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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 […]

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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 […]


TheBusiness LA Final Show Review

One of our favorite shows in LA (Silverlake), TheBusiness, just had their last show, and I’m just gonna say, it felt pretty sad. Oh! But also funny, I… I don’t […]


Chicago Tribune Talks To Our Favorite Comedians

This is a great interview that the Chicago Tribune did with three of our favorite Chicago to LA transplants. I’ve been in Los Angeles less than 2 weeks and I […]


Dave Ross Is A Holy F***Ing Legend

One could simply call Dave Ross a great comedian, and no doubt is. He’s also just a creative A+, always abstract yet spot on. Great blend. His sketch group WOMEN […]


INSIDE A COMIC’S PROCESS: How Do You Keep The Same Set Fresh?

This week’s INSIDE A COMIC’S PROCESS question comes from Serial Optimist’s own editor and publisher, David Dean. He said, “I always wanted to know how comedians perform the same jokes, […]

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Modern Comedian With Beth Stelling

We are just huge fans of Scott Moran and his wonderful ongoing series “Modern Comedian.” The documentary series (shot, edited and produced by Moran) follows a different comedian each episode, […]

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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 […]


CURRENTS: With Beth Stelling & Adam Newman

Welcome to Currents! This is where we ask people what their current favorites are. Same questions, different guests! This weeks guests are two of our favorites: Beth Stelling and Adam […]


Five Favs

Welcome to my Five Favs. This is my personal list of things I’m currently digging hard on. Like, so hard it’s bleeding. I’m sure you all know the feeling. You […]


SF Sketchfest Preview

SF Sketchfest is almost here! Oi! You over there! SF SKETCHFEST IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!! What is SF Sketchfest, you ask? SF Sketchfest is the ambrosia salad of comedy […]


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 […]


We Love Emily Maya Mills

Emily Maya Mills is a powerhouse packed into one petite, crimson-curled sweetheart. She is an actor, writer, and stand-up comic who has made appearances on “Parks and Recreation”, “Conan”, “Children’s […]

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What’s better than the evening news? Three hilarious female comedians talking about those headlines we REALLY want to hear about. The first episode of “CouchSourced” is hot off the YouTube […]