Interviews

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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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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Comedy Juggernaut – The Zeke Herrera Interview

He’s only been at it three years, but you’d be hard pressed to find a comedian who works harder than Zeke Herrera. The Humboldt native is now living in Denver and is telling jokes, running shows, and slanging mags. Not only is he a stand up comedian, he is also the Denver bureau chief for Savage Henry Magazine. We recently …

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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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