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A Q+A with SNL’s weekend updater
Seth Meyers? Really!
Though you may know Seth Meyers best as the anchor of Saturday Night Live 's "Weekend Update," he's anything but a one-trick pony.
| July 17, 2012
One-on-one with the master of the riff
Bill Burr is a busy man. The New England native now resides in Los Angeles, so I'm hoping he's on the East Coast when I'm instructed to call promptly at 9 am EST for a 30-minute phoner to promote his return to the Newport Yachting Center (limited tix still available at newportcomedy.com).
| July 10, 2012
Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
| May 09, 2012
Aziz Ansari gets ready for his close-up
Though he hasn't been in the public eye for long, Aziz Ansari is quickly proving to be a pop culture mainstay.
| June 15, 2011
Richard Lewis gets serious
Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.
| February 18, 2011
Bill Burr earns raves for his rants
July 29, 9:40 am ET. Acclaimed standup comedian Bill Burr is running late for our scheduled half-hour phone interview, where we plan on talking up his upcoming appearance in Newport, along with any other topic lobbed at the red-headed, "shockingly Caucasian" pride of nearby Canton, Massachusetts.
| August 14, 2010
Interview: Bill Maher
Bill Maher's new rules to live by
"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
| October 15, 2009
The subtle genius of Norm MacDonald
For the last two decades, comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald has been firing off on pop culture and sharing life observations with his disarming deadpan delivery and signature subtleties through a stoner Canadian accent and nasal drawl.
| August 19, 2009
The Funn(k)y Drummer
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a drummer. In drumming, after all, timing is everything.
| August 13, 2009
Louis C.K. has work to do
"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July headlining set at the Newport Yachting Center.
| July 01, 2009
Interview: Mitch Fatel
Fatel hates the Yankees, loves stand-up
Given that he was once an intern for Howard Stern, it's not too surprising that comedian Mitch Fatel is all about clits and tits, and assorted lady bits – not the stuff that feminists would gleefully shave their legs over.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 19, 2009
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