Episode #56: Roy Wood, Jr.
When Roy Wood Jr. started interning in morning radio and working in his native Birmingham, Ala., he initially thought he might be the next Ricky Smiley. Wood’s determination and hustle, as well as his talent for prank calls, led him on a slightly different path slowly but surely up the show bu... [Read More]
Episode #56: Roy Wood, Jr.
When Roy Wood Jr. started interning in morning radio and working in his native Birmingham, Ala., he initially thought he might be the next Ricky Smiley. Wood’s determination and hustle, as well as his talent for prank calls, led him on a slightly different path slowly but surely up the show bu... [Read More]
Episode #35: Iliza Shlesinger
The industry trade publications broke news about Iliza Shlesinger’s newest gig just minutes before we sat down in her hotel room to talk during the New York Comedy Festival. Schlesinger is making and starring in a comedy series of minisodes for ABC’s new streaming app. But Iliza has been... [Read More]
Episode #35: Iliza Shlesinger
The industry trade publications broke news about Iliza Shlesinger’s newest gig just minutes before we sat down in her hotel room to talk during the New York Comedy Festival. Schlesinger is making and starring in a comedy series of minisodes for ABC’s new streaming app. But Iliza has been... [Read More]
Episode #30: John Heffron
Today's guest is John Heffron, the kind of comedian who claims he's never had a plan despite starting stand up when he was 18, launching a successful business project and winning Last Comic Standing all by the time he hit 34. A decade later, Heffron remains hard at work on his next stand-up special,... [Read More]
Anthony Jeselnik: “Thoughts and Prayers” (Netflix)
Anthony Jeselnik’s Comedy Central series only lasted six months, but he remains unapologetic as his means (and his sometimes mean-spirited jokes) always justify the end goal: Making you laugh. Whether it’s in discomfort or in agreement, it’s all good by him. His audience here eats ... [Read More]
Episode #22: Aida Rodriguez
You've seen Aida Rodriguez on your NBC stations in the summer of 2014 competing as a finalist on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing, and for the past two years, she has hosted the Imagen Awards celebrating the positive portrayals of Latinos onscreen in TV, movies and webseries. The 30th annual... [Read More]
Episode #17: Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin
Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin have been friends of mine for years, and together, they have a new podcast miniseries, Words of the Years, on the new podcast app, Howl. You probably saw Kaplan performing this summer as a contestant on America's Got Talent. In 2010, Kaplan also made the final f... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Sheng Wang “Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers”
PURCHASE Sheng Wang developed and honed his comedy in the thriving stand-up community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a hea... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Sheng Wang “Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers”
PURCHASE Sheng Wang developed and honed his comedy in the thriving stand-up community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a hea... [Read More]