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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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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 […]


Comedy Show Spotlight: The Blind Barber Secret Show

Places that exist that you don’t actually know exist are always fun to frequent. That back ally, secret door, secret handshake, with a front that looks like a barber shop […]


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 […]


Best Of 2012: Podcasts

Before your Big Bird feathers get all ruffled, let me start out by saying that if I listened to every single comedy podcast out there I would actually be a […]


Interview With The Super Fun & Funny Murray Valeriano

An observant mortal once said, “one can judge a man by the company he keeps.” Having cavorted with some of the most intriguing people on the planet Murray Valeriano is […]


LA Podcast Festival Preview

This weekend kicks off the First Annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Oct 12-14 the city of Santa Monica will welcome podcasters from near and far to the confines of the […]

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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 […]

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Jackie Kashian Is Big Time Smiles

If you are not yet a ranger of The Dork Forest, you soon will be. Please grab a comfy chair and familiarize yourself with TDF podcast’s dorkdom purveyor, Jackie Kashian. […]