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Sydney Parker

  1. Romesh Ranganathan Arrives in the StatesBest known for his standup in the United Kingdom, Romesh Ranganathan was working as a high school math teacher before deciding to pursue his […]
  2. Behind the Camera with Ken MarinoAlthough Ken Marino says he learned nothing about how to be a Latin lover while directing How to Be a Latin Lover, he enjoyed collaborating on […]
  3. Julie Rudd Makes Her Feature Debut with ‘Fun Mom Dinner’For her screenwriting debut, Julie Rudd set out to write a comedy that connected with moms like herself. The result, Fun Mom Dinner, follows […]
  4. The Creators and Stars of ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’ Arrive in the StatesThe feminist Canadian sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show has made a splash on the CBC and graces American airwaves on IFC tonight at […]
  5. Inside ‘The Little Hours’ with Writer/Director Jeff BaenaJeff Baena says his fascination with medieval times (the historical period, not the dinner theater) inspired his latest film, The Little Hours. […]
  6. The Joy and Optimism of Andrea Savage’s ‘I’m Sorry’Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Dog Bites Man) created and stars in I’m Sorry, a new half-hour comedy on truTV. Tired of being offered boring, […]
  7. Studying the Booms and Bombs of Standup Comedy History with Kliph NesteroffDecades before writing The Comedians, a deep dive into the history of American comedy, Kliph Nesteroff was a young standup working out his set […]
  8. How Heather Fink Made Her First Feature Film ‘Inside You’After years of performing standup comedy and making funny videos, Heather Fink struck out on her own as a writer/director. Paying the bills by […]
  9. On the ‘Vagical Mystery Tour’ with Lizz WinsteadLizz Winstead (co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show) has put her passion for politics to work. After founding Lady Parts Justice […]
  10. Catching Up with Jonathan Katz The Comedy Central cult classic animation Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist is returning in a new format on Audible. The show was developed […]
  11. Talking ‘Middle Man,’ ‘Parks and Rec,’ and Second City with Jim O’HeirJim O’Heir, best known for playing Jerry Gergich, the lovable object of mockery on Parks and Recreation, has made a surprising jump to star in […]
  12. Maria Bamford Wants You to Know You’re Doing Great In her sublime new Netflix standup special, Old Baby, premiering today, Maria Bamford performs a comedy set in increasingly larger venues. […]
  13. Meet Mindy Tucker, the Eyes of New York Comedy Photographer Mindy Tucker has been shooting comedians for nearly a decade. In that time, Tucker has captured a massive photographic record […]
  14. Inside Eliot Glazer’s ‘Haunting Renditions’ Comedian Eliot Glazer has created a live show that combines his absurd comedic sensibility with his musical gifts. A classically trained […]
  15. Baron Vaughn on ‘Fatherless,’ ‘MST3K,’ and the Ocean of Joy On top of being a standup comedian and a classically trained actor, Baron Vaughn will soon make his debut as robot Tom Servo in the Mystery […]
  16. Inside the New Season of HBO’s ‘Animals’ Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano created, write, direct, and voice each episode of the animated series Animals on HBO. The duo might still be […]
  17. Andy Daly on Wrapping Up the Wonderfully Dark ‘Review’ Comedy Central’s dark comedy Review is returning for a short third and final season. On the show, Andy Daly plays Forrest MacNeil, an […]
  18. Inside Season 3 of ‘Man Seeking Woman’ with Creator Simon RichIn the third season of FXX’s surreal romantic comedy, Man Seeking Woman, show creator Simon Rich decided to settle down and explore the […]
  19. Ron Funches Isn’t Powerless The enterprising and lovable Ron Funches says he pitched his own character to play on the new NBC series Powerless, billed as the first […]
  20. How ‘Teachers’ Finds the Fun in a Sometimes Thankless Job Watch out, the Katydids are on the scene. Six improvisors from Chicago, all with names derived from Katherine (Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, […]
  21. Janet Varney on ‘Stan Against Evil’, ‘The JV Club’, and Empathy in the Age […] In her latest adventure, Janet Varney stars as Evie Barret, the new sheriff in town on the comedy horror IFC series, Stan Against Evil. […]
  22. T.J. Miller Wants to Use Comedy to Soothe the Human Condition T.J. Miller cuts to the core. Whether shooting from the hip on local morning talk shows or waxing philosophical in his standup, Miller is […]
  23. Bobby Moynihan on Some Strange Days at ‘SNL’ Bobby Moynihan was part of one of the most heartbreaking episodes of Saturday Night Live last week. Before Kate McKinnon took the piano as […]
  24. Roy Wood Jr.’s Full Circle: From Journalism to Comedy to ‘The Daily Show’ Roy Wood Jr. began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while studying journalism at Florida A&M University. He took off like a […]
  25. How Chris Cubas Spent $30,000 In One Month In a new Fusion comedy documentary, Chris Gets Money, Austin-based standup comedian Chris Cubas endeavors to make sense of income inequality […]
  26. Wanda Sykes on Standup, Parenthood, and This Nightmare Election In her dazzling new one-hour comedy special, What Happened…Ms. Sykes? airing tomorrow night on EPIX, comedian Wanda Sykes is quirky as […]
  27. Derek Waters Is Living the Drunken Dream Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Drunk History returns for a ten-episode fourth season tomorrow night. The new season features fascinating […]
  28. A Little Time with Quinn Marcus and Adam Pally You may not have heard of Quinn Marcus, but at a spry twenty-five years old, she’s already on her way to becoming a household name. It all […]
  29. Chris Geere’s Two Lives The third season of the dark romantic comedy You’re the Worst premieres tomorrow on FXX much to the delight of the show’s devoted fanbase. […]
  30. Ben Falcone on Being Partners in Comedy and Life with Melissa McCarthy Before Ben Falcone became the writer/director/producer/actor/father/husband to Melissa McCarthy that he is today, he worked as a waiter at […]
  31. Creating All the Time with Kate Micucci Mike Birbiglia’s new gem of a film, Don’t Think Twice, explores the relationships between members of Commune, a long-standing improv troupe. […]
  32. Ana Gasteyer Gets Into Character in ‘Lady Dynamite’ Legendary SNL castmember Ana Gasteyer lives up to her reputation on the brilliant new Netflix streaming comedy Lady Dynamite, on which she […]
  33. Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld on Going From ‘Jake and Amir’ to ‘Lonely […] Comedy duo Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are back in the habit writing, directing, and starring in Lonely and Horny, a goofy new web […]
  34. How Andrée Vermeulen Turned Self-Loathing Mac and Cheese Into Celebratory […] You may recognize Andrée Vermeulen as a house performer at UCB or as one of the many hilarious characters she played in CollegeHumor videos, […]
  35. Aasif Mandvi on ‘Mother’s Day’ and Donald Trump In a brief interlude from his satirical combat of Islamaphobia on the Daily Show and his web series, Halal in the Family, Aasif Mandvi […]
  36. First-Time Host Ariana Grande Delivered on ‘SNL’ Whether licking donuts, belting Whitney Houston songs at the White House, or pulling double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night […]
  37. How the Furry Community Embraced CollegeHumor’s Furry-Lampooning ‘Furry […]When CollegeHumor’s Brian Murphy and Adam Conover wrote Furry Force, they never dreamt that their hilarious and uncomfortably arousing animated […]
  38. Mo Welch on Larry Bird, Qweirdos and Laughter in the DarkWhether she’s hosting The Mo Show, performing standup, making music videos, drawing her hilariously depressing cartoon, Barely Blair, or […]
  39. The Altruism of ComedyHow one writer credits comedian Maria Bamford with reinvigorating her will to live and banishing the shame associated with mental illness.