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Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

By | December 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments

Hundrerds of aspiring and working comedians, improvisors and actors lined up outside of the soon-to-be-opened Laugh Factory Chicago on Dec. 20 to audition for the revamped In Living Color-- a two-episode special run that Fox will premiere this spring. The smallscreen hopefuls...

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The Laughspin interview with Greg Fitzsimmons

The Laughspin interview with Greg Fitzsimmons

By | November 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm | One comment

Greg Fitzsimmons is an Emmy-award winning writer and comedian who has written for such shows as Ellen and Lucky Louie. As far as memorable jokes made during a stand-up set on a late night talk show goes, his "My dream job is to someday be a late night talk show host, but it's...

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The Laughspin interview with Gabriel Iglesias

The Laughspin interview with Gabriel Iglesias

By | October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am | One comment

Although Gabriel Iglesias is a hugely popular comic with Mexican-American ethnic background, he makes it clear that he's not into being labeled merely as a “Latino” comic. He can expertly play to all types of audiences, thank you very much. He's proven years ago he is by no...

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Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

By | September 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

It's unique to see someone like Patton Oswalt, known to the mainstream for his many television and film roles (King of Queens, Ratatouille, Big Fan) staying so true to his stand-up roots. In his latest comedy album, out today, Finest Hour, which recently premiered as a Showtime...

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The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

By | September 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm | One comment

She may look like the cute girl next door, but don't try to get fresh with Iliza Shlesinger. The comedian packs a devastatingly honest punch, which she currently uses to break the bad news to the contestants on her new television dating show Excused premiering Sept 12 (check...

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Interview: Kevin Hart talks to Laughspin about his concert film “Laugh At My Pain”

Interview: Kevin Hart talks to Laughspin about his concert film “Laugh At My Pain”

By | September 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm | One comment

Kevin Hart is incredibly well known among comedy fans for his Comedy Central specials and albums I'm a Grown Little Man and Seriously Funny, as well as for his roles in the Scary Movie franchise, Death at a Funeral, and Little Fockers. Hart is combining his work in stand-up and...

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The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

The Laughsin interview: Jackie Martling talks Howard Stern, Artie Lange and why he left radio’s best job

By | August 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 13 comments

Jackie Martling has been a stand-up comedian for over 30 years. He's best known for being a full time member of the Howard Stern Show from 1986 - 2001 where he regularly wrote bits for the show and fed Howard lines. In 2001, Jackie left the show over a contract dispute which is...

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The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

By | August 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | One comment

Being a big fan of Jimmy Pardo's work and helping bring his Never Not Funny Podcast to Chicago, I was really looking forward to this interview. I call Pardo while he’s driving to Conan, where he’s the opening act each night. He's anxious to get right to the questions. When...

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Interview: Kurt Metzger talks “trust fund pussy” comedians, Ugly Americans and more

Interview: Kurt Metzger talks “trust fund pussy” comedians, Ugly Americans and more

By | July 18, 2011 at 9:27 am | 2 comments

On his new album for Comedy Central Records, Kurt Metzger Talks To Young People About Sex, the titular comedian takes the tradition of a relentless, rough-around-the-edges East Coast comic to the next level. Metzger – he also voices the character  zombie Randall...

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