Interviews

Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)

Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)

By | February 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm | No comments

Chris Elliott has had a long, storied career in film and television playing oddballs, jerks, and weirdos. There’s Chris Peterson, the 30-year-old paperboy in the cult favorite television series Get A Life. Larry, the awkward and aloof cameraman in Groundhog Day. There’s...

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Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

By | February 4, 2015 at 1:13 pm | One comment

As Chris Gethard prepares to make his long-overdue move to traditional cable television in April -- he just inked a deal with Fusion -- a last piece of his business is to hand down his Wednesday night time slot on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) to a similarly innovative...

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Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

By | January 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 2 comments

Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information...

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Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

By | January 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm | No comments

The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks....

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VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

By | January 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Since I started covering comedy in 2005 – when Laughspin was called Punchline Magazine – the world of comedy has exponentially grown in popularity. Back then there was a handful of comedy festivals in the United States; now, there’s well over 50. More comedians are...

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Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

By | January 19, 2015 at 9:31 am | No comments

There’s no denying, that when Stephen Colbert announced he would take over David Letterman’s post at the Late Show on CBS, comedy fans experienced a tsunami of bittersweet wash over them. Sure, we were thrilled that Colbert had become such a media force that suits at late...

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Kenny vs Spenny: Catching up with the groundbreaking Canadian comedy duo (Interview)

Kenny vs Spenny: Catching up with the groundbreaking Canadian comedy duo (Interview)

By | December 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 5 comments

Everyone has a show that changes their life, for some it may be Saturday Night Live or The Carol Burnett Show, but for me that show was Kenny Vs. Spenny. While the show had a brief run in America on Comedy Central, in part because they were never given a permanent time slot and...

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Nick Vatterott’s no-label Laughspin Interview

Nick Vatterott’s no-label Laughspin Interview

By | December 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm | No comments

I met up with Nick Vatterott in the new "alt mecca" that is Williamsburg, Brooklyn where we arrived wearing the exact same London Fog overcoat ("Take that, Nick Turner!"). He hands me the new promo item for his debut album, For Amusement Only, something he sees as the future of...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm | No comments

If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with...

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