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Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

By | April 13, 2015 at 9:21 am | 4 comments

I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while...

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Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)

Comedian Mike Brody gives comedy advice to younger self, every comedian (Laughspin essay)

By | October 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 3 comments

Dear Young Mike Brody, First off, screw the prop comic who yelled at you for swearing when you opened for him in 2001. You didn't know it was a clean show and you didn't know how anything worked then. He was a douche then and he's a douche today. His closing joke is juggling...

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An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping

An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping

By | June 4, 2014 at 11:57 am | 5 comments

I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what...

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Comedian Theo Von’s journey to Guantanamo Bay

Comedian Theo Von’s journey to Guantanamo Bay

By | September 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm | One comment

I left Los Angeles at 11 pm. Twenty hours later I am sitting here in Fort Lauderdale, at an upscale gas station waiting for the 180-minute plane ride to Guantanamo Naval Base. Myself and three other comedians were told we’d leave at noon. It’s 8:55 pm and a man named Ramon,...

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