Joe DeRosa and the Importance of Setting Goals
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith You may know Joe DeRosa from his standup career, appearances on The Opie & Anthony Show, acting on Better Call Saul and Louie, or as a writer on The Pete Holmes Show. His own podcast Down With Joe DeRosa explores broad topics with comedian guests. His recent episodes with f... [Read More]
 
Meet Me In New York: Alex Edelman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
 
On the Rise with Lauren Lapkus
by Monique Madrid A force in the Chicago improv community, Lauren Lapkus moved to Los Angeles a little over five years ago to make a name for herself. And boy has she. From sitcoms, to guest appearances on some of the funniest comedy shows, to her own popular podcast and role in the upcoming Jurassi... [Read More]
 
Talking 'Pitch Perfect 2' and How Friendships Change with Kay Cannon
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith Kay Cannon is an entertainment triple threat: writer, producer and actor. Let us review: she began her comedy career in Chicago at the training grounds of The Second City, ImprovOlympic, and ComedySportz. She was personally chosen by Tina Fey to write for 30 Rock which gained h... [Read More]
 
On Set with Marc Maron
by Monique Madrid Most of the interviews I do for this site involve me wearing my pajamas, because most of them are done over the phone. Every once in a while, however, I put on real clothes and get to meet the awesome people I’m talking to in person. I’m not going to lie and say I wasn&... [Read More]
 
Meet Me In New York: Sue Smith
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
 
Inside 'The Nightly Show' with Head Writer Robin Thede
by Megh Wright Since premiering on Comedy Central back in January, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has consistently tackled topics few late night talk shows would dare touch. Some of the 56 episodes that have aired so far include "Allegations Against Bill Cosby," "Islamophobia in America," "Slut... [Read More]
 
Pryor, Rickles, and Mason: Doing Comedy as the Daughters of Legends
by Philip Stamato My father is an electrocardio physiologist. I did not follow in his footsteps, and nobody has ever come up to me after a show and said, "You were good, but I really love what your father has done for electrocardio physiology." But what if my father were, say, Richard Pryo... [Read More]
 
Translating Travel to the Stage with Bert Kreischer
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith You may know Bert Kreischer as a famous party animal who gained notoriety in a late '90s Rolling Stone article. Now it's nearly twenty years later and this comedian has a wife and two kids, a book detailing his party lifestyle, a successful podcast and standup career. He is the... [Read More]
 
Finding the Balance with Nate Bargatze
by Isaac Kozell 12 years into his comedy career, Nate Bargatze has found himself at a crossroads. He's been on The Tonight Show, Conan and WTF with Marc Maron. He's performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Montreal Comedy Festival. This Saturday night, his new one-hour special, Full Time Magic, premieres... [Read More]