Solomon Georgio on Standup, Comedic Heroes, and the Beauty of LA
Today is an exciting day for comedian Solomon Georgio. Not only does his Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents episode premiere tonight at 12:30, but his debut album, Homonegro Superior, just dropped on Comedy Central Records. Since leaving Seattle for LA a little over five years ago, Solomon has steadil... [Read More]
Joel Kim Booster’s Unlikely Path to Standup Stardom
Joel Kim Booster is the prince of unusual beginnings. As a baby, he was adopted by white, conservative, religious Midwesterners, an experience he sums up this way: “As you can imagine, it was a little weird growing up in the Midwest with this face and that family. I literally knew I was gay be... [Read More]
Catching Up with Kyle Kinane
In every great comic’s career comes a time where you have to do press for a thing you made. Sometimes it’s a new special, a big movie role, or a chart-topping podcast. And then sometimes a label decides to re-release your album from a year ago on limited edition blue vinyl. Such is the c... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on Chaos, Kindness, and ‘Annihilation’
The notion that a Trump presidency would give comedians so much great material to work with has proven to be a tricky road to navigate. Yet comedians press forward by either addressing the issues head-on or by providing the world with a welcome distraction from the horror. This task proved to be imm... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on Chaos, Kindness, and ‘Annihilation’
The notion that a Trump presidency would give comedians so much great material to work with has proven to be a tricky road to navigate. Yet comedians press forward by either addressing the issues head-on or by providing the world with a welcome distraction from the horror. This task proved to be imm... [Read More]
Checking in on the State of Canadian Comedy with Mark Forward
Mark Forward has been performing standup comedy for two decades now, and he’s a bit of an anomaly in a number of ways. He’s a Canadian who doesn’t aspire to pack up and move to the United States to grow his career, instead choosing to remain in his native Toronto. From that base, h... [Read More]
Talking with Sam Jay About Goals, Standup, and Being the Funniest Person at the Bar
For Sam Jay, comedy is a pursuit of happiness. An unfulfilling job had her questioning what makes her happy. When she really thought about it she realized, “I’m happiest when I’m in a bar, drinking, talking shit to people. There’s a crowd of people around that I don’t e... [Read More]
Inside ‘White Famous’ with Jay Pharoah
White Famous, Showtime’s new Jamie Foxx-produced dramedy series, premieres this Sunday night at 10:00pm. The show stars Jay Pharoah as Floyd Mooney, a rising comedic star who is at a point in his career where he has to weigh his artistic integrity and personal principles against the calcified ... [Read More]
Inside ‘White Famous’ with Jay Pharoah
White Famous, Showtime’s new Jamie Foxx-produced dramedy series, premieres this Sunday night at 10:00pm. The show stars Jay Pharoah as Floyd Mooney, a rising comedic star who is at a point in his career where he has to weigh his artistic integrity and personal principles against the calcified ... [Read More]
Demetri Martin on Luck, Fatherhood, and Why There’s Always Room for Jokes
Every notable comedian has their “brand” or style of comedy, but Demetri Martin stands out more than most. If you’ve caught one of his specials on TV or were a fan of his show Important Things on Comedy Central, then you probably remember his unique gift for discovering the humor i... [Read More]