Meet Donwill, the Indie Hip-Hop Star Cultivating His Own Space in Comedy
Hip-hop indie star-turned-MC comedic DJ, Donwill, has become a sought-after figure in comedy. One half of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, Donwill made a name for himself in comedy as Wyatt Cenac’s DJ for the widely popular weekly standup show Night Train featured on Seeso ... [Read More]
Rob Corddry on ‘Ballers,’ His ‘Childrens Hospital’ Spin-Off, and Playing Second Banana
Season 3 of HBO’s Ballers comes to a close in just a few weeks. Rob Corddry, who stars as financial advisor Joe Krutel on the series, has officially “made it.” But this isn’t the first time he’s made it in the course of his career. For Corddry, success in acting has bee... [Read More]
Rob Corddry on ‘Ballers,’ His ‘Childrens Hospital’ Spin-Off, and Playing Second Banana
Season 3 of HBO’s Ballers comes to a close in just a few weeks. Rob Corddry, who stars as financial advisor Joe Krutel on the series, has officially “made it.” But this isn’t the first time he’s made it in the course of his career. For Corddry, success in acting has bee... [Read More]
Inside Season 4 of ‘You’re the Worst’ with Chris Geere
A common trait shared among successful writers and performers is an awareness that everything they have worked for could be gone in an instant. Chris Geere spent years building his career, acting in the Royal Shakespeare Company and eventually landing a lead role in FXX’s You’re The Wors... [Read More]
Getting ‘Too Real’ with Marc Maron
“I can’t take it.” Those are the opening words of Marc Maron’s new special Too Real, which premieres today on Netflix. True to his cantankerous brand of humor, there’s a lot that he can’t take. But as he ages, there’s even more that he’s learning to co... [Read More]
Lynne Koplitz, the Untouchable Beast
Talking to Lynne Koplitz is like talking to your own personal comedy aunt. Auntie Lynne, as she calls herself, will tell you wild tales of nights at the Cellar, recall hilarious and heartwarming stories of working with Joan Rivers, and give you advice that she learned in the trenches. In her new Net... [Read More]
Lynne Koplitz, the Untouchable Beast
Talking to Lynne Koplitz is like talking to your own personal comedy aunt. Auntie Lynne, as she calls herself, will tell you wild tales of nights at the Cellar, recall hilarious and heartwarming stories of working with Joan Rivers, and give you advice that she learned in the trenches. In her new Net... [Read More]
Talking with Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack About the Future of Their Seeso Shows
Having your TV show canceled is presumably quite devastating, but what happens when your whole network is canceled? As a few former Seeso shows are finding out, there’s no reason to go down with the ship. Especially when your lifeboat is a proven track record of success, a new season that&rsqu... [Read More]
Truth in Comedy with Jay Mohr
The morning I talked to Jay Mohr he had just returned from fishing in the ocean: “I am drunk on catching perch with a spinning lure.” He spoke about how he used to fish with his father as a child and how he recently returned to the sport, often bringing his own son along. “It&rsquo... [Read More]
For Deon Cole, the Best Standup Comedy Is Like Magic
Say what you want about magicians, but Deon Cole thinks comedy should be more like magic. “I look at comedy like magic. If I’ve got the ball in this hand and I shake my hand and it’s gone, that’s how punchlines should be. You shouldn’t be able to read that shit. It&rsqu... [Read More]