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The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

By | April 21, 2012 at 11:03 am | 2 comments

I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my...

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SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

By | February 21, 2012 at 7:06 am | No comments

Adding two days of programming seems to have been the least of what South By Southwest has done to bolster its comedy credibility. The list of comedians performing between March 10 - 17 in Austin, TX, which Laughspin can reveal now, is not only massive but is so crammed with...

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Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

By | February 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | No comments

You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda's Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I'm not about to try to convince you that we've been unbiased in our editorial coverage, our Tweets and our Facebook links; we're...

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SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

By | December 12, 2011 at 10:06 am | No comments

Producers of the 11th Annual SF Sketchfest posted their line-up, which reads more like a comedy nerd's "bucket list" than a real line-up for something that will actually be happening in several weeks. For starters, Sketchfest will host Eddie Izzard, the original founding members...

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South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

By | October 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments

Good news, comedy fans. It looks like like super music, arts and hipster festival SXSW will be expanding its comedy reach in 2012. Although the word “comedy” isn’t on the official list of arts the Austin, TX event covers – music, film, interactive is what they go with...

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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 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 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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