• The Louis CK problem: Three things we need to stop doing (Guest post)

    Stop pretending club bookers have an ethical puzzle on their hands. For the love of comedy, please stop interviewing club owners about their Louis CK “dilemma” as if it’s some kind of Sophie’s Choice. It’s a business decision. To state the obvious, club owners own the club. They can—and do—decide to turn comics away from their stages for any number of reasons; reasons, by the way, they’re not required to

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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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    Comedy show heckler falls on fence, ends up bloody mess (Photos)

    Guest post by Graham VanBach. Most people don’t know that Tucson, Arizona has a fun little comedy scene full of a bunch of local guys that love comedy as much as those that sit around the “Cellars” and the “Factories” on the coasts. We only have two consistent open mics– one at a comedy club that couldn’t care less about growing the local comedians or helping to develop a good

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    In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

    A couple of years ago, two friends of mine, Garret Dillahunt and Leslie ____, came to a show of mine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.  I’ve known both of them for a decade and they’ve done tons of TV and film, much more than I have — and weathered every kind of praise or criticism you could imagine. They are also arguably more attractive and more talented. In short,

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