10 Questions With Henry Phillips

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by Ryan Meehan

Henry Phillips has been seen and heard performing his twisted songs and stories on ‘Comedy Central Presents’, ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, as well as satellite and terrestrial radio nationwide. His critically acclaimed comedy albums earned him mention in Billboard magazine’s ‘Critic’s Choice’, as well as acclaim from such notable artists as Moby, who refers to Phillips’ music as “disconcertingly funny”. In more recent years he has focused more on his acting and filmmaking. His semi-biographical cult comedy film “Punching the Clown” received the Audience award at Slamdance Film Festival ’09, and the sequel is expected to be released in 2016. His YouTube channel, featuring the tutorial cooking series “Henry’s Kitchen”, has garnered almost 3 million views while he continues to tour comedy and music venues throughout the US and beyond. His new album “Neither Here Nor There” is available Friday on Rooftop Comedyand he’s my guest today in 10 questions. 

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10 Questions with Amber Nelson

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by Ryan Meehan

New York City comedian Amber Nelson has appeared on TruTV’s Almost Genius, as well as Montreal’s “Just For Laughs” festival, AXS-TV’s Live at Gotham, and MTV’s Girl Code and Guy Code. She was recently a featured performer at the soon-to-be famous Skankfest in mid-June, and we’re delighted to have her as our guest today in 10 Questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Scott Chaplain

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by Ryan Meehan

Scott Chaplain is a comedian and writer residing in Brooklyn, New York. He first began doing stand-up at the age of 17, and now at the age of 25 is a rising star on the New York comedy scene. His brutal, straightforward, and almost frightening honesty can only be topped by the totality of humor his act is capable of. He is currently a regular at clubs in New York City, was recently featured at the New York Comedy Festival, and finds himself as our guest today in this week’s version of 10 Questions. Continue reading

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

Artist Profile: Taylor De La Ossa

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by Ryan Meehan

The bio from the best Twitter account you probably aren’t familiar with simply reads “Very unlikable. My mother is dead and my dreams aren’t far behind”. The bio belongs to Taylor De La Ossa, a comic who hails from the Lansing area of Michigan. Taylor’s dark subject matter makes for an excellent juxtaposition to her friendly on-stage persona, and she’s progressed very quickly during her short time doing stand-up. If you’re familiar with her work, you’ll know exactly why some random asshole that lives hundreds of miles away would spend the time to initiate this discussion. If you’re not, you’ll soon find out why I am honored to introduce you to Taylor De La Ossa in today’s artist profile. Continue reading