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…
Zach Galifianakis on Comedy Death Ray
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Zach Galifianakis: Wolfpack
Zach Galifianakis tells the story behind the On Man Wolfpack t-shirt.
Zach Galifianakis: College
Zach Galifianakis talks about watching Johnny Carson with his college roommate.
Zach Galifianakis: High School
Zach Galifianakis reminisces about his high school days.
Zach Galifianakis: Gerbils
Zach Galifianakis discusses working with gerbils in G-Force.
Zach Galifianakis: Microwave
Scott Aukerman and Zach Galifianakis discuss microwave settings.
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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…