Adam Cayton-Holland Stays True to His Denver Roots
The 2017 season of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents comes to a close tonight at midnight with a half hour from Denver’s Adam Cayton-Holland. Adam is a founding member of The Grawlix, the comedy trio behind truTV’s Those Who Can’t. In addition to standup and acting, he’s also ... [Read More]
Solomon Georgio on Standup, Comedic Heroes, and the Beauty of LA
Today is an exciting day for comedian Solomon Georgio. Not only does his Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents episode premiere tonight at 12:30, but his debut album, Homonegro Superior, just dropped on Comedy Central Records. Since leaving Seattle for LA a little over five years ago, Solomon has steadil... [Read More]
Joel Kim Booster’s Unlikely Path to Standup Stardom
Joel Kim Booster is the prince of unusual beginnings. As a baby, he was adopted by white, conservative, religious Midwesterners, an experience he sums up this way: “As you can imagine, it was a little weird growing up in the Midwest with this face and that family. I literally knew I was gay be... [Read More]
Talking with Sam Jay About Goals, Standup, and Being the Funniest Person at the Bar
For Sam Jay, comedy is a pursuit of happiness. An unfulfilling job had her questioning what makes her happy. When she really thought about it she realized, “I’m happiest when I’m in a bar, drinking, talking shit to people. There’s a crowd of people around that I don’t e... [Read More]
In the Moment with Josh Johnson
The day before his Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents taping, comedian Josh Johnson sat down with me in the green room of New Orleans’ Civic Theatre. One thing I noticed very quickly was that he was there to work. New Orleans is an easy city to get distracted in, especially if you feel like cele... [Read More]
Anthony DeVito on Overcoming Shyness and Taping His Comedy Central Special
Every so often you hear somebody say something like “Oh, I would love to do standup comedy, I’m just too shy.” And more often than not, they never do. Luckily for us, Anthony DeVito managed to overcome his shyness — so effectively, in fact, that this year alone he performed o... [Read More]
Talking Standup, Alone Time, and Why Comedy Is Bullshit with Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone spent the day before her Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (her episode premieres tonight at 12:30) taping sitting by the pool doing Sudoku. “I like to be alone. I have some people here, so I might push them away. That’s my style, to push people away.” Alone time is imp... [Read More]
Talking Standup, Alone Time, and Why Comedy Is Bullshit with Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone spent the day before her Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (her episode premieres tonight at 12:30) taping sitting by the pool doing Sudoku. “I like to be alone. I have some people here, so I might push them away. That’s my style, to push people away.” Alone time is imp... [Read More]
Talking Standup, Alone Time, and Why Comedy Is Bullshit with Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone spent the day before her Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents (her episode premieres tonight at 12:30) taping sitting by the pool doing Sudoku. “I like to be alone. I have some people here, so I might push them away. That’s my style, to push people away.” Alone time is imp... [Read More]
Casey James Salengo on the Importance of Just Enjoying Yourself
I spoke with Casey James Salengo fresh off his return from taping his Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, set to premiere tomorrow. From what I’ve seen of him on shows over the last few years, Salengo has never been someone to either overestimate or underestimate his own comedic talents. He&rsqu... [Read More]