My Pod Week: Week ending 6/1/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! MOHR STORIES (232: Dave Attell) In August 2001,&n... [Read More]
Meet the Top 100 comedians competing on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing
So who received invites to the televised comedy competition that is Last Comic Standing in 2014? Here are your Top 100 who auditioned for Season 8 of Last Comic. The season premieres Thursday on NBC. Not listed in order of finish or preference. Not yet, anyhow. How many of these stand-up comedians d... [Read More]
Dave Anthony: An oral history of failure and (partial) redemption
“Dave had two ways of expressing emotion,” said Patton Oswalt, “anger and silence.” Dave Anthony is a comic, a contemporary of Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Janeane Garofalo and other comedy powerhouses who came up at the n... [Read More]
Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, episode 5: Brian Posehn, Chris D’Elia, Dave Anthony (Audio)
Laugh Tracks is staying put in the state of California to bring you three more amazing comedians that call it home. To keep things a little organized, we arrange our featured comics by state. Fun! This week we feature comedy tracks from Brian Posehn, Chris D’Elia and Dave Anthony! Each week, L... [Read More]
2nd Annual LA Podcast Festival
Serial Optimist has had October 4-6th circled with a big red marker for months now eagerly awaiting the 2nd Annual LA Podcast Festival to kick off. We had a blast [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefull... [Read More]
This Is What You Need To Know About Comedy In June
There was so much happening with Kim and Kanye that we almost forgot that Egypt was in such an upheaval that would lead to their president stepping down. With that [...]Author informationJake KroegerContributing Comedian at Serial OptimistDirector of The Comedy Bureau, comedy journalist, and stand-u... [Read More]
Marc Maron on putting his life on camera (IFC’s Maron) and in memoir (“Attempting Normal”)
"Are you good?" Marc Maron asks the question sincerely after I enter his hotel room in Midtown Manhattan, catching the comedian amid a day full of back-to-back phone interviews with the media. Not "Are we good?" nor the colloquial "We good?" that has... [Read More]
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First ever comedy podcast festival may become reality
A few years ago, the idea of launching a comedy podcast was considered an innovative one. Today, however, there are more than 16 billion comedy podcasts (that’s an estimate). The point is, there’s so many — and so many quality comed... [Read More]