Louis CK on season 1, drunken Sarah Palin tweets and more | HitFix
"The first time I did it [tweeted about Sarah Palin] I thought, "I should not have done that. I’m not going to do it again." And then I did it again because I thought, "Fuck these people." Who says you can’t say something, you know? How fucking sacred is this person who’s never contributed one thing to anyone’s life but her own? And not even thinking about her politically or whatever she represents, it’s just that she’s just a coarse, selfish person who has ferocious protection and it makes ... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt talks about his very funny new book, '80s nerd nostalgia and what makes a terrible stand-up comic | Salon
"I just talk my way around an idea, and the way into the core of what I'm trying to talk about is through jokes, and through a million different punch lines hidden within the sentences rather than having the thing just end with the punch line." [Read More]
Ed Helms discusses how much further The Hangover Part II goes this time around | HitFix
"Oh, no. This one's nothing like the first one." His smile got even bigger, and he repeated, "Nothing." I asked him how it changed the dynamic shooting in Bangkok, and he said there was absolutely no comparison. In Vegas, you're a few hours from Los Angeles. You're staying in luxury hotels. Even the craziest places they shot in Vegas were still places in Vegas. By contrast, Helms admitted that the Bangkok shoot, which was four full months, was basically the comedy version of "Apocalypse No... [Read More]
Stand-Up Month Interview: Tom Rhodes
The Stand-Up Month comedy goblin delivers jokes and bits to acerbic children all month long. He also distributes a minimum of two drinks and comedian interviews to the jaded adults. Today he's brought us Tom Rhodes, a man who hates morning radio... [Read More]
"On the Laugh Track with Rob Little"
"...Well, MAXIM is all about luscious boobs, and I have an amazing rack. I love boobs; that’s why I grew my own. And I didn’t get to do a rad pictorial, but I am totally up for it if anyone wants to take me around Appleton to shoot some pics and then submit them to MAXIM..." [Read More]
Jon Stewart's Extended Interview with Iranian Satirists Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi
Did you even know they had satire in Iran? I didn't! Although, to be perfectly honest, until pretty recently I thought Iran was just Iraq with a typo. I had no idea it was actually the other way around. Anyway, Iran does indeed have satire, and ... [Read More]
Kristen Schaal on Bob's Burgers, her definition of "quirky" and stand-up that shouldn't be repeated | The A.V. Club
The A.V. Club spoke to Schaal about her piecemeal work on Bob’s Burgers, her ever-evolving definition of “quirky,” and stand-up bits that shouldn’t be repeated. [Read More]
Claire Bloom on working with Charlie Chaplin in "The King's Speech" (video)
At a recent Q&A following a screening of "The King's Speech," actor Claire Bloom--who plays Queen Mary in the film--was asked about working with the legendary Charlie Chaplin. [Read More]
Amy Poehler on the Return (Finally) of 'Parks and Recreation' | NYTimes interview
Amy Poehler discusses the evolution of her character, the myth of Ron Swanson, and breaks down a scene from the season premiere. [Read More]
Brown And Friendly: An Interview With Maz Jobrani | The Laugh Button
The best stand-up comedy always has a point of view, whether it be political, social, or cultural. Comedian Maz Jobrani touches on all of these points on recent stand-up special Brown And Friendly which was recorded live in Hollywood. Maz made his mark with his Brown And Friendly and Axis of Evil comedy tours, TV stints, and in movie roles. He recently got on the phone to talk with us about how he handles the road, cultural stereotypes, a movie he’s trying to get made, and what comedian is in es... [Read More]