Interviews

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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Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

Laughspin Interview: Dave Attell talks Comedy Underground, Road Work and club comedy

By | April 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments

After years of cementing his reputation as an unapologetically crass and thick-skinned comic of late-night cable TV – first with Comedy Central's Insomniac and later with Showtime's Dave's Old Porn – Dave Attell was a natural selection to host Comedy Central's first...

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Kevin Allison on life after The State, storytelling, Risk! podcast and more (Laughspin Interview)

Kevin Allison on life after The State, storytelling, Risk! podcast and more (Laughspin Interview)

By | March 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm | No comments

If the name Kevin Allison doesn’t set off a chorus of recognition bells in your head, chances are you’ve become acquainted with the man better by his impressive cavalcade of hilarious, omnipresent characters on The State – that fondly remembered relic of ‘90s sketch...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 89: Hannibal Buress interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 89: Hannibal Buress interview

By | March 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm | No comments

On the latest episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with the mighty Hannibal Buress. The dude has a lot going on, but most importantly, his new one-hour stand-up comedy special Live From Chicago premieres March 29 on Comedy Central. I’ve already...

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With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

By | March 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Seventeen years after the season one premiere of South Park on Comedy Central, the once-humble animated series has turned into one of the largest comedy franchises of all time. Its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have gone on to produce movies, a Broadway hit (Book of...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 87: Ted Alexandro interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 87: Ted Alexandro interview

By | February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 2 comments

On this brand new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the immense pleasure of chatting with Ted Alexandro, one of my all-time favorite comedians. Recorded in his Queens, NY apartment, Ted and I talked about his new special I Did It – it just came out today and you could...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

Laughspin Podcast episode 86: Live at SF Sketchfest with Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman, Sara Schaefer, Lauren Ashley Bishop

By | February 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm | No comments

Recorded live at the Dark Room theater in San Francisco during SF Sketchfest on Jan. 25, I was thrilled to welcomes guest co-host Lauren Ashley Bishop and guests Natasha Leggero, Brett Gelman and Sara Schaefer to The Laughspin Podcast! I have to say, this was tons of fun, you...

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SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

By | January 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm | One comment

In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 - Feb. 9 -- details here -- celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming...

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Nick Kroll tells Laughspin what it took to make ‘Cake Train’ a reality

Nick Kroll tells Laughspin what it took to make ‘Cake Train’ a reality

By | January 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | No comments

If you watched the season two premiere of Kroll Show last night on Comedy Central, then you know exactly what the Cake Train is. You also wish the Cake Train was real. If you didn't watch, please do yourself a favor and watch it-- hopefully you or a friend DVR'd it because as of...

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