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Marianne Ways: Comedy Booker, Producer, and Consultant Extraordinaire

Over the years, Littlefield in Brooklyn has become a go-to spot for Monday night comedy in New York. It was once the home of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's Hot Tub before the duo moved the show to LA. Night Train with Wyatt Cenac then [...]

By Isaac Kozell

The Year in Interviews

There was a lot to talk about in 2017, which is why we interviewed a record 200+ people from every corner of the comedy world. We heard from some of the most influential names in comedy, stars of TV and film, up-and-coming standups, timeless [...]

By Isaac Kozell

Behind the Camera with Lawrence Sher

Comedy movie directors may not get as much credit as they deserve. Yes, there is Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips, but how many people could name the director of Tommy Boy (Peter Segal) or Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin) or Superbad (Greg [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Talking Storytelling and Standup with Selena Coppock

It’s a great time to be a standup with both a killer persona and writing chops, and Selena Coppock knows a lot about both. The Massachusetts native currently lives in New York City and has spent years performing at standup and storytelling [...]

By Andy Hughes

Romesh Ranganathan Arrives in the States

Best known for his standup in the United Kingdom, Romesh Ranganathan was working as a high school math teacher before deciding to pursue his lifelong passion for comedy. Over the course of five years, Romesh went from performing pub gigs to [...]

By Sydney Parker

Russell Peters on Traveling, Standup, and ‘Indian Detective’

Russell Peters started doing standup in 1989 and he has built himself an incredible career in the three decades since, including sold-out international tours, several major televised specials, and regular mentions on Forbes for his annual [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Catching Up with Jim Norton

Jim Norton's current act finds its focus in two areas: his personal failures and the failures of our country, both politically and socially. The Kneeling Room Only tour is in full swing, running through at least March, as Norton refines what [...]

By Isaac Kozell

All Are Welcome in the Church of Maria Bamford

2017 has been a bumper crop year for Maria Bamford. First she released Old Baby, her hilariously heartfelt hourlong Netflix special that not only packed an emotional punch but also pushed the envelope by toying with the structure of standup [...]

By Erik Abriss