Isaac Kozell

Isaac Kozell is a New Orleans based Writer and Standup Comedian. He spends his spare time skateboarding, gardening, and reminiscing about that one time back in '99 when he was invited onstage to perform with the band Sugar Ray.

Whatever Way Possible – The Matt Knudsen Interview

After a five-year run with the Merchant Marines, Matt Knudsen coasted into LA on the hope-and-dream fumes of becoming a comedian and actor. Since then he’s appeared in numerous shows and films, like Gangster Squad with Sean Penn, Workaholics, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The League. He also just released his third comedy album, Yes And, recorded at the LA staple Josh …

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Smooth Like Granite – The Derek Sheen Interview

Derek Sheen was born a poor, funny child. His mother’s use of comedy as a retreat from the difficult periods in her life rubbed off on the young Sheen, who used jokes to combat school bullies and an abusive stepfather. “Comedy isn’t just a healing mechanism. It’s also a big, fat shield and a weapon when used correctly.” After a …

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In a Bathtub Full of Ice – The Shane Torres Interview

This past spring over the course of several nights I watched comedian Shane Torres perform in various New Orleans bars and venues, working out his Comedy Central half hour, which was taped at The Crescent City’s Civic Theatre in April. He has an interesting presence on stage that combines his hilariously dilatory delivery with a look that he describes as …

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The Most Spacey – The David Huntsberger Interview

If you missed David Huntsberger’s recent show at Humbrews in Arcata, CA, you missed out. He’s funny, but he’s not just trying to make you laugh. He’s also trying to make you think about the big picture and blow your mind while doing it. Big ideas have been the through line of Huntsberger’s career, which has included the popular science …

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A Whole New World – The Shane Mauss Interview

The last time I hung out with comedian Shane Mauss he was getting ready to record an episode of his Here We Are podcast at a chimpanzee refuge in Louisiana. While most working comedians today trade in the absurdity of everyday life, Shane has taken a slightly different path, choosing to focus primarily on science and psychedelics. He’s taken his …

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Relatively Cheerful – The Jackie Kashian Interview

Jackie Kashian is living the dork life and loving it. Her comedy career is growing, thanks largely in part to her podcast The Dork Forest and her critically acclaimed new album I am Not the Hero of This Story. She’s married to a game designer, and recently performed on a nerd cruise. I talked to Jackie about writing new material, …

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Home Is Where the Fart Jokes Are – The Trevor Lockwood Interview

Humboldt comedian Trevor Lockwood is the “fat, funny kid” from high school who everyone said should do comedy and then actually went for it. In his less than two years onstage he’s become a local staple. I talked to Trevor about his humble beginnings, his idea of a “dream home,” and his dick-and-fart-joke laden podcast. Isaac Kozell: What’s your living situation like? …

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How to Decorate Your New Place After the Divorce

Love isn’t real. But your new sadness hut is! Here’s how to take whatever items you legally have left after the divorce and make your new house, or rather, rented room, a home. Put Your Bed on the Floor – This is less a design choice and more a necessity. She kept the frame, you got the mattress. A large …

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Waiting in Line – The Dave Stone Interview

Dave Stone is an LA-by-way-of-Atlanta comedian with a damn good biscuit recipe. Stone has been touring the country, refining his act, and slowly piecing together his career for over 10 years. In that time he’s performed on The Late Late Show, started a podcast with Kyle Kinane called The Boogie Monster, lent his voice to Squidbillies, and released a full …

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From the Mouths of Babes – The Savage Henry Comedy Festival Primer

The 6th annual Savage Henry Comedy Fest descends on Humboldt October 6th – 8th. In the last half decade the festival has grown in size, quality, and reputation. I mean, it’s still not a huge fest and most of the performers are turnt as hell, but it’s become a yearly tradition for some of the best and weirdest comics working …

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