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Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

By | July 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm | One comment

When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn't know at the...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 10)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 10)

By | August 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- I’m destroying myself and having a blast doing it. Last night, I went to bed at 7:30 am after a late-night after-party chocked full of the festival's finest comedians. Fortunately, there is too much comedy to take part in for a mere hangover to kill my energy and...

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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’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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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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