Maria Bamford Wants You to Know You’re Doing Great
In her sublime new Netflix standup special, Old Baby, premiering today, Maria Bamford performs a comedy set in increasingly larger venues. What begins as a few jokes in front of a mirror progresses to a living room, onto a bowling alley, and so on, until she goes out with a bang on a big stage. [&he... [Read More]
How Scott Rogowsky Carved Out His Own Corner in Late Night Comedy
Scott Rogowsky longs for a bygone era of comedy, when scouts for Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show (or Carson himself) would turn up at comedy clubs in search of the next great comedian, launching the careers of comics that included Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and David Letterman. Rogowsky has... [Read More]
How Scott Rogowsky Carved Out His Own Corner in Late Night Comedy
Scott Rogowsky longs for a bygone era of comedy, when scouts for Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show (or Carson himself) would turn up at comedy clubs in search of the next great comedian, launching the careers of comics that included Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and David Letterman. Rogowsky has... [Read More]
How Scott Rogowsky Carved Out His Own Corner in Late Night Comedy
Scott Rogowsky longs for a bygone era of comedy, when scouts for Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show (or Carson himself) would turn up at comedy clubs in search of the next great comedian, launching the careers of comics that included Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and David Letterman. Rogowsky has... [Read More]
Chasing the Laugh with Joe Sib
In his multimedia one-man show California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock, Joe Sib wove a tale that started with the first time he heard real punk music and ended with him fronting the band Wax and founding SideOneDummy Records. Performing the show eight years ago planted a seed in Joe that... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell Has Learned to Be Comfortably Uncomfortable
Kamau Bell has spent a lifetime trying to figure out how he fits into the big picture of things. His new book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and St... [Read More]
Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
Meet Mindy Tucker, the Eyes of New York Comedy
Photographer Mindy Tucker has been shooting comedians for nearly a decade. In that time, Tucker has captured a massive photographic record of performers, shows, and parties in venues all over New York. Her “Year in Comedy” series features people from across the spectrum of experience, ra... [Read More]
Catching Up with Brandon Wardell
Reading Brandon Wardell’s Twitter account is like looking at online humor and culture through a prism. He seems to reflect our every joke, meme, and pop culture reference into his surreal persona. Brandon is “online as hell.” He popularized the “Dicks Out for Harambe” m... [Read More]