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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 9)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 9)

By | August 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Todd Barry knows his food. He has a whole “food chunk” in his act. His quest for food has created awkward exchanges on Twitter with the Kansas City Airport and followers from Los Angeles. Yet, when I ask him what’s good to eat here in Edinburgh, he recommends...

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Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

By | August 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 4 comments

Go fuck yourself. Without a fraction of a second passing, that first sentence can be completely misinterpreted and spun out of context. Then, several hateful comment threads pop up around the Web without any investigation as to the simple questions of what, where, why or...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 8)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 8)

By | August 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments

Edinburgh -- Let’s talk about the c-word. The c-bomb. The country without a tree. She-who-must-not-be-named. When “bitch” isn’t doing the trick. We know the word. A word I once vowed to never utter – until I met one. It’s strong, it’s vulgar, it’s a...

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Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

By | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 am | 18 comments

In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers....

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)

By | August 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Nazis are hilarious! That statement might be a tough sell but dare I say Frank Sinazi has pulled it off. Crooning hits such as “Third Reich” (That’s Life), “Gestapo” (Chicago), or “Strangers on my Plane” (Stranger in the Night), Sinazi has the packed...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 4)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 4)

By | August 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm | No comments

“I’m highly intelligent and very funny.” Steve Hughes is staying right on stage at the Fringe festival’s staple late-night show Spank! At this point, the bold, unapologetic Australian “comic's-comic” has walked about a third of the audience. Mind you, it’s 2:45...

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How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

By | August 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 11 comments

This year late night TV has seen the likes of Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Ian Edwards, and more bring their unique stand-up comedy to the masses on Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Recently, Portland comic Ron Funches killed it with his...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 3)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 3)

By | August 19, 2011 at 11:53 am | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Much time has past since my days of barking the Upper West Side of Manhattan to promote a comedy show. Standing out in the cold for two to three hours shouting “hey folks, comedy tonight! Comedians seen on...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 2)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 2)

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:27 am | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Everybody is playing dress-up and I feel left out. Turning a corner onto “The Royal Mile” in Edinburgh’s City Centre, I found myself in the belly of the beast – a Virgin-Money sponsored street fair - surrounded by costumed performers everywhere. This is...

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