“The Wire: The Musical” and White Boy Problems
The HBO television series The Wire had a 5-season run and if the writers at Funny or Die had any say in the matter the show’s success wouldn’t end there. A short parody transforms the gritty drama into “The Wire: The Musical.”... [Read More]
Maronzio Vance talks about the career that has led him to become an “Angry Smiler”
Maronzio Vance spoke to me about the highs and lows of his burgeoning stand-up career, which reached new heights over the weekend with his first Half Hour special on Comedy Central. Vance gave his half-hour its own title, "Angry Smiler." Here is a cl... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Jared Logan
There aren't that many people who know how to use the word "you'uns" in a sentence, or even know what I'm even talking about, but comedian Jared Logan is one of those people. Logan grew up in West Virginia.. [Read More]
Comedian Christian Finnegan’s Humble Beginnings
Christian Finnegan is a regular on “Are We There Yet,” a show with 44 episodes already under its belt and entering its third season on TBS this fall. But talk to him and he comes off like the average working comedian.“Right now, I&#... [Read More]
The Laughspin video interview with Jimmy Shubert from Laughfest
While at Laughfest in Grand Rapids last week, I caught up with comedian Jimmy Shubert just before he was about to get on a plane to Los Angeles. You may know Jimmy from his appearances on King of Queens; he also just did a spot on the CBS hit series ... [Read More]
Jenna Elfman shines a light on comedy charity Laugh For Sight (Interview)
Jenna Elfman is known not just for her wide-ranging work on television and in movies, but also for her varied philanthropic causes. Most recently, the Damages actress walked in the Red Dress Collection fashion show – along with Rebecca Romijn, Hilary... [Read More]
“Nephew Tommy” Has People Inside His Head
His voice is heard by millions every morning as “Nephew Tommy” on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Comedian and actor Thomas Miles recently talked with AmericasComedy.Com about his beginnings in radio, his Shakespearean roots, what it was like to be th... [Read More]
Running with the Devil: A Conversation with Anthony Jeselnik
Anthony Jeselnik’s debut album Shakespeare is one of the most unique, innovative and spectacular comedy albums I’ve ever heard. Part Steven Wright, part Andrew Dice Clay, Jeselnik has an artistic style that transcends all preconceived notions of how ... [Read More]
Lindsey Broad, the woman behind The Office’s Cathy Simms, laughs off the hatred
If you’ve been watching The Office lately, you’ve undoubtedly become acquainted with Cathy Simms, the newest addition to the Dundler Mifflin team in Scranton. Played by Lindsey Broad, Cathy first appears in the current season’s seventh episode. The o... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler: A Man of Many Talents
Going into an interview, a writer normally likes to prepare and do some background research on the interviewee. When you research Kurt Braunohler, you question how he has any time for a personal life. Kurt is involved in projects for television, does... [Read More]