Episode #83: Ophira Eisenberg
As seen on HBO's Girls, Ophira Eisenberg hosts The Moth's monthly Story Slam in New York City, as well as various Moth events around the United States. You also can hear her weekly on NPR as host of the trivia game show, Ask Me Another. Her memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, was [&... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt on His Dream of Becoming a Film Director: "Eventually I Will"
by Megh Wright "Eventually I will. But when I make the leap to become a director, I have got to convince a platoon of people to make the leap with me, so that's really nerve-racking. And I'm in the process of working up to that. And hopefully, someday, someone can play back this interview, if I've m... [Read More]
Michaela Watkins and Funny Or Die predict how the final episode of “Serial” podcast will end
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! No, not Christmas morning, it’s the final episode of the NPR Podcast, Serial. And since we’re all waiting for baited breath as to how it will wrap all things up. Funny Or Die and Michaela Watkins have their own take on how the final epis... [Read More]
John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy Fans
by Megh Wright "The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about something that you don't know how you got into the conversation. I think it's something to do with the fact that they've been watching you for s... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Ophira Eisenberg
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Standup, Storytelling and Radio Hosting with Ophira Eisenberg
by Lara Zarum Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comic, the host of NPR’s live quiz show Ask Me Another, and a regular host and contributor to the popular live storytelling series The Moth. Somehow, she also managed write a memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, which was published la... [Read More]
The 5 Best New Web Videos/Series You Almost Definitely Haven't Seen
by Luke Kelly-Clyne We did it once. You guys seemed to dig it. So now, we're doing it again. Ladies and gentleman, Splitsider presents: The 5 Best New Web Videos/Series You Almost Definitely Haven't Seen, Part II. We clicked through pages and pages of Gmails to distill five of the funniest "This Wee... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes
In 2003 Mike Birbiglia was just another comedian making the rounds throughout the New York clubs. In 2004 he began workshopping a one-man show called Sleepwalk With Me, and everything changed. The live version, book and 2012 film having cemented him as an NPR darling and the most lauded storyteller ... [Read More]
Listen: 1981 David Letterman interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
In light of David Letterman’s announcement last night that he will retire from Late Show in 2015 — watch the video here — the fine folks at NPR and Fresh Air with Terry Gross, unearthed this excellent interview with Letterman from 1981. The interview on Fresh Air went down after hi... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia finally tells his parents that comedy was a good career choice
If you haven’t heard of NPR’s My Big Break series, it’s certainly worth checking out. The series talks with some of entertainments biggest names about that certain moment that many of us dream about on a daily basis. NPR recently caught up with Mike Birbiglia to talk about the inst... [Read More]