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Philip Stamato

  1. Mike Birbiglia and the Importance and Power of JokesMike Birbiglia has a very unique ability: the ability to tell any story, like the story of jumping out of a hotel window in Walla Walla, […]
  2. Mark Normand on His Eventful Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ Taping and Bad […]Mark Normand has slogged his way through the New York comedy scene since 2006. For years now, he’s labored through open mics all across the […]
  3. Rachel Feinstein on Her Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ and the Other Rachel […]Rachel Feinstein came to New York when she was 17. She did not go to college. She lived in Brooklyn. She shared her apartment with a band that […]
  4. Mike Sacks on ‘Poking a Dead Frog’, Discontented Comedy Writers, and […]Comedians think often about how their identity relates to the world around them. They spent much of their time reflecting on who they are, […]
  5. Ian Edwards on Releasing His Debut Standup Album Via Conan O’Brien’s Team […]Team Coco Records launched last week with the release of Ian Edwards’s debut standup album, 100% Half-Assed. On the album, Edwards skillfully […]
  6. Yannis Pappas on Why He Did Standup for 14 Years Before Doing a Half-Hour […]Yannis Pappas is (fictionally) Mr. Panos, a deeply patriotic Greek man who owns “The Baby Socrates Diner.” He is also (fictionally) Maurica, a […]
  7. Talking to Jacqueline Novak About Her Debut Standup Album ‘Quality Notions’Jacqueline Novak’s recently-released first album, Quality Notions, is a testament to one New York-based comedian’s ability to run the comedic […]
  8. Talking to Thomas Middleditch About HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ You’re about to see a lot more of Thomas Middleditch in movies and TV. Middleditch got his start as an improviser and sketch actor in Chicago, […]
  9. Talking to Mike Nelson About RiffTrax’s National Geographic TV SpecialMike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett might all be better recognized by their voices than their faces. Throughout the ‘90s, they were a […]
  10. Talking to Rachael Harris About ‘Bad Words’, the Space Between Comedy and […]Rachael Harris’s most recent appearance in Jason Bateman’s first foray into directing, Bad Words, was brief. Nevertheless, her time on screen […]