The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
The Big Chill of Comedy with Fred Stoller
Back when I was a lad in the nineteen-hundred and eighties, standup showcase shows were on cable television 24 hours a day, and I watched every single one of them. They were all good to me and my insatiable appetite for standup, but the big ones were on HBO. I seldom had access to HBO, […] [Read More]
The Second Coming of Keith Robinson
Keith Robinson had a stroke last year — one of those strokes that leaves an entire side of your body paralyzed and your speech slurred. The type that makes simple acts – like stepping onto the 2-foot-high stage of The Comedy Cellar – arduous feats. But Keith Robinson still does it,... [Read More]
Barry Rothbart on Standup, Acting, and ‘Downward Dog’
This year ABC’s Downward Dog became the first network sitcom ever to be accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. Not bad for a show about a talking dog. While the talking-animal concept is one critics generally deride, it’s the opposite for Downward Dog, which has received critical acclai... [Read More]
Inside ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’ with Writer/Director Jeff Grace
With some help from Kickstarter, writer/director Jeff Grace was able to turn his screenplay about a struggling standup comic and his musician friend into a feature film. Folk Hero & Funny Guy tells the story of Paul (Alex Karpovsky) and Jason (Wyatt Russell), childhood friends who pursued their ... [Read More]
Inside ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’ with Writer/Director Jeff Grace
With some help from Kickstarter, writer/director Jeff Grace was able to turn his screenplay about a struggling standup comic and his musician friend into a feature film. Folk Hero & Funny Guy tells the story of Paul (Alex Karpovsky) and Jason (Wyatt Russell), childhood friends who pursued their ... [Read More]
Mark Normand Is Ready to Read Your Comments
Since leaving New Orleans for New York City nearly ten years ago, Mark Normand has been honing his joke writing and delivery to a fine point. That fine point has earned him appearances on nearly every late night show, a steady opening spot for Amy Schumer, and honors like being one of our “10 ... [Read More]
Mark Normand Is Ready to Read Your Comments
Since leaving New Orleans for New York City nearly ten years ago, Mark Normand has been honing his joke writing and delivery to a fine point. That fine point has earned him appearances on nearly every late night show, a steady opening spot for Amy Schumer, and honors like being one of our “10 ... [Read More]
Talking ‘The President Show’ with Anthony Atamanuik
Last year, Anthony Atamanuik teamed up with James Adomian to create Trump vs. Bernie, a stage show between the two most surprising candidates of the election. It became quite a success, leading to a special episode of @midnight that functioned as a debate between the two personas as well as a specia... [Read More]
Talking ‘The President Show’ with Anthony Atamanuik
Last year, Anthony Atamanuik teamed up with James Adomian to create Trump vs. Bernie, a stage show between the two most surprising candidates of the election. It became quite a success, leading to a special episode of @midnight that functioned as a debate between the two personas as well as a specia... [Read More]