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Monique Madrid

  1. Traveling to ‘Another Period’ with Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Another Period, the Comedy Central show created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is one of the funniest shows on television […]
  2. Inside ‘Party Over Here’ with Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich The Lonely Island guys (SNL) and Paul Scheer (The League) have a new project, this time as executive producers of a new all-female late-night […]
  3. How The Katydids Turned an Improv Group Into the New Sitcom ‘Teachers’If you’ve had a chance to watch the pilot episode of Teachers, the new comedy coming to TV Land on January 13th, then you know what a treat […]
  4. Ten Things You Don’t Know About Jamie LeeJamie Lee has been all over the place – from placing as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing to being a regular on Girl Code to standup sets […]
  5. Getting Intimate with Diana Kolsky and Murf Meyer of the Ménage à Trois […]Pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on your favorite sensual music, light some candles, and prepare yourself for the sexiest interview you’ll […]
  6. The Return of The Defiant Thomas BrothersSeth Thomas and Paul Thomas (no relations) of The Defiant Thomas Brothers were known for their social satire, not being afraid to talk about […]
  7. Behind the Camera with Nick StollerFrom writing for the Harvard Lampoon in his early years to being a writer for TV shows like Strangers with Candy and Undeclared, to going on to […]
  8. Let Howard Kremer Teach You How to Really Have a SummahComedian Howard Kremer does a little bit of it all. He’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Bang Bang, he co-host the Who Charted? […]
  9. Finding Your Voice with Jonathan AmesJonathan Ames isn’t “just” a television writer. His prolific career spans from personal essays to graphic novels, storytelling, screenplays, a […]
  10. Confronting Tragedy with Comedy with Naomi EkperiginSavvy, smart, funny and politically active – it’s this great combination that’s making comedian Naomi Ekperigin an in-demand writer and […]
  11. Inside ‘The Meltdown’ with Jonah and KumailIf you live in Los Angeles, you know that The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail, the standup show in the back of a comic book store, is one of the […]
  12. How Lisa Lampanelli Found Her BalanceIt turns out the old adage “You can’t judge a foul-mouthed book by its cover” is true. Like many would, I assume, when I learned I’d be […]
  13. Behind Shunt McGuppin with Superego’s Jeremy CarterShunt McGuppin, the foul-mouthed, backwards country western singer from the popular podcast Superego finally has his own album and it’s […]
  14. Where Comedy and Rap Meet with Zach SherwinTall, thin, white, and Jewish, not exactly how you’d describe most rappers. But that’s exactly how you’d describe Zach Sherwin; only you’d also […]
  15. On the Rise with Lauren LapkusA force in the Chicago improv community, Lauren Lapkus moved to Los Angeles a little over five years ago to make a name for herself. And boy […]
  16. On Set with Marc MaronMost of the interviews I do for this site involve me wearing my pajamas, because most of them are done over the phone. Every once in a while, […]
  17. From Law School to Standup with Guy BranumGuy Branum was one of the first comedians I saw live when I moved to Los Angeles. It was clear right away that not only does the audience adore […]
  18. Being at the Intersection of Comedy and Magic with Justin WillmanWhen I was first asked to interview Justin Willman about his comedy special, Sleight of Mouth I was like, “Okay, cool!” Then I found out he was […]
  19. Putting It All Out There with Jamie CampbellHe might be one of the hardest working comedians in Chicago. An improviser, actor, standup, producer and all around good guy – seriously. Not […]
  20. Meditating with Rob CorddryActor, writer, producer, Daily Show correspondent – when I think of Rob Corddry I think talented and hilarious, but quite frankly a little […]
  21. Iliza Shlesinger and the Contradictions of ‘Freezing Hot’Iliza Shlesinger is about as confident, bold and honest of any comedian as they come. She knows who she is and what she wants to talk about. Oh […]
  22. The Secret Society of John HodgmanJohn Hodgman, comedian, author and generally knower-of-all-things, has a live comedy show that you probably have never heard of, because by […]
  23. Getting Dark and Weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott AdsitThe Heart, She Holler, the odd little 11-minute-long Adult Swim show staring Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris and Heather Lawless is back for a 3rd […]
  24. Talking with Megan Amram About Her New Book ‘Science…For Her!’I don’t want to start this by talking about Twitter and how it’s now used for more than sharing up to the second news, opinions on that news, […]
  25. Wyatt Cenac: Standup, Writer, Puppet AficionadoWyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been […]
  26. Getting Personal with Jonathan KatzInterviewing Jonathan Katz is an interesting experience, especially when doing so over the phone. After all, most of us know him from the […]
  27. Jerrod Carmichael Has His First HBO Special, But Don’t Worry – He’s Not […]At only 26 years old, he’s being called an “up-and-coming” comic, but Jerrod Carmichael knows who he is, knows what he’s good at, and thanks to […]