10 Questions with Gary Gulman

456456456456

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

Advertisements

10 Questions with Jen Kirkman

sedqeqweqweqweqwe

By Ryan Meehan

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and a New York Times Bestselling Author.  Her first book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (Tales of a Happy Life Without Kids)” hit shelves in April 2013. Her follow-up book “I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released on April 12th, 2016. Her Netflix Original Comedy Special, “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” is now streaming worldwide on iTunes today and was named one of the top ten stand-up specials of 2015 by The Atlantic and Time Out New York. You’ve seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight.  She’s done stand up on many late night shows: Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,  John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up ShowThe Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and moreJen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately. Kirkman is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the Emmy Nominated TV series “Drunk History” on Comedy Central, and also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic “Home Movies.” Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.” Her weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman”, is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours the world as a stand-up but lives in Los Angeles, and we are very lucky to have her as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Shane Mauss

23423423423423423

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 Joe Zimmerman

slider21

by Ryan Meehan

In 2013 comedian Joe Zimmerman made his television debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, and since has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show, Season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon, and recorded a Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was also chosen as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by The Spit Take and Time Out NY. In 2014, he recorded his debut album Smiling at Wolves which reached #2 on iTunes, and Buzzfeednamed him a “comedian you should be paying attention to,” saying “The combination of Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with observational and autobiographical material, Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, which toured from 2008 to 2012 and released two albums – 2011’s Cardio Mix and 2009’s Comedy for People. Based out of New York City, Joe is currently touring the country with his new hour. He hosts a popular science podcast called Universe City which comes out every Tuesday, as well as a monthly show at Union Hall in Brooklyn called “Deeperness”. We are delighted to have Joe Zimmerman as our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Brooks Wheelan

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000brookswheelan

by Ryan Meehan

Twenty-nine year old Comedian Brooks Wheelan was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but raised in the sleepy little town of Manchester in Delaware County just forty-five minutes north of there. He attended the University of Iowa, where he received a degree in biomedical engineering. Somewhere along the line he stayed on that career path but also pursued stand-up comedy, a decision that on paper probably didn’t make a whole lot of sense at the time but has since ended up paying huge dividends. Since then, he’s had a #1 comedy album on iTunes titled “This is Cool, Right?” and ended up with the job of a lifetime when he was hired to write for Saturday Night Live for the 2013-14 season. That gig got even better when a week before the season started Wheelan was upgraded to cast member. The gig lasted just one short year but Brooks has also appeared on such programs as The Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ridiculousness, @midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party. He’s also performed at the South Beach Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and the Moontower & Bridgetown Comedy Festivals among many others. I am honored to have the one and only Brooks Wheelan as my guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading