10 Questions with Jen Kirkman

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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

7 Questions with Al Jackson

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by Ryan Meehan

Al Jackson is a quickly rising Comedian/Writer/Producer. After years of nonsense from 7th grade students, Al decided to quit his career as a Biology teacher in Miami to pursue his dream of stand-up comedy. In 2009 he appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada, where he was recognized as being one of the best of the festival by The Hollywood Reporter. Since then he has traveled the world as a stand-up Comedian and has made numerous television appearances including a re-occurring role on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, a few MTV projects & Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, “Friday Night Stand-Up”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” & his own “Comedy Central Presents”. His comedy has been described as “edgy, hard-nosed comedy with a laid-back swagger and a giant smile.” Al can be seen headlining worldwide and as host of BBC’s “Officially Amazing”. He is a working producer and featured guest on “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”, and he’s also our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading