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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 Ron 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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Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

By | April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 17 comments

You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to...

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Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

By | March 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments

Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn't perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night-- but that didn't stop a flurry of excited Twitter users...

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How to be a cool comedy show producer

How to be a cool comedy show producer

By | March 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 3 comments

Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it”...

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Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)

Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)

By | February 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Though Gary Gulman has been a favorite of fellow comedians and true comedy nerds for the better part of the last decade, the veteran comedian has, in the last year, been breaking through to mainstream comedy audiences. And with two stellar one-hour comedy specials and three...

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Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

By | January 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 2 comments

Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information...

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Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

By | January 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm | One comment

The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks....

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Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

By | January 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm | No comments

Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert...you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro--...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Interview)

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm | No comments

If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with...

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