Check Out ‘The Washington Post’s Fantastic Norm Macdonald Profile
Norm Macdonald is widely regarded as one of the funniest standups working today, but he’s never had much luck when it comes to starring in a TV show of his own. That’s the focus of a fantastic new profile at The Washington Post today titled “Will Somebody Please Give Norm Macdonald... [Read More]
CollegeHumor Looks Beyond the Internet
The Big Breakfast studios — CollegeHumor’s production company that opened shop in Los Angeles two years ago — currently sit opposite of a zombie Tower Records store in West Hollywood. The front of the store was restored last year in order to promote the documentary All Things Must ... [Read More]
The Washington Post checks in on Conan O’Brien and Team Coco
Where does Conan O'Brien fit into the current late-night TV landscape? Does he even fit in? O'Brien certainly is the longest-serving late-night host in American television, presiding over talk shows on NBC and now TBS since 1993, and The Washington Post's Emily Yahr checks in on Conan and Team Coco ... [Read More]
The Laughs, Pathos, and Overwhelming Talent of Jan Hooks | Grantland
An intimate portrait of the former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star’s career and life, one year after she was laid to rest. [Read More]
How Judd Apatow Went From Comedy Nerd To Hollywood Heavyweight
Apatow's roots as a comedy obsessed kid in New York helped make him into the Hollywood heavyweight that he is today. A self-proclaimed “comedy freak,” Apatow was looking to comedy to fill a certain void. He was “an angry kid who didn’t feel like the world made sense.” His Jewish parents were non-religious and not particularly insightful regarding his place in the greater scheme of things. He was also angry because he was the smallest kid in his class, so sports were a trial. Always picked l... [Read More]
The King of the Times Square Comedy Show Ticket Hawkers
Amongst the Times Square denizens — everyone from the Spidermans to the Weed Guys to the tour bus ticket hawkers — Paul Rosa is one of the most well-known fixtures. Paul manages comedy club ticket sellers. When he’s not managing, he’s selling tickets himself. Paul tries to no... [Read More]
Tenacious Dean: The long and winding road of Dean Delray from rock ‘n’ roll to movies to stand-up comedy
Inside San Francisco’s Cobb’s Comedy Club, Dean Delray is preparing for a sold-out Friday night show.  I am led to his dressing room, where he anxiously greets me at the door.  He stands about 5’ 6” with slicked hair and a thick handlebar mustache.  A former ro... [Read More]
The Set with Marina Franklin – The Interrobang
RJ Waldron caught from The Interrobang caught up with one of the most beloved stand-ups in the business-- Marina Franklin-- to ask a few questions for “The Set.” [Read More]
'The NY Times' Has an Excellent Jack Handey Profile Today
by Bradford Evans Longtime SNL writer Jack Handey, who's responsible for recurring sketches like "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" and "Deep Thoughts," is the subject of an excellent, in-depth profile in The New York Times Magazine today. Titled "Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America," i... [Read More]
The Unsung Brilliance of Tom Lehrer
One of the sharpest wits of the 1950s and ‘60s was Tom Lehrer, the mathematician-turned-satirist who sang and performed blackly comic songs lampooning social norms, musical genres and the headlines of the day. In his foreword to the CD collection The Remains of Tom Lehrer, Dr. Demento calls Le... [Read More]