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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.
By: JESSE PAPINEAU  |  July 17, 2012


One-on-one with the master of the riff

Breaking Burr
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
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 10, 2012


Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly

Jet setter
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 09, 2012


Aziz Ansari gets ready for his close-up

Dangerous fun
Though he hasn't been in the public eye for long, Aziz Ansari is quickly proving to be a pop culture mainstay.
By: JESSE PAPINEAU  |  June 15, 2011


Richard Lewis gets serious

Straight talk
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.  
By: RICHARD ANTONE  |  February 18, 2011


Uninformed brilliance

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.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2010


Interview: Bill Maher

Bill Maher's new rules to live by
"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2009

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Special delivery

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.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  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.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2009

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Funny business

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.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  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.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 19, 2009

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