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.

11 Missed Star Wars Product Tie-Ins

Subway did it. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese did it. Hell, even Crocs did it. So why did so many other companies miss out on Star Wars product tie-ins? Here are a few missed opportunities that could have brought in some major Imperial Credit.   Kashi Admiral Akbar Snackbar A delightful combination of seven whole grains and dried salmon.   Boba …

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Red Panda Pot Pie

C.B. Kelly, contributor If you’ve never had the pleasure of putting panda meat in your mouth, then let me tell you… Wait, let me rephrase that. If you’ve never had a panda killed for the teasing of your taste buds’ every whim, then let me tell you, you are throwing away the very taste of freedom, and everything that our …

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In the Kitchen with Danny Palumbo

“People always ask me how I quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey. Vicodin. Every time I wanted a cigarette, I instead had a Vicodin. Then every time I wanted a Vicodin, I had a Vicodin. I like Vicodin.” It’s jokes like that that helped Austin based comic Danny Palumbo win the title of 2015’s “The Funniest Person in Austin.” Sure, comedy …

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Freeing the Animal – The Sean Patton Interview

While Jamiroquai’s Travelling Without Moving album plays in the background, Sean Patton sits in the rear courtyard of New Orleans’ Hi Ho Lounge enjoying a pre-show Cuban sandwich from a local pop-up kitchen. “I think, without a doubt, that New Orleans is one of the best places in the country to perform because the city has more of a pirate …

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P-P-P-Poker Ace: The Dash Kwiatkowski Interview

Dash Kwiatkowski is a Bay area comedian with a love of nerd culture and penchant for poker. On day one of this year’s Savage Henry Comedy Festival I walked into the Savage Henry offices to find him wearing some kind of superhero shirt and trying to organize a late-night all-comics poker game. He’s about that life. I recently talked to …

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9 to 5 and Then Some – The Lydia Popovich Interview

San Francisco comic Lydia Popovich is fresh off of Savage Henry Fest and on to even bigger things. She’s a full time performer with a full time day job, which means she knows how to hustle. I caught up with Popovich after the festival to talk about her weed-friendly comedy show, her upcoming plans, and Dolly Parton. If you want …

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Campfire Cassettes – Raised Wrong

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Campfire Cassettes’ new album, Raised Wrong, is flummery at a most indisputable level. Just a few seconds into the album opener “Mabel,” a song about a woman whose fellatio skill is beyond reproach, it’s clear that songwriter Jonathan Buchanan is well-versed in the Kinks discography. The Kinks comparison becomes even more …

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Shunt McGuppin – Bad Honky

America. Whiskey. Tumbleweeds. Moustache. These are the feelings I had while listening to Bad Honky, the new EP from Shunt McGuppin (AKA Superego’s Jeremy Carter). In just five songs, McGuppin encapsulates what it is to be a human animal in this wild world. The opener, “Yesterday’s Porn,” reminds us that sometimes looking back on the past can be the saddest …

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Taking the Country Out of the Boy – The Billy Wayne Davis Interview

At nearly the 11 year mark in his comedy career, Billy Wayne Davis is really starting to make a name for himself. His name, Tennessee roots, and Southern accent have made his road to comedy a particularly tricky one to navigate, as he has worked tirelessly to be known for his original ideas, as opposed to being put in a …

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost – The Adam Bathe Interview

I recently chatted with Portland based and comic Savage Henry Comedy Festival performer Adam Bathe about stand-up, hallucinogenic experimentation, the singularity and – because this is the Spooky Issue – ghost hunting. Isaac Kozell: How long have you been doing comedy? Adam Bathe: I’ve been performing and touring for 3 years. IK: Where did you get your start? AB: I’ve …

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