On the Road with Gary Gulman
by Phil Davidson Gary Gulman is on tour right now in support of his upcoming third standup special, It’s About Time. Like his jokes, the title has several layers and meanings. But you could add one more: it’s about time Gulman is recognized as one of the best standup comedians working to... [Read More]
A conversation with Natasha Leggero
Natasha Leggero exudes elegance, clearly. The comedian and actor will be bringing glamor and more to Comedy Central soon with her new series, Another Period, she created with Garfunkel and Oates’ Riki Lindhome. We had the opportunity to chat with Leggero before she departs for Las Vegas to hea... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari on Selling Out Madison Square Garden and the Business Side of Comedy
by Megh Wright Aziz Ansari might be a TV star on NBC's five-year favorite Parks and Recreation and soon-to-be published author, but performing live standup has always been his main love. Ansari recently finished up several dates on the Oddball tour and kicked off his own tour Aziz Ansari Live!, beco... [Read More]
All About Perspective: A conversation with Ben Kronberg
Ben Kronberg is one of the most unique and innovative comics today. From clever puns, to rapping along with his iPhone beatbox app, I have time after time curled over from laughter watching him perform. Having recently performed at the High Plains Comedy Festival, I had the pleasure of chatting with... [Read More]
Puck Magazine and the Birth of Modern Political Cartooning
by Alex Dueben In the late 19th Century, long before Mad Magazine and the Daily Show, there was Puck. The magazine helped to change the very nature of political cartooning, was at the forefront of printing technology and agitating for progressive causes during the Gilded Age — and is even cred... [Read More]
Throwing a House Party with Adam Devine
by Phil Davidson Part sitcom, part standup showcase, Adam Devine’s House Party might be difficult to describe, but it’s a fun hybrid. Mensch that he is, Devine created the show in part to give the up-and-coming comedians who perform on it a chance to display their acting chops. The show ... [Read More]
An interview with 2014 Streamy Award winner, Viner of the Year Brittany Furlan
Brittany Furlan was up for multiple 2014 Streamy Awards on Sunday, including Viner of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Furlan won for the former category; in her acceptance speech, she thanked Vine's creator, jokingly suggesting: "Without you, I'd still be living in a Fed-Ex box with my do... [Read More]
Lewis Black on staying ahead of the curve, interacting with fans through his special “The Rant Is Due” shows
You think going back to school is tough for your kids. Lewis Black isn't happy about it, either. "School's starting and you're already behind. I hate this time of year," Black said on the phone Wednesday with The Comic's Comic. Even now? Even still? "It's totally present and I'm 66. I have a pit in ... [Read More]
Roy Wood Jr. on Sullivan & Son, prank calls, the return of football season and building your fanbase
Roy Wood Jr. is somewhere en route to Moab, Utah, on a camping trip that'll take him and his friends on a 100-mile boat tour south on down the Colorado River into Canyonlands and Glen Canyon toward the Grand Canyon. But a couple of days ago, Wood was on the phone with The Comic's Comic, shopping on ... [Read More]
Inside Rachel Bloom's Showtime Pilot 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'
by Philip Stamato Rachel Bloom made her first big splash in 2010 with the hilarious short "Fuck Me Ray Bradbury," which was so successful that Rachel had the honor of being present for Bradbury's first time watching it. Since then, she's produced numerous other successful and equally hysterical... [Read More]