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]
Bill Carter, author of The War for Late Night: Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Bill Carter is the author of two books about the politics and people of late night television, and a media reporter for the New York Times. His most recent book is The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy, a behind-the-scenes look at the Sturm und Drang of the late night wars over Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and The Tonight Show. [Read More]
Kelly MacFarland interview | Rooftop Comedy
Kelly MacFarland is one of Boston’s most beloved comics, leading a career that has taken her from NBC’s The Biggest Loser to Caribou, Maine and everywhere in between. Kelly’s debut comedy album, Bombshell, showcases her style that is equal parts sma... [Read More]
"Mike Merryfield's Public Apology"
"...If you were part of an audience at the Skyline at any time in the first half of my career, I sincerely apologize. You most likely had to sit through an uncomfortable string of bad premises, weak punch lines and flop sweat. You did it and I love you for it. I was not good and you didn’t have the heart to tell me. You rule. On many occasions I deserved to be taken out back of the club and bludgeoned to death with the very microphone that I had no right to be holding. At the very least, you g... [Read More]