Interviews

The Laughspin Interview with Gary Gulman

The Laughspin Interview with Gary Gulman

By | June 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm | One comment

Late this year, we'll see an all-new hour special from comedian Gary Gulman. But you need not wait for freshly-released material from the man. His new album No Can Defend is out now, and it's an excellent display of funny. Gulman mesmerizes as he's able to take the smallest of...

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The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

By | June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | One comment

Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man...

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The better-late-than-never Laughspin interview with Danny Pudi

The better-late-than-never Laughspin interview with Danny Pudi

By | May 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm | One comment

You may have noticed the recent Speed Stick campaign, wherein folks were encouraged to tweet #HandleIt and describe a sticky situation they were forced to, um, handle. You may have also noticed Community star Danny Pudi was the comedic voice and face behind the campaign. Well,...

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The Laughspin video interview with Rob Delaney

The Laughspin video interview with Rob Delaney

By | May 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm | One comment

Comedian Rob Delaney has a lot of shit going on-- and it's all good. He's a new father, he's got a book coming out through Random House, he just recorded his first hour-long stand-up special and now he's the face of the Klondike Comedy Showcase. And we cover all of that and more...

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The Laughspin interview with Hannibal Buress

The Laughspin interview with Hannibal Buress

By | May 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm | One comment

Few other comedians have had as much hype behind them in recent years as Hannibal Buress. The thing is, Buress deserves every ounce of it. Over the last few years, we've watched the Chicago-bred comic establish himself as a talented writer -- having completed stints on both...

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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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The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

The Laughspin interview with comedian Jeff Dye, host of MTV’s ‘Money from Strangers’

By | May 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm | One comment

Back in 2006 I was at a summer program for teens where Jeff Dye, then a young comedian, did some motivational speaking for us. Years later he was been a finalist on Last Comic Standing, starred in his own half hour Comedy Central Presents special and appeared several times on...

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Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

Paul F. Tompkins on finding happiness, possible new show and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | April 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Obsessing about stand-up has its advantages. Perhaps the best byproduct for a true comedy fan is that through the years, we're privy to the comedian's emotional and artistic journey-- all played out intimately onstage. And few comics' evolution has been as satisfying to witness...

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The League’s Steve Rannazzisi talks new season, stand-up and more! (Laughspin interview)

The League’s Steve Rannazzisi talks new season, stand-up and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | April 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm | One comment

By Jay (of MastersOfNone.com) Comedian and actor Steve Rannazzisi plays Kevin on FX's improv-heavy fantasy football comedy The League alongside other heavyweight comedian/actors like Nick Kroll and Jon Lajoie. And after seeing his act at the beautiful new Levity Live comedy...

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