• 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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    Meet the writers of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (Video)

    FX’s latest foray into boundary-pushing comedy programming comes in the form of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which premieres Aug. 9 at 11 pm EST. If you’re a fan of Laughspin, you know who Kamau is, as we’re proud to say we’ve been following his comedy career trajectory for the last five years or so. Thus, it’s with great excitement that we wait for the premiere of the Chris

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    Nato Green: ‘The Nato Green Party’ (Review)

    “I’m a San Francisco native. I come from a left-wing, Jewish intellectual family,” Nato Green sums up himself, and, unintentionally, his stand-up act on his debut album The Nato Green Party, released through Rooftop Comedy Productions. The union-organizer-turned-stand-up-comedian recorded this album at The New Parish in Oakland, CA, just across the Bay from Green’s home in San Francisco. The team “moved mountains,” according to a message on his Web site,

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    Video: Laughter Against the Machine gleefully misses its flight

    Remember when comedians W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito needed money for their Laughter Against the Machine Tour documentary? Well, they actually surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $20,000 to document their journey of bringing laughter to the most politically-charged cities in America. The LATM Tour has already started and they’re keeping a video log. In an almost classic start to any road film, their first dispatch is about

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    Laughter Against the Machine plans a tour documentary, and you can help

    Comedian W. Kamau Bell released one of the best stand-up comedy albums of last year, Face Full of Flour, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. He, along with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green set up a Kickstarter account to produce Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary. The comics are asking for donations to reach their goal of $20,000 to produce the documentary. For

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 3

    PORTLAND, OR — I bounced around a lot Saturday night since there was so much good shit. Also – I realized that it only takes me about two minutes of good comedy to fall completely in love with someone. There are four to five comics who I would offer my womb to if they wanted a child right now. It’s problematic. That is not the point. First up on day

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