Ben Roy
Ben Roy gets a lot of mileage out of grating against expectations, so it makes sense for him to begin his second album, No Enlightenment in Sobriety, with the track “I’m Gonna Get Out of Here On This One.” The phrase that most comics use to end their sets is also the longest o... [Read More]
Todd Glass's Memoir Has a Title and a Release Date
by Bradford Evans Standup Todd Glass got a book deal after the excellent, acclaimed 2012 episode of WTF with Marc Maron in which he came out of the closet, and that book is finally hitting the shelves this summer. Called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch o... [Read More]
New documentary ‘When Jews Were Funny’ tries to find the answer to what it’s like being Jewish in the comedy buisness
Jewish people are funny, that’s it, it’s hard to argue. Look at the countless names in comedy and you will find a lot of them have Jewish heritage. As the new documentary suggests, they’ve helped shape the history of 20th century humor, from the style to the pacing. Filmmaker Alan ... [Read More]
Marc Maron and Adam Carolla talk technology on PBS Web series ‘Everything But The News’ (Video)
The PBS original Web series Everything But The News with host Steve Goldbloom explores tech in California. Their newest episode, which launched this week on PBS’s YouTube page, examines the effects of technology on the state of comedy. Goldbloom talks to podcasters Marc Maron and Adam Carolla,... [Read More]
The Onion and A.V. Club are launching a comedy festival in Chicago this June
The folks that run The Onion and The A.V. Club are going to put on a comedy festival. The fest is called the 26th Annual Comedy Festival. So it’s the first annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. You still with us? The shindig will take place in the publication’s hometown of Chicago on June ... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Lena Dunham Visits 'WTF'
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
Season two of ‘Maron’ brings a heavy hitting list of guests
This May, get set to see IFC’s new season of Maron. The hit show follows Mark Maron, host of the WTF Podcast, through life as he attempts to grow as a man and all his stumbles along the way. Mark is the creator, executive producer, and writer of the show, and he’s playing no games [&hell... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien, David Cross, Bill Burr, many more to appear on new season of Maron on IFC
IFC’s hit comedy series Maron will finally return for eager viewers for a second season in May– and with a line-up of stellar guest stars. Marc Maron’s semi-autobiographical show about a comedian with new-found success hosting a podcast out of his garage creates and sabotages his p... [Read More]
'Maron' Season 2 Premieres May 8th and Will Feature a Ton of Guest Stars
by Bradford Evans A bunch of new info on the second season of Marc Maron's IFC show Maron surfaced today. Entertainment Weekly reports that the 13-episode season will debut on Thursday, May 8th at 10pm and here's a massive list of guest stars for the season: Michael Ian Black, Bill Burr, Wyatt Cenac... [Read More]
South by Southwest Comedy
The decision to align the bulk of comedy programming from the second (Music-heavy) extended weekend to the first (Interactive-oriented) weekend has already proven to be an overwhelmingly correct decision. Comedians don’t have to compete with raucous music showcases blaring away next door to a ... [Read More]