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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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On The Record With Beth Stelling

So the other day, I had a tremendous conversation with comedian extraordinaire Beth Stelling wherein we came up with a cure for cancer, solved world hunger and discovered the meaning […]

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RIOT LA, Improv4Humans & More With Matt Besser

I recently had the chance to sit down with one Mr. Matt Besser: master improviser and terrific human. He will be performing Improv4Humans at this year’s Riot Fest with Andy […]

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Abbey Londer & RIOT LA 2014: Bringing People Together To Laugh

If your New Year’s resolution is to see more incredible live comedy, then you can go ahead and thank Abbey Londer right now. The founder of RIOT LA’s alternative comedy […]

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Keli Price Is Your New Favorite Person

It is rare to find someone who is so mad talented at such a young age. But Keli Price has been knocking on music’s door for YEARS. And he’s awesome, […]

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Get To Know Brandon And Savannah Of “America’s Got Talent”

Brandon and Savannah are America’s new sweethearts, and we just can’t get enough of them. Hailing from Los Angeles, the two have been writing and performing since the ages of […]

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Seth Olenick & ‘Funny Business’ — On The Side, They’re Just Normal People

Back when I was in the cubicle-land of the gainfully employed, I found one of the nicest things about a steady paycheck was being able to pay my bills and […]

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Playful & Pretty: An Interview With Artist Soosan Joon Silanee

Soosan Joon Silanee is a fantastic, smile promoting artist in NYC. Her illustrations go down so smooth, a Shel Silverstein/Dr. Seuss blend with a dash of fashion and a sophisticated, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: A Quick Chat With Internet Comedic Superstar Kyle Ayers

Kyle Ayers is phenomenal. His #roofbreakup hit the internet on Saturday, and the coverage on it has been incredible. And why not? Kyle is a writer and comedian who lives […]

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Talking Comedy, Groceries & Porn With Comedian Jenn Tisdale

When porn star/Lindsay Lohan survivor, James Deen, calls for any ol’ body to film a scene with him, someone has to answer. Luckily for the Internet, comedian and writer Jenn […]

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Emily Heller: Nailing Comedy, Fortunes and Photoshop

Stand up comedian Emily Heller is really showing 2013 who’s boss. She made her late night debut on Conan earlier this year, has a popular podcast and web series, and just […]

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Brent Weinbach: When Worlds Kaleidoscope

Brent Weinbach has been one of my favorite comedians since I saw him open for the Comedians of Comedy Tour in 2007. My friends and I, all being huge fans […]