10 Questions with Lorelei Ramirez

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by Ryan Meehan

Lorelei Ramirez is a visual artist, comedian and writer from Miami, Florida who is currently living in New York City. She has appeared on Comedy Central, IFC, The Chris Gethard Show, and The Special without Brett Davis. She is the host of Do Something Variety Show at Over The Eight, a columnist at The Creators Project for VICE, and has published three poetry and drawing books: “Make Love to Me”, Deteriorating in Light Asphalt”, and “Wwwater”. You can often catch her underneath a bridge mourning the loss of her son, that’s if she’s not running away from you naked and covered in blood. Ramirez will be doing a show at ArsNova called ACTORS on June 8th with the lovely and talented Christie Chiello, and she’s my guest today in a very special edition of 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Jeff Pinkus of Honky

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by Ryan Meehan

(bio via Earsplit PR)

When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? Big Skies? Big Trucks? Hot women with big…uh…hair? As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. And that what ain’t bigger is more bizarre. After all, in a state that refers to itself as a Republic…things can get pretty skewed. Enter Honky. Honky proudly carries the torch held by the likes of Bloodrock, Pantera, ZZ Top and the red-headed stranger himself, Mr. Willie Nelson. This Austin Superboogie trio was founded in 1996 by long time Butthole Surfer, part time MELVINS bassist JD Pinkus, Bobby Ed Landgraf (DOWN, Skrew, …) on guitar, and rounded out by Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch) on them skins. Honky dishes out an appetite pleasin’… Superboogie servin’ that’ll keep ya’ comin’ back for more. Austin’s favorite sons have released some of the best stripped down, butt shakin’, rock ever cut to Wax, Tape, or C.D., and have toured with the likes of Nashville Pussy, the Reverend Horton Heat, Fu Manchu, Melvins, Peter Pan Speedrock, Down, and David Allan Coe. Honky’s newest release, Corduroy, is another feast of down and dirty rock, rollin’ across the finish line May 27th on Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Records. Thick enough to eat with a fork but you’ll wanna keep a spoon handy so ya don’t miss out on that gravy… Drum duties are handled by a more then qualified group of drummers, Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch), Michael ‘Night Train’ Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup), Dale Crover (Melvins), and even Original Honky drummer, Lance Farley, makin’ the grooves proper… Guest appearances by Mark ‘Speedy’ Gonzales and the Fantasma Horns, as well as, our favorite Honkette, Rae Comeau, add to the tastees thrown y’alls’ way. “Corduroy” should be yet another badass trip to the farm and let me tell ya, we are fuckin’ fired up to have Jeff Pinkus from Honky as our guest today in 10 Questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Jeff Lawrence

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by Ryan Meehan

Recently labeled a “big name talent” by the New York Times, Jeff Lawrence is a prototypical native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. He was once a rock singer who has appeared on MTV Europe, and with Bob Dylan as a member of his entourage at the Grammy Awards, Whether he’s bashing religion, debunking gay stereotypes or suing his landlord in Chinatown, he always leaves audiences wanting more. Jeff has appeared on the front pages of Wall Street Journal as well as the Tampa Bay Times, and has been heard on Playboy Radio talking sports, the Dr. Fritz Show in addition to college radio stations all across the United States. He is the founder of Laughing Buddha Comedy; recognized as creating the very best showcases, classes, and mics for aspiring comedians in New York City and rated as a top 10 comedy spot in the NYC by USA Today. He is also a regular at NYC’s “Laughter in the Park”, and has his own show at The Stand Comedy Club. Festivals he has participated in include The NY Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, March Madness at Caroline’s and Laughing Devil. He has headlined internationally in numerous cities including Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Berlin, India, and the Greek Islands. After beginning his entertainment career as a rock singer, Jeff migrated to the stage playing Ernest Hemingway in the musical “Scott and Zelda” at the Wings Theater. As a musician, Jeff has recorded and performed with members of The Cult and Buckcherry, released records, charted on radio, and toured internationally. He is openly gay, single, and more than happy to tell you he doesn’t have time to look for a partner, which is fine with us because he was able to make time to be our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Brett Druck

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by Ryan Meehan

Brett Druck is an American comedian and and writer known for his dry wit and sharp tongue. Brett’s jokes have been shared millions of times across the web. The first ever winner of The Martin Grant, he has been featured in countless comedy festivals including TBS’s Just for Laughs Chicago, the Charleston Comedy Festival, and as a finalist in The Andy Kaufman Award. Brett has been heard on Raw Dog Sirius XM Radio and mentioned in Rolling Stone for his advocacy to credit comedians and artists that have been plagiarized for profit. Brett is also a cast member of on Laughs TV Show and has been featured on 12 episodes, and we are delighted to have Brett Druck as our guest today in 10 questions.
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10 Questions with Liz Barrett

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by Ryan Meehan

Liz Barrett’s one liners come fast and furious and she is often called a female Stephen Wright; a thinking man’s Roseanne; and had an English teacher once tell her that she “had the humor of Bob Newhart.” Liz grew up all over the world with her military family and now lives in New York City. She can be seen at clubs and comedy festivals around the country, was recently seen in the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival and made her television debut on Gotham Comedy Live. In 2014, she was a finalist in the She Devil Comedy Festival and the runner-up in the Ladies of Laughter competition. On the 25th of this month she’ll be headlining Caroline’s on Broadway as a part of their Breakout Artist Comedy Series, and we are delighted to have her as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading