Jen Kirkman Does an Interview With An Electric Toothbrush So She Can Stop Answering The Same Dull Questions in Future Interviews
If you read a bunch of interviews of comedians, or interviews of anyone in entertainment really,, you’ll find that people often ask the same questions and the results are often pretty drab.
Jen Kirkman is hopefully putting a stop to that.
In an interview with an electric toothbrush she is holding, Jen answers the same rote questions she gets in most interviews with the goal that she’ll never be asked them again.
Whether it be some question about being a woman in comedy or Bill Cobsy, you can get your definitive answers here one last time from Jen and her toothbrush.
We sincerely hope this becomes a trend as most interviews, especially on blogs and at press junkets, fall into the same trap of being uninteresting.
Richard Ayoade Just Came Out With a Book Where He Interviews Himself “Ayoade on Ayoade”
It contains several interviews of the director, which is a sort of book that has become commonplace in the cinematic canon. However, they are interviews conducted by Ayoade himself of, as the title suggests, himself.
On top of that a description of the book says, “Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary”.
So, naturally, we’re on board for this ride that Ayoade is taking us on of himself. Get a copy of Ayoade on Ayoade here.
Denver’s Ben Roy Tells His Breaking In Story for “Working Comic”
For our money, Ben Roy, hailing from Denver’s vibrant comedy scene, is a name that you need to remember if you don’t know already for how damn great his stand-up is.
In a new web series called Working Comic that interviews, you guessed it, working comics around the country, Ben tells his story of transitioning from bands to doing stand-up.
Watch it here.
Required Online Comedy Reading List 3/18/13
It’s that time again for our round-up of great online articles, interviews, etc. about, for, or dealing with comedy because, honestly, we just had too many of these great reads saved to look “at some point”. So, we read them and made this list.
Included in this edition are great road stories with Jimmy Pardo by John Roy, wonderful absurdity from the hilarious mind of Andrés du Bouchet, Pete Holmes interviewing Anthony Jeselnik, and much much more.
–Mutants of the Post Apocalypse: A Handy Dandy Guide by Andrés du Bouchet
–Eddie Pepitone-Global Phenomenon-Brings the House Down in Oslo by St. Paul’s Lifestyle
–Exclusive Interview with Dinosaur Company by Moveorama Blog
–Stewart Lee Is Not Amused at Monopoly Control of TV Comedy by Oliver Duggan for The Independent
–Talking to Dan Harmon About Harmontown, Community Season 4, and His New Shows by Bradford Evans for Splitsider
–Watching Ernie Kovacs Host One of TV’s Strangest Morning Shows by Ramsey Ess for Splitsider
–Three Tales of Jimmy Pardo by John Roy
–Pete Holmes and Anthony Jeselnik Talk Dark Jokes for Vulture
–Dying Alone-The Life You’ve Chosen by Jeremy Paul for The Higgs Weldon
–For Our Consideration: Why Understanding and Embracing Easy Pop Culture Targets Beats Deriding Them by Nathan Rabin at The AV Club
–Funny or Die’s Billy Eichner on How To Be Fearless, and Maybe a Little Rude by Joe Berkowitz for Fast Co. Create
–I Shall Be Heard by Alex J. Mann for The Morning News
–Couples Therapy for Comedy and Feminism by Amy Hawthorne
–6 Reasons to Quit Your Podcast by Caleb Bacon for Huffington Post
–What Is A Writer Today by David Dean for Thought Catalog
–Can a Video Game Ever Be a True Comedy? by Noah Davis for Splitsider
–My Dearest Stand Up Comedians by Briana Hansen
All New Episodes start this Monday, May 2nd
We’re baking you fresh episodes of A Drink With Dave… so get ready for some of the freshest Dave you’ve ever had.
Check out the video to see who’s coming to the bar.
LINE-UPS FOR A DRINK WITH DAVE!!! Plenty of great comics coming up like Jason Nash and Amy Dresner (despite it being spelled Dresler) is coming on the show!
Morning Debriefing 4/7/11
1) Rolling Stone’s got a pretty good podcast list. With The Pod F. Tompkast, WTF! w/Marc Maron, The Nerdist, The Smartest Man in the World w/Greg Proops, Comedy Death Ray Radio, and more that we all should probably listen to, Rolling Stone almost makes up for the garbage “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” list they put out every year.
2) Jay Larson’s CD taping is TONIGHT at 8PM and you can still bypass the general cover fee with promo code: LARSON. Along with performances from Pete Holmes, Melissa Villasenor, and Al Jackson, don’t miss a chance to laugh until your head will almost fall off and a chance for your laugh to be recorded forever.
3) Besides already knowing who won the upcoming Comedy Awards airing Sun. Apr. 10th, find out more with interviews from Tony Sam and Kate Riley at HahaJK.com-Red Carpet–Chloe Moretz–sketch duo briTANick.
5) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
LA Comedy Shorts Festival @ Downtown Independent Theater 7PM
Comedy Speakeasy @ TSR Lounge 8PM FREE
All Star Comedy @ Hollywood Laugh Factory 8PM $20/$30 VIP/2 item min.
Fancy Schmancy Comedy Hour @ The Crocker Club 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA (downtown) 8PM
Set List @ Comedy Central Stages 8PM FREE (RSVP required)
Eddie Pepitone’s Bloodbath Part Deux @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
The Josh & Josh Show @ Bar Lubistch 8:30PM FREE
Mustaches & Mai Tais @ The Palace Restaurant 9PM $5
How to Live with Chelsea Peretti @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5
Live! at Carnegie Hall* @ Hollywood Hotel 10:30PM FREE
6) OPEN MIC RUN
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 7PM
THE SANDWICH SPOT 3101 Ocean Park Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 7PM
CAFE ON 2ND 7 S. 2nd St., Alhambra, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 7:30PM/10 min. guaranteed
TKO SHOW @ 212 CAFE 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 9PM
7) Just a note about developing material: wondering about existence and purpose isn’t funny right off the bat. Just an FYI. Sidenote: I’m doing OK, I think.
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WED March 30: JIMMY PARDO
Today(ish) you’ve got Dave’s favorite comedian: The opening act for Conan O’Brien on “Conan” and the host of the best comedy podcast around…
Jimmy gives an inside look at the late night wars and reveals what the 90’s were like for a stand up (man, it’s hard to be Jerry Seinfeld).
Sorry for the delay! We gave you an extra 2 minutes for the inconvenience! Ya know?
Catch all the shows on A Drink With Dave
Episode 2 of Always Open with David Koechner featuring Sarah Silverman.
WhawaHOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS THING??
David Koechner and Sarah Silverman brunchin’ it up. I had no idea about this either, but that’s probably because it has something to do with Denny’s.
MON March 28th: Premiere Episode
It’s the first official episode and Dave welcomes his first official guest: Comedian Gil Ozeri! Gil recently watched Two and a Half Men in two and a half days straight for funnyordie.com and now he’s ready to share his wisdom with the rest of us in the inaugural vidchat session!
Check out the show’s fancy new site and share the episodes with your friends: adrinkwithdave.com
Morning Debriefing 3/26/11
2) Norm MacDonald has his Comedy Central Presents Hour Long Special Tonight at 11:30PM! Charlie Sheen may have stole his thunder from gaining Twitter followers, but that won’t happen tonight… I hope.
3) Also, Norm MacDonald’s Sports Show premieres Tues. April 12th. ALSO, as seen in this staff “weigh-in” video, comedians Sean O’Connor and Doug O. Perkins now write for the show, which deserves a congratulations thrown their way and a definite watching of the Sports Show.
Mike Bridenstine @ Irvine Improv Sat. Apr. 30th 11PM $17/2 drink min.
The Zephyr Sessions: A Taping @ Zephyr Theatre Wed., May 4th 8PM FREE
Hannibal Buress @ Irvine Improv Sun., May 15th 7PM $20/2 item min.
Jim Gaffigan @ Club Nokia Nov. 5th
7) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
Two Milk Minimum w/Ron Lynch @ Flappers Burbank 11:30AM $10/2 item min.
Channel 101 Screening @ Downtown Independent Theater 8PM FREE
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10 (stand by only)
Auggie Smith @ Flappers Claremont 8PM $15/2 drink min.
The Anytime Show w/Dominic Dierkes @ Smodcastle 8PM $8
Persona @ Hollywood Improv Lab 8:30PM $5
The Ed Galvez Punk House Weekend Edition @ Westside Comedy Theatre 9PM $10
Patton Oswalt and Friends @ Largo 9:30PM $25 (sold out, but tickets may be available at door)
Lettuce Entertain You (With Stand Up) @ UCB Theatre 10PM $10
Magic Bag @ Smodcastle 10PM $8
Merrill Davis and Friends @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5
The Walsh Brothers Show @ UCB Theatre MIDNIGHT $5
Tomorrow w/Ron Lynch Presents: 5 Minutes or DIE! @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8
8) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/people usually give feedback at end of set
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATRE 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-Up 6PM/Starts 6:30PM
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
9) The Comedy Awards are actually taping today and live blogging the taping. I’ll be mindful of what is being posted. Very mindful.
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