Talking to Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray About 'The Meltdown'
by Joel Arnold The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central tonight as an eight-episode, half-hour standup showcase based on the very popular weekly alt show hosted by Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray in Meltdown Comics’ NerdMelt Theater and produced by Emily Gordon. The show wi... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)
Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It’s that work ethic — and his joke writing prowess — that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow come... [Read More]
 
Sheng Wang on New York and San Francisco's Standup Scenes
by Bradford Evans Over a decade into his standup career, Sheng Wang has amassed a list of credits that includes Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Wang, who came up via San Francisco... [Read More]
 
‘Skinny Sundays’ Review Featuring Interviews with Brent Morin, Jerrod Carmichael (Video)
While the rest of Los Angeles winds down before another work week, Skinny Sundays gives comedy fans a chance to end their weekend on a high note. The monthly show at the Hollywood Improv is produced by Joey DePaolo and Sam Varela and has established itself as a hot-ticket event drawing great crowds ... [Read More]
 
Joe Zimmerman on His Comedy Central 'Half Hour' and Staying in NYC
by Isaac Kozell Self-proclaimed "ambassador of joy" Joe Zimmerman is in a New York state of mind. The comedian is putting down serious roots in what he calls “the place to go if you want to be a standup comic.” And who can blame him? The city is treating him and his career quite well. Af... [Read More]
 
Meet The Comics: Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, & Dan Perlman
It’s that time again ladies and gents to Meet the Comics!  In this edition, AmericasComedy got to hang with three up and coming comics who rock the mics in New York City and are on their grind daily.  Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, and Dan Perlman keep full schedules by balancin... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand: Relatably Edgy
Mark Normand is a hilarious comedian with a unique voice.  Literally, he has a very unique voice. Comedically as well, that old-timey tone and his innocent looking face let him get away with a lot of things other comedians can’t. He’s recently been seen on Last Comic Standing and Co... [Read More]
 
Marlon Wayans on the “Funniest Wins” philosophy, a lack of sibling rivalries and touring with his brothers Keenen, Damon and Shawn
Marlon Wayans already was hard at work on his new comedy competition series, Funniest Wins on TBS, when he heard that his older brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, was joining the other competition as a judge on Last Comic Standing. "I think my lawyer may have told me," Marlon Wayans told The Comic's Comi... [Read More]
 
David Rees on How to Make a "How-To" Show
by Phil Davidson Fans of the 2001-2009 comic strip Get Your War On will be happy to know that David Rees, the man behind the cult classic political send-up, is back with a new project. Only this time, Rees has his sights set on ice cubes, shoelaces, and holes. Going Deep with David Rees, which premi... [Read More]
 
Paul Scheer on 'The Hotwives of Orlando' and All the Other Stuff He's Working On
by Emma Soren Paul Scheer is crazy busy. Now that the full first season of his most recent show, The Hotwives of Orlando, is available on Hulu, Scheer is moving full steam ahead with tons of other projects, from developing a cartoon with Adult Swim to an anthology series with HBO. He&rsquo... [Read More]