Interview: Irish powerhouse Tommy Tiernan hits New York this weekend
Tommy Tiernan is one of the UK’s most successful comedians. Sadly, he doesn’t make it over to the good (bad?) old USA nearly enough. But, there’s great news for a small portion of the country: he’ll be in New York City at Com... [Read More]
Interview with Bill Hicks' Family, New Box Set Released | SPIKE
To mark today's release of the new Ryko box set Bill Hicks' The Essential Collection, we had the unbelievable opportunity to sit down for a chat with Bill Hicks’ mother Mary and his brother Steve. For those that don’t know, Bill Hicks’ The Essential Collection is a four-disc set that consists of two CDs and two DVDs that encompass Bill Hicks’ short but influential career as a satirist, social critic, and stand-up comedian. Bill’s brother Steve gave us some a little insight into how he put the ne... [Read More]
Woody Allen on Faith and Fortune Tellers | NY Times
“To me,” Mr. Allen said, “there’s no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions. They’re all equally valid or invalid, really. And equally helpful.” [Read More]
Bill Maher: Why I'll never win an Emmy
Bill Maher might be 0-for-26 at the Emmys, but he continues to dish it out with his ninth season of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" and is about to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Reporter's Randee Dawn caught up with the foul-mouthed funnyman and political commentator to discuss evolution, atheism and trees. [Read More]
Kyle Cease: There’s 26:05 we’ll never get back | Shecky Magazine
Cease wants to change standup comedy. We’re not sure exactly what it is about standup that needs changing at the moment. But Cease is determined to “re-boom the scene” fifty or sixty comics at a time. He’s determined to do so by means of his Boot Camp. (So… at $299 per comic, Cease and Co. will be paid $14,950 every time he “re-booms a scene.” Nice hustle!) If the interview is designed to generate enthusiasm for the Boot Camp, it is, as the kids say, a major FAIL. [Read More]
Exclusive video interview with the Sklar brothers
If you haven’t watched the recently premiered original series Held Up, exclusively showing on and helmed by the always delightful Sklar brothers, we submit that you’ve been missing out on one of the web’s funniest and sm... [Read More]
Collin Moulton: 'Comedian vs. Wild'
In an "Off Road" guest blog, Collin Moulton fights terrorizing opossums and nearly hits swimming cows, in the stix of Missouri... "As I laid in my little wilderness bed, the night animals–Jim not included–began to forage, argue, and stumble. My senses were on high alert. I didn’t know what lurked in the woods of southern Missouri and I definitely don’t want “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” to be my first TV credit." Read the rest at [Read More]
Christian Finnegan on political comedy, Sarah Palin, college gigs and John Hodgman
"John Hodgman and I used to work together in a previous life. I used to be an assistant literary agent and we used to work at the same company. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and say it…I kinda got him doing comedy. We were working at this place and I quit because I wanted to start doing stand up. He at the time was purely a literary-world publishing guy and he was telling me ‘oh my god, it just seems like such a weird decision, why would you start doing comedy?’" [Read More]
The Onion's John Krewson Talks 9/11 And Comedy As A Curative | Huffington Post
The Huffington Post spoke to John Krewson, a longtime writer for The Onion, about how comedy can serve as the most potent alternative to letting fear and anger overcome us in a crisis. Like thousands of New Yorkers, he watched the events unfold from his rooftop. And while each and every witness to the tragedy has been healing in his or her own way, Krewson and his co-workers had an even more burdensome challenge: the unenviable task of making people laugh in the aftermath. [Read More]
Podcast of the Week: The Joe Rogan Experience w/ guest Dane Cook | Third Guy Ducks
Cook might be doing these shows at the perfect time. He's past his peak of popularity; the controversy surrounding him is dying down; his act is moving (just perceptibly) away from the manic physical performances that got him his early attentions; his early self-promotion online is now so standard in the industry that he really can't be accused of anything but being way ahead of the game when he vaulted using MySpace; and even if he's still not your favorite comic, his longevity is more and more... [Read More]