstars seem to get along so well. There’s many reasons that when you’re at a comedy show in Los Angeles the chances you may see one of your favorite fuck flick stars are pretty good. If there’s a huge porn party, there will be comics present, guaranteed. Think about how many comics have jokes about porn, or how many porn parodies there

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    Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

    Last year a group of Sacramento-based comics and I drove to San Francisco to hit some open mics and pizza shops. I’ve been to plenty of open mics, so I was more excited about the pizza. Not just because I’m a glutton, but because pizza places don’t usually stink of awkward desperation. Although desperation and pizza had little to do with my interest in this odyssey, it wasn’t a place

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    The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

    If Jon Stewart could be called the Ben Franklin of modern American satire, Lizz Winstead is certainly its Betsy Ross. Okay, sure, it’s been a little while here since ninth grade Civics class, but see if you can’t follow the logic train: while Stewart may be responsible for ushering in a new era of brilliantly barbed politic-wit – at this point, he’s probably dropped enough knowledge to fill several more

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    How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

    Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for, that was my God) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even in Ohio, freaks abide, my friends, freaks do abide. In the early ‘90s I spent most of my free time in

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