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How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | 5 comments

Hello. My name is Rob Babcock and I'm a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you...

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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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Why Katt Williams reneging on his retirement is a terrible idea

Why Katt Williams reneging on his retirement is a terrible idea

By | December 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments

Oh, so you know how we told you Katt Williams announced his retirement? Right. Well, I guess he was just joking? “Katt is definitely not retiring,” his reps said in a statement. “He will be moving forward with the tour.” In fact, Williams is due to perform in Houston...

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Laughspin’s 11 favorite “Back in Black” segments from The Daily Show

Laughspin’s 11 favorite “Back in Black” segments from The Daily Show

By | September 26, 2011 at 9:45 am | One comment

Tomorrow, Comedy Central will release Lewis Black’s newest stand-up comedy album The Prophet. The album is a time capsule of sorts as its a recording of Black onstage in 1990. That means you’re going to hear a lot of vitriol aimed toward the likes of George Bush, Dan Quayle...

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Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

It seems every season there's a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone...

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Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

By | July 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments

While it's great that comedians are getting appreciated on America's Got Talent, hearing Piers Morgan call J. Chris Newberg's peformance "startlingly inappropriate" and Sharon Osbourne comment that his song was "just so, so wrong" is more than slightly obtuse (see video below)....

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Watch Seth Meyers masterfully skewer athletes at the ESPY awards

Watch Seth Meyers masterfully skewer athletes at the ESPY awards

By | July 15, 2011 at 8:41 am | No comments

Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers became the first comedian to return for a second run at hosting the ESPYs since Dennis Miller's two-year run when the award show began. All of America's top athletes (and several Canadians who snuck in) gathered together at the Nokia Theater...

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