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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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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 […]


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 […]


#tbt Interview With Kumail Nanjiani

*This interview first published on Serial Optimist May 10, 2011 by Zhila Shariat. Let’s throw it back with one of our favorites, Kumail Nanjiani! You’ve heard the same old story before: Born […]


Bonnie McFarlane: This Woman Is Definitely Funny

The talent level of the performers at this year’s All Jane No Dick festival is impressive. The headliners aren’t just “names” in the comedy scene, All Jane has picked a group of […]

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Raw & Unedited With Comedian Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a life enhancer, a provider of smiles. She’s also a New York based comedian, actress and writer with a career that is progressing rapidly. What do you […]

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All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival Is Back!

All Jane No Dick Festival in Portland is back for a second year October 17-20 and Serial Optimist is excited to be covering it. It’ll feature national headliners like Bonnie […]


Jet Eveleth You Should Be Famous

Jet Eveleth may not be famous yet, but she should be. She WILL be. The LA comedian (by way of Chicago) is one of those rare performers that make you […]