Joe Mande on His ‘Award-Winning Comedy Special’ and Alternating Between Standup and TV Writing
Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special hit Netflix early this morning. The premise of Mande’s first “televised” hour is that he has been intensely studying and training with the goal of creating a special so good it will be awarded the prestigious (and completely made-up) A... [Read More]
Joe Mande talks the nature of Shark Tank, comedy awards, satire and pranks on the cusp of his “Award-Winning” Netflix special
Joe Mande may not win any actual awards for his first hourlong comedy special, although many comedians would consider getting Netflix to release Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special is recognition enough. Mande, speaking to me a few days ago, said he was “very happy it ende... [Read More]
Catching Up with Wyatt Cenac
With season 2 of TBS’ sci-fi comedy series People of Earth premiering tonight at 9:30pm, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with the star of the show, Wyatt Cenac. Cenac was working as a standup comic and writer for King of the Hill before he landed a regular spot as […] [Read More]
‘McSweeney’s’ Editor Chris Monks Talks Patreon, Paying for Humor, and the Jerk Folder
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has provided the web with “almost daily humor” for almost two decades. Over that time, how we use the web, and how we profit from it, has changed drastically, but McSweeney’s has remained more or less the same in both spirit and business model. I... [Read More]
Tony Hinchcliffe on headlining his own tour, backed by Monster Energy
Last year, Monster Energy drinks sponsored a don’t-call-it-a-comeback tour for Andrew “Dice” Clay that coincided with the 1980s comedy icon’s new Showtime series, Dice. This summer, Tony Hinchcliffe headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Hinchcliffe was barely ready for ... [Read More]
Tony Hinchcliffe on headlining his own tour, backed by Monster Energy
Last year, Monster Energy drinks sponsored a don’t-call-it-a-comeback tour for Andrew “Dice” Clay that coincided with the 1980s comedy icon’s new Showtime series, Dice. This summer, Tony Hinchcliffe headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Hinchcliffe was barely ready for ... [Read More]
Seeking Adventure and Demystifying Philosophy with Danny Lobell
Danny Lobell has done some strange things for money. Running a hairless cat breeding business, selling Jackie Mason’s cassette tapes on Broadway, starting a hipster egg company with his Ecuadorian gangster neighbor — all this and more will form the subject of his upcoming one-man Edinbur... [Read More]
Rick Gutierrez on Childhood, Standup, and His Earliest Comedy Influences
Comedian Rick Gutierrez grew up in a full house, the fifth of six children. Fittingly, his comedy is largely focused on marriage, kids, and aging in an era of changing family values. The 54-year-old comic has been performing for nearly half of his life, but is just now getting the attention he deser... [Read More]
Ari Shaffir Moves from Censorship to Creative Control with ‘Double Negative’
Ari Shaffir’s new two-part special Double Negative hit Netflix today. Presented in two episodes, Children and Adulthood, the special is a sprawling look at where the comedian is at in life right now. He’s getting older, exploring his sexuality, and dealing with pressure from family and f... [Read More]
Ari Shaffir Moves from Censorship to Creative Control with ‘Double Negative’
Ari Shaffir’s new two-part special Double Negative hit Netflix today. Presented in two episodes, Children and Adulthood, the special is a sprawling look at where the comedian is at in life right now. He’s getting older, exploring his sexuality, and dealing with pressure from family and f... [Read More]