Opinion

A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

A short list of comedy albums you’ll want to buy now or in the near future

By | September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm | 6 comments

Just in case you're not of the album buying/downloading ilk, comedy albums have been coming out in droves over the last few weeks. Yes, it's that time of year again, comedy fans. OK, we're only saying that because several quality comedy albums have come out recently-- like Marc...

Posted in: News, Opinion

Video: Conservative comedian makes Down Syndrome joke at Tea Party rally; Sarah Palin seems ok with it

Video: Conservative comedian makes Down Syndrome joke at Tea Party rally; Sarah Palin seems ok with it

By | September 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 2 comments

Comics argue about what makes a joke go “too far.” For some people it’s abortion or religion or Lady Gaga. But for conservative comic Eric Golub, comparing liberals to a child with Down Syndrome is pure gold – and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (a mother...

Posted in: News, Opinion

When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

By | September 7, 2011 at 11:14 am | 3 comments

I’m not trying to brag, but I get heckled a lot. Usually it’s something questioning my mental stability, like, “You’re weird,” or, “That’s too fucked up.” To which I can usually laugh and say, “You’re welcome.” After so many nights of drunken self esteem...

Posted in: feature slider, Opinion

Six things that should make comedians feel better about what they’re doing

Six things that should make comedians feel better about what they’re doing

By | September 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments

It's no secret that there is a great deal of personal mental strain that comedians go through-- often self-inflicted, despite having "making people laugh" in their job description. While self-help books are often a popular topic for jokes and I've surprised other comedians by...

Posted in: Features, Opinion

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 14)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 14)

By | August 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Edinburgh -- “You cannot leave the Fringe until you’ve seen Simon Munnery.” Munnery is a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe, this year taking to the stage at The Stand Comedy Club through the run. With his effortless ability to wax poetic in intricate rants and clever prose,...

Posted in: feature slider, News, Opinion

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

Laughspin analysis: What does it take for a comedian to gain mainstream success?

By | August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | 7 comments

It's been said many times over, but comedy is subjective. What makes one person laugh is almost assuredly different from what makes another person laugh. However, the debate intensifies, despite subjectivity being the main force at work here, what makes millions of people laugh...

Posted in: feature slider, News, Opinion

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 13)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 13)

By | August 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Edinburgh -- What a difference a day makes. Being the last day of the Fringe for half the shows, there is a weight lifted off many a shoulders. The healed eyes of Chris Coxen are looking more alive, updating that he “feels like Tim Robbins when he breaks out of prison in The...

Posted in: News, Opinion

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 12)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 12)

By | August 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- When you’re a comedian watching another comedian’s show, what do you say when you get “crowd-worked?” I’m genuinely rooting for whoever is on stage so I don’t want to be combative or vague or clever when asked a question. So when I reluctantly wound up...

Posted in: feature slider, News, Opinion

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)

By | August 28, 2011 at 9:20 am | No comments

EDINBURGH -- “Are you good, are you well? Are you having a good Fringe?” Apparently it is mandatory for every comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to open their set with that inane line of questioning. A London comedian to remain nameless carried on for nearly three...

Posted in: News, Opinion

© 2011-2013 Laughspin. Some rights reserved. Hosted by ServInt