10 Questions with Gary Gulman

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by Ryan Meehan

Originally from Boston, comedian Gary Gulman now resides in New York City. Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. These days he is one of the most popular touring comedians in America and one of only a handful of comics to perform on every single late night comedy program. The Village Voice raves “Gary will be the next giant Ex-Bostonian comic to break huge…CK, Burr, Gulman:  You heard it here first…” He’s made three TV specials and currently has three live comedy albums available for purchase on Amazon. Gulman recently marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time” tour, selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote that Gary is “finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians”. Gulman will be performing at the Denver Comedy Works from January 26th to January 28th, and we are extremely grateful to have him as our guest today in this exclusive edition of 10 questions.  Continue reading

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10 Questions with Shane Mauss

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By Ryan Meehan

Originally from Wisconsin, Shane Mauss caught his first break when he was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, has had a Comedy Central Presents, a Netflix special ‘Mating Season’, and most recently released an album inspired by breaking both of his feet in a hiking mishap called ‘My Big Break’ which spent time at #1 on the comedy iTunes charts. Shane has also been getting a lot of attention as a popular guest on podcasts such as You Made It Weird, Bertcast, WTF, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, TOFOP, Crabfeast, Never Not Funny, Keith and The Girl and last year he started traveling around the country interviewing scientists about the meanings of life for his own podcast “Here We Are” which has a 5 star rating on iTunes. I am very excited to have Shane Mauss as my guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with Jena Kingsley

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by Ryan Meehan

Jena Kingsley was born and raised in New York City. She attributes everything she knows about comedy to a loving yet dysfunctional family. Her name is pronounced Jena, like Jameson, but only one N. Her parents spelled it wrong. Most recently Jena has made her mark internationally with her pranks on unsuspecting New Yorkers. The media has called her pranks “Genius” and “Brilliant.” Perez Hilton called her “one bold and funny lady.” She released three viral prank videos in a row (“Are You On The List”, a Starbucks Prank where she posed as a Starbucks Bouncer, and “No Selfie Zone”, where she set up no selfie zones in NYC subject to fine, and “Social Media in Real Life” where she tries out the things we do on social media on unsuspecting New Yorkers) both garnering major international media attention landing her on CNN, TIME, MTV, ABC, The Today Show, USA Today, AdWeek, Perez Hilton and more.  In sixth grade she won an award for writing excellence, which of course means nothing now. She is the writer/creator of the popular blog “Darcy Dates” and she also blogs for the Huffington Post. She is a regular guest of “Huffington Post Live” and Sirius XM. She has written for The New York Observer, New York Post, XOJane, HowAboutWe, BeautyBlitz.com and others.  She made her television debut appearance doing stand up in 2015 on “Live From Gotham” on AXS-TV. Her stand up appearances include The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, Levity Live, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Governors, Stand Up New York and others. She also recently appeared at The New York Comedy Festival, and she’s my guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Todd Glass

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by Ryan Meehan

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind-but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a bent for inventive material that often mocks the conventions of stand-up. Todd’s comedy is often satirical, sometimes irreverent but always funny. His television appearances are many, including performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, “Politically Incorrect,” “The Dennis Miller Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” With his unique delivery and divergent style of witticisms, Glass quickly becomes a host and viewer favorite.  Since arriving in L.A., Todd has amassed an impressive list of credits. Appearances on such shows as NBC’s “Comedy Showcase”, “Late Friday”, and “The Test” quickly led way to guest appearances on “Home Improvement”, “Friends”, “Last Comic Standing”, “Married…with Children”, and HBO’s “Mr. Show”.  Todd has also become a veritable fixture on Comedy Central, headlining own half-hour stand up special “Comedy Central Presents: Todd Glass.” He has appeared on numerous other shows on the network, including a special edition of “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, “Pulp Comics”, and “Comics Only,” and “The A List.”  Demonstrating his unwavering innovation, Todd co-created “Todd’s Coma”, a hybrid of sketch, sitcom, talk and variety. The much-praised, slightly twisted talk show, in which Todd’s curious family conducts interviews with visiting celebrities while he lies in a coma, attracted such celebrity guests as Ben Stiller, Fred Willard, Herb Alpert, Ray Romano and Arianna Huffington.  Todd is no stranger to working with talent. In addition to touring with David Spade, Todd has performed with Jack Black and Tenacious D earning high praise from Black himself. His live performances (including appearances at the famed Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival) have generated rave reviews from major publications. The L.A. Times praised his “freewheeling style and quick wit”, while Variety noted Todd is “crafty and sharp-edged”, and that’s just one of the many reasons I am honored to have Todd Glass as my guest today in 10 Questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Andy Woodhull

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by Ryan Meehan

During the summer of 2014 Andy Woodhull was the first comedian to make his network television debut on the Tonight Show: Starring Jimmy Fallon.  He has also recently appeared on Conan, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS. In 2009 he appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.  Andy has appeared at many comedy festivals and contests including, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Maui Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival.  He has been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”.  He won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2011.  His 2012 album release “Lucy” was named top 10 comedy albums of the year by comedyreviews.com.  Andy is a former resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune.  We are excited to have the very funny Andy Woodhull as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading