Talking to Dana Gould About His New Special, Podcast, and Comedy Heroes
by Emma Soren Last month, veteran standup Dana Gould released his newest standup special and album, I Know It’s Wrong. Debuting at number one on iTunes in comedy, the album is his first since 1998. Gould took this hiatus from extended standup to serve as a writer and producer for The Simpsons ... [Read More]
'Key & Peele' Showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel Talk the Third Season, the Writing Process, and Metta World Peace
by Joel Arnold Key & Peele wraps up its third season next week, and the dynamic sketch show continues to work like a well-oiled machine, delivering an impressive and idiosyncratic mix of sketches with strong performances from creator-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele ... [Read More]
Talking to Jon Daly About 'Betas', 'Kroll Show', and Being Friends With Kenny G
by Jeremy Popkin As a longtime improviser, Jon Daly has entertained countless UCB audiences, been featured on sketch series like Human Giant and Kroll Show, and created such memorable Comedy Bang! Bang! staples as Bill Cosby Bukowski and Mall McCartney. As 30something programmer Hobbes on the new Am... [Read More]
Talking to Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland About Their New Adult Swim Show, 'Rick and Morty'
by Bradford Evans During Dan Harmon's Community exodus last year, he went and created another TV show, this one for Adult Swim. Called Rick and Morty, the new animated series was co-created by Harmon and Justin Roiland, and it premieres tonight at 10:30. Based on a rejected pilot Roiland made for Ha... [Read More]
Talking to Mike Birbiglia About Retiring 'My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend' and What's Next for Him
by Joel Arnold Mike Birbiglia isn't in love with standup comedy, and he's not exactly hot on the one-man show either. The workman-like storyteller says he's more interested in blending his favorite aspects of the two, as in his latest standup special My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, wh... [Read More]
Talking to Omid Djalili About Returning to America, Taking Standup Seriously, and International Comedy
by Elise Czajkowski British comedian Omid Djalili may be a familiar face to many Americans, but his standup hasn't been seen in the US in quite awhile. His last performance here was in 2005, when he taped a half-hour One Night Stand for HBO in 2005. He also appeared on Whoopi Goldberg's 2003-20... [Read More]
Talking to the Lucas Brothers About Their New Fox ADHD Show
by Phil Davidson The Lucas Brothers are your typical law school dropout, wrestling nerd, identical twin brother standup duo. You know. They also happen to be very funny. After a strong debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon two years ago, the Brooklyn-based Lucas Brothers (Keith and Kenny) have offic... [Read More]
Talking to Sarah Silverman About Her New Special, Her Favorite Standups, and the James Franco Roast
by Bradford Evans Sarah Silverman has been doing standup for over 20 years, but she's never released a televised standup special until now. She's done dozens of late night spots and a theatrically-released concert film (Jesus Is Magic), but Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, which premieres tomorrow ... [Read More]
Talking to Chris Lilley About 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl', Teenagers, and Why He Hasn't Moved to the States
by Elise Czajkowski In 2008, Australian import Summer Heights High became an underground hit for HBO. Chris Lilley, who created, wrote, and starred in the show (as multiple characters), went on to produce another HBO co-production in 2011's Angry Boys. Now, he's returning for a third series on ... [Read More]
Comedy Central Bought a Pilot of 'The Chris Gethard Show', and We Talked to Gethard About It
by Elise Czajkowski Last night, it was announced that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the long-running and much-beloved Chris Gethard Show. The pilot will be produced by Funny or Die, with executive producers Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Owen Burke, and Adam McKay alongside Getha... [Read More]