It’s a different world for comedians these days. Once upon a time, you had to pray for a chance to get on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and then hope you were funny enough to get called over to the couch – the sure sign that you’d made it in the business. But there’s…
Bob Odenkirk on Comedy Death Ray
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Comedy Death-Ray: Exclusive Interview With Bob Odenkirk
The co-creator of Mr. Show joins Scott on Comedy Death-Ray.
Bob Odenkirk: The Larry Sanders Show
Bob and Scott talk about The Larry Sanders Show as a leader in comedy.
Bob Odenkirk: Mr. Show
Bob describes the first time he was introduced to David Cross.
Bob Odenkirk: Arrested Development
Bob discusses where Arrested Development falls in the list of his favorite shows.
Bob Odenkirk: Undeclared
Bob performs his college fight song for Scott.
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Comedy is the hardest thing to pull off, despite what the Academy Awards would have you believe. If you want proof of that, think of how painful it is to watch an attempt at comedy that isn’t actually funny. If a drama’s not that good, and can still get a cheeky enjoyability by how seriously…
Article: Neal Brennan talks about his influences, writing race-sensitive material and the state of contemporary comedy
Comedians are literally paid to say provocative things, but typically even their most shocking material has been massaged down for maximum digestibility. But after two and a half seasons working on one of the most incisive and incendiary comedy shows in the last decade, “The Chappelle Show,” Neal Brennan is bold even by normal standards…
Article: David Koechner talks improv, exploiting yourself to build great characters, and comedy by way of poly-sci
When it comes to comedy, there are all sorts of approaches – not to the material, mind you, but the motivation to do it at all. Some performers are idealists, always in search of an elusive, perfect punchline; others enjoy the nuts and bolts of assembling a routine or a joke that functions on one…