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Ralphie May talks growing up poor, Sam Kinison and respect on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)

Ralphie May talks growing up poor, Sam Kinison and respect on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)

By | March 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm | One comment

With seven stand-up comedy specials under his belt and the ability to sell out theaters across the country, Ralphie May is one of the most prolific comedians of our time. He’s only 43 and already has 25 years in the business. His latest special Unruly is now streaming on...

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Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

By | March 16, 2015 at 10:03 am | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- By Saturday night's end here at Gilda's LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty,...

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Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

By | March 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- Before launching into his closing bit -- a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child's birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter -- Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church,...

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Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

By | March 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- "Turns out Bill Cosby is a rapist....If I was going to be raped, I'd like to be raped by Bill Cosby. I've been a fan of his for years. And how else are you going to meet him?" And so began an evening with Jim Jefferies at the Fountain Street Church (yes church)...

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Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

By | March 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest -- and was handed a check for $2,500 -- late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda's LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist...

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Trevor Moore of Whitest Kids U’ Know’s video for Ballad of Billy John is deft commentary of Internet and how horrible we’ve all become. And it’s perfect.

Trevor Moore of Whitest Kids U’ Know’s video for Ballad of Billy John is deft commentary of Internet and how horrible we’ve all become. And it’s perfect.

By | March 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm | No comments

Trevor Moore has been in important player in the world of comedy since the early 2000s thanks to his co-founder status of sketch group The Whitest Kids U' Know. But since he dropped his first album Drunk Texts To Myself in 2013, the Virginia native has proven himself a skilled...

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Welcome to Me trailer: Kristen Wiig continues enviable career after Saturday Night Live (Video)

Welcome to Me trailer: Kristen Wiig continues enviable career after Saturday Night Live (Video)

By | February 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Since her exit from Saturday Night Live in May of 2012, Kristen Wiig has masterfully piloted her post sketch comedy career. Flying light years beyond the laughs she generated with the Target Lady, Dooneese and Gilly (among other now-classic SNL characters), Wiig has proven...

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Jim Gaffigan Show first teaser. Check it out! (Video)

Jim Gaffigan Show first teaser. Check it out! (Video)

By | February 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm | No comments

On the heels of his second best-selling book Food: A Love Story, comedy fans are now gearing up for Jim Gaffigan’s next project— The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land. The scripted series centers on the veteran comedian’s life as a New York City based husband and father to five...

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Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)

Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)

By | February 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Though Gary Gulman has been a favorite of fellow comedians and true comedy nerds for the better part of the last decade, the veteran comedian has, in the last year, been breaking through to mainstream comedy audiences. And with two stellar one-hour comedy specials and three...

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