Guy Branum Remains Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations
Guy Branum has seen a lot and worn many different hats in his comedy career, which dates back to the early 2000s. He’s written for and appeared in shows for Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately, Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project, and W. Kamau Bell on Totally Biased. Branum is also a standup, havi... [Read More]
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content.  Hours after CEO Mike F... [Read More]
Talking Improv, Marriage, Cats, and Musicals with Jeff Hiller
You know Jeff Hiller, or you recognize his face. His disapproving, glowering mug can be seen in every customer service position in every auteur sitcom of the past 15 years. Hiller has played a disapproving flight attendant on 30 Rock, a nude ghost in Ghost Town, and more waiters than you can shake a... [Read More]
Catching Up with Nicole Byer
Some of the most beloved, groundbreaking, and influential television comedy series have been tragically cut short before they even had the chance to reach their prime. The Ben Stiller Show, Strangers with Candy, and Freaks and Geeks all suffered the fate of short runs before later achieving cult suc... [Read More]
Getting ‘Physical’ with Matt Jones
For many people, Breaking Bad and The Office would be their favorite drama and favorite comedy of the 2000s. Few can say they worked on both shows, but one actor can claim the title of having appeared in the series finale for each show in 2013. It was not entirely a coincidence though, as Matt [&hel... [Read More]
Getting ‘Physical’ with Matt Jones
For many people, Breaking Bad and The Office would be their favorite drama and favorite comedy of the 2000s. Few can say they worked on both shows, but one actor can claim the title of having appeared in the series finale for each show in 2013. It was not entirely a coincidence though, as Matt [&hel... [Read More]
Jason Jones on ‘The Detour,’ Politics, and Making It in the States
In his show The Detour, Jason Jones plays the dad in a family that is constantly trying to evade capture from some authority or government organization each season, but in the process must go through all the normal problems of a marriage or parenting or just trying to survive his own hubris. The Det... [Read More]
David Wain Brings the History of ‘National Lampoon’ to Life with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’
David Wain is no stranger to disrupting an unsuspecting comedy mainstream. Before solidifying himself as a household name as the writer-director behind cult classics (Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten) and commercial hits (Role Models) alike, Wain and his pioneering sketch comedy troupe The State sta... [Read More]
Talking with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Producers Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern
It’s hard to argue that anyone could be doing better in comedy production right now — digital, TV, and film — than Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern. Principato is coming off the recent releases of Central Intelligence and Keanu, the first of which grossed over $200 million world... [Read More]
Tom Segura’s Steady Rise
Since he started doing comedy, Tom Segura has been on the slow climb to success through silliness. With Your Mom’s House, the podcast he co-hosts with his wife/fellow comedian Christina P, Segura says the couple is simply “embracing silliness” and “just trying to have fun.&rd... [Read More]