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2014 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Adam Newman

    published November 12, 2014

    "I was super into comedy when I was a little kid," says comedian Adam Newman. "I had a Playskool record player for the kids' albums I had. Then I... More >>

  • Tommy Johnagin

    published November 5, 2014

    Like many comedians, Tommy Johnagin knew from a young age that he wanted to do standup comedy. "At eight years old, I was watching Letterman," he... More >>

  • Darlene Westgor

    published November 5, 2014

    There are thousands of people who make their living as standup comedians, but there are also a large number of folks who do it as a perfectly... More >>

  • Brian McKim

    published October 29, 2014

    "Twenty-five years ago, I decided to make my living standing in front of a room full of strangers and making them laugh," Brian McKim tells an... More >>

  • Sara Schaefer

    published October 29, 2014

    "It's been a different path compared to other people," says comedian says Sara Schaefer of her career. "I would say it was around junior high that... More >>

  • Tom Segura

    published October 22, 2014

    "I'm more focused on talking about whatever is going on in my life," says comedian Tom Segura. "I used to tell straight-up jokes, but then I... More >>

  • Rob Little

    published October 22, 2014

    Sometimes family comes first. For comedian Rob Little, that's meant returning to Michigan to care for his ailing mom. "I had to come back and be... More >>

  • Michael Malone

    published October 15, 2014

    When we last spoke to comedian Michael Malone, he was starting to get his feet wet in the world of acting. In the past year, he's managed to dive... More >>

  • Darlene Westgor

    published October 8, 2014

    Back in 2005, no one was more surprised that Darlene Westgor won Nick at Nite's inaugural Search for the Funniest Mom in America than... More >>

  • Theo Von

    published October 8, 2014

    Theo Von first came into the national spotlight as cast member of MTV's hit reality series Road Rules back in 1994. While many reality TV... More >>

  • Paul Hooper

    published October 1, 2014

    Splitting his time between gigs in New York City and on the road, comedian Paul Hooper thinks he's struck the perfect balance. The Charlotte,... More >>

  • Greg Warren

    published October 1, 2014

    For years, Greg Warren has populated his standup set with various characters drawn from his St. Louis upbringing. But these days, Warren is making... More >>

  • Jen Kirkman

    published September 24, 2014

    Two facts about comedian Jen Kirkman: She is from Massachusetts, and she was a writer/panelist on Chelsea Lately. "Those are the two least... More >>

  • Sean Donnelly

    published September 24, 2014

    "I always thought I was pretty funny," says comedian Sean Donnelly about his childhood. "I feel like a lot of other comedians might have this... More >>

  • Will Durst

    published September 17, 2014

    Will Durst is one of our foremost political satirists, though he doesn't fully believe that comedy can transform public opinion. At least, not on... More >>

  • Chris Franjola

    published September 17, 2014

    "The best part about being a comedian is hanging out with other comics," says Chris Franjola. It's that camaraderie, along with a sharp wit, that... More >>

  • Thai Rivera

    published September 10, 2014

    "I've always been good at making people laugh," says comedian Thai Rivera. "But I didn't think about doing standup for a long time. When you grow... More >>

  • Big Jay Oakerson

    published September 10, 2014

    It was in school that Big Jay Oakerson first developed his interest in comedy. "I was always a big fan of standup comedy, but I was a fat kid, so... More >>

  • Bengt Washburn

    published September 3, 2014

    "I'm just doing some back-to-school shopping," says Bengt Washburn via cell phone from a mall near his home in the Washington, D.C. area. "I'm... More >>

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    published September 3, 2014

    You've probably seen Mary Lynn Rajskub all over your TV in the past few years. She's had recurring roles on shows like 2 Broke Girls,... More >>

  • Tim Slagle

    published August 27, 2014

    Although he was born and raised in Detroit, and is now living in Chicago, Tim Slagle has connections to the Minneapolis comedy scene. Back in... More >>

  • Sarah Tiana

    published August 27, 2014

    "Standup found me, instead of me finding it," says Sarah Tiana. "I moved to Los Angeles to do theater and to be an actress, but I couldn't catch a... More >>

  • Joe DeRosa

    published August 20, 2014

    You may recognize comedian Joe DeRosa from any one of a number of outlets. He's guest-starred on Louis CK's TV series, Louie, was the host... More >>

  • Pete George

    published August 20, 2014

    One might wonder what guitar-slinging comedian Pete George was into first: music or comedy? "It was both," he explains. "I played in a lot of '80s... More >>

  • JL Cauvin

    published August 13, 2014

    "I was always funny and doing impressions of my teachers in fourth and fifth grade," says comedian JL Cauvin. "I never thought about doing... More >>

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