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Supreme Court delays decision on whether comedian Vince August can keep his job as a judge

Supreme Court delays decision on whether comedian Vince August can keep his job as a judge

By | February 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm | No comments

The Supreme Court of New Jersey today delayed a ruling that would have established whether Vince August could keep his part-time job as a municipal judge while simultaneously working as a stand-up comedian. This morning's hearing came as August (real name: Vince A. Sicari) was...

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Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school

Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school

By | February 21, 2013 at 9:34 am | 23 comments

I remember sitting in my office in 2010 and reading Doug Stanhope's evisceration of stand-up comedy classes. I remember it very clearly, in fact, because at the time I was deep into strategizing how a "traditional" comedy club could become the next Upright Citizen's Brigade...

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Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

By | February 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm | 2 comments

Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb. 26 through March 1 at the...

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Heckler asks comedian Darren Frost about his cancer, comedian destroys heckler (Video)

Heckler asks comedian Darren Frost about his cancer, comedian destroys heckler (Video)

By | February 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm | 12 comments

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post, in which we relate the story of a heckler who ended his night with a wrought iron fence inside of his body, comes this delectable, exquisite and wholly satisfying interaction between one amazingly moronic audience member and one amazingly...

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The Laughspin Interview with Joe Rogan (Part 2)

The Laughspin Interview with Joe Rogan (Part 2)

By | February 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm | No comments

Here is part deux of my interview with stand-up comedian and former Fear Factor host, Joe Rogan. The first part is here. If you’re just joining us, Joe self-released his own special on his website for $5 (go to joerogan.net and watch that now if you haven’t already!)....

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The decay of the influential comedian: four types of comics you should avoid

The decay of the influential comedian: four types of comics you should avoid

By | February 6, 2013 at 11:15 am | 16 comments

Periodically stand-up comedians will go through the rigors of the newspaper interview in which the writer will ask the inevitable question about our comedy influences to complete the article. Citing people like Pryor, Carlin and Hicks is a lot more sexy than Captain Rowdy, Danny...

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How Eddie Murphy discovered Chris Rock (Animated video)

How Eddie Murphy discovered Chris Rock (Animated video)

By | January 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm | No comments

Hardcore comedy nerds already know the story of how Eddie Murphy basically discovered Chris Rock, while the young comedian was working at the Comic Strip on Manhattan's Upper East Side. But this stellar animation from TWIRI Sports brings new life to the tale-- and exposes those...

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Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums

Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums

By | January 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments

Quickly rising comedians Kurt Braunohler and Erik Griffin just signed deals to release their first live comedy albums, and both are doing so as two indie music record labels' first comedians. Braunohler, the host of IFC's absurd game show Bunk!, will record his debut album for...

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The Laughspin Interview with Joe Rogan (Part 1)

The Laughspin Interview with Joe Rogan (Part 1)

By | January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am | 3 comments

Joe Rogan is known from a variety of places: host of Fear Factor, commentator for the UFC; former co-host of The Man Show, his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience and for the older crowd, his role on the NBC sitcom, News Radio. But if you don’t already, the one place you should...

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