Tag Archives: Comedy

Comedian Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro called in to talk about his new web series “Teachers Lounge.”  We also discussed his comedy background, the challenges of making a web series, and how I was wrong.  I was dead wrong, and I will be the first person to admit it.

Bianca Kajlich from “Undateable”

Comedy veteran Bianca Kajlich plays Leslie Burton on NBC’s hit summer series “Undateable.”  She dished the dirt on what makes a successful ensemble comedy.

Comedian Todd Glass

Todd Glass was promoting his new book, THE TODD GLASS SITUATION: A Bunch of Lies About My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories About My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.  He mentioned during the course of our conversation that this was the best interview he’d done all day.  Was I that good, or was every previous interview with a pair of wacky morning zoo guys?   You decide!

 

Tom Green

Tom Green has a new show on AXS TV (Mark Cuban’s network), Tom Green Live.  If you’re only familiar with Tom through the old MTV show or his stand-up, you might be surprised to discover he’s a skilled interviewer and really gets his guest to open up.   We talked about the show, cell phones at comedy shows, and the future of ensemble comedy.

 

Scott Aukerman from Comedy Bang! Bang!

I’m a big fan of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and was happy to chat with Scott about a kinder, gentler surrealist talk show, comedians being funny without doing “bits,”  and the force of nature that is Reggie Watts.   Next time I’ll have to remember to ask him how he manages to balance work and family.

 

Rory Scovel from TBS’s Ground Floor

Rory called in to talk about his work on “Ground Floor” and also wanted to discuss his cool new vinyl-only comedy album, recorded live at Jack White’s studio.

 

 

Joe Lo Truglio

Joe Lo Truglio has been creating unique and memorable characters for more than 20 years.  His latest is as Detective Charles Boyle on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” We talked about working with a great ensemble cast, the secret weapon of the show, and my suggestion for the next great guest star  (SPOILER ALERT:  A member of “Stella” that’s not Michael or Michael).

 

Michael Ian Black

Ever since I first saw him on “The State” in the mid-90s, Michael Ian Black has been one of my favorite comedy performers.  We discussed his work in “Stella” and his new show on TBS, “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”   Winners receive $240 worth of pudding.