• Laughspin Podcast special episode: Mary Lynn Rajskub interview (Audio)

    While at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino interviews comedian and actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known as Chloe from the hit show 24 with Kiefer Sutherland. This laid-back chat ranges from balancing life on the road while being a parent, the constant questions as to whether there will be a 24 movie, anxiety attacks and so much more! Each week on the Laughspin Podcast, Dylan Gadino

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    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

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    Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho part of 10 Sexiest Women in Comedy list

    Thanks to Nerve.com, we here at Laughspin need not rate our favorite female comics by based on their “sexiness.” Although we’ve thought about it, it’s just not in line with what we do, which is to attempt to cover the world of comedy from a journalistic point of view with an emphasis on his or her body of work– not their bodies. But that’s what Nerve’s all about. And that’s

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    TV Guide Network reveals upcoming lineup for their all-female stand-up comedy series

    In March, the TV Guide Network announced its upcoming show Standup in Stilettos, a new stand-up showcase series hosted by The Office co-star Kate Flannery (above), for 10 episodes. The series will feature female comedians exclusively. “StandUp in Stilettos will offer viewers fresh comedy programming with some of the best-known celebrities in Hollywood today, as well as up-and-coming talent,” says TV Guide Network chairman Allen Shapiro. Today the network announced

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    Mary Lynn Rajskub stars in a new interactive comedy series about cleaning up dead bodies

    Fourth Wall Studios has released the new web series Dirty Work, a dark comedy that follows the gruesome misadventures of a reluctant crime-scene clean-up crew. The “dark” comes from the blood, guts, and corpses that they handle each episode, while the “comedy” derives from the messy lives of the show’s characters. The series has waded into unknown territory, creating an interactive viewing experience that’s “somewhere between a pop-up video and

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    Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

    AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was arranged as an estrogenized counterpart to the “Sausage Fest” show.) But secondly, and even more importantly, hot damn, would ya look at that lineup? Jackie Kashian,

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    The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

    I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my favorite all-around shows for you guys. First things first: I’m a Portland local and

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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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