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.

Really Taking To It – The Chris Charpentier Interview

Former Denver comic, patriotic fashionista, and proud mustache owner Chris Charpentier recently celebrated his one year anniversary of moving to Hollywood (baby!) to chase the comedy dream. His past year has been peppered with exciting personal and professional accomplishments, along with some valuable life lessons. I talked to Chris about the differences between the Denver and LA comedy scenes, the …

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New Kid on the Block – The Joshua Barnes Interview

Hey gang, meet Joshua Barnes, one of the newest comics on the Humboldt scene. Not just a newbie to Northern California, he’s also a new comic, having clocked in just over a year of stand-up. But don’t let his short time doing comedy fool you. The kid has it. I talked to Barnes about his journey to Humboldt, his time …

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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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