Day: January 14, 2019

R.I.P. William Stephenson (1957-2019)

William Stephenson and I once shared 50 straight hours together inside The Comic Strip. Stephenson was hosting. I was live-blogging. We may have been the only folks in the joint to go stir-crazy and still keep a friendly sense of humor about the 50-hour stand-up comedy marathon that set a Guinness World Record at the time in June 2008. You could always count on “Weeeyum” to get the crowd going and keep it going at any comedy club around New York City. Most nights in recent years, Stephenson could be found onstage at The Comedy Cellar or out on...

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Episode #242: Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen was one of the longest-serving cast members of Saturday Night Live, spending 11 seasons as Fericito, Prince, Barack Obama and more. He has since gone on to star in eight seasons of Portlandia on IFC, two seasons of Big Mouth on Netflix, another two seasons of Documentary Now! on IFC, one season and counting of Forever on Amazon Prime Video, and put out his first solo comedy special in 2018, the Grammy-nominated Standup for Drummers, on Netflix. That doesn’t leave him much time to lead the band for Late Night with Seth Meyers. But a third season of Documentary...

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