Inside Portland's 'Live Wire! Radio'
by Alex Dueben Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded weekly in Portland, Oregon and broadcast on public radio stations across the country. “Radio Variety That’s Like a Chew Toy for Your Brain,” the show features interviews, music, stand up comedy, sketch comedy, poetry, essay... [Read More]
 
Alan Tudyk and the Joy of Playing Idiots
by Ian Goldstein Alan Tudyk is one of the more recognizable faces acting today, even if his name and voice hide behind his characters. Tudyk has been on Broadway, starred in a beloved TV show, and has done voice-over work for animated hits including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Disney’supcoming... [Read More]
 
Dane Cook on Tinder, Robert Downey Jr, Troublemaker and more! (Laughspin Podcast)
Dane Cook has been in the comedy business for nearly 25 years and by his own account he’s the happiest he’s ever been— both personally and professionally. That’s one of the many things he chatted about with Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino on the latest episode of The Laughspin ... [Read More]
 
Getting Personal with Jonathan Katz
by Monique Madrid Interviewing Jonathan Katz is an interesting experience, especially when doing so over the phone. After all, most of us know him from the animated sitcom he created, wrote and voiced in the 90’s, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the se... [Read More]
 
The Rebirth of Dane Cook
by Megh Wright It's tough to introduce a standup like Dane Cook. He's explosively popular, famously polarizing, and his many comedy accomplishments — including a double platinum album and sold out Madison Square Garden show — only fuel the flames of disdain he's received from critics and... [Read More]
 
How the Birthday Boys Found Their Footing in Their Second Season
by Philip Stamato Watching The Birthday Boys feels strangely candid. Their antics and self-described "stupidity" are immersed in a sort of all-inclusive comradery that dates back 10 years, to their time together at Ithaca College. Since moving to LA, the troupe has performed out of UCB LA alongside ... [Read More]
 
Scott Aukerman and the Evolution of 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith The critically acclaimed Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to television this Friday. Creator, executive producer and host Scott Aukerman, continues to prove this talk show is more than just an interview. Aukerman questions celebrity guests accompanied by bandleader Reggie Watts; pack... [Read More]
 
The Birthday Boys Return With A Little Seasoning Two
The Birthday Boys are back! The seven-man UCB alum sketch team returns to IFC for Season 2 on October 17th at 11:30PM. After successful debut season, the Boys continue to be ground-breaking with their narrative form of sketch comedy. Capturing the spotlight on cable, IFC rolls out the new seaso... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac on Brooklyn, Netflix special and getting personal (Laughspin interview)
Wyatt Cenac’s newest one-hour comedy special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is an homage to not just his home city but also to the intimate way in which stand-up comedy is best consumed. Filmed at Union Hall, one of his home clubs in Brooklyn, the special finds the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart co... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac on Brooklyn, Netflix special and getting personal (Laughspin interview)
Wyatt Cenac’s newest one-hour comedy special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is an homage to not just his home city but also to the intimate way in which stand-up comedy is best consumed. Filmed at Union Hall, one of his home clubs in Brooklyn, the special finds the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart co... [Read More]