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SO Archives| Get Ready To Fall In Love With Comedian Rory Scovel

An interview with comedian Rory Scovel from TBS’s Ground Floor, The Meltdown, his appearance on Conan and his album Dilation.


Best Of 2013: The 5 Best Comedy Shows I Saw This Year

If you’re anything like me, you live in San Diego, California. You live here because you want to live in an actual city but not like an actual big big […]

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ICYMI: Jay Larson On Conan

Stand up comedy isn’t all one-liners and jokes jokes jokes. Some of my favorite stand up are just stories, which comedians have a beautiful way of turning into one long […]

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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 […]


#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 […]


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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Louis C.K. Was Awesome On Conan… Of Course

If you missed Louis C.K. on “Conan” last night, here’s your chance to catch up. The two of them reminiscing about the early days when Louis was a writer on “Late […]

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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 […]


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 […]


This Is What You Need To Know About Comedy In April

April is over and I sincerely hope that you didn’t just realize that you got April Fools-d by a bunch of companies trying to up their presence online a month […]


This Is What You Need To Know About Comedy In February

While February was certainly wrought with asteroids, sequesters, the Oscars, Valentine’s Day, and other trending topics to make comedy sketches about, there was so much comedy news (it is pilot […]


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 […]


‘Nikki & Sara Live’ With Nikki Glaser & Sara Schaefer

Nikki Glaser has been turning heads with her stand-up since her stint on “Last Comic Standing” while she was still in college. Sara Schaefer won two Emmys as Head Blogger […]