Interviews

Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 77: Lisa Lampanelli interview

By | October 22, 2013 at 10:42 am | One comment

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with comedian Lisa Lampanelli -- aka the Lovable Queen of Mean -- at her Manhattan apartment for The Laughspin Podcast. We chatted about a great many things, including her dramatic weight loss, her new one-woman show called Skinny...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

By | October 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Two days ago, just hours after finding out two of his best friends are dead -- one due to an infection; the other from suicide -- comedian Doug Stanhope sat down with with me in the green room at Levity Live comedy club in West Nyack, NY. Stanhope talks about what happened with...

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Kathleen Madigan talks Netflix, friend Lewis Black, Sally Lunchbox, more (Laughspin interview)

Kathleen Madigan talks Netflix, friend Lewis Black, Sally Lunchbox, more (Laughspin interview)

By | September 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments

Over the past decade, Kathleen Madigan has quietly become one of the country's most successful comedians. Although she's been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 15 times, Late Show with David Letterman six times, Conan twice, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (and more),...

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Eugene Mirman on his comedy fest, Bob’s Burgers, Larry the Cable Guy (Laughspin interview)

Eugene Mirman on his comedy fest, Bob’s Burgers, Larry the Cable Guy (Laughspin interview)

By | September 16, 2013 at 10:01 am | 2 comments

Since the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set to go down from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29 in Brooklyn, NY, I thought now would be an excellent time to catch up with the man at least partially responsible for the absurdly titled festivities. To be fair, it was actually...

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Laurie Kilmartin talks Conan, abortion jokes, motherhood and more (Exclusive video)

Laurie Kilmartin talks Conan, abortion jokes, motherhood and more (Exclusive video)

By | September 15, 2013 at 11:29 am | One comment

We've been huge fans of comedian Laurie Kilmartin for years-- and for good reasons. She's a sharp, incisive comedian, an excellent writer and an all-around cool human being. And that's why Laughspin contributor Crisman Richards sat down with Kilmartin before a recent set at the...

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Catching up with Ike Barinholtz of The Mindy Project (Laughspin interview)

Catching up with Ike Barinholtz of The Mindy Project (Laughspin interview)

By | September 12, 2013 at 10:14 am | No comments

If you never heard the name Ike Barinholtz, you need to search the Interwebs and check him out. Ike got his first big break on the MADtv as an actor and writer. He's since been on shows like The League, Eastbound and Down, and Drunk History. You might have seen him most...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 72: Interview with Joe DeRosa

Laughspin Podcast, episode 72: Interview with Joe DeRosa

By | September 5, 2013 at 11:06 am | No comments

It's time for another edition of The Laughspin Podcast! Like some of my all time favorite comedians -- Greg Giraldo (RIP), Marc Maron, Jim Norton, Louis C.K., Robert Kelly to name a few -- Joe DeRosa is part of a crop of comedians who are, in my estimation, equally dedicated to...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

By | August 22, 2013 at 12:40 am | One comment

Welcome to yet another episode of The Laughspin Podcast. This Friday on Epix -- Aug. 23 at 10 pm ET to be exact -- Jim Norton unleashes yet another hour of soul-sacrificing comedy. Recorded in Boston, the far-ranging American Degenerate finds the veteran comedian at his very...

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The Laughspin Interview with Melinda Hill, aka the Sad Secrets of Melinda Hill

The Laughspin Interview with Melinda Hill, aka the Sad Secrets of Melinda Hill

By | August 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | No comments

So, how does one go about bombing on America’s Got Talent, anyway? In case you were dying to know, there is indeed a set formula to be applied, which, if executed properly, will result in a killer comedy single chronicling the experience, a widely-read Huffington Post essay,...

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