On the Verge: ‘Lady to Lady’
Welcome to our series On the Verge, where our contributors highlight comedians they feel are ready for their next big break. Whether they’re already working in television or still waiting to land their breakout gig, these are just some of the comedians we’d like to se... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook on Parenthood, ‘Wedlock,’ and Sex Dungeons
The couple that visits a BDSM dungeon together stays together. At least that’s what Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook are trying to prove in their podcast Wedlock with Kurt and Lauren. What started as occasional chats between soon-to-be-weds on Kurt’s multi-format K Ohle podcast became a f... [Read More]
Episode #172: Jimmy Shubert
Jimmy Shubert was just a kid from Philly who wanted to be a magician. That’s how he started in show business, before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s and taking a job at The Comedy Store, where he became the kid in Sam Kinison’s outlaws of comedy crew. That led to development deals and... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Doing Laundry with Patti Harrison
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
With ‘Hollywood Masterclass,’ Sean Clements Goes Solo But Remains Irreverent and Hilarious
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. This has been a very strange, rollercoaster month or so for fans of Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements’ feverishly adored cult podcast Hollywood Handbook. The Earwolf bad boys have been ... [Read More]
Episode #171: Dave Smith
Dave Smith is a native New Yorker and key member of the emerging new platform, GaS Digital Network. You’ve likely heard Dave as one-third of the Legion of Skanks alongside Big Jay Oakerson and Luis J Gomez, or as host of the podcast Part of the Problem, which combined receive hundreds of thous... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Oral History
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Episode #170: Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong grew up outside of Chicago and first studied comedy under the legendary Del Close, before moving to New York City and joining the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe Mother, whose members included Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Daly and Jessica St. Clair. He has since worked with St. Clair ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: A ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Achievement
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Norm Macdonald’s Chat on ‘Norm Macdonald Live’
The latest episode of Norm Macdonald Live dropped today, and it’s another big one: an hourlong chat between Macdonald and Jerry Seinfeld, whose Netflix standup special debuts next month. The two chat about their early comedy influences, Bill Cosby (Macdonald: “You know, I had maybe the g... [Read More]