• The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Fox News regular Betsy Hart blames Moshe Kasher for ruining quality time with her daughter

    There’s no denying you need impenetrable skin in order to become a successful comedian. No matter how funny and innovative you are, there will always be haters. And if you let the haters get to you as a comedian, you’ll become paralyzed, unable to perform, to create. But every once in a while, it seems, the temptation for a comedian to respond to a piece of hate mail is just

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    Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, episode 4: Al Madrigal, Moshe Kasher, Arj Barker (Audio)

    This week on Laugh Tracks, we go back to California to listen to some Golden State-bred comedians. Let’s get to it, shall we? MOSHE KASHER – He wrote an incredible book called Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 and has recently dropped by @Midnight and The Pete Holmes Show and can

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    Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging well-written and thoroughly worked-through jokes. It might also mean comedy goers in San Francisco enjoy a little nuance in their laughs. If you’re unfamiliar

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    Comedy album releases for July 16, 2013

    Editor’s note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. These new comedy albums will be released like so many kraken on Tuesday, July 16. That’s tomorrow! Celebrate the 78th anniversary of the world’s first parking meter by financially supporting one (or all) of these fine funny folk. • Maria Bamford: Ask Me About My New God! (Comedy Central Records) • Moshe Kasher: Live from Oakland

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival, day 1: Lance Bangs, Megan Amram, Moshe Kasher and more!

    PORTLAND — The first night of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival featured no references to the craziness that happened in Boston this week nor any of the insanity that was still unfolding. But if there was a prevailing mood that hung over the opening events of this annual celebration of the funny it was a craving for catharsis. And oh did we ever get that. The release valve was kicked open

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    Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

    In March, I had the great pleasure of attending the second Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 10-day event raises money for the city’s chapter of Gilda’s Club, which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Founded in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club locations can be found across the country. While I was busy taking in shows and interviewing as many comedians as possible, photographer Brian

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    Watch the Laughspin interview with Moshe Kasher

    It’s always a pleasure to see comedians we’ve been covering for years rise up through the ranks of the comedy world. And Moshe Kasher is of those people. At the end of 2009 (when we were still Punchline Magazine), we named him a Comic to Watch. And he’s since made us look like we know what we’re talking about (we do, by the way). Later this year, you’ll see him

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    Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

    When we (then, Punchline Magazine) named rising comedian Moshe Kasher a comic to watch in 2009, we weren’t foolin’ around. We knew a few things. First, we knew the dude was funny onstage; he comes at you with a wholly unique hostile-meets-damaged delivery. It’s fucking endearing, ok? We also knew that the dude was working on a book about his life. He did not have what most would consider a

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    LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of almost 200 scheduled performers at Bridgetown, over a third of them are based out of Los Angeles. Portland, seemingly a more indie-minded

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

    PORTLAND, OR – The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell you that. With 19 shows at eight venues along the popular Hawthorne Boulevard – there was a lot of laughter to be had. Though

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    Exclusive video interview: A Tight Five with Moshe Kasher

    In a new installment of our series A Tight Five, we sit down with comedian Moshe Kasher. Those comedy nerds that follow the latest and greatest in stand-up no doubt know Moshe from his many festival and TV appearances and his highly acclaimed album Everyone You Know Is Going To Die, And Then You Are. (You can read our review here). You may even know him from our feature at

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    Video interview: Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy festival

    Aspen, CO — Earlier today, a sporty group of comedians performing here at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival descended on Koch Park to play kickball, drink beers and just “hang,” as the kids say. While there, I shoved a camera in the faces of comedians Moshe Kasher and Hari Kondabolu (and Rooftop Comedy’s Chris Garcia for a short while) and asked them a few questions. So this is how that

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    Moshe Kasher: Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, And Then You Are

    Moshe Kasher stands onstage and makes people laugh, so the dictionary definition of comedian fits him, though the terminology needs some tailoring. After all, the description does not always suit Kasher snugly on his new CD, Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, And Then You Are. Occasionally on this release from Rooftop Comedy Productions, Kasher digresses from the typical comic’s checklist and humorously but pointedly raises issues with haters

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    Matt Braunger, Ty Barnett lead the best and the brightest at the Aspen comedy fest

    ASPEN, CO — The second night of the Aspen Rooftop Comedy festival found us at the Wheeler Opera House for three shows, the first of which was Rooftop’s Best and Brightest, featuring Cameron Esposito, Moshe Kasher, Jessi Campbell, Ty Barnett and Matt Braunger. Of this lineup, I was only unfamiliar with the work of Esposito, and Kasher, save for a few quick glances online at their Rooftop Comedy clips. So

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