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Brian Raftery

April 2, 2012 | Feature
The Carson of Cable Access

Comedian Chris Gethard throws a party on the public airwaves.

January 30, 2012 | Feature
Undercover Brother

Nick Jonas spends his vacation from teen-pop on Broadway.

October 3, 2011
And… Scene.

The Upright Citizens Brigade arrived with a mission: to make New York comedy smart again. And to get on TV. Fifteen years on, members of the scene that begat Amy Poehler—and about half the funny people on TV—look back on the blood, sweat, and teabagging.

July 18, 2011 | Feature
Denizens of the Quotidian

The dependably wry power pop of Fountains of Wayne.

June 6, 2011
Yes, Really ‘The Best Show’

Grumpy D.J. Tom Scharpling dignifies (relatively speaking) talk radio.

April 4, 2011 |
A Trip to Weird

Hannibal Buress’s hyperexaggerated reality.

August 23, 2010 | Feature
Second Sight

A chance meeting with Joan Rivers brings the photographer Flo Fox—disabled for 30 years—back into view.

August 2, 2010 | Feature
Putting the Funny in Witness Protection

Jon Glaser’s deeply weird ‘Delocated.’

July 12, 2010 | Feature
The Rise of Colin Quinn

The comic is appearing in Long Story Short, a one-man show about failed empires, produced and directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

July 12, 2010 | Feature
Rhythm and Blues

He writes massive hits for other pop stars. Can The-Dream finally do it for himself?