Episode #224: Sam Morril
Sam Morril is one of New York City’s rising stand-up comics, having just come off hosting two seasons of People Talking Sports on the MSG network. Morril also has performed on America’s Got Talent, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and Last Comic St... [Read More]
Reggie Watts on ‘Taskmaster,’ Keeping It Simple, and Spending Time with His Mom
Reggie Watts is keeping very busy this year. In addition to his gig on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Watts recently kicked off his latest project hosting Comedy Central’s new series Taskmaster, which premiered just a few weeks ago and currently airs on Friday nights. Based on Alex Horn... [Read More]
Talking ‘Look Alive Out There’ and the Importance of Humor Writing with Sloane Crosley
Sloane Crosley may be an accomplished writer, but she’s still humble. Crosley is the acclaimed author of essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, today’s release Look Alive Out There, and the very funny novel The Clasp, which de... [Read More]
Chris Gethard Inspires While Seeking Inspiration
The very first thing you can read on Chris Gethard’s website, therefore the first thing you’ll read when you Google his name, is a description that is so aptly him: “Welcome to the online home of ‘comedian’ Chris Gethard — the host of The Chris Gethard Show, the B... [Read More]
Diving Deep into the Business of Comedy with Barry Katz
Ask the average person on the street, “Who has had the widest reach in comedy over the last 30 years?” and you will surely get many different answers. Dave Chappelle? Bill Burr? Louis C.K.? Dane Cook? Whitney Cummings? They’ve all had career moments that set new standards in the bu... [Read More]
Inside Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘The Standups’
Next Tuesday, Netflix bolsters its reputation as the go-to source for comedy with the release of season 2 of The Standups. The six-episode series features all-new half hours from Joe List, Aparna Nancherla, Kyle Kinane, Gina Yashere, Brent Morin, and Rachel Feinstein. What sets the show apart is its... [Read More]
The Sound of One Muppet Guy Talking: A Conversation with Dave Goelz
The mind, voice, and hands behind The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, saxophonist Zoot and three-dimes-shy-of-a-quarter Beauregard the janitor, Dave Goelz is the second-longest serving member of Jim Henson’s original Muppet collaborators behind Caroll Spinney, the man inside Big Bird. A form... [Read More]
The Sound of One Muppet Guy Talking: A Conversation with Dave Goelz
The mind, voice, and hands behind The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, saxophonist Zoot and three-dimes-shy-of-a-quarter Beauregard the janitor, Dave Goelz is the second-longest serving member of Jim Henson’s original Muppet collaborators behind Caroll Spinney, the man inside Big Bird. A form... [Read More]
Talking ‘Guy Suavé: Homicidal Spy’ with Jay Johnston and Eric Von Hoffman
Eric Von Hoffman and Jay Johnston have helped create, write, and star as many characters during their time on shows like Mr. Show and W/ Bob and David, but no character has been more important to them or stuck with them for as long as Guy Suavé. A foul-mouthed spy who first debuted as a [&hel... [Read More]
Remembering Nanette Fabray
In the early 1940s, when Nanette Fabray was in her early 20s, she was touring with a musical revue called Meet the People. By chance one night, the musical director of the New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodziński, was across the street seeing another show and heard Fabray’s voice through th... [Read More]