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Doug Stanhope talks overpopulation, Scientology, the problem with Twitter and more (Interview)

Doug Stanhope talks overpopulation, Scientology, the problem with Twitter and more (Interview)

By | August 3, 2012 at 11:28 am | 2 comments

At this point, do you really need us to write an intro for this interview? Did you see the headline and giant photo above? Right. Doug Stanhope. If you don't know who he is and what he's done, chances are you're not reading these words right now, anyway It's enough to say this:...

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Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

By | July 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm | 19 comments

In spite of Russell Crowe’s wide array of acting jobs over the years, he will always be Maximus the vengeful gladiator to me (I know, it was over 10 years ago, but he was such a BAMF!). Reading this morning that the erstwhile warrior would be directing a Bill Hicks biopic,...

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The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

By | June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | One comment

Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man...

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Madonna will guest star on Childrens Hospital, says Rob Corddry

Madonna will guest star on Childrens Hospital, says Rob Corddry

By | June 4, 2012 at 1:07 am | No comments

Ever watch the run of an entire TV series in one sitting? With no breaks? Take it from me: it’s only possible if you’re watching a well-crafted, amusing show. I wouldn’t recommend binging on Toddlers & Tiaras, for example. Or Breaking Bad. Too much and you’ll...

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The better-late-than-never Laughspin interview with Danny Pudi

The better-late-than-never Laughspin interview with Danny Pudi

By | May 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm | One comment

You may have noticed the recent Speed Stick campaign, wherein folks were encouraged to tweet #HandleIt and describe a sticky situation they were forced to, um, handle. You may have also noticed Community star Danny Pudi was the comedic voice and face behind the campaign. Well,...

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Catching up with David Wain at the Off-Centered Film Festival in Austin

Catching up with David Wain at the Off-Centered Film Festival in Austin

By | April 27, 2012 at 11:37 am | No comments

Austin is fast becoming a booming comedy town, boasting festivals like South by Southwest and this week’s Moontower Comedy Festival. But the city also plays home to some incredible film festivals that are especially appealing to comedy nerd audiences, like the Fifth Annual...

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Review: Dylan Brody’s new album is entertaining and funny, if a bit high-brow

Review: Dylan Brody’s new album is entertaining and funny, if a bit high-brow

By | April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am | No comments

I must admit: Dylan Brody’s latest album, Chronological Disorder, left me amused but somewhat perplexed. Disorder begins by introducing Brody as a “purveyor of fine words and phrases,” a description that could not be more apt. The comedian has found success not only in...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

SXSW Comedy, Day 8: Drunks, Doritos battle, pinatas, podcasts and the end!

By | March 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- South by Southwest ended not with a whimper, but a bang. An absurd, drunken bang. The combination of St. Patrick’s Day, the final evening of South by Southwest activities, and a Saturday night made for explosive potential at Esther’s Follies. Kicking off the...

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SXSW Comedy, Day 7: The Benson Interruption, Ari Shaffir and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 7: The Benson Interruption, Ari Shaffir and more!

By | March 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- On the seventh day, God rested. Not so for comedy at South by Southwest – we’re still driving forward with more performances and more laughs. Onward! The Sklar Brothers kicked off a series of performances at Esther’s Follies with a taping of their Sklarbro...

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