Interviews

The Laughspin interview with Jamie Kilstein: “The message always comes first”

The Laughspin interview with Jamie Kilstein: “The message always comes first”

By | September 13, 2011 at 11:31 am | 2 comments

One of the only ways to tolerate listening to mainstream new programs' discussion of the debt ceiling crisis, the 2012 presidential election, the economy remaining in the shitter, the inane bickering that continues to plague Congress, or pretty much anything involving the Tea...

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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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Interview with Retta, aka, Parks and Recreation’s Donna, aka, the Incognegro

Interview with Retta, aka, Parks and Recreation’s Donna, aka, the Incognegro

By | August 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 4 comments

How many pharmaceutical researchers with pre-med degrees from Duke have gone on to a career in stand-up? You can count them on one finger—Retta, who delivers the sass as Donna Meagle, pro-dater, Benz-lover, and stalwart employee of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation...

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Exclusive: Larry The Cable Guy talks new season of “Only In America”

Exclusive: Larry The Cable Guy talks new season of “Only In America”

By | August 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm | One comment

While Larry the Cable Guy was waist deep in alligator-infested waters recently, filming the second season of his hit History series, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, the first season of the show was being prepped for its DVD release. Fans of Larry and travelogue...

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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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Comedian Dan Levy’s successful Laughspin interview

Comedian Dan Levy’s successful Laughspin interview

By | August 15, 2011 at 9:37 am | One comment

Dan Levy is a contemporary renaissance comedian-- if there is such a thing. With the ability to seamlessly transition from stand-up stage (including his own half-hour Comedy Central special), to TV hosting duties to Web series production and acting to writing for network...

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Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

By | August 11, 2011 at 10:35 am | 2 comments

Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central's ratings monster Workaholics, and has been a...

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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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