Interviews

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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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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Covered in Mud – The Sam Tallent Interview

You’ve probably heard the Kevin Gates song wherein he proclaims, “I got six jobs. I don’t get tired.” I feel like Sam Tallent – versatile Denver comedian and member of the Fine Gentleman’s Club – has him beat. Tallent is an American comedy work horse who doesn’t let his ego get in the way of getting gigs. For instance, one …

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The DC Pierson Interview

You may know author, actor, comedian and casual rapper DC Pierson from his books The Boy Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To and Crap Kingdom, his role in Derrick Comedy (whose film Mystery Team is considered by many to be a modern cult classic), his stand-up comedy, or his rapping, which includes several guest spots on Childish Gambino tracks. Now …

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Stealing the Show – The Dolph Ziggler Interview

As an 11 year veteran of the WWE and an aspiring stand-up comic, Dolph Ziggler was the perfect fit for the Savage Henry Wrestling issue. Ziggler’s wrestling persona has gone through several phases over his career and led to him being one of the most talked about – and possibly, most underrated – athletes in professional wrestling today. In the …

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The Road, The Mics and the Music: The JT Habersaat Interview

Austin-based comic JT Habersaat’s resumé is a black denim umbrella underneath which resides a career in stand-up comedy, co-running an independent punk rock record label, podcasting with people like Danzig and Doug Stanhope, and … wait for it … an appearance in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4. I caught up with Habersaat while he was on the road with …

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