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Dylan Gadino is the founder and editor in chief of Laughspin.com, which covers the world of comedy through news, interviews, features, videos and opinion. Follow his tweets @LaughSpinCom

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Judd Apatow Talks Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Return to Stand-up Comedy (Laughspin Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:46 PM

On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, the movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow's trailer on Staten Island, where Schumer and...

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Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure World Tour Not Just About Laughs

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:54 PM

On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don't seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn't funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude -- barely 5'8" -- who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stands 6'2" and is the old-fashioned archetypal...

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Colin Quinn's Keynote Address From ComedyPro at Just For Laughs (Audio)

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2013 | 12:26 PM

While veteran comedian Colin Quinn isn't necessarily known for being the most refined of public speakers, the man knows how to reach his audience. And he did exactly that on July 25, when he delivered the Keynote Address during the ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs in Montreal....

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Kickstarter Abuse: Why Are You Giving Your Money to Wealthy Celebrities?

(48) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 5:14 PM

Kickstarter is amazing. It's especially amazing for industrious, talented artists who lack the connections and capital usually needed to realize their dreams. In fact, it's been a pleasure recently to see photographer Seth Olenick's book of comedian portraits, comedian Sue Costello's one-woman show and an

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Controversy Over Upright Citizens Brigade Flares, But Is It Much Ado About Nothing?

(4) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 4:02 PM

What started as one comedian's off-the-cuff vocal displeasure over the way a well-respected comedy institution runs its business evolved into a needlessly divisive, hostile online battle fought via Facebook updates and Tumblr posts.

I'm not including screengrabs or quoting from those comments here, because, honestly, it's not going to move...

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Why Katt Williams Reneging His Retirement Is a Terrible Idea

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:12 AM

Oh, so you know how Katt Williams announced his retirement? Right. Well, I guess he was just joking? "Katt is definitely not retiring," his reps said in a statement. "He will be moving forward with the tour." In fact, Williams is due to perform in Houston tonight at...

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Dropping Gilda Radner's Name From Gilda's Club Is Disrespectful, But Let's Not Lose Focus

(6) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 1:46 PM

Since the Madison, Wisconsin chapter of Gilda's Club announced this week their plans to change the name of their organization by removing any reference to late comedian and Saturday Night Live great Gilda Radner, after whom the non-profit was named, there's been an incredible amount of backlash-- and in my...

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Louis C.K. Proves Art and Commerce Can Coexist Peacefully, For Now

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 3:17 PM

Proving that artists can work with major entertainment brands while maintaining creative control, Louis C.K., the unofficial leader of the direct-to-fan model of distribution, will film his next stand-up special for HBO. "I am doing a stand-up special for HBO," C.K. tweeted Nov. 12. "It will be avail on louisck.com...

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Why Louis C.K. Postponing Season Four of Louie Is a Good Idea

(4) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 6:52 PM

Ever since Louis C.K. struck a deal with FX three years ago to produce his own show, comedians across the country have been telling their agents and managers, "I want the Louis C.K. deal."

At the heart of the deal is total creative freedom and control of the business...

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Why You Should Watch Sarah Silverman in Take This Waltz

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 4:48 PM

Before Take This Waltz was even available through Video On Demand (which it currently is) and before its theatrical debut (June 29) so much has been made of comedian Sarah Silverman's full-frontal nude scene. How do I know it? Well, besides anecdotal evidence, a quick look at Laughspin's statistics showed...

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Why Jimmy Carr Shouldn't Have to Apologise for Using a Totally Legal Process for Paying Less Taxes

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 4:39 PM

You may have heard by now that well-respected (and very rich) British comedian Jimmy Carr has come under fire for not paying taxes. In short, Carr took part in a totally legal tax filing process, wherein he was able to pay as little as one percent on income tax. And...

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Andy Samberg's Cannibal Sketch Makes Light of Murder, Brutal Attacks

(5) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 11:01 AM

By now you've undoubtedly heard about the trio of gruesome cannibal-esque attacks -- one of which resulted in death -- that have dominated news headlines for the last week. But as a matter of convenience, let's review.

On or around May 24, 29-year-old former porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta

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Community Without Dan Harmon: What Does It Mean?

(12) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Seeing as he hadn't signed on to produce Community -- even after it was announced it had been renewed for a new season -- we knew it wasn't looking good for Dan Harmon. And now it's official. The creator and executive producer of the Thursday night comedy -- which just...

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