July 12, 2018

Gina Yashere, Brave in a Time of Timid Comedy

“If all we have to fear is fear itself, why be afraid?” That’s the center thought anchoring a brand new festival hitting the city of Toronto […]
July 1, 2018

Erik Bergstrom Recording an Album After Overcoming a Slew of Serious Demons

Our next showcase with Comedy Records happens tomorrow (July 2) at New York Comedy Club! As always, the lineup will feature a combination of Toronto and […]
June 29, 2018

In AmERIKan Warrior, Erik Griffin Unites a Crowd, and Parts of Himself

When Erik Griffin took to the stage for his latest special, AmERIKan Warrior, he looks calm and composed, ready to ease into his newest hour of […]
June 24, 2018

Brian Huskey Takes Us Inside the Bizarre World of Mr. Neighbors

“It’s All About Catharsis” According to Mr. Neighbors Himself Brian Huskey Brian Huskey has been a familiar face for almost two decades appearing in countless TV […]
June 21, 2018

Tom Papa Loves Hearing Voices, and Writing About Them

Tom Papa is not only a great comedian, he’s also a consummate writer and proud of it.  When I sat down to talk with him in […]
June 19, 2018

Talking With Hunter Collins About Stand Up vs Sketch: It’s Vampires and Lycans

One of Canada’s most gifted, young comedians topped the iTunes Comedy Charts last Friday (June 15) with the release of his sophomore album, Nincom2oop. Hunter Collins […]
June 13, 2018

The Challenge of a Divided Nation: The Sklar Brothers Take You on a Seven Hour Ride Through America With a Little Help From Scott Rogowsky

Sklars and Stripes Embraces the Challenge of a Divided Nation Circa 2017 I still remember texting a comedian friend of mine a few days after the […]
June 4, 2018

Meet The Other Guy from Jim Jefferies’ Podcast

Our latest showcase with Comedy Records happens tonight (June 4) at New York Comedy Club! The show will include the usual mix of Toronto and New […]
May 23, 2018

The Incomparable Reggie Watts Does It Again: The Comedy and Tech Pioneer is Airing the First Ever Live Streamed Improvised Sitcom Thursday Night

Reggie Watts has long been known for pushing boundaries, combining creativity and comedy, and blending his ideas with technology that others in the business aren’t even […]
May 19, 2018

After Being Drunk For Thirty Years Doug Stanhope and His Friends Are Filling in the Grey Areas and the Gaps in His New Audio Version of “This is Not Fame”

Doug Stanhope’s newest memoir “This is Not Fame” won our coveted “Best Book by a Comedian” award this year, and this week Stanhope released an audio […]
May 17, 2018

Creating Carbonaro Effects: How Michael Carbonaro and His Writers Room Make Magic Happen Every Week

It’s been three years since I first talked with truTV’s Michael Carbonaro, who stars in a big truTV series that involves pranking. No, he’s not the […]
May 2, 2018

Tribeca Film Fest 2018: Kate Micucci and Vivieno Caldinelli Talk “Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Chosen By the Holy Storsh”

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Chosen By the Holy Storsh The subject of cults has been a source of fascination for […]
May 1, 2018

Who’s Really Writing The Funniest Moments on Comedy Knockout? Damien Lemon Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Wednesday marks the third season premiere of truTV’s gameshow Comedy Knockout, in which comics battle through a series of games to determine who’s the funniest person […]
April 26, 2018

Boston’s 2018 Women in Comedy Festival: That’s a Wrap

It feels wholly uninspired to ask the founder of the Women in Comedy Festival how it feels to plan such an event in the age of […]
April 21, 2018

Kerry Coddett Breaks Through Race and Color Barrier to Write on HBO’s Newest Late Night Show

Comedian, writer, actress and activist  Kerry Coddett (HBO, Comedy Central, MTV) is a staff writer for Wyatt Cenac’s PROBLEM AREAS  which debuted Friday, April 13th @ 11:30 PM ET on HBO, making her one of the few black, […]
April 19, 2018

No Topic Is Off Limits for Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole

Scott Thompson: “The idea that there are certain topics that can’t be addressed by humor is a terrible notion, and I reject it.” In 1989, The […]
April 14, 2018

Emma Willmann Checks in at WICF After a Crazy Year

When we spoke, I congratulated Emma Willmann on a blockbuster year- one that included a recurring role on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the Inside the Closet […]
April 13, 2018

Seth Rogen Explains Why His Netflix Alzheimer’s Fundraiser is the Dirtiest Charity Event You’ve Ever Seen

Hilarity for Charity is currently streaming on Netflix and stars Seth Rogen, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden, The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick […]
April 10, 2018

Nell Scovell Broke the Glass Ceiling. Why Are So Few Women Writers Getting to Follow?

Nell Scovell’s New Memoir Shines a Much Needed Light on Some Dark Places in Televisions Writers Rooms Nell Scovell’s new memoir, “Just the Funny Parts” has […]
April 2, 2018

Henry Winkler Discusses HBO’s Barry, Tells Stories About Garry and  Shares Words of Wisdom About Life and Comedy

Sara Dahms is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. She travels all over the country checking out […]
March 31, 2018

Don’t Make Assumptions About Aida Rodriguez

There was a central theme in my conversation with Aida Rodriguez: fearlessness. That fearlessness drives the way she informs and structures her comedy, it informs the […]
March 30, 2018

Behind Canada’s New Artists Collective: Canadian Association of Stand Up Comedians

Canadian Comedians Beat Americans to the Punch: Form First Association of Stand Up Comics to Lobby for Artist Rights Our next Comedy Records showcase happens Monday […]
March 17, 2018

What Makes Joe List Nervous About His New Netflix Special? Everything.

Shooting 30 minutes of stand-up in front of a live Los Angeles audience was the easy part. For Joe List, the hard part is the anxiety […]
March 9, 2018

Amazing Johnathan Says New Doc “Classes Up an Unclassy Life”

The Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival is on this week, and showcased the world premiere of Always Amazing, the story of the famous magician-comedian, Johnathan […]
March 9, 2018

Crowdfunded and Back on the Beat: Super Troopers 2 Takes Canada

An interview with Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme Sixteen years after the release of Super Troopers, the Broken Lizard gang is back on patrol with the release […]
March 6, 2018

Gad Elmaleh Achieves his “American Dream” with Netflix Special

“I think English stand-up was my mistress. French comedy is my wife, and my mother would be my home country of Morocco, where I was born.” […]
March 2, 2018

Jeff Ross Talks Season Two’s Roast Battle Finale From the Set of HBO’s Crashing

In Season Two, HBO’s Crashing has moved way past Pete Holmes’ failed marriage and open mic appearances. Throughout this season we’ve watched Pete make his way […]