Interviews

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 | 2 comments

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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Lisa Lampanelli talks new album, Celebrity Apprentice and Broadway! (Laughspin interview)

Lisa Lampanelli talks new album, Celebrity Apprentice and Broadway! (Laughspin interview)

By | April 18, 2012 at 11:52 am | No comments

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has been a busy broad. You can see her every Sunday night on Celebrity Apprentice, she just landed a role on a new animated series for CMT and she’s getting ever-so-close to launching her one-woman Broadway show. And you can add to that, the release of...

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The Laughspin interview with Jo Koy (Updated)

The Laughspin interview with Jo Koy (Updated)

By | March 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm | One comment

For the last few years, comedian Jo Koy has turned into one of the country's biggest draws in the world of stand-up comedy. A fixture on Chelsea Handler's super popular nightly chat show Chelsea Lately and in the nation's best comedy clubs, Koy's latest project -- his second...

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Watch the Laughspin interview with Moshe Kasher

Watch the Laughspin interview with Moshe Kasher

By | March 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm | No comments

It's always a pleasure to see comedians we've been covering for years rise up through the ranks of the comedy world. And Moshe Kasher is of those people. At the end of 2009 (when we were still Punchline Magazine), we named him a Comic to Watch. And he's since made us look like...

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Watch the Laughspin video interview with Marc Maron

Watch the Laughspin video interview with Marc Maron

By | March 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

Last week when I was in Grand Rapids taking in the second annual Gilda's Laughfest, I got a chance to catch up with Marc Maron-- in a way that seemed most natural: sitting on a clinically white sofa in front of a few cameras and surrounded by lighting rigs. We covered a lot of...

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