• 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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    Kenny vs Spenny: Catching up with the groundbreaking Canadian comedy duo (Interview)

    Everyone has a show that changes their life, for some it may be Saturday Night Live or The Carol Burnett Show, but for me that show was Kenny Vs. Spenny. While the show had a brief run in America on Comedy Central, in part because they were never given a permanent time slot and were subsequently buried in the schedule, the show had a long and very successful run in

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    Brian Regan spring tour announced, tickets on sale now

    Brian Regan, the Cal Ripken Jr. of comedy, has announced the spring 2015 leg of his 10-year, non-stop theater tour. And tickets are on sale — wait for it — now! This upcoming nationwide jaunt will find Regan visiting 39 cities kicking off in Eugene, OR on Jan. 8 and ending in Maui on May 30. Though we use the word “ending” loosely since, before that date, we’re sure yet

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    Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

    On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stands 6’2” and is the old-fashioned archetypal man’s man. But Izzard, an iconic comedian and one of the world’s most delightfully strange artists, admires the former Mr. Universe’s approach

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    Dylan Moran announces second leg of North American tour (Exclusive)

    Having sold out the first leg of his 10-city theater tour in June, wildly popular Irish comedian Dylan Moran is announcing the second leg of the North American tour of his show Yeah, Yeah, Laughspin can exclusively report. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, the second leg will begin on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles and end on Oct. 28 in Raleigh, NC; Moran will hit another 10 cities in total. Truly

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    Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, David Huntsberger set out on Professor Blastoff podcast tour (Full dates)

    Comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger are about to hit the road for a string of live recordings of their popular podcast Professor Blastoff. For your convenience, we’ve listed the full dates below; just click the links for more ticket info. We should also mention that Notaro will be performing stand-up on certain dates: On May 4, she’ll be at the NC Caroline Theatre in Durham, NC; on

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    Award-winning comedian Dylan Moran announces first North American tour (Video)

    Having already dominated theaters in the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia and Russia, internationally celebrated Irish comedian Dylan Moran is finally bringing his latest show to North America. Moran will take his show Yeah, Yeah to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto. Tickets for the shows are on sale now. You can check out the full list of tour dates at

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    Comedian Gallagher launches farewell comedy tour (Exclusive)

    Though he’s been plagued by health issues the last few years and has since announced his retirement from the road, love-him-or-hate-him comedian Gallagher is feeling so strong these days that he’s about to embark on his final stand-up comedy tour. Dubbed Gallagher’s Last Smash, the 66-year-old will perform two dozen live shows through August and will start this Saturday, Dec. 15 at the 2,300-seat Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, Fl. We’re

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    Louis C.K. announces new tour dates, HBO special filming location

    As if he wasn’t busy enough, Louis C.K. has announced the addition of six cities and eight dates to his already-long stand-up tour, as Philadelphia, Newark, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will become proud hosts to C.K. over the next few months. The tour ends in Phoenix with four shows over two nights (Feb. 15 and 16), which HBO will film for his newest special. As he previously announced,

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    Amy Schumer on making people squirm, death threats and her comedy evolution (Laughspin Interview)

    If 2012 was a good year for Amy Schumer – and it was – 2013 will undoubtedly be a great one. Having premiered her first hour-long stand-up special Mostly Sex Stuff (videos below) on Comedy Central in August, Schumer is now in the midst of shooting her own sketch series for the network. You’ll have to wait until April 30 for the first episode. But the good news is that

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    Brian Regan announces Spring tour dates, tickets go on sale Oct. 19

    The ultimate comic’s comic and longtime fan favorite Brian Regan has announced plans for a huge national tour this Spring. Kicking off on Jan. 11 in Memphis, TN and ending May 12 in Bethlehem, PA, Regan will hit 41 cities. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 19 through LiveNation.com. You can check out the full tour dates below, as well as Regan’s latest (and 25th!) appearance on Late

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    Doug Stanhope announces ‘Big Stink’ tour dates and CD, DVD release

    Doug Stanhope’s latest album – the no-bullshit Before Turning the Gun on Himself – deservedly shot to #1 on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon comedy charts after its digital release in March. On Nov. 6 the physical release of the live companion CD/DVD will be available from Roadrunner Records. Before Turning the Gun on Himself, recorded in Salt Lake City, features the fearless and perpetually frustrated comedian taking on spirituality,

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    Ray Romano and Kevin James announce stand-up comedy tours

    Two old friends who got their start on stand-up comedy stages and later found nearly unparalleled success on television are heading back to their roots. Both Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond fame and Kevin James of King of Queens fame, will set out on live comedy tours; Romano will join James on five West Coast dates before James sets out on his own, longer national tour. The dual-headlining tour

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