• Laughspin Podcast, episode 71: Jon Lajoie, Greg Fitzsimmons, Amy Schumer

    After a week off from the traditional news-delivering Laughspin Podcast – you missed my amazing Jim Norton interview? – Mike and I are back to entertain and educate you in the ways of the comedy world. In this episode we listen to a new song from Jon Lajoie (maybe you know him as Taco from The League) about that Miley Cyrus performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. We also

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    Jenna Elfman shines a light on comedy charity Laugh For Sight (Interview)

    Jenna Elfman is known not just for her wide-ranging work on television and in movies, but also for her varied philanthropic causes. Most recently, the Damages actress walked in the Red Dress Collection fashion show – along with Rebecca Romijn, Hilary Duff and more – on Feb. 8 (pictured above), to support The Heart Truth organization, which promotes heart disease-awareness among women. And tonight, she’s bringing her talents to the

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    The Laughspin interview with Greg Fitzsimmons

    Greg Fitzsimmons is an Emmy-award winning writer and comedian who has written for such shows as Ellen and Lucky Louie. As far as memorable jokes made during a stand-up set on a late night talk show goes, his “My dream job is to someday be a late night talk show host, but it’s tough, Mexicans are stealing all our jobs,” on Lopez Tonight, rivals Louie Anderson’s “I can’t stay long,

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    Comedians Greg Fitzsimmons, Ben Gleib pay tribute to George Carlin on radio show

    Two years after his death, Southern California Public Radio’s Patt Morrison and comedians Greg Fitzsimmons and Ben Gleib joined together to pay tribute to the influential comedian. During the show, Morrison asked Fitzsimmons and Gleib about their experiences with Carlin. Then she opened the lines to callers who had been affected by Carlin and his comedy. Callers reminisced about the effect Carlin’s comedy had on their lives. A few talked

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    Comedy Central locks down John Oliver stand-up comedy series

    Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. “When John Oliver said he wanted to host a stand-up series featuring his favorite comics, the only real question

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    John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

    Daily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends. Guests will include heavy hitters like Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Fitzsimmons, Nick Kroll, Eugene Mirman

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    Bill Burr: ‘I’m a functioning psycho’

    With the release of an album, DVD and the premiere of his one-hour Comedy Central special, Why Do I Do This? it’s a busy month for one Boston-bred comedian– especially for a self-professed ‘pyscho.’ Welcome to the honest — if not, slightly frightening — mind of Bill Burr. Over the past five years, few comedians have been more exciting to watch grow as an artist as Bill Burr. Through his

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    Greg Fitzsimmons: A total poser… literally

    When Punchline Magazine visited Chicago’s Edge Comedy Club on its opening weekend, we found veteran comic Greg Fitzsimmons more than happy to take some time from his set to strike some poses. Words and Photos by Alana Grelyak alana@punchlinemagazine.com Chicago’s a city that’s well-known for its cultural outlets; we have blues music, we have theater and we also have plenty of comedy; in fact, there’s been an addition to the

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