Image of Air Guitar Champ Alex Koll Focuses on Comedy | The Bay Citizen
Air Guitar Champ Alex Koll Focuses on Comedy | The Bay Citizen
“There’s a lot of comedians with beards now. Somebody said that it’s now becoming what the shoulder-pad sports coat was in the ’80s.” [Read More]
 
Image of Whitney Cummings Breaks Down the David Hasselhoff Comedy Central Roast | WSJ
Whitney Cummings Breaks Down the David Hasselhoff Comedy Central Roast | WSJ
"The roast is like the Oscars for comedy. In acting, you give each other little gold statues. But in comedy, we just call each other fat whores. It’s a very twisted, weird approach but that insult humor is a famous tradition in comedy." [Read More]
 
Image of Joe List: I Wish My Ex-Girlfriend Could See Me Now
Joe List: I Wish My Ex-Girlfriend Could See Me Now
Aside from not having to write papers or ever get up early, college seems like it would have been way funner than just doing comedy from age 18 to 22, but nobody told me until it was too late. When I was in high school nobody mentioned that college was full of drinking and sex…they told me show-biz was like that. I got bad info. [Read More]
 
Image of Chris Parnell on BIg Lake, live audiences and teaching | The A.V. Club
Chris Parnell on BIg Lake, live audiences and teaching | The A.V. Club
Prior to Big Lake’s première, The A.V. Club spoke to Parnell about his trepidation performing for a live audience, and his own experience as a teacher. [Read More]
 
Image of Paul Reubens Playboy Magazine Interview - September 2010
Paul Reubens Playboy Magazine Interview - September 2010
Playboy sent Bill Zehme to Los Angeles as Reubens readied for Pee-wee’s Broadway debut. Zehme reports: “Paul Reubens told me repeatedly, as we dug through emotional crevices unimaginable, that he’d never opened himself up this nakedly outside of a shrink’s presence. But somehow his guts needed spilling, increasingly so with each of the nearly 15 hours we spent yammering over several weeks. Whether you see him as Pee-wee or Paul (and the two are often interchangeable), you realize how it is possi... [Read More]
 
Image of Whitney Cummings on her special, her craft, her many photos of herself that adorn her walls and much more (video)
Whitney Cummings on her special, her craft, her many photos of herself that adorn her walls and much more (video)
We’ve been following the bubbling rise of Whitney Cummings’ career for the last few years. An East Coast transplant living in Hollywood, she’s made a name for herself writing for the ultra popular Comedy Central roasts and then gett... [Read More]
 
Image of On the Set of 'Big Lake,' with Chris Gethard (premiers Tuesday on Comedy Central)
On the Set of 'Big Lake,' with Chris Gethard (premiers Tuesday on Comedy Central)
The bespectacled Chris Gethard is a ubiquitous presence on he set at Comedy Central's new comedy, 'Big Lake,' at Silvercup Studios in Queens, New York. The star of the upcoming series, which debuts Tue., Aug. 17 at 10PM ET, has a tendency to wander around on dark sets or by the backstage lunch table, oblivious to everything except the script he's holding in his hands. He can be so focused on re-reading lines for upcoming scenes that you get the feeling he might walk into something. [Read More]
 
Image of Jon Glaser, Unmasked, On Season Two of 'Delocated' | Backstage interview
Jon Glaser, Unmasked, On Season Two of 'Delocated' | Backstage interview
Earlier this month, I visited Glaser and the crew during their final week of shooting for season two. (The first six episodes were shot and edited last fall, and the network later ordered six more that were shot over the course of this summer.) They were filming on location all day at the Brooklyn Fencing Academy, covering all of the scenes involving Mirman as Mirminsky visiting his father in jail. I spoke with Glaser, who was not appearing on camera that day, during their lunch break. [Read More]
 
Image of "Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town" on IFC beginning Friday | Kansas City Star interviews Dave Foley
"Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town" on IFC beginning Friday | Kansas City Star interviews Dave Foley
"I know that on my junior kindergarten report card the teacher mentions really enjoying my sense of humor. I remember I used to do pratfalls. I would copy pratfalls I'd see Jerry Lewis doing in movies. I'd do falls down flights of stairs and out of trees - not really the class clown. I was kind of a quiet kid for the most part. I would just do gags that I'd seen comedians do. I responded to the laughter." [Read More]
 
Image of Emma Thompson Interviews Hugh Laurie About Their Sketch Comedy Days
Emma Thompson Interviews Hugh Laurie About Their Sketch Comedy Days
There's a lot you probably don't know about tonight's Daily Show guest Emma Thompson. Did you know, for example, that at age 16 she became the youngest person to sail around the world, beating the previous record by nearly six months? ... [Read More]