Day: October 12, 2017

Brian Regan talks to Google: “How to Make People Laugh”

Don’t get as excited about the title for this Google Talk as I and others may have. Yes, Brian Regan visited Google for an interview and Q&A session this summer, and Google titled it “How to Make People Laugh.” The interview with Regan doesn’t quite go that deep on the topic they chose to title it with, but there’s plenty to enjoy and chew on here. From Regan discussing his early attempts at prop comedy, to learning to write very specific material for the Ft. Lauderdale comedy club where the owner put auditioning comics on after the headliner, to...

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Review: Christina P: “Mother Inferior” on Netflix

There’s something more assured and charming about the Christina Pazsitzky that we see in her first Netflix comedy special, Mother Inferior, than we first saw from her three years ago on the TBS comedy competition, Funniest Wins. She has shortened her last name to P to make things easier for everyone, become a mother, and just gotten stronger as a stand-up. They say having a kid immediately gives a comedian a new hour or half-hour of material. What they do with that makes all the difference. My friendly colleague Jason Zinoman over at the New York Times argues in...

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