MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Michael Stahl

  1. chat room
    Ms. Pat Thinks The Ms. Pat Show Will Be BET+’s Handmaid’s Tale“Nobody paid attention to Hulu until Handmaid’s Tale, baby.”
  2. stand-up
    Give It Up for the ‘Bring-up’A live stand-up show is only as good as its host — and their ability to maintain the perfect audience energy.
  3. stand-up
    Comedy’s Toughest Gig: The World of Stand-up Sign-Language InterpretersInterpreters and comedians explain why stand-up is the hardest art form to translate.
  4. stand-up
    How Gary Gulman Scored a Stand-up Touchdown With The Great DepreshTalking with the veteran comedian about his new HBO special.
  5. interviews
    How a Lifelong Friendship Led to Steve Way’s Ramy RoleTalking with Way about Ramy, the first time he tried stand-up, and his near-death experience.
  6. interview
    How Josh Gondelman Became Twitter’s Pep-Talk MasterCatching up with the stand-up and Desus & Mero writer.
  7. off-broadway
    Colin Quinn Thinks It’s Time for the United States to Break UpTalking with the comedian about his new Off Broadway show and the political divide.
  8. stand-up
    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.”
  9. A Sneak Peek Inside the National Comedy Center’s George Carlin ArchivesBeginning today, the weeklong Lucille Ball Comedy Festival invades the southwestern New York city of Jamestown, the birthplace of the legendary […]
  10. 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 […]
  11. Taking American Sign Language Comedy to the Mainstream MassesStanding in line on the sidewalk in front of the Nuyorican Poets Café is usually a time of sensory overload. The performance space, located in […]
  12. 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 […]