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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)

By | August 28, 2011 at 9:20 am | No comments

EDINBURGH -- “Are you good, are you well? Are you having a good Fringe?” Apparently it is mandatory for every comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to open their set with that inane line of questioning. A London comedian to remain nameless carried on for nearly three...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 7)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 7)

By | August 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm | One comment

EDINBURGH -- Ask yourself an important question: do you have a “Disney STD?” Or worse, a “Disney STD-VD?” Before you check for Sebastian in your crotch, let me translate that a Disney “STD-VD” is Thom Tuck’s acronym for the “Straight To DVD” movies that...

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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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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)

By | August 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Nazis are hilarious! That statement might be a tough sell but dare I say Frank Sinazi has pulled it off. Crooning hits such as “Third Reich” (That’s Life), “Gestapo” (Chicago), or “Strangers on my Plane” (Stranger in the Night), Sinazi has the packed...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 3)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 3)

By | August 19, 2011 at 11:53 am | No comments

EDINBURGH -- Much time has past since my days of barking the Upper West Side of Manhattan to promote a comedy show. Standing out in the cold for two to three hours shouting “hey folks, comedy tonight! Comedians seen on...

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Watch comedian Mike E. Winfield deal with sleeping audience member; what would you have done?

Watch comedian Mike E. Winfield deal with sleeping audience member; what would you have done?

By | August 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm | One comment

There's a number of ways in which a skilled comedian can handle a persistent heckler. Sometimes, it's a matter of straight-up engagement; maybe ignoring said heckler shuts them down; perhaps a burly bouncer can help out. Dealing with hecklers is an art in itself. But how does a...

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Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 1)

Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 1)

By | August 17, 2011 at 9:32 am | One comment

EDINBURGH -- The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been going for two weeks now and the city has the vibe of a raging party around 4 am when half the bodies still moving are residually intoxicated and/or deliriously over-tired. Maybe that’s just Scotland. Ironically, it seems the...

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Veteran comedian Vic Dunlop dies

Veteran comedian Vic Dunlop dies

By | August 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments

It’s rare these days to find a stand-up who is both clean comic and funny. The two seem mutually exclusive in the contemporary comedy scene. Vic Dunlop, for the most part, was one of the few exceptions (one of the clips below is not ultra clean). Known for his prop buggy...

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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

By | August 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It's the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it's now in its fourth year. And we're happy to reveal this year's lineup. The "fest" will span two venues in Brooklyn --...

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