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Jimmy Pardo’s 3rd Annual Pardcast-A-Thon

Jimmy Pardo has been a stand-up comic for more than 20 years and none of it ever came easy. He isn’t on sitcoms or selling out stadiums, even though, after […]

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“Parker & Maggie” Creator Jenna Laurenzo

Web series are all the craze, but just because many exist right now doesn’t mean all are good. Luckily we do get some that are just plain charming. Like Jenna […]

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Rob Michael Hugel Hates Being Single, Loves Creating the Funny

“Get it on paper, tell your friends, get people together, film it, edit it, and put it out there. Then you see the rewards.” That really sums up actor, comedian […]

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Photographer Feature & Interview: Leigh Righton

Respecting and making a connection with both her subject and and its environment are two of the fundamental keys to Leigh Righton’s ability to create imagery with her impact. The […]

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An Interview With a Band We Love: Gringo Star

Gringo Star is a band on the rise. The quartet, composed of brothers Nicholas and Pete Furgiuele along with Pete DeLorenzo and Chris Kaufmann, hit the music world like a […]

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Interview with Dan Levy

Named “Comedian Of The Year” for 2011 at the Young Hollywood Awards, Dan Levy is poised for some huge success of his own. Performing comedy since college, Levy is a regular on “Chelsea […]

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An Inspirational, Funny, Behind the Scenes Interview with Rob Riggle

It’s hard for me to explain how wonderful of an experience it was talking with actor/comedian/writer Rob Riggle. You know him from his stint on Saturday Night Live, his three […]

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SO Interview: Cloud Control

Four piece Cloud Control, whose album has been critically acclaimed (and for once, this is a wholly true and supported statement) originate from the beautiful Blue Mountains. Characterizing the album […]

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Shits ‘N’ Giggles with Photographer Seth Olenick

I came across Brooklyn-based photographer Seth Olenick after it seemed like every other comedian interview I was doing would send pictures that were taken by Seth, so I had to […]

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Marc Maron Interview: WTF?

“I’m glad to be part of the war on sadness. I’m a part time employee of the illusion that keeps people stupid.” -Marc Maron. I was nervous about interviewing Marc. […]

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Interview with Robert Ben Garant – Cops, Leprechauns, BBQ, & Haunted Houses. What’s Not to Love?

While he’s probably most famous for playing Deputy Travis Junior on “Reno 911“, after interviewing the hilarious and talented Robert Ben Garant, it became clear his true passion is writing. […]

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Interview: KNESSET Is Most Definitely “Coming of Age”

Knesset hail from Phoenix, Arizona. Like it or not, the place comes with an unshakable musical preconception. “People love to hate on Phoenix …But we’re back here now and we […]

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Interview with the Amazing Eugene Ahn

I heard about Eugene Ahn through a mutual friend of ours, who happens to be a lawyer. Eugene was also a lawyer until he quit to become a full-time rapper. […]

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Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool

Going into my interview with comedian Nick Kroll, I didn’t really know what, or I guess I should say who, to expect. It hit me that I’ve been a fan […]