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.

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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Behind the Lens – The Dutch Savage Interview

You know him. You love him. He’s a Humboldt County comedy scene stalwart and the staff photographer for Savage Henry Magazine, Dutch Savage. If you’re reading this magazine then you’ve seen Dutch perform a jam packed set of twisted one-liners at least once. But he’s a quiet dude offstage so we thought, why not get to know him a little …

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7 Apps That Someone Needs to Make for Me Right Now

Apps! We like ’em. Heck, we love ’em! And we need us some more. I’ll give all the money I make from this article* to the first person that builds these amazing apps. Apps! – A sleep sounds app that’s just Kevin Costner reading the The Little Prince – An app that translates rappers’ tweets – A photo app that …

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Waite Distribution – The Dave Waite Interview

Ask Dave Waite how he stays focused on his career after 12 years of doing comedy and his reply will be a simple and direct, “I don’t.” But his struggle with time management and keeping a clear head hasn’t stopped him from releasing two albums, touring the country, performing at various festivals (including the upcoming 5th annual Savage Henry Comedy …

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Relax and Trust Me – The Caitlin Gill Interview

Maybe you’ve seen her on TV on Viceland’s Flophouse, at festivals like Outside Lands or Bridgetown, on the Oddball Comedy Tour, or at any reputable (or not-so-reputable) West Coast comedy venue. Perhaps you’ve heard her voice on NPR, or read a piece she wrote for the New York Times. But if not, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll at …

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2 Legit 2 Quit – The Barry Rothbart Interview

Barry Rothbart is a stand-up comic and actor with a few serious credits under his belt, including a Comedy Central Half Hour, several late night appearances, and a role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Recently he’s been working on a new show called Single by 30 for YouTube Red, as well as a pilot for ABC about …

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Six Beers Deep – “805” Firestone Walker Brewing Company

805 Firestone Walker Brewing Company ABV: 4.7% One: Ok, so I’ve seen this beer on the shelf for months now on every endcap at the grocery store, and I’ve pretty much avoided it for that very reason. While FIrestone makes some decent brews, they’ve never been a company that I’ve been excited about, especially when there’s nothing on the labeling …

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