Bo Burnham: Barely legal comedy

A year ago, not-yet-legal Bo Burnham was just a scrawny kid from the suburbs who had a knack for writing funny songs. But now, millions of YouTube views and a record deal with Comedy Central have made the kid a star. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, chances are you’ve heard of […]

Bill Bellamy: Diversifying a portfolio of comedy

Veteran comedian Bill Bellamy has made a profitable habit of continually reinventing himself over the last two decades. But the Last Comic Standing host has never let go of stand-up. Bill Bellamy is the Madonna of stand-up comedy. Hear us out. Like the Material Girl, the 43-year-old Newark, New Jersey native has enjoyed an amazingly […]

Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country’s fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer ’08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live comedy tour, is now the host of […]

Andi Smith: Homeperm

OK, so you may not need to shower in Lysol after listening to Homeperm, but you may want to keep a spray bottle of boiled water nearby so you can at least sponge-bathe (with the rough side of the sponge or maybe even steel wool). After all, you may feel more than dirty, you may […]

Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she’s Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West Bank helping at-risk youths and as of late, working alongside […]

Lord Carrett: Of Human Bondage

I’m new to Manhattan, and the first Christmas in a new city is always strange. My first Christmas in Los Angeles, my finances wouldn’t allow me to head home for the holidays, and by the time Christmas Eve rolled around I was “over” Christmas. I decided to have the least Christmas-y Christmas ever, so I […]