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Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

By | September 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments

Last year saw the release of several brilliant comedy albums, one of which was undoubtedly Joe DeRosa’s dark gem The Depression Auction. The album is filled with DeRosa’s characteristic angst and frustration. More important, though, The Depression Auction is, in a word,...

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Deacon Gray: “Revival of the Fittest” (Review)

Deacon Gray: “Revival of the Fittest” (Review)

By | August 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm | No comments

While Los Angeles and New York City remain the two main hubs of comedy in the United States, there are talented, dedicated comedians that have managed to work the road across the country and not transplant their entire lives over to either coast. Unfortunately, the sacrifice...

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Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

Wyatt Cenac: “Comedy Person” (review)

By | August 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments

Wyatt Cenac’s debut album Comedy Person is smart, perceptive and witty— pretty much every characteristic one would ascribe to a stellar comedy album. Clocking in at over an hour long, the 13-track album covers a wide range of material while averting any lulls. It's easy to...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 7)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 7)

By | August 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm | One comment

EDINBURGH -- Ask yourself an important question: do you have a “Disney STD?” Or worse, a “Disney STD-VD?” Before you check for Sebastian in your crotch, let me translate that a Disney “STD-VD” is Thom Tuck’s acronym for the “Straight To DVD” movies that...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 6)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 6)

By | August 22, 2011 at 11:50 am | One comment

EDINBURGH -- “We’re artists. We shouldn’t have to prostitute ourselves.” That battle cry came wafting over the high-walls of The Pear Tree’s outside courtyard. On-stage is The Anti-Poet, Paul Eccentric on clever beat-poetry vocals and Ian Newman keeping the upright...

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Marc Maron: “This Has To Be Funny” (Review)

Marc Maron: “This Has To Be Funny” (Review)

By | August 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm | One comment

Marc Maron’s newest album – his fourth – This Has To Be Funny, was released Aug. 9. From a journalistic perspective, I’ve already failed you. I should’ve had this review posted on Laughspin by Aug. 8, at the very latest— so that you, the reader, would have a proper...

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Katie Goodman: I Didn’t F*ck It Up (Review)

Katie Goodman: I Didn’t F*ck It Up (Review)

By | August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am | One comment

In her new CD, I Didn’t F*ck It Up (the asterisk is her spelling, by the way. I would’ve gone ahead and said “fuck.”), Katie Goodman proves that there is a vast difference between a “guitar act” and a musical comedian. Anybody’s who’s frequented comedy clubs...

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AJ Finney: “My Brain Don’t Work No Good” (Review)

AJ Finney: “My Brain Don’t Work No Good” (Review)

By | August 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm | One comment

“The hardest part about killing a unicorn,” AJ Finney declares, “is sobering up after about three days and trying to explain to your neighbor why you’ve been shooting arrows through his motorcycle.” This is Finney in a nutshell: a self-affirmed idiot-boozehound with a...

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David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

By | July 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Comedian and director David Wain’s popular web series, Wainy Days, has long been a comedy anomaly amongst Internet-produced humor. Much like the defining body of Wain’s 20-year career – ranging from his days with The State and Stella on to his illustrious...

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