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Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm | One comment

When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is...

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Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

By | October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | One comment

How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he's a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds...

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Watch comedian Joe Mande’s late night debut on “Conan”

Watch comedian Joe Mande’s late night debut on “Conan”

By | September 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Comedian Joe Mande made his late night debut on Conan last night where he shared his thoughts on prime rib threesomes, foodies, and why The Wire ensures that he’s not a racist. You should take some time to check out Joe expertly delivering his material and find out why his...

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Kickstarter campaign to reinvigorate NYC indie comedy venue Luca Lounge launches

Kickstarter campaign to reinvigorate NYC indie comedy venue Luca Lounge launches

By | September 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments

Over the last year, several live comedy venues in New York have closed. Many of the shows featuring the city's most innovative acts have had to find another home. Often times that means doing shows at coffee shops, bowling alleys, and, sometimes, in a living room. Luca Lounge...

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Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

By | September 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

It's unique to see someone like Patton Oswalt, known to the mainstream for his many television and film roles (King of Queens, Ratatouille, Big Fan) staying so true to his stand-up roots. In his latest comedy album, out today, Finest Hour, which recently premiered as a Showtime...

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The Laughspin Interview with the Sklar Brothers

The Laughspin Interview with the Sklar Brothers

By | September 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm | 2 comments

The Sklar Brothers are making a push for that oft-referred to, but rarely explained, "next level" in comedy. Riding on the wave of their popular Earwolf podcast, Sklarbro Country, having just dropped their new album Hendersons and Daughters, and appearing on Conan (see video...

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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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