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Stand-up comic Steve Hofstetter is hosting and executive producing his own series, "Laughs," which premieres on FOX this weekend.

‘Laughs’ airs Saturday night at midnight on FOX 11, and Sunday night at 11:00pm on My13.

As a stand-up comic, Steve spends a lot of time traveling. (He has performed in 47 of the 50 states. He hasn't yet visited Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.) So with all that traveling experience, the Chicago Tribune asked him (among other things) what is his favorite vacation destination is...

"My wife and I have a thing where we try to hit a new country every year. We've done Israel, England, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Canada and Mexico together."

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Q. What was the first trip you took as a child?
A. The first good one I remember was Cooperstown. I'm a huge baseball fan.

Q. Have you traveled to a place that stood out so much that you felt compelled to incorporate it into your work?
A. Oh, sure. I've done jokes about dozens of the places I've been. Travel is a huge part of a comedian's life. From Indiana's stubborn refusal to accept daylight savings time to Winnipeg being so cold if it warmed up by 92 degrees Fahrenheit, it will still only be freezing.

Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A. I do love taking a weekend in Santa Barbara. When I lived in NYC, it was Boston or the Poconos. I'm a road comic though. Weekends to me are weekdays to everyone else.

Q. If you've ever gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?
A. I'm Jewish, but my honeymoon was over Christmas in Puerto Vallarta. If you thought Christmas was intense here, wow. Mexican Christmas is a whole new level.

Q. Where have you traveled to that most reminded you of home?
A. I'm from New York City, so nothing. But Chicago is probably closest. Love the vibe there.

Q. When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?
A. I travel with my toys -- my electronics. A laptop with a wireless hub; I've had my own wireless hub since 2005. My GPS, my DC to AC power adapter. And, of course, can't forget the iPhone. Aside from my electronics, I just need a change of clothes.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure when you're on the road?
A. Native food, whatever it is. I eat very healthy and I only make exception when it's worth it. Oklahoma Joe's Bare-B-Que in Kansas City. Ess-A-Bagel in New York City. Sicilia's Pizza in Providence. I don't touch fast food, but I do love a good, local favorite.

Fun facts about Steve Hofstetter:

1) He is an author, columnist and comedian, who started with material particularly pertaining to college life, and has since become a social commentator. He also hosted Four Quotas, which aired twice per week on Sirius Satellite Radio, and is the current host of The National Lampoon Radio Sports Minute (Or So) which airs in over 180 different markets. A print version of the Sports Minute runs in many papers, including the Rocky Mountain News.

2) Named one of Two Drink Minimum magazine's best new faces of 2004 and a nominee for the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Comedian of the Year, Hofstetter tours over 100 college campuses and dozens of clubs each year.

3) Hofstetter has written for outfits like Maxim, ESPN and Sports Illustrated for Kids. He was a weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated, where his "Stand Up Guy" ran every Monday morning in Scorecard.

4) Hofstetter has made a number of television appearances, including ESPN's Quite Frankly, Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood,VH1's Countdown, ABC's Barbara Walters Special, and, most notably, CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He has also been featured by local news programs in Boston, Atlanta, Louisville, Tulsa, Miami, and many other markets. He is a frequent guest on radio stations all over the country, especially sports stations.

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