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  1. Comedy Central Announces Its Next Round of Half-Hour Standup SpecialsComedy Central just announced the next batch of half-hour standup specials as part of its series Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. Like the […]
  2. Here Are the Comedians Getting Half-Hour Comedy Central Standup Specials […]Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of up-and-coming comedians to star in their own 30-minute The Half Hour standup specials, and the […]
  3. Talking to Matthew Broussard (and His Mom) About His Fast-Rising Standup […] The final episode of the 2016 season of Comedy Central’s Half Hour belongs to Matthew Broussard, a Houston comedian currently based in Los […]
  4. Naomi Ekperigin Knows the Power of New York, Biscuits, and Beyonce New York City born and raised, Naomi Ekperigin is quickly becoming an influential voice in modern comedy. She’s worked as a staff writer […]
  5. From Comedy Club Dishwasher to Comedy Central with Ahmed Bharoocha 2016 has been a big year for comedian Ahmed Bharoocha. Not only did he make his network TV debut on Conan, he also recorded his first […]
  6. Jacqueline Novak Is Trying to Just Not Give a Fuck The day before the taping of her Comedy Central Half Hour (which premieres tonight at 12:30), Jacqueline Novak, New York-based standup […]
  7. Mike Recine Isn’t Trying to Offend I was sitting in a conference room in New Orleans’ Ace Hotel, waiting for comedian Mike Recine to wrap up a photo shoot for the intro to his […]
  8. Nick Turner Is Having Fun Nick Turner was born in Texas, raised in Virginia, and sharpened his comedic teeth to a fine point in New York City. While watching him […]
  9. Martha Kelly Embraces the Fear The first words out of Martha Kelly’s mouth when she sat down to chat with me before the taping of her Comedy Central Half Hour were, “Has […]
  10. Erik Bergstrom Went From the Cancer Ward to Comedy Central When comedian Erik Bergstrom was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015, he had no idea what cancer would do for his career. […]
  11. How Emily Heller Balances Standup with Writing for TV In her new Comedy Central Half Hour, which premieres this Friday at midnight, comedian and writer Emily Heller wastes no time letting the […]
  12. No Crowd Is Too Tough for Ali Siddiq Asking a standup where they got their start in comedy usually yields responses like, “College,” “My hometown’s local open mic,” or, “I was […]
  13. Cy Amundson Just Wants to Do the Work Some comics wear their heart on their sleeve; Cy Amundson wears his city on his chest. In preparation for the filming of his Comedy Central […]
  14. Aparna Nancherla Marks Ten Years In Comedy with Her Comedy Central ‘Half […] After rising through the ranks of the flourishing Washington, D.C. comedy scene, Aparna Nancherla headed to “the biggest apple in the gosh […]
  15. Nate Fernald on Standup in NY vs. LA and His Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ “I’m in a bit of a haze right now,” said comedian Nate Fernald as he settled down to record this interview prior to his Comedy Central Half […]
  16. Talking with Joe Machi About His Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ SpecialI was sitting in a small trailer parked outside of New Orleans’ Civic Theater. Next to me was comedian Joe Machi, who had just finished taping […]
  17. Getting Dark with Drew MichaelWhile watching New York comedian Drew Michael tape his Comedy Central Half Hour I couldn’t help but think that thirty minutes barely scratches […]
  18. The Blunt Talk of Noah Gardenswartz “It’s weird having a handler,” were Noah Gardenswartz’s first words as he was escorted into an empty hotel banquet room where Comedy […]
  19. How Ramon Rivas II Reps Cleveland This is a big weekend for Cleveland comedian Ramon Rivas II. Not only is his collective Accidental Comedy putting on their fifth annual […]
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    Some Nice News in the World of Women in ComedyComedy Central’s list of half-hour specials looks great!
  21. Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ Specials This […]Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of rising comedians to star in their own 30-minute standup specials for The Half Hour, and the […]
  22. Andrew Santino on Standup, Building a Career, and Tommy Wiseau You may know Andrew Santino from his standup appearances on Adam Devine’s House Party, Conan, or his Comedy Central Half Hour. You may know […]
  23. Keeping Things Fresh with Sean Donnelly Comedian Sean Donnelly answers the phone from his Brooklyn apartment, a space he shares with his wife and cool-as-hell English Bulldog, […]
  24. From Modeling to Standup with Phil HanleyFormer model turned comedian Phil Hanley is a example in structure. His jokes and stage presence are delivered with a cool, collected pacing, […]
  25. Telling Stories with Tone BellAfter attending college for film and television, Georgia native Tone Bell did what many would call the responsible thing: he got a day job in […]
  26. Sam Morril Has Seen Some Rough Comedy ClubsSam Morril is standing casually, one foot slightly in front of the other, on the stage of Boston’s Royale nightclub. He’s discussing terrorism […]
  27. Joe List Is Not Too Stressed Out (Anymore)Fifteen years ago, Joe List started doing standup straight out of high school. Despite earning the respect of his peers and audiences in Boston […]
  28. Beth Stelling and the World of Female-Dominated Standup“Standup comedy is very female dominated,” says comedian Beth Stelling, as she takes the stage at the Royale in Boston for the filming of her […]
  29. The Absurdity of Randy LiedtkeRandy Liedtke is an artful purveyor of the absurd. A self proclaimed “grown child,” his comedy displays an unabashed love for the goofy and […]
  30. Explaining Your Comedy to Your Kids with Andy WoodhullAndy Woodhull is a former Chicago comic, now calling Raleigh, North Carolina his home base. When he’s not busy touring on the road, Woodhull […]
  31. Chilling with Brooks Wheelan“FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!” became last year’s tweet heard around the comedy world. With the announcement that his SNL career […]
  32. Standup and Fake Cocaine with Barry RothbartComedy Central’s The Half Hour series continues this Saturday night and I talked to the man holding down the 12:30 a.m. spot, Barry Rothbart. […]
  33. Michelle Buteau Is Not SassyDon’t ask Michelle Buteau how she would describe her comedy. “The worst question people can ask me is, ‘How would I describe my brand of […]
  34. Hampton Yount Gets It TogetherIn case you missed it, Hampton Yount’s Comedy Central Half Hour debuted this past Saturday night. It was an energetic performance, freewheeling […]
  35. Getting Comfortable with Liza TreygerLast week was a big one for New York-by-way-of-Chicago comedian Liza Treyger. Relatively young in standup years, Treyger has been climbing the […]
  36. Season 4 of Comedy Central’s ‘The Half Hour’ Premieres This SaturdayComedy Central is back with a brand new batch of Half Hour standup specials, and they announced the season 4 premiere date this week. The Half […]
  37. Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ Specials in 2015Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of rising comedians to star in their own 30-minute standup specials for The Half Hour, and the […]
  38. Harnessing Absurdity to Help Others with Kurt BraunohlerYou can catch Kurt Braunohler’s new episode of The Half Hour this Friday, July 25, but he’s been focused on a lot more than just standup […]
  39. Joe Wengert on His ‘Half Hour’ Special and Writing for Three Very […]With a half hour special under his belt, Joe Wengert’s standup career is taking off, so it’s not hard to believe that he’s also an accomplished […]
  40. 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 […]
  41. Damien Lemon on His Comedy Central ‘Half Hour’ and How He Became a Comedy […]For years Damien Lemon was known as much for his comedic skills as his legendary beater Toyota Corolla. With the way his career is going now, […]
  42. 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 […]
  43. Ron Funches on Fighting His ‘Adorable’ ImageSure, Ron Funches is an undeniably likable comedy teddy bear. But don’t get it twisted. “Oh, I’m sweet and nice. But don’t fuck with me.” […]
  44. How Fortune Feimster Went From Entertainment Blogger to Breakout Comedian Fortune Feimster is currently at a big crossroads in her career. The North Carolina-born standup, improviser, and sitcom actor competed […]
  45. 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 […]
  46. Watch Chris Gethard Tell His Bonnaroo Drug Story on His Comedy Central […] Chris Gethard’s standup special, part of Comedy Central’s series The Half Hour, is set to air this Friday at midnight, and here’s an exclusive […]
  47. Adam Newman on His Beginnings in Comedy and His New Comedy Central ‘Half […]Adam Newman wants you to know that his new Comedy Central half-hour special, which airs Friday, contains what he hopes is the longest diarrhea […]
  48. Tommy Johnagin on Breaking Out as a Comic from Somewhere Other Than NY, […]There’s no definitive path to a successful career in standup comedy. Just ask Tommy Johnagin. Though he now lives in LA, Johnagin built a […]
  49. Michael Che on Respecting the Craft of Standup, ‘SNL’ Haters, and His […]Michael Che’s first half hour special premieres on Comedy Central this Friday, but that’s far from the only new gig for the New York-born […]
  50. Chris Distefano on the Insane Workload of a Comedian and His Comedy […] Every year, Comedy Central hands out half-hour specials to up and coming standups as part of its series The Half Hour. NYC-based comedian […]
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