Diving Into the Completely Insane World of 'Womp It Up!' with Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham
by Alexander Swerdloff Break out your DiGiornos and prolapse your anuses, folks! Much like the rising of good ol’ Christ himself, Marissa Wompler is back and more disproportionately shaped than ever before. As we previously reported, a new bi-weekly podcast called WOMP It Up! launched on Earwo... [Read More]
 
Too Paul, Too Blart: Die Hard or Mall Cop Trying (aka reviewing Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2)
Underestimate Paul Blart at your own peril. Or at least risk the embarrassment of not knowing that Kevin James makes major bank by turning his sad-sack security officer into an unlikely action hero and father figure, twice over now with the release today of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. That lack of appre... [Read More]
 
Yannis Pappas Couldn't Be a Professional Athlete, So He's Making Comedy About Them Instead
by Isaac Kozell When describing a move from New York to Miami, comedian Yannis Pappas said, “I had a New York body. I was thirty pounds heavier. My body looked like yogurt with hair on it. I looked like a middle relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.” Sports references like these com... [Read More]
 
Paul F. Tompkins, King of Podcasts
by Leigh Cesiro Paul F. Tompkins is a very busy man; just look at how many appearances on Earwolf podcasts alone he has under his belt. So it was only a matter of time before he started his own show on the network. Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, which launched two weeks ago, is his follow up... [Read More]
 
"Politicians Aren't Geniuses, They're Human Beings": Matt Walsh and the Humanity of 'Veep'
by Phil Davidson That Veep is the funniest show on television is certainly debatable, but there’s no doubt no other show has better insults. Take Selina Meyer’s description of former White House liaison Jonah Ryan, for example. “You let that unstable piece of human scaffolding into... [Read More]
 
Zach Woods Has a Lot of Beefs (Not Really)
by Isaac Kozell Season 2 of the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO series Silicon Valley premieres this Sunday night. As a primer, I talked to actor and improviser Zach Woods, who plays Donald “Jared” Dunn on the series. Woods, who started improv at UCB at the age of 16, has had standou... [Read More]
 
Keeping It 'Halal in the Family' with Aasif Mandvi and Miles Kahn
by Megh Wright Funny or Die premiered a brand new web series today called Halal in the Family, a retro sitcom parody co-created and written by Aasif Mandvi and Daily Show producer Miles Kahn that reimagines the typical multi-cam family show through the eyes of an all-American Muslim family and all t... [Read More]
 
Inside the Job of a Showrunner with 'The Comedians' Ben Wexler
by Ian Goldstein For the past decade television audiences have become increasingly aware of the showrunner, the individual responsible for the day-to-day operations of a television show. Ben Wexler has built his career working on shows like Community and Arrested Development, where the showrunners c... [Read More]
 
Hustling with the Funny Girls of Oxygen’s “docu-reality” series about stand-up comedy
It's OK to approach Oxygen's Funny Girls with at least a bit of apprehension. Billed as a "docu-reality" series about six aspiring stand-up comedians too young to see the title as wordplay on the 1964 Broadway musical and 1968 movie that starred Barbra Streisand, but old enough to already know ... [Read More]
 
Giulia Rozzi and the Art of Making Comedy That's True to Yourself
by Philip Stamato Giulia Rozzi is a true comedic factotum — a jack of all trades — who has a well-developed talent, crucial in comedy, for making virtually any story extremely relatable. But beyond being merely relatable, Rozzi's humor is often deeply cathartic. In fact, she has so passi... [Read More]