Meet Brian Kiley

Comedy Central had Brian Kiley guest blogging on its site the week before his half-hour stand-up special aired on the cable network that spring. It wasn’t Kiley’s idea. "They made us do it. There are certain things you fantasize about before you start your career…but there are other things that you’re like, ‘Oh, I hadn’t thought of that.’" The same goes for his animated appearance years ago on Dr. Katz, sort of. "The idea of being a cartoon had never occurred to me. It’s just a weird thing having someone sending you a picture (of yourself)," he said. Did you like your cartoon self? "Nah, I was smaller. I wish in the cartoon, they could’ve made me more formidable. They could’ve at least made me a superhero. It is a cartoon." As for the guest blogging? "Sometimes you get an assignment and can’t think of anything you want to do…that was actually fun to do. I don’t know if I’ll do any more blogs." Kiley hails from Newton, Mass., a place that’s produced more than a few stand-ups. Why is that? "Louis CK is from Newton, and Fran Solomita, and Jon Fisch. Jon Katz has lived in Newton for a while now..I don’t know…I can remember in the fourth grade, standing up on the radiator of our classroom and telling St. Patrick’s Day jokes for my class. But I...

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