From Modeling to Standup with Phil Hanley
Former model turned comedian Phil Hanley is a example in structure. His jokes and stage presence are delivered with a cool, collected pacing, even when he’s incorporating his own signature style of crowd work. In speaking with Hanley, his daily routine seems just as structured. He wakes up, ea... [Read More]
Comedy Central Records will release six albums from comedians appearing on this season of “The Half Hour”
The fourth season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour premieres August 22 at Midnight immediately followed by a second episode. Up first are comedians Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount respectively. The specials were filmed at The Royale in Boston and they showcase some of the best up-and-coming st... [Read More]
Phil Hanley on Late Night with Seth Meyers
In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago, Late Night with Seth Meyers last night rebroadcast the May 1 episode that featured stand-up from Phil Hanley. Hanley has had some weird roommates over the years. Old and older is the best way to describe them. Well, maybe not the best, although it would b... [Read More]
Here’s the 2015 class of comedians taping Comedy Central Half Hour specials
Every year Comedy Central selects a handful of some up-and-coming comedians and gives them a half-hour special. It’s a great and long-running series the network has utilized to showcase the next wave of comedians and give some of them their first look at screen time. This year’s class of... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s The Half Hour list, Class of 2015
In recent years, Comedy Central has recorded seasons of The Half Hour stand-up specials in late February in Boston, but things didn't go according to schedule in 2015 -- which probably was the best for all parties concerned considering how snowed in Boston was this winter! So instead of February, it... [Read More]
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]
New Podcasts on the Block: Three new comedy podcasts worth a look
“Everyone has a podcast.” Well, that’s not true you walking cliche… but we’re getting there and good for us. Podcasts have become a very popular outlet for comedians and comedy nerds alike. With new podcasts popping up here and there all the time, sometimes the news ge... [Read More]
Phil Hanley re-enacts a past break-up on “The Pete Holmes Show”
Phil Hanley is one of New York’s funniest and best dressed comedians. Hanley appeared on last night’s episode of The Pete Homes Show to perform stand-up, but instead decided to mix things up a bit. Rather than just telling jokes, the comedian (who is well known for his crowd work skills)... [Read More]
Phil Hanley on The Pete Holmes Show
Now you might be asking yourself: If Phil Hanley is a stand-up comedian, then why is a woman standing next to him, as they're both holding scripts of some sort? Good question! On Hanley's appearance on Thursday night's episode of The Pete Holmes Show, he asked a woman from the audience to join him o... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Phil Hanley
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]