• Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 9)

    EDINBURGH — Todd Barry knows his food. He has a whole “food chunk” in his act. His quest for food has created awkward exchanges on Twitter with the Kansas City Airport and followers from Los Angeles. Yet, when I ask him what’s good to eat here in Edinburgh, he recommends “great Thai and Indian food. Nothing local that I know of.” Here we are, two comedians from America, eating food

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    Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 8)

    Edinburgh — Let’s talk about the c-word. The c-bomb. The country without a tree. She-who-must-not-be-named. When “bitch” isn’t doing the trick. We know the word. A word I once vowed to never utter – until I met one. It’s strong, it’s vulgar, it’s a game-changer in America. And yet, I have heard the word used more times by Brits, Scots, Irish, and Aussie’s alike in the past week than most

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    The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

    We’re quite excited to post this– our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine’s favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or both. So that begs the question: What makes a release eligible for the album list and what makes a release eligible as a

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    Glenn Wool: Let Your Hands Go

    While anyone can point out hypocrisy, and maybe even get a laugh, it takes a special kind of mind to mix the sardonic with the silly, the way Glenn Wool does on his album, Let Your Hands Go (Stand-Up! Records.) Wool doesn’t just touch on heavy topics, but rather dives, full force and unapologetically, into religion, his many past and current experiences with drugs and alcohol and homosexuality. He continues,

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