VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

Since I started covering comedy in 2005 – when Laughspin was called Punchline Magazine – the world of comedy has exponentially grown in popularity. Back then there was a handful of comedy festivals in the United States; now, there’s well over 50. More comedians are headlining theaters and comedy programming on television is everywhere. It used to be Comedy Central, along with HBO and Showtime to a much lesser degree,

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Todd Barry, Big Jay Oakerson talk about their all-crowd-work comedy albums (AUDIO)

If you’ve been paying attention to comedy album releases of late, you’ll know that both Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson have released albums that feature their crowd work chops. Barry’s album The Crowd Work Tour (and also it was a tour) came first and is still available on Louis C.K.’s website. And Oakerson just recently dropped The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?#ng Deal through Comedy Central. On the

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