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Ngaio Bealum is no stranger to Humboldt County

Few things say weed and comedy more than Ngaio Bealum. The Sacramento-based comedian has been smoking and telling jokes across the country for years, even back when you had to go to the Bayshore Mall to see stand-up. He’ll be returning to Humboldt Feb. 7 to do a set at Humbrews.   Savage Henry: What was it that pushed you …

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In a Bathtub Full of Ice – The Shane Torres Interview

This past spring over the course of several nights I watched comedian Shane Torres perform in various New Orleans bars and venues, working out his Comedy Central half hour, which was taped at The Crescent City’s Civic Theatre in April. He has an interesting presence on stage that combines his hilariously dilatory delivery with a look that he describes as …

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The Most Spacey – The David Huntsberger Interview

If you missed David Huntsberger’s recent show at Humbrews in Arcata, CA, you missed out. He’s funny, but he’s not just trying to make you laugh. He’s also trying to make you think about the big picture and blow your mind while doing it. Big ideas have been the through line of Huntsberger’s career, which has included the popular science …

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Relatively Cheerful – The Jackie Kashian Interview

Jackie Kashian is living the dork life and loving it. Her comedy career is growing, thanks largely in part to her podcast The Dork Forest and her critically acclaimed new album I am Not the Hero of This Story. She’s married to a game designer, and recently performed on a nerd cruise. I talked to Jackie about writing new material, …

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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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