Inside With: Jerm Pollet of Raspberry Brothers | The Apiary
Part of the New York movie-watching experience is suffering the occasional heckler. Comedically speaking, the signal-to-noise ratio of your average heckler is low. But now imagine a show in which the heckler has put considerable time and energy into his or her material. That's the idea behind Raspberry Brothers, a comedy-in-a-movie-theater show transplanted all the way from Austin, Texas, by Jerm Pollet. The local comic and musician has conscripted some top-shelf comedy guys to join him in the f... [Read More]
Thea Montgomerie-Anderson: From IT sales to stand-up comedy | ZDNet
Gags about techies - the IT Crowd aside - aren't exactly common. But then again there aren't that many people in the IT industry that have swapped software and hardware for stand-up comedy, either. Enter stage right Thea Montgomerie-Anderson, a 32-year-old former BPM software saleswomen who sold risk management and quality management software packages to the financial and insurance sectors, and who, after being made redundant last year, has traded in her City smarts for the stand-up comic's micr... [Read More]
MC Chris crossing boundaries of rap, animation, comedy - Boston Herald
There's no simple answer to who MC Chris is. Yes, he is a 33-year-old rapper who rhymes about "Star Wars' " Boba Fett and girls who watch "Serenity," but he is also a gifted artist who wrote for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows "Sealab 2021" and "The Brak Show." He was best known as the voice behind "Aqua Teen's" MC Pee Pants and Sir Loin, but quit working on Adult Swim full-time in 2004 to focus on hip-hop. He's since released six albums; the first installment of his latest, "Part Six Par... [Read More]
Jeff Dunham: More than a prop comedian - Contra Costa Times
"Even though people looked down on me — other comics looked down on me — and I was kind of chastised for being a 'prop' comic, I looked at it as an advantage because I could carry on dialogue, rather than monologue," Dunham says via e-mail. "It was a secret weapon." [Read More]
The other women of Saturday Night Live - The Calgary Herald
The Calgary Herald profiles Gilda Radner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Silverman, Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig. [Read More]
A Night Out With Bob Saget: Going for the Flip Side - NYTimes
On this rainy April weeknight, Mr. Saget took some time off from promoting his new ABC sitcom, ‘Surviving Suburbia," to do an unannounced set at the Comedy Cellar. [Read More]
Comedy is Pain: Thomas Lennon brings his dangerous comedy to screens big and small
Thomas Lennon takes his comedy very seriously, even when it's painful. Take perhaps his most famous role, as Lt. Jim Dangle, the macho police officer -- with the trademark mustache, highlighted hair, and tiny, tiny tight shorts -- he plays on the comedy series Reno 911!, now entering its sixth season on Comedy Central. [Read More]
Cincinnati comedian Alex Stone goes bananas - The News Record
Offstage, Stone is often the quietest guy in the room. Onstage he is not much louder. His offhand commentary about girlfriends and hockey injuries always gets a laugh. His recognizable silhouette - pork pie hat and a microphone in hand - draws people's attention. "He's really smooth," said comedian Tom Simmons after a Friday night show, "This is the first time I've seen him, and he's a natural. I think the hat makes a difference too." [Read More]
Hal Sparks Keeps People Guessing - California Chronicle
Besides standup, comedian Hal Sparks has dabbled in a number of forms of entertainment -- heavy metal music, voicework in movies and TV and acting, both comedic and dramatic. "I like to keep people guessing," Sparks said. [Read More]
The New Yorker profiles Katt Williams - the comic's comic
The April 13, 2009 issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands today, has a six-page profile by Kelefa Sanneh on comedian Katt Williams. No news is broken here, but Sanneh does have behind-the-scenes interviews and descriptions of what went down last fall at the BET Hip-Hop Awards (which Williams was supposed to host up until the day of the show), as well as the New Year's Eve stand-up "showdown" with Steve Harvey in Detroit. [Read More]