Humor In Hindsight: Trevor Noah in “You Laugh But It’s True”
My latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider looks back at the start of Trevor Noah’s rapid rise through the stand-up comedy ranks, which began in his native South Africa. You Laugh But It’s True followed Noah at 25, directed and produced by David Paul Meyer (now a producer for Noah&r... [Read More]
Episode #140: Kate Berlant and John Early
Kate Berlant and John Early are unique characters in stand-up comedy, and yet you almost always see them together, whether it’s in each other’s half-hour specials for Netflix’s The Characters, in their joint project for Vimeo, 555, or on the bill together on shows from New York Cit... [Read More]
2016: The year we doubled the number of stand-up comedy specials. 2017: Doubling again?
If you’re wondering why I haven’t gotten back to you about your stand-up comedy album, then please allow me to remind you just what kind of comedy boom you’re a part of these days. In 2015, TV networks and streaming services produced 44 stand-up hours (or specials). That seemed lik... [Read More]
Kate Berlant and John Early talk about their Vimeo 555 anthology and the fringes of Hollywood
Kate Berlant and John Early worked together on each other’s half-hour special episode of The Characters for Netflix, and often collaborate on- and offstage. Now they’ve released a new anthology of five short films — 555 — on Vimeo with director Andrew DeYoung that’s set... [Read More]
John Early and Kate Berlant’s Upcoming Vimeo Series ‘555’ Looks Weird and Wonderful
Back in September, Vimeo added a new series starring John Early and Kate Berlant called 555, and today the first trailer hit the internet. Directed by Andrew DeYoung (The Eric Andre Show, Jon Glaser Loves Gear), the series features five short films and was described by Vimeo as “Black Mirror m... [Read More]
John Early and Kate Berlant’s Upcoming Vimeo Series ‘555’ Looks Weird and Wonderful
Back in September, Vimeo added a new series starring John Early and Kate Berlant called 555, and today the first trailer hit the internet. Directed by Andrew DeYoung (The Eric Andre Show, Jon Glaser Loves Gear), the series features five short films and was described by Vimeo as “Black Mirror m... [Read More]
“Loyiso Gola: Live in New York” arrives on Vimeo
Vimeo is introducing you to the two-time Emmy-nominated comedian, Loyiso Gola, who brings his frank and outspoken comedy to the U.S. from South Africa. Star of the hit political satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, Gola holds absolutely nothing back in his first U.S. comedy special. Hailing... [Read More]
“Loyiso Gola: Live in New York” arrives on Vimeo
Vimeo is introducing you to the two-time Emmy-nominated comedian, Loyiso Gola, who brings his frank and outspoken comedy to the U.S. from South Africa. Star of the hit political satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, Gola holds absolutely nothing back in his first U.S. comedy special. Hailing... [Read More]
Loyiso Gola on Juggling Identity and Jokes
Loyiso Gola is a part of a new wave of international comedians making stronger footholds in the American comedy scene. Gola recently joined forces with executive producer Trina DasGupta in producing Vimeo’s next original comedy special, Loyiso Gola: Live in New York, in which Gola employs his ... [Read More]
Episode #122: Loyiso Gola
Before we ever heard about Trevor Noah in America, Loyiso Gola was the star of his own Emmy-nominated TV satire in South Africa, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. He appeared in a PBS documentary in 2014 hosted by The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj called Stand Up Planet, and now in 2016, Gola is re... [Read More]