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Laughspin presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2011

Laughspin presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2011

By | November 30, 2011 at 8:18 am | 69 comments

The end of the year is approaching fast, comedy fans. And so it’s time to count down the 10 best comedy albums of the year. As in years past, this list represents the albums we feel were the strongest. Let it be known: there were more than 150 comedy albums released this year....

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11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

By | August 29, 2011 at 9:21 am | 46 comments

Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian...

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Mike Birbiglia nominated for literary award in humor

Mike Birbiglia nominated for literary award in humor

By | August 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm | No comments

Comedian turned author and recent WTF with Marc Maron guest host Mike Birbiglia has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humour. Thurber House, now in it’s 27th year will be presenting the award Oct. 3 in New York. In 2008, Birbiglia teamed up...

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Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Mike Birbiglia, more team up to support school arts program

By | May 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

These days, there’s no shortage of comedians using their powers for good, supporting causes from malaria treatment to combating homelessness. And now we can add a comedic take on arts education for underprivileged schools to this long list. Story Pirates is a collective of...

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Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” off-Broadway run is extended

By | April 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm | No comments

Mike Birbiglia’s having much, much better luck onstage than the folks behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The word from Playbill today is that Birbiglia’s new comedy, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, written and starring the man himself, will be extended Off-Broadway at the...

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia nominated for theater award

By | April 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | No comments

I love seeing comedians getting recognition in less stand-up-focused realms – it’s like the real world acknowledges there’s cool shit happening in the weird, wild world of comedy. So we have good news today from the Off-Broadway League: Mike Birbiglia’s been nominated...

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Video interview: Inside the Macy’s window with Mike Birbiglia

By | January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | No comments

You can't sleepwalk with him this time but you can watch comedian Mike Birbiglia sleep- and you don't even have to stalk his bedroom window! Nope, you just have to stalk the Macy's window where he's living for the next few days. The Sleepwalk With Me author began his stay in...

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On Wednesday, Mike Birbiglia starts week-long Downy promotion in Macy’s window

By | January 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm | No comments

What’s the next logical step after you’ve adapted your off-Broadway one-man show about sleepwalking into a successful book? For Mike Birbiglia, it’s becoming a window display. That’s right. The big-time comic/author will spend a week in a window display starting this...

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Mike Birbiglia serves Drew Barrymore and Justin Long horrible wine in Going the Distance

By | September 3, 2010 at 11:45 am | One comment

Hey, comedy fans. You know that movie Going the Distance, starring Drew Barrymore and her real life on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Long, that's been plastered on billboards far and wide that you had no intention of going to? Well, Mike Birbiglia is in it. So maybe now...

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