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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

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.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don't seem to have much in common.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

The former host of Tough Crowd took time to call out the industry -- producers, agents, managers et al -- for their questionable practices, one of which was the cancellation of Tough Crowd.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Dylan Gadino

As is the case with all amazing things, however, there comes abuse. And Kickstarter abuse has become increasingly bothersome and offensive.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

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.

Why Katt Williams Reneging His Retirement Is A Terrible Idea

Dylan Gadino | Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

His quitting stand-up (at least for a while) seemed like something Williams sincerely wanted to do for the sake of his family and for the sake of his own well-being. But just days after, his team, no doubt seeing their meal ticket vanish before their eyes, convinced him to carry on.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Dylan Gadino

Since the Madison chapter of Gilda's Club announced this week their plans to change the name of their organization by removing 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.

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

After Louis C.K. proved the viability of his direct-to-fan model of distribution, comedy watchers were wondering what this meant for the suits in control of the traditional avenues of comedy dissemination. Would Comedy Central, HBO et al. languish under the thumb of the artists?

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

Dylan Gadino | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

While C.K.'s decision to push back the fourth season of Louie will certainly give him time write poignant, funny scripts, it's also going to drive anticipation and expectations even higher than normal.

All Things Comedy Network Launched By Al Madrigal & Bill Burr

LaughSpin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Comedy

In the ever-growing spirit of comedy community DIY ethics, All Things Comedy officially launched today. The brainchild of comedians Al Madrigal and Bi...

LISTEN: Interview With Mitch Hedberg Five Months Before HIs Death | Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

This coming Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of comedian Mitch Hedberg’s death. And although we lost him when he was only 37 years old, he lef...

An Epic George Carlin Analysis | Posted 02.02.2012 | Comedy

This list ranks George Carlin's albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical per...

GQ Names Kristen Wiig 'Bro' Of The Year, Posts Half Naked Photo | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

It seems every now and again, GQ tries to act like they give a shit about comedy. In July, a half-naked Mila Kunis adorned the cover of their fourth a...

Marc Maron Wants To Apologize To Jon Stewart | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Having followed the progress of Marc Maron’s career since 2005 (when Laughspin was Punchline Magazine) — in the form of interviews, album reviews,...