Talking with '@midnight's First #PointsMe Winner Chris Cubas
by Megh Wright Back in January, Comedy Central's @midnight launched a new contest called #PointsMe, in which fans and aspriring @midnight contestants took to Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr to try out for an appearance on the show. "I think in the ideal scenario, we'd like to find som... [Read More]
 
Inside the Big-Time Ambitions of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL'
by Isaac Kozell At first blush, Comedy Central's newest scripted series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, may seem like another entry into the category of Young Slackers Getting into Wacky Daily Misadventures. But the show's creators, Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, have a much grander scheme in play. With... [Read More]
 
“Hello Dere!” Marty Allen still gigging in Vegas and elsewhere for his 93rd birthday
No matter how big the superstar of the 1950s or 1960s he opened for, Marty Allen was ready with a quip to catch them off-guard and endear them to him immediately. Before performing with The Beatles in their string of famous first U.S. appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Allen walked up to J... [Read More]
 
10 questions for 10 years: Early podcasters Keith and The Girl hit the decade anniversary mark
Keith and The Girl, abbreviated as KATG, is a comedy podcast that began in March of 2005. It is hosted by Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili in Queens, New York. The hosts are known for interacting with their audience live via chat rooms, web cam and phone calls. In the show, Malley and Khalili di... [Read More]
 
Adjusting to America with Canada's Sweetheart Debra DiGiovanni
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith Her charmingly playful persona is coupled with brutal honesty and quick delivery. More than that, her stats are impressive: she's performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival nine times, been awarded the Best Female Comic at the Canadian Comedy Award three times, and made i... [Read More]
 
Putting It All Out There with Jamie Campbell
by Monique Madrid He might be one of the hardest working comedians in Chicago. An improviser, actor, standup, producer and all around good guy — seriously. Not only a fan, I’m a friend and was excited to talk to my buddy from the old stomping grounds, Jamie Campbell. He has a new album o... [Read More]
 
Being Dan Harmon and Being Okay With It
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith Dan Harmon has had a busy year. One year ago he premiered his documentary Harmontown at the SXSW festival in Austin, got rehired at Community, made a fifth season of Community, which was then canceled. Yahoo! bought the show, produced a sixth season, and it premieres today on Y... [Read More]
 
Sara Schaefer on Coming Out of Her Chrysalis
by Philip Stamato Sara Schaefer has proven herself as a capable and talented comedian on nearly every front in comedy. Together with Nikki Glaser, she hosted Nikki & Sara Live on MTV, was the head blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (for which she won the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement... [Read More]
 
Mo Welch on Larry Bird, Qweirdos and Laughter in the Dark
by Sydney Parker Whether she’s hosting The Mo Show, performing standup, making music videos, drawing her hilariously depressing cartoon, Barely Blair, or bringing her A-game on the basketball court onto the stage for the Larry Bird Variety Hour, the impossibly cool Mo Welch is constantly stret... [Read More]
 
The Comic’s Comic presents “Last Things First,” a new podcast. Pilot episode: Live from Comedy Central’s 2015 Night of Too Many Stars
Robert Smigel and Jon Stewart once again have assembled a great collection of comedians, comedic actors and funny people to help raise money for programs that support families with autism. It's called Night of Too Many Stars and has raised more than $18 million since 2006. I've already detailed at l... [Read More]