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Comedy’s Toughest Gig: The World of Stand-up Sign-Language Interpreters
Interpreters and comedians explain why stand-up is the hardest art form to translate.
How Gary Gulman Scored a Stand-up Touchdown With
The Great Depresh
Talking with the veteran comedian about his new HBO special.
How a Lifelong Friendship Led to Steve Way’s
Talking with Way about
, the first time he tried stand-up, and his near-death experience.
How Josh Gondelman Became Twitter’s Pep-Talk Master
Catching up with the stand-up and
Desus & Mero
Colin Quinn Thinks It’s Time for the United States to Break Up
Talking with the comedian about his new Off Broadway show and the political divide.
Ted Alexandro Wants His Viral Louis C.K. Stand-up Set to Speak for Itself
“Trust is earned. If you’re talking into a microphone in front of hundreds or thousands of people, it’s because your point of view is trusted.”
A Sneak Peek Inside the National Comedy Center’s George Carlin Archives
Beginning today, the weeklong Lucille Ball Comedy Festival invades the southwestern New York city of Jamestown, the birthplace of the legendary […]
Why the World of Standup Is Both the Best and Worst Place to Battle Mental […]
The initial scenes of the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime’s new dramedy set in early 1970s Los Angeles about the toils of […]
Taking American Sign Language Comedy to the Mainstream Masses
Standing in line on the sidewalk in front of the Nuyorican Poets Café is usually a time of sensory overload. The performance space, located in […]
Comedians as Activists in the Era of Trump
In his 2012 book, Tortured Artists, Christopher Zara examines the mental anguish that has plagued some of the most revered artists in […]