In September, PunchlineMagazine.com would’ve turned six years old had it not become Laughspin.com first.
For close to a year now, we’ve been revamping, redesigning and rebranding the site I launched, along with graphic designer Bill Bergmann, on Sept. 15, 2005. During the relaunch process, I decided that as much as I love the name “Punchline Magazine,” it was time for a change. I wanted a new name– something wholly singular, fun and appropriate. I also wanted to lose “magazine,” since, in these ever-evolving technological times, that word is quickly losing its value. It also might not best explain some of the other comedy endeavors we have planned. More on that later.
So I chose “Laughspin”– because we’re in the business of covering the world of laughs and because “spin” is a word that looks decent crammed into the word “laugh.”
What does all this mean? It’s simple. The site is scheduled to relaunch next week with a new design and new name. It also means we now have a parent company– Salient Media in Los Angeles. When you get online and call up Punchline Magazine, you’ll be redirected to Laughspin. The new site will be more interactive, more dynamic and easier to navigate.
Laughspin marks a new generation of Punchline Magazine’s original vision. It’s our goal to provide the best comedy news, videos, interviews and opinion in an easily accessible, highly functional package– one-stop shopping, if you will — for your comedy needs.
Thank you all for the support you’ve given over the years. This is just the beginning.