Plumbing Politics and the Crazy State of the World for Comedy with Andy Zaltzman
by Elise Czajkowski Andy Zaltzman is best known in the States as half of the excellent satirical podcast The Bugle, which he co-hosts with long-time collaborator John Oliver. A lover of all things satire, he's hosted his "Political Animal" show for years, and his new show, "Satirist f... [Read More]
Ted Alexandro on getting Alec Baldwin for his webseries with Hollis James, “Teacher’s Lounge”
Ted Alexandro began his comedy career as part of a duo, with Hollis James. Two decades later, Alexandro and James are back working together, collaborating on the fun new webseries, "Teacher's Lounge." It also reunites them in old familiar roles, with Alexandro teaching music and James as the ja... [Read More]
Inside the Return of 'Superego' with Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins
by Bradford Evans On September 1st, the incredibly funny podcast Superego is returning with the debut of its long-awaited fourth season. The semi-improvised sketch show will return from its year-plus hiatus with comedian Paul F. Tompkins, a frequent guest on seasons past, officially joining the grou... [Read More]
Daniel Sloss and the Art of Telling Critics to Piss Off
by Elise Czajkowski At only 23, Daniel Sloss has become one of the biggest draws at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Scottish comic played to packed houses during his fun in a 400-seat lecture hall in Edinburgh, and he's about to take his show "Really?!" on tour throughout the UK. He's also g... [Read More]
Kelly Carlin digs deep for a new memoir and a posthumous live CD or CDs from her father
For the better part of the past six years, Kelly Carlin has been processing and sharing the lessons from her life as the only child of a comedy legend, first as a stage show -- "A Carlin Home Companion" -- and now in a published memoir of the same title. She handed in a 336-page manuscript to her ed... [Read More]
Keeping Your Childlike Enthusiasm Alive with Janet Varney
by Joel Arnold Janet Varney's positive and generous attitude might be best exemplified by her Nerdist podcast The JV Club; in it the actress, producer, and writer interviews women in entertainment (and this summer, men) about their experiences growing up and how their formative teenage years influen... [Read More]
Embracing the Absurd: A conversation with Kate Berlant
Kate Berlant is an enigmatic performer. Her unique brand of stand-up is delightfully absurd and hilarious. She recently was invited to Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this year as one of their “New Faces of Comedy,” where she was one of the fest’s stand outs. I caught up ... [Read More]
A conversation with High Plains Comedy Festival co-founders Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett
Denver, Colorado has one of the most underrated comedy scenes in the country. The scene has boomed in the past few years and has now become a destination city for up-and-coming comics to put down roots. A big part of this boom has been because of a handful of hardworking local comics, two of which [... [Read More]
Jake Weisman and the Love of the Struggle
by Phil Davidson Though it was only on for two years, Jake Weisman’s The Morning After Podcast, which he co-hosted with Eli Olsberg, was a must-listen and example of what a great podcast could be. Each week, Weisman and Olsberg would bring in a guest from the adult film industry to interview i... [Read More]
The Art of Holding Nothing Back with Chris Laker
by Philip Stamato Chris Laker has nothing to hide. For fans of comics like Marc Maron or Patrice O'Neil, that can only mean better comedy. Laker has cycled through multiple career aspirations, gone through rehab, been married, divorced, accepted, and rejected. On their podcast This Week in Jackin', ... [Read More]