Once a Soup Nazi, always The Soup Nazi: Larry Thomas will reprise his Emmy-nominated Seinfeld role for Colossal Clusterfest
San Francisco’s first-ever Colossal Clusterfest this June will include interactive exhibits for fans of hit sitcoms South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Seinfeld. The Seinfeld set-up at Clusterfest features a full-scale re-creation of Jerry’s apartment in the Uppe... [Read More]
Talking with Al Madrigal About Standup, Fatherhood, and ‘The Daily Show’
Al Madrigal is making up for lost time and he doesn’t have much time left. Don’t worry, he’s fine. But in his own words, he “started late” and has given himself until the age of 50 to see what he can accomplish with his comedy career. If this year is any indicator, the ... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on ‘Career Suicide’s Journey from the Stage to HBO
We are all familiar with the old adage that “we laugh to keep from crying.” But what’s wrong with a healthy dosage of both? You’ll experience plenty of laughter — as well as some cathartic tears — while watching Chris Gethard’s new HBO special Career Su... [Read More]
Trump era has satirist Will Durst planning for “Durst Case Scenario”
Will Durst wants me to publish this interview before the world ends. “There’s the possibility it could all end tomorrow,” Durst told me over the phone. “I mean it! Every morning we don’t wake up with a mushroom cloud is a victory.” Well, Durst told me this last we... [Read More]
Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks
Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including two interview collections (2009’s And Here’s the Kicker and the 2014 New York Times bestseller Poking a Dead Frog) is now reminding readers about th... [Read More]
Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks
Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including two interview collections (2009’s And Here’s the Kicker and the 2014 New York Times bestseller Poking a Dead Frog) is now reminding readers about th... [Read More]
Maria Bamford Wants You to Know You’re Doing Great
In her sublime new Netflix standup special, Old Baby, premiering today, Maria Bamford performs a comedy set in increasingly larger venues. What begins as a few jokes in front of a mirror progresses to a living room, onto a bowling alley, and so on, until she goes out with a bang on a big stage. [&he... [Read More]
Maria Bamford Wants You to Know You’re Doing Great
In her sublime new Netflix standup special, Old Baby, premiering today, Maria Bamford performs a comedy set in increasingly larger venues. What begins as a few jokes in front of a mirror progresses to a living room, onto a bowling alley, and so on, until she goes out with a bang on a big stage. [&he... [Read More]
Maria Bamford Wants You to Know You’re Doing Great
In her sublime new Netflix standup special, Old Baby, premiering today, Maria Bamford performs a comedy set in increasingly larger venues. What begins as a few jokes in front of a mirror progresses to a living room, onto a bowling alley, and so on, until she goes out with a bang on a big stage. [&he... [Read More]
The Genius of Jordan Temple’s ‘Hidden Fences’
LIGHTS UP on a team of scientists in lab coats who gather around taking notes of a single man who is swinging a baseball on a string held by another scientist TROY: Aha! I’m gon’ be the first nigga to hit a baseball into space! DOROTHY: Yes, and we’re going to do the math to [&hell... [Read More]