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The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

By | April 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

Being Jen Kirkman isn’t always as easy as it looks. In fact, being Jen Kirkman often involves more than the ability to provide narration for Funny or Die’s mega-hit Drunk History, and Jen tasks certainly extend beyond the realm of cracking wise on Chelsea Lately. Indeed, the...

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Hasan Minhaj, of MTV’s ‘Failosophy,’ on social media, Ashton Kutcher, selective racism (Interview)

Hasan Minhaj, of MTV’s ‘Failosophy,’ on social media, Ashton Kutcher, selective racism (Interview)

By | February 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments

In Hasan Minhaj, the producers of MTV’s Failosophy have secured a host with quite possibly the most apt-fitting credentials imaginable for the task at hand. Boasting a storied background in a comedy brand that orients itself around piecemeal mockery of all things social media...

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‘Burning Love’ (and Ken Marino’s hose) is here: watch the first three episodes!

‘Burning Love’ (and Ken Marino’s hose) is here: watch the first three episodes!

By | June 4, 2012 at 9:29 am | No comments

I asked myself a plethora of questions while screening the first several episodes of Burning Love, a new web series starring Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black (as host Bill Tundle), Natasha Leggero, Kristen Bell, Ben Stiller, Adam Scott, and…. My mouth is getting dry from listing...

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The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

By | May 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments

If Jon Stewart could be called the Ben Franklin of modern American satire, Lizz Winstead is certainly its Betsy Ross. Okay, sure, it’s been a little while here since ninth grade Civics class, but see if you can’t follow the logic train: while Stewart may be responsible for...

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Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park

By | April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – If parting is such sweet sorrow, than the departure of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest feels a lot like scarfing down Girl Scout cookies while sobbing. “Next year, we plan to make this the second largest comedy festival in North America,” proclaimed one of...

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Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

By | April 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was...

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Moontower Comedy Fest: Nick Offerman offers oddly inspirational show of jokes, music, and more

Moontower Comedy Fest: Nick Offerman offers oddly inspirational show of jokes, music, and more

By | April 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- There’s no denying that Nick Offerman is a hot piece of comedy property right now. From his show stopping role as the iconic Ron Swanson to his celebrity power couple marriage to Megan Mullally (insofar as ubiquitous, beloved character actors can be considered a...

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Moontower Comedy Fest: Lovable Seth Meyers even more lovable as a stand-up comedian

Moontower Comedy Fest: Lovable Seth Meyers even more lovable as a stand-up comedian

By | April 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Seth Meyers is a lot funnier than you'd think, and chances are you probably already find the affable, devastatingly handsome host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update pretty damn funny. The Austin audience in attendance at Thursday night's Moontower Comedy Fest...

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Comedians hand out free show tickets to Occupy Wall Street protestors

Comedians hand out free show tickets to Occupy Wall Street protestors

By | October 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm | No comments

You guys, aren’t comedians just the best people ever? Watch your black and white backs, nuns – the bar on do-good-ery has just been significantly raised by comedian John Fugelsang and the rest of the Sexy Liberals Comedy Tour. Following the savage police insurgence at the...

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