Day: March 22, 2016

Day Job, Night Comic: An Interview with Raleigh Comic Brent Blakeney

I caught up with Brent Blakeney at the Nashville Zanies Comedy Club where he was opening for Kathleen Madigan. He’s an up-and-coming comedian who tours part-time while maintaining a career both as a comic and a substitute teacher. He was cool enough to answer some questions about comedy and juggling his day and night jobs, so you should be cool too and check out his YouTube videos or, if you are in the Raleigh area, get out to his shows and support live comedy! How long have you been doing comedy? I have been doing comedy for 5 years. How...

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Jordan Brady shoots for “I Am…” trilogy, with the troops for “I Am Battle Comic”

Six years ago, director Jordan Brady turned the cameras back on his comedy career — interviewing dozens of stand-up comedians about the art of joking, and coaxing Ritch Shydner out of touring retirement for I Am Comic. Then Brady himself got back into stand-up, joining Wayne Federman for a weekend of bar/club work in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State, and interviewed dozens of stand-up comedians about their own road gigs for I Am Road Comic. What’s next? Afghanistan, of course! Brady is doing his part to support the troops — midway through a two-week tour of U.S. military bases...

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Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep, on Adult Swim

What the world needs now is Joe Pera. Now more than ever. Thankfully, Adult Swim dedicated a quarter-hour early this morning to Pera and his musings for the latest episode in its Infomercials series (the same series that brought us Too Many Cooks). This is Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep. Perfect not only for naps, but also meditation, peacefulness, serenity and smiles. Many smiles. 🙂 Roll the...

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