• How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

    Hello. My name is Ron Babcock and I’m a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you can buy the 70 page color photobook here for $15.) I also made money. Well, I broke even.

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    Short film “A Stand Up Guy” shows the sobering side of comedy

    Most Laughspin readers have a pretty good idea that life as a comedian can be difficult. Not only is there the prospect of trying to become an original voice in a self-destructive art form, but often times, there is little support or reassurance given that one is following the correct path. A Stand Up Guy, a short film by written and directed by Sarah Rose Bergman, takes a look at

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