Goofing off, pranks and more: The Brendon Walsh interview
Brendon Walsh has a new half-hour of stand-up on Comedy Central this week with the release of his episode of The Half Hour, but if Walsh plays his cards right, he could have a series with the cable channel, too. "It's like a slacker comedy," Walsh sa... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien: End of the Pity Party - The Hollywood Reporter
Thrown to the wilds of basic cable (and its teensy ratings) after his NBC debacle, the late-night comedian has emerged with his own postmodern TV model: a digital empire, his company's own shows and a young audience TBS hopes will follow him anywhere. As for his years of roller-coaster emotions? "I have no regrets about any of it." [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Talks About Suffering for Comedy
NBC recently announced that the next (and seventh) season of its marquee sitcom 30 Rock will be the series' swan song, which will effectively set Tracy Morgan loose into an even wilder wild. But Jordan didn't want to talk about 30 Rock ending when we reached him via phone from New York. During our speed-date, he pretty much dismissed any question on the topic ("I'll cross that bridge when I get there," he says of life after the show, "but right now I'm looking forward to San Francisco") in fa... [Read More]
Joe Klocek: Heckler Takedowns and the Evolution of a Stand-Up Career
Joe Klocek talked about his hopes of performing on the Craig Ferguson show, his new CD, and how he became one of the most gifted off-the-cusp performers on the comedy circuit. [Read More]
Hanging Out with Dave Hill
SplitSider recently sat down with Dave Hill to chat about stumbling into comedy, tiramisu vs. Twinkies, and his one remaining life goal. [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen on mocking 'hilarious' Gaddafi | BBC News video
Sacha Baron Cohen steps out of character to give a rare interview as himself, but admits it is 'probably a mistake'. Speaking to the BBC's Will Gompertz in Cannes, he said the idea of his new film The Dictator - about a fictional Middle Eastern despot - was developed on the basis that he always found Gaddafi "hilarious". [Read More]
Talking with Hannibal Buress About His Hour Special, 'The Eric Andre Show', and Enjoying the Moment
After years of being the most buzzed about comedian by everyone from Chris Rock to Eugene Mirman to many powerful people in show business to any fan of comedy, the buzz is finally going to reach an unavoidable volume. SplitSider got to speak to the ever humble Hannibal about stand-up and how he feels during the calm before his career's ensuing storm. [Read More]
Neal Brennan on race, brothers in comedy, and the competitive spirit of Twitter
When Neal Brennan's episode of The Half Hour debuts on Comedy Central this Friday night, it may very well be the first time you've ever seen that much of Brennan's stand-up comedy. At least, as delivered by Brennan himself. But you're certainly famil... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress on strange fan tweets, shitty birthdays, "Full House", Jay-Z, peeing himself, more..
Comedian Hannibal Buress on strange fan tweets, shitty birthdays, "Full House", Jay-Z, peeing himself, and why going to record stores can be very, very dangerous. [Read More]
Bob Newhart talks about stand-up, sitcoms, and why he stays busy | The A.V. Club
Bob Newhart is an actor, stand-up comedian, and legend of American comedy. He began his comedy career when he and a friend improvised over-the-phone comedy routines to kill boredom at work, and subsequently sold the recorded bits to radio stations. The “phone sketch” had endured throughout Newhart’s career, and featured in the release of his Grammy-winning 1960 EP The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart. The album’s success eventually led Newhart to television, first with a variety sketch show in th... [Read More]