South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”
Good news, comedy fans. It looks like like super music, arts and hipster festival SXSW will be expanding its comedy reach in 2012. Although the word “comedy” isn’t on the official list of arts the Austin, TX event covers – music, film, interactive is... [Read More]
The Women in Comedy Festival 2012 is accepting submissions for its annual event. Comedians can send submissions online in the categories of improv, musical comedy, sketch, stand up, and storytelling. The deadlines for show submissions are Tuesday, No... [Read More]
Submissions open for multiple comedy festivals
Several annual comedy festivals are now ready to see your video submissions for the coming year. Up next... JANUARY 2012: Magners Comedy Festival, Boston. Shows Jan. 25-28. Click on the link for instructions, and register by entering one of your clip... [Read More]
Highlights from the 2011 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Want to see some of the comedians who performed at the 2011 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival? I talked to them about what makes Mirman's festival so special, and asked them to read their bios that Mirman had written for them in the festival program. Fun... [Read More]
Things you’ll see only at a Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in 2011
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival kicks off its 2011 edition tonight in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and as it has become an annual institution, it has remained steadfastly unique among comedy festivals in celebrating the fact that it's festive, but not in ... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 11)
EDINBURGH — “Are you good, are you well? Are you having a good Fringe?” Apparently it is mandatory for every comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to open their set with that inane line of questioning. A London comedian to remain nameless c... [Read More]
Adam Riches, Humphrey Ker, The Wrestling win 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Awards
The end of August brings with it the end of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the festival's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards were handed out Saturday afternoon. This year's big winners: 2011 Best Comedy Show Award: Adam Riches, "Bring Me th... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress, Chris and Paul Show land on 2011 shortlist for Edinburgh Comedy Awards
The shortlists are out for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 to wrap up the fringe festival this weekend, and two American acts have made the cut: stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress and duo The Chris and Paul Show are both up for best newcomer... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)
EDINBURGH — Nazis are hilarious! That statement might be a tough sell but dare I say Frank Sinazi has pulled it off. Crooning hits such as “Third Reich” (That’s Life), “Gestapo” (Chicago), or “Strangers on my Plane” (Stranger in the Night), Sin... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants
What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It’s the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it’s now in its fourth year. And we’re happy to reveal this year’s lin... [Read More]