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Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 3, 2016 at 11:21 am | One comment

Barry Crimmins is one of the best comedians you’ve never heard of. The 40-plus year veteran came up with many names you know quite well: Steven Wright, Lenny Clark, Kevin Meaney, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone. He even ran two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in...

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Doug Stanhope Seeso comedy special, co-produced by Johnny Depp (Watch a preview)

Doug Stanhope Seeso comedy special, co-produced by Johnny Depp (Watch a preview)

By | September 12, 2016 at 11:17 am | No comments

Check out this just-released clip of Doug Stanhope's new Johnny Depp-produced stand-up special, No Place Like Home slated to premiere September 15 on the online streaming comedy channel Seeso. Seeso is promoting the special with the advertising caveat, “Warning: Not...

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What’s happening with Laughspin?

What’s happening with Laughspin?

By | August 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 42 comments

Oh, hey. You may have noticed we haven’t really been updating Laughspin in any consistent or meaningful way since June. Sure, we posted Dana Gould’s brilliant keynote address from the latest installment of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But, really, that was about...

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Paul F. Tompkins podcast to hit iTunes Aug 1

By | July 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm | One comment

Mark your calendars everyone. The first episode of the hugely anticipated podcast from Paul F. Tompkins is complete. The Pod F. TomPkast was recorded this week at TV/Film Composer, Eban Schletter's studio. Chances are, many of our readers are familiar with Schletter's work on...

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Carolines breakout artist: James Smith

By | July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am | 5 comments

Print this page out to get $5 off admission to James Smith’s show at Carolines on July 20. Get more ticket info here. World famous comedy venue Carolines on Broadway and Punchline Magazine have joined forces to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series. Each Tuesday, at...

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Backyard comedy at its finest

By | May 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

Remember how Highlights Magazine would have one picture on the front cover and then an almost identical picture on the back but whacky things going terribly wrong? Well the video I watched today of Daniel Songer is the Back Cover of Highlights Magazines of Stand-up Comedy. I...

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Bo Burnham: Barely legal comedy

By | June 23, 2008 at 1:08 am | 4 comments

A year ago, not-yet-legal Bo Burnham was just a scrawny kid from the suburbs who had a knack for writing funny songs. But now, millions of YouTube views and a record deal with Comedy Central have made the kid a star. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, chances are you've...

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Andi Smith: Homeperm

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:39 am | 3 comments

OK, so you may not need to shower in Lysol after listening to Homeperm, but you may want to keep a spray bottle of boiled water nearby so you can at least sponge-bathe (with the rough side of the sponge or maybe even steel wool). After all, you may feel more than dirty, you may...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | 2 comments

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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