Interviews

Eli Braden: Twitter Crush

AAs a writer he’s worked on Jimmy Kimmel Live, E!’s Fashion Police, and Upload with Shaquille O’Neal. As a comedy-based musician, he’s performed live for thousands of people — and over the airwaves for millions — thanks largely in part to the powerful reach of The Howard Stern Show. His fans include Weird Al Yankovic and, hopefully, you. He’s Eli …

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Decades of Smoke: Interview with the Sinsemilla Bootlegger

Justin Alan, contributor When I was younger and I first shared with my mom that I had “tried” marijuana, she was was the definition of cool. She disapproved, but understood that it was something not harmful, and she herself was a bit of a fan of the plant. She even told me an awesome story about when she was in …

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Kyling It On: The Kyle Kinane Interview

Legend has it that while on the set of the 1941 horror classic, The Wolfman, Lon Chaney Jr.’s stunt double, “Big” Dally Kinane, said, “Rrrrrrrrrrr.” It seems fitting that the man who uttered that poignant phrase would, decades later, have a grandson climbing the ranks of comedy stardom. Career- wise, Kyle Kinane is at an all-time personal high and shows …

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Cornell Reid: Straight Out Of No Hum

He assumes that you already know he is funny. In his e-mail signature he opts out of including the title of Comedian and instead goes for a much more titillating job description: President of the Cathy Fan Club. I greatly enjoy Cathy Guisewhite’s take on what it means to be a modern woman, so I asked Reid if I could …

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Interview: Delaney and Paris

Delaney and Paris met in a college group vocal class in 2009. Before long they began writing together which quickly developed into their own brand of sexually explicit, vulgar folk music. Due to the graphic nature of their lyrics, they’ve found an audience with drunks at closing time as well as attendees of burlesque and comedy shows. In March of …

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Paul Danke Knows Best

Isaac Kozell, staff Paul Danke is, in no particular order, a stand-up comedian, writer, and stay-at-home dad. He appeared in the award winning documentary “The Comedy Garage” and was just named one of the best emerging stand-up comics by Patton Oswalt. This summer he’ll be touring the West Coast as part of Howard Kremer’s “Summah Fest” and will also be …

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Hylander, there can be only one: The Savage Henry Andre Hyland Interview

Andre Hyland hit Jimmy Kimmel with a brownie. Well, to be fair, the perpetrator was technically Minister Tracy Marune, a character of Hyland’s. “I really like Jimmy Kimmel. It’s not something that I personally would do. But it seemed like something the character would do. So I went with it.” Whatever Hyland is doing – whether it’s hosting a talk …

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Kyle Dunnigan, the Interview

Kyle Dunnigan just taught Savage Henry how to avoid cooties…using math. This sage advice was dispensed via one of Dunnigan’s characters, Craig, who maintains dual residencies in both The Internet (Dunnigan’s YouTube Channel) and Reno (911!). Dunnigan’s work spans many mediums: Stage, small screen, and web. He’s done festivals like Just for Laughs, late night television shows like Jimmy Kimmel, …

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Hunting Manilapede: An Obsession & Strange Conversation

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Lou Reed, Michael Gira and Captain Beefheart got drunk on port and did some improvising? Well, you probably haven’t, but it’s the type of thing I think about all the time. Luckily, I was introduced to local band Manilapede. Information regarding their origins and musicians are shrouded in mystery. I made phone …

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