Interviews

Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)

Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)

By | July 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm | No comments

On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, the movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer on Staten Island, where...

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Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)

Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)

By | July 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm | One comment

Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It's that work ethic -- and his joke writing prowess -- that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow...

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Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

By | July 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm | One comment

When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn't know at the...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 92: Gilbert Gottfried talks new podcast, Aflac, SNL, Shakespeare and more!

Laughspin Podcast, episode 92: Gilbert Gottfried talks new podcast, Aflac, SNL, Shakespeare and more!

By | June 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm | No comments

On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the legendary, iconic and often controversial Gilbert Gottfried. And here’s a little behind-the-scenes info on what went down that day I visited his New York apartment. Gottfried greets me at his door in a...

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Last Comic Standing’s Mike Vecchione talks new album, the comedy grind, more (Interview)

Last Comic Standing’s Mike Vecchione talks new album, the comedy grind, more (Interview)

By | June 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If you were sitting in a comedy club and saw Mike Vecchione get on stage without knowing anything about him, you'd think that a cop or a firefighter quit the force to do comedy. You might expect a "tough guy" voice or maybe something akin to a former frat guy telling you the...

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Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)

Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)

By | May 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments

Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what's in store for...

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Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am | One comment

Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform...

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Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, John Hodgman talk Thrilling Adventure Hour ahead of Town Hall show

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, John Hodgman talk Thrilling Adventure Hour ahead of Town Hall show

By | May 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | No comments

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a glorious amalgam of old-school and contemporary art, a throwback to a simpler time and yet highly evolved, sophisticated and simultaneously goofy as hell. The Thrilling Adventure Hour is super fucking cool. And it’s about to invade New York...

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Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm | No comments

On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stands...

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