Rick Gutierrez on Childhood, Standup, and His Earliest Comedy Influences
Comedian Rick Gutierrez grew up in a full house, the fifth of six children. Fittingly, his comedy is largely focused on marriage, kids, and aging in an era of changing family values. The 54-year-old comic has been performing for nearly half of his life, but is just now getting the attention he deser... [Read More]
Ari Shaffir Moves from Censorship to Creative Control with ‘Double Negative’
Ari Shaffir’s new two-part special Double Negative hit Netflix today. Presented in two episodes, Children and Adulthood, the special is a sprawling look at where the comedian is at in life right now. He’s getting older, exploring his sexuality, and dealing with pressure from family and f... [Read More]
Ari Shaffir Moves from Censorship to Creative Control with ‘Double Negative’
Ari Shaffir’s new two-part special Double Negative hit Netflix today. Presented in two episodes, Children and Adulthood, the special is a sprawling look at where the comedian is at in life right now. He’s getting older, exploring his sexuality, and dealing with pressure from family and f... [Read More]
Ari Shaffir Moves from Censorship to Creative Control with ‘Double Negative’
Ari Shaffir’s new two-part special Double Negative hit Netflix today. Presented in two episodes, Children and Adulthood, the special is a sprawling look at where the comedian is at in life right now. He’s getting older, exploring his sexuality, and dealing with pressure from family and f... [Read More]
‘Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special’ Gets an Extremely Classy Trailer
Joe Mande is set to make his hourlong standup special debut on Netflix later this month, and today the streaming network released a trailer. Titled Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special, the special hits Netflix premiere on Tuesday, July 25th, and if you believe all complimentary Mande blur... [Read More]
‘Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special’ Gets an Extremely Classy Trailer
Joe Mande is set to make his hourlong standup special debut on Netflix later this month, and today the streaming network released a trailer. Titled Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special, the special hits Netflix premiere on Tuesday, July 25th, and if you believe all complimentary Mande blur... [Read More]
From Atlanta to ‘The Next Level’ with Mario Tory
Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level continues this Sunday at 11/10c on Comedy Central with Atlanta comedian Mario Tory. Tory is a Chattanooga native who moved to Atlanta for his kids and his comedy. He’s grown now, happily married with children, but still likes to reflect fondly on the old Fre... [Read More]
Studying the Booms and Bombs of Standup Comedy History with Kliph Nesteroff
Decades before writing The Comedians, a deep dive into the history of American comedy, Kliph Nesteroff was a young standup working out his set in small town Canada. Nesteroff revisits the plight of current amateur comedians as the host of Funny How?, a new Viceland series premiering this week. Neste... [Read More]
From the Air Force to ‘The Next Level’ with Vincent Oshana
Episode 4 of Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level airs this Sunday at 11/10c on Comedy Central. If you haven’t been keeping up, The Next Level is a seven-episode series showcasing comedians hand-picked by Hart to do their first ever televised half-hour sets. This week’s featured comic is ... [Read More]
Watch the Trailer for Ari Shaffir’s Two-Part Netflix Special ‘Double Negative’
Last month, Ari Shaffir announced he had a Netflix standup special in the works called Double Negative, and today the streaming network released the trailer. The special is split into two parts — Double Negative: Children and Double Negative: Adulthood – and marks Shaffir’s fourth ... [Read More]