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2nd Annual LA Podcast Festival

Serial Optimist has had October 4-6th circled with a big red marker for months now eagerly awaiting the 2nd Annual LA Podcast Festival to kick off. We had a blast […]


#tbt Interview With Harris Wittels

*This interview was originally published March 15th, 2011. SO fun seeing what he was up to then, and how he has grown to have MASSIVE SUCCESS MAKE IT RAIN! We go […]

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Smart, Funny And Giant Hands: Serial Optimist Interviews Alonzo Bodden

I met Alonzo Bodden when he was a panelist on “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” And by met, I mean I asked to take a picture with him and stood […]

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The Inspiring Kay Cannon On Being A Writer

Kay Cannon, the Emmy-nominated writer and producer for “30 Rock,” co-executive producer for “New Girl” and screenplay writer of the hit movie Pitch Perfect is not only driven and talented, she’s beautiful […]


Hanging At Mom’s House With Michael Palascak

I know Michael Palascak from his days as a Chicago improviser. Always a nice, hard working guy, he’s yet another Chicago comedian who’s risen in the comedy scene over the […]


Behind The Scenes Of ‘Help Kickstart World War III’

If you haven’t seen the newest viral video to come out of legendary comedy theater Second City, then you’re about the only person who hasn’t. On Monday, The Second City […]


#tbt Interview With Rob Riggle

For this weeks #tbt we go back to June 21, 2011 when we published one of my favorite interviews of all time with the great Rob Riggle. You knew him […]


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 […]


Interview With The Multi-Talented LOL’R Pardis Parker

Pardis Parker is a funny fellow who writes/directs/produces/acts and does stand-up. In other words, he’s a super creative guy. He’s got his hands in many different aspects of entertainment and […]

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A Ruckus With Rob Corddry

You know him, you love him, we love him and we love this interview with SO favorite Rob Corddry. Let’s give you a little rundown. He was in 2003’s Old School. […]

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Interview With Comedian Neal Brennan

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 Girl” amongst others. Has his own Comedy […]


#tbt Interview With Chelsea Peretti

This interview ‘Gettin’ Cozy With Comedian Chelsea Peretti‘ was originally published on March 4, 2011. Check out Chelsea’s podcast Call Chelsea Peretti and look for her in FOX’s new show […]

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INSIDE A COMIC’S PROCESS: What Is Your Pre-Show Ritual?

Athletes warm up their muscles, chant, kiss a trophy or other weird superstitions to get into the right mindset for the game. Comedians also have their pre-show rituals and superstitions. […]

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Interview With The Super Hilarious & Super Favorite Brent Morin

Brent Morin is one super talented LA comedian/actor. Along with the aforementioned things, he’s made music, plays the piano and went to film school. His high energy style helps him […]