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Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

By | March 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments

Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn't perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night-- but that didn't stop a flurry of excited Twitter users...

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How to be a cool comedy show producer

How to be a cool comedy show producer

By | March 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 3 comments

Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it”...

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Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

By | October 24, 2014 at 12:26 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin...

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When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

When comedians heckle comedians, no one wins– especially when the heckler is slightly homophobic

By | August 13, 2013 at 11:36 am | 6 comments

I did a show on recently at a local club. There was a newer comic on the bill as well-- a newer comic but a grown man. Like probably 40. His set was pretty unintelligible-- just a lot of general yelling about thick butts and how sexy he finds them. And not in a clever way. I...

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Amy Schumer on making people squirm, death threats and her comedy evolution (Laughspin Interview)

Amy Schumer on making people squirm, death threats and her comedy evolution (Laughspin Interview)

By | December 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm | One comment

If 2012 was a good year for Amy Schumer – and it was – 2013 will undoubtedly be a great one. Having premiered her first hour-long stand-up special Mostly Sex Stuff (videos below) on Comedy Central in August, Schumer is now in the midst of shooting her own sketch series for...

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When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

When does heckling a comedian become sexual harassment?

By | September 7, 2011 at 11:14 am | 3 comments

I’m not trying to brag, but I get heckled a lot. Usually it’s something questioning my mental stability, like, “You’re weird,” or, “That’s too fucked up.” To which I can usually laugh and say, “You’re welcome.” After so many nights of drunken self esteem...

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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 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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