• Emily Heller: Comedians should talk about money more (Interview)

    If you haven’t heard of Emily Heller before, it’s high time that you do. Whether she’s playfully grilling experts on her podcast Baby Geniuses (alongside cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt), sharing bits of her comedic brain on Late Night with Seth Meyers, or spilling words in the writer’s room for HBO’s Barry, Heller is 100% committed to keeping her comedy honest about just how bonkers it is to be a person. Fittingly,

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    Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

    Barry Crimmins is one of the best comedians you’ve never heard of. The 40-plus year veteran came up with many names you know quite well: Steven Wright, Lenny Clark, Kevin Meaney, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone. He even ran two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in the 1980s. Stand-up historians and avid comedy geeks know about Crimmins well. A comic’s comic, he never quite broke into the mainstream with

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    New site allows you to download and stream full comedy specials

    With the success of Louis C.K.’s recent self-distribution model and comedians like Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan following suit, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not self-distribution is the future of comedy. While it may be a great way for the aforementioned comedians – comedians who are already have massive fanbases (not to mention the means to produce their own comedy specials) – to go about things,

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    Comedian Chad Daniels has strong opinions about canoe trips, marriage (Exclusive video)

    We announced on Wednesday that we’ll be premiering comedian Chad Daniels’ new one-hour comedy special As Is, exclusively on Laughspin this coming Tuesday, June 19. We also promised that we’d be rolling out some previews. And we’re not a bunch of liars. So, as promised, here’s preview number two of three, wherein Daniels kills it with a bit about canoeing with his wife. Now, you should go here to watch

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    Comedians fight against possible gay ban in tourist town

    While the debate over gay rights and marriage equality continues to rage in America, it seems another country, the Philippines, is also being affected– most notably in the confines of comedy clubs. Venue and bar owners in the touristy seaside town of Puerto Galera claim the local government is threatening to ban gay comedians who regularly perform in the area, due to some customers complaining about the comedians’ “obscene behavior.”

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    Watch a comedian totally mess with a passed out guy in the front row

    Everyone reading these words, no doubt understands, that a comedian’s life is not all huge, roaring crowds and cable television specials. There’s ups and downs– mostly downs. The trick, it seems, to survive such a recursive career path is to take those low points and have fun with them. And that’s exactly what comedian Thomas J. Kelly did last night at New York City’s Ha! comedy club. Here’s a dude

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    The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

    Comedy fans know Dan Telfer from his stints as an opener for the likes of Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. He’s familiar to podcast listeners, particularly fans of Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption. He also gained buzz from his debut EP, 2010’s Fossil Record, which contained his popular bit about “The Best Dinosaur,” a version of which became a viral YouTube hit. Telfer will perform this

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    At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

    Louis C.K. doesn’t need an opener. “Fuck it,” he said, soon after he stepped onstage at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 11, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. “What’s the point?” The same sentiment can applied to the entirety of Louis’s worldview. Known for his gallows humor, the veteran comic has gained steam over the past decade. His fame, though, has exploded in the

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    Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

    As the catalog of comedy albums expands every Tuesday, the traditional format of the one-hour live stand-up show as an album fades away– to the delight of comedy fans and nerds everywhere (or at least this reviewer). Though there’s been a handful of non-traditional comedy albums released the past few years, you can find a great one in Jay Larson’s Self-Diagnosed (A Special Thing Records). Along with eroding the accepted

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    Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock comedy tour a possibility

    Question: How fast would tickets to a Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle comedy tour sell out? We may soon find out if we’re to believe a recent tweet from Rock. In response to a short piece on Humor Mill, citing unnamed sources saying that the two comedians are currently working on new stand-up material in preparation for a possible comedy tour together, Rock said the following: If this comes to fuition,

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    Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

    When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is what you’re into, then it’s a good bet Stanley’s your kind of comedian. The Chicago comedian tells us why he’s into porn scenes

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    Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

    How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he’s a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds good to you, you’ll dig Dilation, Scovel’s debut album. A perfect example of Scovel’s brand of comedy comes on “Walk” when he berates people who think

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    Watch comedian Joe Mande’s late night debut on “Conan”

    Comedian Joe Mande made his late night debut on Conan last night where he shared his thoughts on prime rib threesomes, foodies, and why The Wire ensures that he’s not a racist. You should take some time to check out Joe expertly delivering his material and find out why his unborn son will think his father is a jerk.

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    Kickstarter campaign to reinvigorate NYC indie comedy venue Luca Lounge launches

    Over the last year, several live comedy venues in New York have closed. Many of the shows featuring the city’s most innovative acts have had to find another home. Often times that means doing shows at coffee shops, bowling alleys, and, sometimes, in a living room. Luca Lounge is one of those out-of-the-way places that currently houses many great comedy shows featuring acts such as Janeane Garofalo, Fred Armisen, Bill

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