Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano met years ago during their freshman year of high school. Bonding over their shared love of comedy, they dabbled in improv and stand-up throughout high school, before going their separate ways in college. When the foursome met up after college in '99, they agreed the climate was perfect to reignite their act and take it to the next level, creating The Tenderloins.
Nick Thune may have the honor of holding the strangest IMDb credit of all time. Search under his latest movie Johnson, and there he is, credited as the main character's disembodied penis. Thune embraced the role, and went out of his way to make sure he got it right.
Mike Birbiglia likes to tell stories. Personal, hilarious stories. And in order to ensure friends and family who appear in the stories don't get offended, he keeps some safeguards in place.
When most people hear the terms "bipolar" or "OCD," they probably wouldn't think of them as necessarily funny issues. For comedian Maria Bamford, who has publicly acknowledged that she has bipolar disorder and anxiety issues, these topics are pure comedy gold.
Ask most comedians who helped inspire them to pursue comedy and most would likely rattle off names like George Carlin and Chris Farley. Ask Jen Kirkman this question and you get a different answer entirely.
Many comedians are ecstatic to perform the next biggest club or to branch out on a U.S. tour. Alonzo Bodden, however, prefers to branch out a little farther.
The next time you have a burning question that needs an answer, try asking Craig, the awkward, dull-witted YouTube alter-ego of comedian Kyle Dunningan. Fans submit questions and Craig answers them, with unorthodox, hilarious results he calls "Vanswers." Dunnigan says he's been doing the character for years.
Comedian Dave Landau may have houses in both L.A. and Detroit, but it's clear the latter is the house that he considers to be home. Sure, L.A. can be glamorous and all, but who can resist the allure of Michigan?
Gilda's LaughFest announced its 2014 headliners this morning, including its signature dinner event, which is an evening with talk show host, Jay Leno. The festival is also bringing back Jim Gaffigan and Sinbad, which both sold out shows in previous years.
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