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When Will We Return?

Galvanizer by James Miile
Galvanizer by James Miile

When Will We Return?

The truth is I don’t know. I DO know that this site and its interviews and articles will live on forever. SO was strong for four years – it has much life left.

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SO Archives| Casey Wilson Is Your Dream Girl, You Just Might Not Know It Yet

An interview with comedian, writer and actress Casey Wilson, from Saturday Night Life, Happy Endings and Marry Me.


SO Archives| Get Ready To Fall In Love With Comedian Rory Scovel

An interview with comedian Rory Scovel from TBS’s Ground Floor, The Meltdown, his appearance on Conan and his album Dilation.

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SO Archives| Interview With The Super Hilarious & Super Favorite Brent Morin

Interview with comedian and actor Brent Morin, from NBC’s Undateable and TBS’s Ground Floor.


SO Archives| T.J. Miller Interview: Amazingly Funny & Honest

An interview with comedian and actor T.J. Miller, from Chelsea Lately, Silicon Valley, How To Train Your Dragon and his stand up specials.


SO Archives| Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool

An interview with actor, writer and comedian Nick Kroll of the Kroll Show, The League and his one hour special Thank You Very Cool.


SO Archives| Jen Kirkman: Comedian, Writer, Actress, & My Fantasy Best Friend

An interview with comedian and author Jen Kirkman, from Chelsea Lately, Drunk History and more.

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SO Archives| Broad City: Some Funny Bitches, For Real

*This interview was originally published August 25, 2010. Check out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s critically acclaimed Comedy Central series “Broad City,” with season two starting January 14.  You know […]

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SO Archives| Interview With Comedian Neal Brennan

*This interview was originally published August 12, 2013. You know him, you love him, it’s Neal Brennan! Writer, director, co-creator for, obviously, “Chappelle’s Show.” Director for “Inside Amy Schumer” and “New […]

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Serial Optimist Is On Hiatus

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Serial Optimist has been on an extended break the past few months. Many are asking when we are coming back, and I can only answer… […]


Jason Woliner: Somewhere Between Mad Men & A Popeye Cartoon

If you’re any sort of respectable comedy nerd, you know who Jason Woliner is. He’s the guy who’s directed and written for some of your favorite comedy shows: Human Giant, Delocated, […]

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Can’t Get Enough: Emily Maya Mills

I spoke with Emily Maya Mills about the upcoming RIOT LA Fest, and in the process realized that she is my comedy spirit animal. From doing stand up, character shows, […]

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Matt Braunger: It Was A Real Chill Baboon

So not only does this gig of mine here at Serial Optimist Website & Artisanal Bakery get me a pass into such E-ticket rides as the forthcoming RIOT LA Comedy […]

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RIOT LA Comedy Fest 2014: It’s (Almost) Too Much

You guys, the RIOT LA Comedy Festival begins this Thursday, January 9th, 2014, and I’m so excited for it that I am almost angry. What kind of cruel God would […]