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The Laughspin Interview with legendary comedian George Wallace

The Laughspin Interview with legendary comedian George Wallace

By | March 2, 2013 at 9:43 am | No comments

Two minutes into a conversation with legendary stand up comedian George Wallace and it’s clear that even after thirty-six years the man still loves his job. Lucky for us he does. Not just because we still get to enjoy his rapid-fire brand of observational humor, but because...

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Watch Marc Maron onstage from the 1980s!

Watch Marc Maron onstage from the 1980s!

By | March 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments

Long before Marc Maron made the Internet his bitch by launching one of the most successful podcasts of all time, he was a wirey, long-haired, blazer-wearing comic talking about booze and drugs onstage. The folks at Official Comedy unearthed this vintage clip from the late 1980s...

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Louis C.K.’s new HBO special gets a name and premiere date

Louis C.K.’s new HBO special gets a name and premiere date

By | February 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm | One comment

We already knew Louis C.K.’s latest stand-up comedy special would debut on HBO. But now we know the name and its premiere date: Oh My God -- his fourth special for HBO -- will debut April 13 at 10 pm EST on the cable giant. Filmed at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, C.K....

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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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