Mike Merryfield Interview
Mike Merryfield is a man at ease with who he is.  A father of two—four years for one child, seven months for the other—Mike is no longer trying to impress anyone; he’s just interested in being honest when on stage. This approach, combined with a lika... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Talks Peep World and Distancing Herself from 'Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman' | Movieline
"I love how accessible everything is right now. When I have friends that say, “I can’t get a break,” — really, you’re a comedian! You’re a writer. Make something great and put it on the Internet for no money! Everything is so totally accessible and I love taking advantage of that. Twitter, I scoffed at it at first and it’s become this really special message in a bottle for me; a way to try jokes, a way to actually express myself sometimes — even real feelings sometimes, even. I just love all the... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman's favorite dirty jokes | The A.V. Club Chicago interview
I think somehow society has drilled it into our heads that there’s only one slot out there for women in any given field, and that pits us against each other. That exists only if we allow it. There’s plenty of room for every one of these brilliant comics. Do people sit around and go, “Who’s better, Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock? Who’s better, Dave Chappelle or Louis C.K.?” No. People don’t go up to Chris Rock and say, “You are my favorite black comedian!” It’s been sanctioned as fine to say, “You ... [Read More]
Watch The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone Discuss Just How to Find a Rhyme for ‘Scrotum’
For Mormons, the age of miracles didn't end with the Bible. And considering that a new musical by Broadway novices featuring a song called "Fuck You, God" is now a critical smash, they may be onto something. The Book of Mormon, the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and veteran composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), has received raves from critics who cheer its perfect balance of musical comedy and religious satire: a brittle postmodern shell around a gooey Rodgers and Ha... [Read More]
Rashida Jones considered grad school before she got hired at 'The Office.' | Los Angeles Times
About five years ago, Rashida Jones was seriously mulling a departure from acting. She had gone from a flourishing stage career at Harvard University to one unrewarding audition after another in New York, and she was tired of the grind. She decided to pursue a graduate degree in public policy. "I got the application and everything," Jones said. "And then the role on 'The Office' happened." [Read More]
Auggie Smith: Comedy Uncensored | SkylineComedy Q&A
"...Well, the whole point of it is, comedy is extremely personal … If you had a parent who died in a drunk driving accident, you’re not going to think jokes about drunk driving are very funny. But the rest of the crowd may. The whole thing about it is, as a comic you can say anything you want as long as it’s interesting and entertaining, and knowing you’re going to be upsetting some people if you’re talking about any topics that matter at all..." (Click headline to read the full interview.) [Read More]
Jesse Joyce talks Comedy Central Roasts and tells funny stories about his dick | Zoiks! Interview
Zoiks! recently had the chance to talk to Jesse about life on the road, how he got started in stand-up and the life advice he took from another comic who just wanted to get laid. [Read More]
Got a question for 'Super' director James Gunn?
Whitney Matheson will be moderating a Q&A event March 29 with James Gunn, director of the dark comedy Super. Super stars Rainn Wilson as a down-on-his-luck guy who decides to become a real-life superhero. The amazing cast also includes Ellen Page, Nathan Fillion, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon. It opens April 1. If you have any questions for Gunn.. [Read More]
How do you get booked on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show? (video)
The second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show debuts tonight at midnight after The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Chances are you'll enjoy the comedy from Oliver and all of his friends over several weeks, who include Maria Ba... [Read More]
Judah Friedlander video: “I turned down so many sitcom auditions”
Comedy journalist and Punchline Magazine contributor Jeffrey Gurian has been hard at work interviewing comedian subjects for his book, a history of the famous Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City. He’s already banked more than 25 inter... [Read More]