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Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 3, 2016 at 11:21 am | No comments

Barry Crimmins is one of the best comedians you’ve never heard of. The 40-plus year veteran came up with many names you know quite well: Steven Wright, Lenny Clark, Kevin Meaney, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone. He even ran two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in...

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New site allows you to download and stream full comedy specials

New site allows you to download and stream full comedy specials

By | July 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments

With the success of Louis C.K.'s recent self-distribution model and comedians like Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan following suit, there's been a lot of talk about whether or not self-distribution is the future of comedy. While it may be a great way for the aforementioned comedians...

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Exclusive: Watch ‘Chad Daniels: As Is’

Exclusive: Watch ‘Chad Daniels: As Is’

By | June 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 5 comments

As promised since last week, Laughspin is super proud to present Chad Daniels: As Is. This is Daniels' newest hour totally uncut and uncensored, recorded at the Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis. So, check it out, leave your comments below and pass along this link to your...

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Comedian Chad Daniels has strong opinions about canoe trips, marriage (Exclusive video)

Comedian Chad Daniels has strong opinions about canoe trips, marriage (Exclusive video)

By | June 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm | No comments

We announced on Wednesday that we'll be premiering comedian Chad Daniels' new one-hour comedy special As Is, exclusively on Laughspin this coming Tuesday, June 19. We also promised that we'd be rolling out some previews. And we're not a bunch of liars. So, as promised, here's...

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Comedians fight against possible gay ban in tourist town

Comedians fight against possible gay ban in tourist town

By | March 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | No comments

While the debate over gay rights and marriage equality continues to rage in America, it seems another country, the Philippines, is also being affected-- most notably in the confines of comedy clubs. Venue and bar owners in the touristy seaside town of Puerto Galera claim the...

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Watch a comedian totally mess with a passed out guy in the front row

Watch a comedian totally mess with a passed out guy in the front row

By | February 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | No comments

Everyone reading these words, no doubt understands, that a comedian's life is not all huge, roaring crowds and cable television specials. There's ups and downs-- mostly downs. The trick, it seems, to survive such a recursive career path is to take those low points and have fun...

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The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

The Laughspin interview with Dan Telfer

By | January 6, 2012 at 11:38 am | 8 comments

Comedy fans know Dan Telfer from his stints as an opener for the likes of Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. He’s familiar to podcast listeners, particularly fans of Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption. He also gained buzz from his debut EP, 2010’s...

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At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

At the New York Comedy Festival, Louis C.K. proves a bleak worldview can be hilarious

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. doesn’t need an opener. “Fuck it,” he said, soon after he stepped onstage at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 11, as part of the New York Comedy Festival. “What’s the point?” The same sentiment can applied to the entirety of Louis’s...

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Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

By | November 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm | No comments

As the catalog of comedy albums expands every Tuesday, the traditional format of the one-hour live stand-up show as an album fades away-- to the delight of comedy fans and nerds everywhere (or at least this reviewer). Though there's been a handful of non-traditional comedy...

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