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Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.

Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.
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Asking comedians about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed.




Episode #185: Sue Costello

Sue Costello grew up in the powder keg of Irish Catholicism getting more diverse that was Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood in the 1970s. Costello got herself out of Dorchester to make a lot of hay in Hollywood two decades later, culminating in her own FOX sitcom, Costello. Since then, you’ve seen her as a regular on […]

Duration: 00:48:28

Episode #184: Kev Adams

Kev Adams is France’s biggest young comedy star, with 6 million Twitter followers and another 5 million checking out his Instagram. He was performing one-man shows in Paris while still a teenager, and starred in 692 episodes of the TV series, Soda. He also co-starred in two hit movies in France, Serial Teachers, and The […]

Duration: 00:31:46

Episode #183: Orny Adams

Orny Adams played Coach Bobby Finstock for six seasons of MTV’s Teen Wolf. But to comedy fans, Orny is famously and infamously known as the co-star of Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary, Comedian. While Seinfeld developed a new hour of stand-up from scratch, Comedian followed Orny’s obsessive path as an aspiring comedian making his debut as a […]

Duration: 00:40:03

Episode #182: Bob Saget

You’ve seen Bob Saget’s friendly face on TV for four decades now, ever since he starred in the late 1980s in the ABC sitcom Full House as well as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. More recently, he has provided the narrator’s voice of future Ted Mosby for the CBS hit, How I Met Your […]

Duration: 00:41:55

Episode #181: Colton Dunn

Colton Dunn began performing improv comedy while still a teenager in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dunn moved to New York City just in time to join the upstart Upright Citizens Brigade, then went to Amsterdam to perform with Boom Chicago. When he returned to the U.S., Dunn wrote and performed on MADtv, Pretend Time with Nick […]

Duration: 00:36:16

Episode #180: Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander may be best known for playing TV writer Frank Rossitano on the hit NBC sitcom, 30 Rock, but Judah has been making his appearance felt on screens big and small, with or without his trademark trucker hats. From his roles in films such as American Splendor, The Wrestler, Wet Hot American Summer, Meet […]

Duration: 00:49:47

Episode #179: Jenn McAllister

Jenn McAllister has 3.1 million subscribers and counting on YouTube (plus another 1.9 million on Instagram and 2 million on Twitter), where she documents her life as jennxpenn. Jenn started uploading videos to YouTube when she was 12. At 16, she signed a deal with Awesomeness TV, then moved from Bucks County Pennsylvania to Los […]

Duration: 00:20:37

Episode #178: Mark Feuerstein

Mark Feuerstein co-created, produces and stars in the new CBS sitcom 9JKL, which is loosely based on his real-life experience moving back to NYC to live next to his parents and brother while starring for eight seasons on the USA drama Royal Pains. Feuerstein began acting as a student and classmate of mine at Princeton […]

Duration: 00:41:38

Episode #177: Guys We F@#ked: Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson

Comedians, writers and actors Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson co-host the incredibly successful podcast Guys We F*cked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast which now has more than 200 episodes talking to comedians, porn stars, and more, a worldwide audience of more than a million listeners. They’ve taken their show on the road to comedy clubs, theaters, TED Talks and festivals. […]

Duration: 00:40:07

Episode #176: Vladimir Caamano

Vladimir Caamano grew up in an immigrant Dominican family in the Bronx to live the American comedy dream. Since breaking out as a New Face in the 2015 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, he has been anointed by Howie Mandel in a televised gala for The CW, co-wrote and starred in an NBC […]

Duration: 00:31:32

Episode #175: Billy West

Best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, Billy West has been making magic with his character voice work since the 1980s, starting on the radio in Boston and graduating to the Howard Stern Show. He has voiced the title characters on the Nickelodeon series Doug, as well as Ren & Stimpy, was Bugs […]

Duration: 00:27:41

Episode #174: Heather Anne Campbell

Heather Anne Campbell is one of America’s great improvisers. She has studied under the legendary Del Close in Chicago, performed overseas with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, appeared on MADtv, written for Saturday Night Live, and helped jumpstart FOX’s ADHD Animation Domination High-Definition. In Los Angeles, you’ve seen her or taken classes from her everywhere you […]

Duration: 01:04:26

Episode #173: Dormtainment

Chaz Miller, Cameron Miller, and Amanuel Richards are one half of the sketch comedy group Dormtainment, who formed in Atlanta in 2009. They went straight from college to YouTube, and over the next eight years, amassed one million YouTube subscribers, a Comedy Central web series called Six Guys One Car, two albums on the Billboard […]

Duration: 00:50:34

Episode #172: Jimmy Shubert

Jimmy Shubert was just a kid from Philly who wanted to be a magician. That’s how he started in show business, before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s and taking a job at The Comedy Store, where he became the kid in Sam Kinison’s outlaws of comedy crew. That led to development deals and […]

Duration: 00:33:58

Episode #171: Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a native New Yorker and key member of the emerging new platform, GaS Digital Network. You’ve likely heard Dave as one-third of the Legion of Skanks alongside Big Jay Oakerson and Luis J Gomez, or as host of the podcast Part of the Problem, which combined receive hundreds of thousands of downloads […]

Duration: 00:37:27

Episode #170: Scot Armstrong

Scot Armstrong grew up outside of Chicago and first studied comedy under the legendary Del Close, before moving to New York City and joining the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe Mother, whose members included Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Daly and Jessica St. Clair. He has since worked with St. Clair as an executive producer on both […]

Duration: 00:29:53

Episode #169: Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton grew up in a small town in Idaho and studied broadcasting before turning to comedy. Hamilton calls several comedy scenes home, and that perhaps allowed him to emerge nationally in the mid-2000s in Sierra Mist’s America’s Next Great Comic Search. He’s also won the Great American Comedy Festival contest, and performed multiple times […]

Duration: 00:22:08

Episode #168: Lynne Koplitz

Lynne Koplitz caught her first wave of success hosting or co-hosting TV shows the likes of Change of Heart, How to Boil Water, and Life and Style. The stylish comedian became friends with the late great Joan Rivers while paired up in the IFC comedy Z Rock, and later became a recurring character on Joan […]

Duration: 00:36:07

Episode #167: Brett Gelman and Janicza Bravo

Janicza Bravo has made several short films that debuted at premier festivals such as Sundance and SXSW, and also directed an episode of the hit FX series, Atlanta. Bravo’s first feature film, Lemon, features her husband, Brett Gelman, as an actor and acting coach who turns 40 and realizes nothing in his life is where it’s supposed […]

Duration: 00:28:12

Episode #166: Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales is an actress best known for her supporting roles in sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation, Trophy Wife, Girls, and The Grinder. She’s also done drama with White Collar, and action-adventure with The Middleman. She directed a webseries for Funny or Die about James Joyce’s Love Letters, and you can currently see her on […]

Duration: 00:47:32

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