Interviews

Laughspin Podcast, episode 62: Interview with W. Kamau Bell of Totally Biased

Laughspin Podcast, episode 62: Interview with W. Kamau Bell of Totally Biased

By | July 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm | One comment

On this special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with W. Kamau Bell, comedian and host of Totally Biased, a show that did so well in its first season on FX that it will start airing nightly (instead of just every Thursday) on Sept. 2 on FX’s...

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The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

The Laughspin Interview with Owen Benjamin

By | June 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments

Beyond the splintered sub genres of comedians (alternative, cringe, insult et al) there still lies straight-up stand-up comedians, those who stand onstage for one reason-- to make you laugh and perhaps forget about the real world around you. Owen Benjamin is a proud part of that...

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Sherri Shepherd on Chris Rock, her new comedy special, future of The View (Laughspin interview)

Sherri Shepherd on Chris Rock, her new comedy special, future of The View (Laughspin interview)

By | June 21, 2013 at 11:58 am | 2 comments

Although she’s best known as one of five co-hosts on ABC’s wildly popular daytime chat fest The View, Sherri Shepherd has, is and – if she has her way – will always be a working stand-up comedian. Comedy nerds also know her as Angie, Tracy Morgan’s wife on 30 Rock...

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Scott Aukerman talks season two of Comedy Bang Bang (Laughspin interview)

Scott Aukerman talks season two of Comedy Bang Bang (Laughspin interview)

By | June 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments

If you follow Scott Aukerman on any social networking platform, you probably have witnessed the real-time production progress Comedy Bang! Bang!'s second season for IFC. And while I can say that some familiar faces (along with musical sidekick Reggie Watts) will grace your TV...

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The Laughspin Interview with Deon Cole

The Laughspin Interview with Deon Cole

By | June 10, 2013 at 10:13 am | No comments

He's been with Conan O'Brien since the talk show host's ill-fated Tonight Show run and now Chicago-bred comedy veteran and Emmy-nominated writer, Deon Cole has his own series. It's called Deon Cole's Black Box and it premieres tonight at 10 pm ET on TBS. The clip show will find...

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Kevin Nealon on his new album, being willfully naive and more! (Laughspin interview)

Kevin Nealon on his new album, being willfully naive and more! (Laughspin interview)

By | May 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm | No comments

Since the series finale of Showtime's Emmy-winning pot-themed series Weeds, we've seen a lot less of Nevin Nealon on our small screens. It's bittersweet, of course, for comedy fans. But life after eight seasons of playing Doug Wilson finds the 59-year-old Saturday Night Live...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 55: Interview with South African comedian Trevor Noah

Laughspin Podcast episode 55: Interview with South African comedian Trevor Noah

By | May 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

Regardless of how big of a comedy nerd you are, there's a good chance you've never heard of comedian Trevor Noah— but that has more to do with location than it does with his skill level. And, anyway, that’s about to change. Born, raised and currently living in Johannesburg,...

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Denver comedy collective The Grawlix thrives without fleeing to the coasts

Denver comedy collective The Grawlix thrives without fleeing to the coasts

By | May 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments

Whether it’s Austin, Seattle or Detroit, every non-coast comedy scene deals with the same conundrum: You build a community of talented standups, and just when things are looking good, the scene’s most prominent comics ditch their home-town for the sink-or-swim world of L.A....

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 53: Jim Gaffigan interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 53: Jim Gaffigan interview

By | May 6, 2013 at 10:40 am | No comments

Jim Gaffigan has added yet another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate life. The comedian, actor of television, film and yes, even Broadway, will officially become an author, as his parenting-themed book Dad is Fat becomes available in stores and online May 7. To be clear,...

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