Image of The Set with Marina Franklin – The Interrobang
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]
 
Image of The Unsung Brilliance of Tom Lehrer
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]
 
Tommy Lee Jones’ Golden Globes Snarl; “Full on Koechner”
At the 70th Golden Globe Awards 2013, Lincoln actor Tommy Lee Jones did not look happy during the presenting of Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Saturday Night Live alumni and alumna Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig graced the stage w... [Read More]
 
Image of The Comedy Cellar: A Comics’ Crypt, Still Bursting With Life
The Comedy Cellar: A Comics’ Crypt, Still Bursting With Life
Every time I walk up the stairs at the West Fourth Street subway stop on my way to the Comedy Cellar, I find myself bouncing from one leg to the other, the way that Louis C. K. does on those steps in the intro to his popular summer series on FX. Call it the Louie shuffle. Once at street level, I look around, and the first things I often see are ghosts. [Read More]
 
Image of Examining Marc Maron's Stand-Up Beginnings
Examining Marc Maron's Stand-Up Beginnings
I'm going to paint in a very broad stroke here for a moment, but I feel secure in saying that if you're here you are familiar with and probably enjoy the podcast WTF with Marc Maron. For the very few of you who don't listen to it (or read the New York Times or watch The Comedy Awards, or are complet... [Read More]
 
Image of Julia Solomon: The Comedian who's struggling with just what fame means
Julia Solomon: The Comedian who's struggling with just what fame means
It’s impossible to not laugh when talking to Julia Solomon, both with her and at her, at least a little – and she knows and relishes it. When we met, the 21-year-old stand-up comedian was brutally honest about her desire for fame, relative fortune and just getting people to like her. Well, not like her, but at least like her work. [Read More]
 
Image of Open Face Sandwich: A Written Portrait of Amy Poehler
Open Face Sandwich: A Written Portrait of Amy Poehler
Both in her portrayal of Leslie Knope and in her own life, Amy Poehler's actions make her stand out as an empowered woman while her talent has made her stand out as a comedian. [Read More]
 
Image of WTF Podcaster Marc Maron on Being the Comedians’ Therapist | Vulture
WTF Podcaster Marc Maron on Being the Comedians’ Therapist | Vulture
That he sounds like a therapist, even in casual conversation, is no surprise—after two decades of self-laceration, onstage and off, Maron has reinvented himself on WTF as the comedy world’s been-there-done-that guidance counselor. [Read More]
 
Image of Marc Maron profile - WTF?
Marc Maron profile - WTF?
If you've been trying to discover more about Marc Maron, get in line. First off, this guy will need to slow down long enough for a person to find out what he's up to. Being a co-host of the Breakroom Live and Morning Sedition show, as well as his very own, the WTF with Marc Maron, this guy is one of the busiest stand-up comedians alive. [Read More]