MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Seth Simons

  1. Big Jay Oakerson Is a Comfortable Dude The New York Times deemed Big Jay Oakerson the “master of the dirty joke,” a title he lives up to in his new Comedy Central special Live At […]
  2. Inside Dan Soder and Michelle Wolf’s New Comedy Central Web Series, ‘Used […] Used People, the quiet revelation of a web series from Dan Soder and Michelle Wolf, is simple enough. The two star as salespersons at a used […]
  3. How Comedy Central’s ‘Delco Proper’ Reps the Real Philly If you haven’t heard of John McKeever and Tommy Pope, you will soon. The two Philly-born comics debuted the pilot episode of their Comedy […]
  4. Talking ‘Mostly Stories’ with Tom Segura Tom Segura’s hour-long special Mostly Stories drops today on Netflix, but it’s far from the only thing he has to celebrate. The Ohio-born […]
  5. The Second Season of Comedy Central’s ‘New Timers’ Is Out NowGood Cop Great Cop, the sketch group described by one YouTube commenter as “the Jewish version” of Key and Peele, returns to the digital […]
  6. Comedy as a StartupA bit about me: roughly a year ago I was hired to Create Content for a hip young tech startup in Manhattan. We were located in a small office […]
  7. ‘Live on Broadgay’ and the Scourge of ‘Adjective’ Comedy“In life and in representations of life,” writes theatre director Anne Bogart, “so much has been done before and said before that they have […]
  8. The Quiet Rise of Good Cop Great CopThe fifth episode of New Timers’ second season almost didn’t exist. It was the sixth day of a six-day shoot in one of the hotter weeks of […]
  9. Turning a Disparate Group of Standups Into the ‘Friends of the People’In a sketch that comes early in the midseason premiere of TruTV’s Friends of the People, a presumably fictionalized Kevin Barnett informs a […]