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SXSW Comedy, day 5: Tenacious D, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls!

SXSW Comedy, day 5: Tenacious D, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls!

By | March 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 3 comments

AUSTIN -- Hoo boy, y’all. I know I’ve complained about the oddly-dressed masses who infiltrate the city for SXSW music, but I take it all back for a brief moment, because yesterday, my face was thoroughly rocked off at a kickass performance by the American heroes of...

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SXSW Comedy, day 4: Marc Maron, Fred Armisen, Nasty Show and more!

SXSW Comedy, day 4: Marc Maron, Fred Armisen, Nasty Show and more!

By | March 13, 2013 at 11:07 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- Sweet fancy Moses, we’re halfway into SXSW! This whole week is a marathon of networking, alcohol and hearing the words “innovation” and “creative flow” so many times you’ll probably have an aneurysm, so think happy thoughts for those of us who continue...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 3: Brett Gelman, Jay Larson, Team Coco and more!

By | March 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- As you may have heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” referring to the fun eccentricities of its most colorful people and places. But the same could have been said for one of the oddest performances I can remember seeing in the past three years of...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 2: Arrested Development and Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera launch JASH

SXSW Comedy, Day 2: Arrested Development and Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera launch JASH

By | March 11, 2013 at 11:09 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- The second day of shenanigans left many SXSW attendees (yours truly included) a little more bleary-eyed than we might have wanted to be – thanks, daylight saving – but good golly, the perks made it all worth the lack of sleep. For those of you who are...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

SXSW Comedy, Day 1: Comedy Bang! Bang! and Burning Love

By | March 10, 2013 at 8:28 am | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- Hey hey, everybody! I’m back for my third year of sharing some of the lovely comedic jewels of Austin, Texas’s South by Southwest with you friendly Laughspin readers. This year, the fest has bulked up its comedy offerings substantially: three different venues with...

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

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

By | December 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm | One comment

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...

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The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

By | November 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments

There's only one man who can generate 16 hours of humorous, insightful and intelligent audio read by the likes of Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Sarah Vowell, Brooke Shields, Scott Adsit, Robin Goldwasser, Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick and Rachel Maddow. His...

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Danny Pudi opens up about Dan Harmon, new season of ‘Community’ (Laughspin Interview)

Danny Pudi opens up about Dan Harmon, new season of ‘Community’ (Laughspin Interview)

By | October 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm | No comments

In lieu of the standard interview intro, this one's going to start out with a big fat editor's note from me, Dylan Gadino. Our writer, Carrie Andersen conducted this chat with Danny in late September, a few weeks before Community was set to debut its fourth season on NBC. As I'm...

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Demetri Martin talks new stand-up special, movie projects and more! (Laughspin interview)

Demetri Martin talks new stand-up special, movie projects and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | October 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm | No comments

As a graduate student, I love having conversations about the creative writing process for usually selfish reasons: I’ll have to write a dissertation in a few years, and want to compile as many potentially beneficial writing strategies as possible. So I was thrilled to once...

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