Day: May 15, 2014

The Emo Philips interview

Emo Philips boasts one of the most distinctive voices in comedy and has for the better part of three decades. His 1985 record, “E=MO2,” remains the gold standard for joke-writers of his generation and those who have followed him into stand-up comedy. Last weekend, Philips performed in two shows at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Ore. But first, he had to take care of that voice. So he bought a new opera singer’s atomizer. “My throat is my Achilles heel,” Philips told The Comic’s Comic over the phone from his home in California. “I try not to talk during...

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Meet Me In New York: Jim Tews

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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AT&T SNL TBT: Milana Vayntrub interviewed Beck Bennett and Good Neighbor for “Live Prude Girls”

For the first episode of their webseries chat show, “Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting,” Milana Vayntrub and Stevie Nelson sat down with comedy sketch group Good Neighbor in 2011. Vayntrub and Nelson asked the fellas — Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and Nick Rutherford — a bunch of questions regarding which of the three men would be odd man out in a variety of situations. Something more interesting to talk about since two of the three were later hired by Saturday Night Live. Something more interesting to talk about since Bennett also subsequently would become AT&T’s spokesperson in 2013,...

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Dan Telfer’s TV debut on The Pete Holmes Show

Dan Telfer knows dinosaurs. How well does he know dinosaurs? Well enough to challenge the audience on The Pete Holmes Show to name the best, baddest extinct dinosaur of all time, only to have him tell them why they’re most likely, probably wrong. By the way, Telfer said this via Twitter: “By the way, if you’ve seen me do a dinosaur set before- there’s surprises & a new ending just for tonight’s @PeteHolmesShow. Hope you like!” Roll the clip! Bonus hobbit talk. And he has a comedy CD, “Tendrils of Ruin,” available...

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