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

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 Jourdain Fisher

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by Ryan Meehan

Now residing in New York, North Carolina native Jourdain Fisher is a comedian on the rise. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. Jourdain is consistently pushing himself to create the best comedy experience at any venue in which he plays, and has been doing so as a nationally touring act for the past seven years. He has featured for crowd favorites such as Mike Epps, Tom Segura, D.L. Hughley, and Gary Gulman to name a few. Fisher has been a performer at the 2015 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, a showcase finalist in New York for Stand Up NBC, a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, and was a 2014 finalist in Carolina’s Funniest Competition at the NC Comedy Arts Festival. For any more personal information you can catch him talking about his life on a stage near you, and you can check him out as our guest in this week’s installment of 10 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with John Caparulo

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by Ryan Meehan

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman on the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he’s known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious Mobile Home Disaster. Caparulo’s stand-up comedy has become a favorite for SiriusXM fans, which led to his former radio show The Mad Cap Hour, and currently, the Domestic Disputes podcast, which are both available on iTunes. His newest stand-up special, entitled “John Caparulo: Come Inside Me,” launched on Netflix September 5th 2013, with DVD and CD versions following shortly after. Cap has also begun an innovative adaptation to the current media trends with Caplets – monthly clips of fresh stand-up comedy that can be viewed for free on his website.  I am honored to have John Caparulo as my guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading

7 Questions with Greer Barnes

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by Ryan Meehan

Revered by audiences and fellow comics alike, Greer Barnes is a regularly featured performer at the Comedy Cellar, in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, a club that over the last 15 years, Greer has made his home.  Touring wherever comedy takes him, Greer has headlined venues across the country, from Zanie’s in Chicago to The Comedy Store in Los Angeles as well as venues around England, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and South Africa.  Greer has been featured on CBS’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, FOX’s ‘In Living Color’ and Comedy Central’s ‘Chappelle’s Show’, had a supporting role alongside Kevin Costner in the 1999 film ‘For the Love of the Game’ and most recently appearing on Season 8 of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’. Dave Attell and Louis CK also subtly mentioned Greer Barnes on FX’s ‘Louie’, as an act neither comedian would want to follow, a joking nod at Greer’s prowess as a performer.  ‘See What I’m Saying’ is Greer’s first comedy album, recorded live at the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York City. The title, inspired by Greer’s love of listening to Richard Pryor’s albums growing up, is a reference to being able to picture a comedian physically acting out a joke just by listening. He hopes you can see what he’s saying too, and he’s our guest today in 7 questions.   Continue reading