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‘Storytime’ From Above Average Is Big Time Fantastic

Above Average has a stellar new series in “Storytime.” Directed by Chioke Nassor, the series features comedians retelling weird, but true stories, while playing all of the characters in their […]

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All Jane: Why Women Comedians Should Be Celebrated

The All Jane No Dick Festival is proof of exactly why women comedians should be celebrated. I’m back from Portland and wow, the fest was easily one of the best I’ve […]

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Serial Optimist Is At All Jane No Dick!

Our West Coast Editor and all around rad and amazing comedian Monique Madrid is at the All Jane No Dick Festival in Portland this weekend getting her performing on with […]

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10 Reasons We’re Excited About ‘All Jane No Dick’

Portland’s “All Jane No Dick Festival” starts this week and it’s going to be amazing! How do we know it’s going to be awesome? Beautiful city, cool people (because duh […]


Conan O’Brien Has The Best Stand Up In Late Night

“Conan” has the best stand up comedians in late night. The words, “Tonight (insert name) is making his/her late night television debut, please welcome…” are a comedians dream, and Conan […]

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Aparna Nancherla Talks All Jane No Dick Festival

I woke up thinking three things this morning: Aparna Nancherla is on “Conan” tonight! The All Jane No Dick Festival is four days away! Where am I? So it was […]

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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 […]

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Totally Biased: The Florida Intervention

“Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” might just have the best writing staff on television right now. You already know the Serial Optimist love for Aparna Nancherla (she doesn’t need […]


This Is What You Need To Know About Comedy In June

There was so much happening with Kim and Kanye that we almost forgot that Egypt was in such an upheaval that would lead to their president stepping down. With that […]


The Biggest LOL’s From The LOLiest Aparna Nancherla

It’s hard for me to even try and write an introduction to comedian Aparna Nancherla. She set the bar so high with this interview I feel like I should just get […]

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Interview With The SO Funny & A SO Favorite: Chris Thayer

Chris Thayer is one super funny stand-up comedian. You probably know him best from being a regular on Pete Holmes’ podcast You Made it Weird. And of course coining the […]


Serial Optimist’s ’10 Comedians You Must Know’ In 2013

2013 is sure to have its share of unexpected success stories and breakout performances in the comedy arena. However, we here at SO would like to make some predictions and […]

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Tyler Ross Shoots The Smiles & Brings The Smiles

Tyler Ross is a man who is comfortable in his own skin, brilliantly colorful skin, as a matter of fact. This California native has carved out his own special place […]

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SO Recap: RIOT LA 2012

The 2012 RIOT LA comedy festival made good on its Kickstarter promise this past weekend. One city block was transformed into a gathering place of the best in alt comedy […]