Erik Griffin Digs Deep
Erik Griffin is a workaholic. Workaholics, the show that introduced him to a broader audience with his portrayal of Montez Walker, recently ended its seventh and final season. But Griffin is keeping himself on the radar this summer with his role in I’m Dying Up Here and his first hour-long com... [Read More]
Erik Griffin Digs Deep
Erik Griffin is a workaholic. Workaholics, the show that introduced him to a broader audience with his portrayal of Montez Walker, recently ended its seventh and final season. But Griffin is keeping himself on the radar this summer with his role in I’m Dying Up Here and his first hour-long com... [Read More]
A Look Back at ‘Veep’s Sixth Season with Showrunner David Mandel
As you probably have heard, Selina Meyer, as played to perfection by Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is gearing up for another presidential run. Her increasingly diminishing political legacy has been boosted, ironically, by the unending incompetence of her former White House Press Secretary Mike Mc... [Read More]
Inside Season 2 of ‘Wrecked’ with Brian Sacca
If you think acting is a job for soft, pampered elites, you should know that actor Brian Sacca got sunburned on his eyeballs while shooting the TBS series Wrecked. Now in its second season, Wrecked is basically the comedy version of Lost. Sacca, best known for his web series Fact Checkers Unit and h... [Read More]
Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice Levels Up
Comedy Central’s newest half-hour standup series, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, continues this Sunday night at 11/10c with up-and-coming Chicago comedian Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice. Nesh is a relatively young comic, having spent just a little over five years onstage. She ran ... [Read More]
From UCB to ‘The House’ with Rob Huebel
Rob Huebel is maybe a quintessential “right place, right time” example for an aspiring comedian. The place was New York and the time was the late ‘90s, and Huebel was a 27-year-old “struggling wannabe comedian” who hadn’t quite found his specialty yet in the comed... [Read More]
Your friendly neighborhood liaison: Hood Adjacent’s James Davis
Hood Adjacent with James Davis premiered Wednesday night on Comedy Central, and it’s already proven itself a worthy successor to the network’s groundbreaking Chappelle’s Show and award-winning Key and Peele. Hood Adjacent sits somewhere between those two series both comedically and... [Read More]
On Second Thought with Jackie Kashian
Episode #4 of my new Laughly exclusive miniseries, On Second Thought, is out now with my guest Jackie Kashian. On Second Thought asks: If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then comedy plus time equals what now? We don’t have to go very far back to find Kashian already second- and thir... [Read More]
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler: The Ultimate Comedy Team
Other than a mere year of overlap on Saturday Night Live (which produced one of the greatest sketches of all time, “Short Shorts for the USA”) and mostly isolated screen time in the no-one-knows-what-it-means-but-it’s-provocative Blades of Glory, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have n... [Read More]
Improvising Through Life with Jason Mantzoukas
Before Jason Mantzoukas was being asked about the logistics of breaking into the comedy world, he was traveling the real world. Living for almost two years abroad on a trip funded through the Watson Fellowship, a grant that enables graduates to pursue an independent study internationally, Mantzoukas... [Read More]