Interviews

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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Pop Culture’s Daughter – The Brandie Posey Interview

Brandie Posey puts in work. On the day of our interview, Posey was also recording an episode of the Lady to Lady podcast, attending the premiere of the indie film The Worst Year of My Life (in which she has a supporting role), having her property inspected for termites (Update: no termites!) and driving for Lyft to drum up a …

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A Human Cartoon in a Little Patch of Sunlight – The Josh Androsky Interview

Our favorite uh-oh boy and Savage Henry Fest veteran Josh Androsky has been pretty damn busy these last few months. In addition to his regular contributions to VICE, Androsky is also penning original content for The Bold Italic, helping run great L.A. comedy shows like Babe Island and Entitlement and getting his sweet ass booked on festivals like the upcoming …

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Huge Cowards – The Massive Fraud Interview

I was sitting on a couch in a second floor apartment in the Bywater area of New Orleans. Across from me, Andrew Polk and Joe Cardosi were scrolling through their phones, giggling. I asked them to share the source of their delight with the rest of the class. “Just reading comments from this huge fraud,” said Cardosi. This particular fraud …

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Joe Pettis hasn’t caught Ebola yet; an interview

Meet Joe Pettis, an Atlanta-based comic and the hard working creator of popular shows like the craft brewery-centric Beer & Comedy Show, the weed inspired 4:20 Comedy Hour and his most successful venture to date, the Underwear Comedy Party, which he has taken to over 30 cities so far this year. We talked to Pettis recently about love, laughs and …

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Living the Dream with Tom Rhodes

Now celebrating his 30th year in stand-up, Tom Rhodes is living what he calls “a dream life.” Rhodes’ career highlights include being Comedy Central’s first comedian spokesperson, releasing three full length stand-up albums, becoming the host of a late-night Dutch talk show, and hosting the insightful podcast Tom Rhodes Radio. Rhodes spoke to us from his hotel in Las Vegas …

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