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.

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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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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Kicking Through the Ashes – The Ritch Shydner Interview

During the 80s comedy boom Ritch Shydner was the definition of a comic’s comic. He toured the country, racked up numerous late-night TV appearances, and had his own hour-long special on HBO. Comedy led to acting, placing Shydner in roles in shows and films like Married with Children, Roxanne, and Beverly Hills Cop II. After a 13-year break from standup, …

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Fireworks, Skateboards, and Wisconsin Dells – The Dave Losso Interview

I called comedian Dave Losso a few days into his early 2017 month-long tour of the American South. Losso is a youngish Chicago-bred road dog. In 2016 he did a brief stint in Denver (“Comedy there is awesome. Everyone there is pretty much a killer.”) before returning home to Chicago. Like a good Midwestern boy, he arrived early for his …

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Never Lustered – The Nathan Lund Interview

Reigning Denver Comedy Champion, Fine Gentleman’s Club co-founder, and all-around joy bomb Nathan Lund is one of the most recognizable faces in the Denver scene. With over 10 years of stand-up under his belt, Lund has earned his place on festivals like High Plains and Oddball, and has performed with folks like Kyle Kinane and TJ Miller. His weekly showcase …

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