Dick Cavett, Talk Show Host and Author: Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Dick Cavett is best known as a talk show host who spoke with (and listened to) some of America's most celebrated entertainers. With a playful yet sophisticated wit, he hosted The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC and on PBS from the late 60s to the early 80s and won several Emmys. His past also includes stints writing jokes and working with Jack Paar and Johnny Carson at The Tonight Show. He currently contributes to the New York Times' Opinionator blog. In his newest book, Talk Show: Confront... [Read More]
Conan 2.0: How a late-night Luddite accidentally fought his way back into bedrooms across America | Fortune
almost exactly a year ago, more than a few people in the media business thought that O'Brien, freshly tossed off The Tonight Show by NBC after only seven months on the job, just might have to sit in his bedroom for a long time, and that performing a show on the web might actually be his only option. That was until more than a million people, most of them ages 18 to 49, started shouting, "We want Coco!" and the reinvention of Conan O'Brien from traditional television performer to multimedia brand... [Read More]
Alia Shawkat On Hipsters, Ellen Page, & the Future of ‘Arrested Development’
"It’s more people that come up to me on the street and are like, ‘So when’s the movie happening?!’ And I’m like, ‘Guys, I don’t know, and I don’t know you!’ I just hope it happens soon because people are going to start wondering." [Read More]
Conan scribe, Huffington Post contributor team up for Funny or Die series; Andy Richter guests
The best thing about a web series is that it can be unabashedly surreal and hilarious – and a new series on Funny or Die is no different. Guy Nicolucci, erstwhile Conan writer and current Huffington Post contributor, released the first episode of The... [Read More]
Comedy Central Presents Speed Dating: Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu is either really good at promoting his stand-up, or really good at getting people to not promote his stand-up. There is no middle ground in this spectrum. He's gotten John Oliver, Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal and m... [Read More]
Video: Aziz Ansari interview with Time magazine
TIme magazine just posted this video interview with Aziz Ansari. It’s part of their 10 Questions series. I’ll be honest; I’ve never watched an episode of Time’s 10 Questions– so maybe it’s totally normal for them t... [Read More]
'Cedar Rapids' Actor/Comedian Ed Helms (video interview) | FirstShowing.net
Ed Helms sits down for a 15-minute discussion about all things from his work on Cedar Rapids (watch our video review from Sundance) to staying sharp with jokes to his other comedian friends appearing the film and much more. [Read More]
H. Jon Benjamin Random Roles interview | The A.V. Club
If something’s funny, there’s a very good chance H. Jon Benjamin has been involved in some way, shape, or form. He’s appeared in episodes of Parks And Recreation, Human Giant, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and many web series. But his on-camera work is only a tiny part of what makes Benjamin a comic stalwart. His voice can be heard on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Home Movies, Freak Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and now both Bob’s Burgers and Archer, series that just kicked off their fi... [Read More]
Jon Glaser on "My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top" | WSJ interview
Jon Glaser's latest project, a book called "My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top," purports to offer real, never-before-seen documents from famous rock bands. The title is derived from Mr. Glaser's "discovery" that his father was an early member of ZZ Top; other documents include the original cover art for "The Velvet Underground & Nico" (with the iconic banana replaced by a submarine sandwich) and a letter from Van Halen's lawyer suggesting the bandmembers really wanted to call themselves Bran Fralen ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler: Never Under The Radar | America'sComedy interview
"..remember that you are doing it [comedy] for the same reasons that you did it when you were ten-years old. You are doing it to get noticed and recognized. I think anyone who says that they don’t want to be recognized on the street isn’t really telling the truth." [Read More]