Tag Archives: Interview

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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Zorgulox Interview

Dash Kwiatkowski, contributor Savage Henry: Hi Zorgulox, thanks so much for doing this interview!  Tell us about yourself! Zorgulox: Greetings Savage Henry Readership. It is I, Zorgulox, crusher of flesh, devourerer of time, and harvester of souls. As you all know, I am a timeless, indestructible embodiment of evil, whose deeds have ruined countless worlds. I have done battle with …

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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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Award Winning Interview with A Vampire

I had the opportunity to meet and interview a real live vampire recently. It was incredible. Pulitzer prize, here I come. Here’s the transcript of our chat. SAVAGE HENRY: Thank you for meeting with me again. After I met you the first time at the farmer’s market, I was thrilled. I called my editors the second I walked away, and …

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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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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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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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Questions with Gary, The Professional Ghost

Patrick Dangermond, contributor State your name. My name’s Gary and I am a ghost. What were you like when you were alive? I was a seventh century professional acteur! Oh really! So what happened to you? Oh I was an awful acteur. In fact, after a particularly mundane rendition of John Fletcher’s The Noble Gentleman, I was pelted to death …

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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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