• New Year’s Resolutions: Stand-up comedians share their plans for 2019

    We’re so sorry to remind you, but it’s New Year’s Resolution time! Yep, it’s that terrible time of year when one must consider the sad Venn diagram of who they are and who they want to be and then bring those circles a little closer together. It’s empowering, depressing, and scary. So for inspiration, we asked some of the world’s funniest people to divulge their 2019 New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s what

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    Laurie Kilmartin talks Conan, abortion jokes, motherhood and more (Exclusive video)

    We’ve been huge fans of comedian Laurie Kilmartin for years– and for good reasons. She’s a sharp, incisive comedian, an excellent writer and an all-around cool human being. And that’s why Laughspin contributor Crisman Richards sat down with Kilmartin before a recent set at the Punchline in San Francisco. The two chat about her experiences as a staff writer for Conan, her evolution as a stand-up, the problem with not

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    Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

    Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you’ve seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of “improvised stand-up” into a hilarious showcase of some of stand-up comedy’s best minds working– like Dana Gould (former producer on the

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    The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

    This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn’t easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what’s the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each comedian is or how many copies of each album was sold. These are simply the albums we think

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    Video interview: Laurie Kilmartin

    Continuing our series of video interviews shot at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival earlier this summer, today we premiere an excellent discussion with comedian Laurie Kilmartin. We cover everything from why “I hate my baby” jokes are funnier than “I love my baby” jokes, overcoming insecurity as a comedian and much more. Check it out. And be sure to pick up Laurie’s new album, Five Minutes To Myself.

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    Laurie Kilmartin: Five Minutes to Myself

    Laurie Kilmartin walks onstage, assumes the Larry Craig “wide stance,” and then crosses the line separating civility and comedy — not because she’s vicious but because it’s her job. Using a sharp tongue instead of a steak knife, the mom in Kilmartin carefully cuts stinging social commentary into sound-bite-size wisecracks, the easier to feed them to connoisseurs of sarcasm. But even then, judging from the what-did-she-just-say-can-we-laugh-at-this? reaction of many audience

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    Alexandro, Kilmartin, Durst, Cummins kick off Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

    Ted Alexandro

    ASPEN, CO – The second annual Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival kicked off last night in strong form, with a show featuring Ted Alexandro, Laurie Kilmartin, Will Durst and Dan Cummins. Of this group, the younger Spokane, Washington-based Cummins had the most to prove, as he found himself performing in a lineup of incredibly seasoned and well-respected comedians. But for the past few years Cummins

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    Video fun: Highlights from the Punchline Magazine anniversary show

    When we were at Comix in New York hosting Punchline Magazine’s third anniversary show Oct. 7, our friends at RooftopComedy.com where there as well. And luckily, the talented David Warren of Comix was in the video booth catching every moment. Check out some of the highlights edited by the folks at Rooftop below. Tom Papa Christian Finnegan Pete Dominick Laurie Kilmartin Judy Gold Robert Kelly

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    Photo fun: The Punchline Magazine 3rd anniversary show

    PHOTOS by KEVIN DUFFY, Kevin Duffy Photography Two nights ago, Punchline Magazine celebrated its 3rd anniversary with an amazing show at Comix in New York. Some of the country’s biggest and best comedians came together onstage to perform in support of the magazine; Greg Giraldo, Tom Papa, Judy Gold, Christian Finnegan, Robert Kelly, Laurie Kilmartin, Pete Dominick and Ray Ellin were all there. For most of our readers not in

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