January 25, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian Remembers the Great Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin, tv and radio host, and media personality passed away Saturday night at the age of 88. Joe was an important part of television and radio, especially in New York City for the past six decades but his influence stretched way beyond New York. Franklin gave so many great performers their first breaks, talking with over 300,000 guests if that's possible. One of them was New York based comedian and writer, Jeffrey Gurian who not only sat down with Franklin on his show, but considered him a friend, and spent some time with in him his final hours before he passed. Jeffrey was kind enough to share some of his memories of Joe with us.
January 5, 2015

Artie Lange’s New Podcast, Details on Wet Hot American Summer, Tammy Pescatelli Working on a Sitcom, and a Prestigious Club Sets a World Record

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. After missing two weeks to make some room for year end specials, this week, Jeffrey found out what's new with Janeane Garofalo, what Artie Lange has planned for his first podcast, the story behind Greer Barnes' new CD and a full report from the Metropolitan Club's 60 hour world record breaking show marathon.
July 1, 2014

Who Is Jeffrey Gurian and Why Does Everyone in Comedy Know Him!?

Jeffrey Gurian is one of the most well known fixtures in the comedy world. You'll see him in clubs, at most comedy festivals, and at red carpets with a microphone in hand ready to interview his favorite comics. He's not a comedian (although he has performed stand up), and he doesn't work for a major television network. He isn't a super agent, or comedy club owner. Jeffrey isn't a 'power player' in the usual sense of the word. He hosts his interviews for his own self-produced YouTube Channel, Comedy Matters TV. So you might not expect him to be one of the most connected people in the world of comedy, and yet, he is.
June 9, 2014

Susie Essman: Jerry Lewis Never Was Funny

Comedian Susie Essman, who is best known for her role as Susie Greene on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and comedy scenester Jeffrey Gurian stopped by the Ron and Fez Show last week to talk comedy. Susie had just come back from the Friar's Club, where they were interviewing her for a PBS documentary on the famous club. After reminiscing about some great Friar's Club moments, the subject of Jerry Lewis came up, and Essman revealed that she had been invited to a tribute to Jerry Lewis, but refused to go.