If there's a comedian, musician, author, director, actor (the list goes on) with a story to tell, I am there with a pen and paper in hand. My experience with writing started with 'The Rotten Appal', a satire publication I founded and led as Editor-in-Chief for two years at Appalachian State University. This led me to writing for 'The Laugh Button', a publication dedicated to covering all things comedy. As a passionate lover of the arts, the possibilities for future writing abound.
It's common for artists to make creative transformations throughout their career. Pablo Picasso emerged as a painter fixed in realism, later advancing through the blue and rose periods, and concluding as a pioneer of Cubism. With the arrival of More Later, Marc Maron enters the post-aggression phase of his illustrious career.
If we were to detail the characteristics of a good comedian, words like perceptive, enlightening, and witty might suffice. For the late comedian Greg Giraldo, this description would be a vast understatement, because he was not simply good, but great.
It's no coincidence that comedian Andrew Santino has appeared in some influential shows. The League, Arrested Development, and The Office are a few prominent ones. His acting credentials grow as a result of the great work he does behind a microphone though.
From the moment Steven Wright graced audiences with his dry, deadpan wit, the comedy world was changed for good. First coming to national attention with an appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the early 80's, Wright became an instant sensation.
There are two prevalent attitudes toward the comedy of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. There are those who find their humor intolerable and those who revel in its absurdity. They are the most polarizing force in modern comedy. For fans, that is exactly what makes them so special.
Those familiar with stand-up know that New York City exports a distinct style of comedy. Perhaps it's the looming city landscape or comedic tradition of the city, but comedian's who come up in The Big Apple tend to be self-referential, dark, and remarkably honest.
Mark and Matt welcome the one and only Wayne Federman to the podcast this week. Federman recently released his new comedy album, The Chronicles of Federman, which is his first comedy album in the course of 30 years. We break down what someone could do in that length of time which leads into a discussion ...
This week comedian Sean Donnelly joins us to talk about his new album Manual Labor Face, his origins as a New York Comedian and how he'd do it differently, and some Saved By The Bell Trivia, all before letting us know what it was like to ride the bench of the basketball team his dad coached.
This week for the news Matt welcomes Bram Teitelman, Editor-in-Chief of our sister site, Metal Insider. Bram and Intern Will sit in on the news because Mark is not present... he might be on a mountain somewhere.
BOONE, NC - In an effort to acknowledge the psychostimulant drugs unrivaled contribution to almost all facets of academia at Appalachian State, University officials unveiled the new "Adderall Library" last Thursday.
BOONE-In an unanimous vote taken recently, Appalachian State University executives decided to move all academic departments into a trailer behind Gardner Hall, refurbishing the educational buildings into football workout facilities. University administrators are working to make sure this decision comes into effect by the beginning of next semester. "Who cares?"
BOONE, NC - You're probably wondering at this point, "Hey, what's the catch? Did Rotten Appal start outsourcing it's writing to some distant community in the corner of the universe where its rulers have forbade comedy?" or something along those lines, I'm certain.