• Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

    Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than Webster’s legs. After an early 90’s writing and producing gig on The Ben Stiller Show, Apatow saw the light, dropped his microphone, and left

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    Bill Burr, Al Madrigal will host All Things Comedy showcase on Aug. 28

    Attention, L.A based readers! All Things Comedy, the umbrella comedian and podcast network of which The Laughspin Podcast is a member, is putting on a show and ATC fan gathering at Largo. On Aug. 28, Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will be hosting an evening of stand-up featuring Brendon Walsh, Ian Edwards, Tom Papa, Christina Pazsitzky and Eddie Pepitone. Get discounted tickets at Largo-LA.com and use coupon code “ATC” at

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    Jeff Garlin launches podcast, says chance of a new season of ‘Curb’ looks ‘pretty good’

    Comedian, actor, writer and producer Jeff Garlin has officially entered the fray of comedy podcasting, thanks to his recurring live show and Earwolf, the groundbreaking podcast network founded by Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich. Like dozens of existing podcasts, Garlin’s show, By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin will boast candid chats between himself and his comedian-type friends. What makes this show somewhat different, however, is the combination of

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    Comedian Tig Notaro diagnosed with cancer

    One of comedy nerds’ most beloved comedians, Tig Notaro has cancer. She made the announcement last night during a show at Largo in Los Angeles, where Louis C.K., Bill Burr and others performed as well. After taking the mic from the show’s host, Ed Helms, she addressed the crowd, “Thank you, thank you, I have cancer, thank you, I have cancer, really, thank you.” She wasn’t joking. “Applause gave way

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    Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

    Eddie Izzard doesn’t know how to coast on his success. He’s constantly pushing his art. And when he’s not pushing his art, he’s pushing the physical limits of his body; this is the guy, after all, who, in 2009, completed 43 marathons in 51 days. The beloved comedian continues his evolution this Sunday in Los Angeles when he performs his show Stripped at Largo. The twist? He’ll do it entirely

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    Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

    Old law of comedy: if you are a stand-up comic, you will be heckled. It happens to everyone at some point, no matter how good you are. Even if you’re someone as kickass at the craft as Louis C.K. Much of the time, those potentially uncomfortable moments can also be hilarious, as you can see in the clip below. Justice served, C.K. style (Although, to be fair, it is a

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    Sarah Silverman, David Spade, more raise money for Todd Glass’ medical bills

    A few months ago comedian Todd Glass suffered a heart attack while performing on a Sarah Silverman and Friends show in LA. So, to help the burden of all those medical bills, Glass’ friends are producing a benefit show. David Spade has organized the event, rightfully titled the David Spade and Friends Comedy Benefit Show, and it features an excellent lineup: Sarah Silverman and Adam Carolla are just two of

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