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2014 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • 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 >>

  • Jessimae Peluso

    published August 13, 2014

    The Boston comedy scene has given us the likes of Marc Maron (via New Mexico), Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, and many more. But it wasn't that... More >>

  • Henry Phillips

    published August 6, 2014

    Henry Phillips has a full plate these days, literally and figuratively. His YouTube series, Henry's Kitchen, continues to grow in... More >>

  • Chris Distefano

    published August 6, 2014

    "I think I was always a class clown," says comedian Chris Distefano. "I was always flirting with the idea of doing standup comedy, but you have to... More >>

  • Jimmy Pardo

    published July 30, 2014

    Jimmy Pardo continues his slow but steady ascent to the top of the comedy world. As the opening comedian for the live audience at Conan O'Brien's... More >>

  • Amber Preston

    published July 30, 2014

    Telling jokes in Los Angeles is a little different from telling them in the Midwest, says comedian Amber Preston. Crowds out West really enjoy the... More >>

  • Arj Barker

    published July 23, 2014

    While Arj Barker headlines comedy clubs and theaters across America, it's in Australia that he's become enormously popular and, as such, he now... More >>

  • J. Chris Newberg

    published July 23, 2014

    It won't surprise comedy fans to learn that sometimes-guitar-slinging comic J. Chris Newberg once had aspirations of being a rock star. His early... More >>

  • Kevin Bozeman

    published July 16, 2014

    Onstage, Kevin Bozeman has a unique voice, drawing humor out of his everyday life experiences and parenting. "That's what most of my time goes... More >>

  • Barry Rothbart

    published July 16, 2014

    "I wasn't funny at all when I was a kid," says comedian Barry Rothbart. "I was really shy. I was a weird fat kid that didn't have too many... More >>

  • Andy Kindler

    published July 9, 2014

    "For the last couple of hours I've been arguing with right-wingers on Twitter," says comedian Andy Kindler from his home in Los Angeles. "I can't... More >>

  • Scott Long

    published July 9, 2014

    "I went from hipster to dipster," laughs comedian Scott Long. "I used to go to concerts and see bands like the Replacements and the Pixies. Now... More >>

  • David Huntsberger

    published July 2, 2014

    You might not know it from his standup comedy set, or from the popular podcast he co-hosts, called Professor Blastoff, but David... More >>

  • Jeff Richards

    published July 2, 2014

    "I realized I could do voices when I was in junior high. I could imitate people, so that's what got me interested in doing impressions," says... More >>

  • Mike E. Winfield

    published June 25, 2014

    "I think I wrote an entirely new act since the last time I was in Minneapolis," says comedian Mike E. Winfield. "So I have a fresh new set for all... More >>

  • Ian Bagg

    published June 25, 2014

    Canada native Ian Bagg, as many standup fans know, had dreams of playing pro hockey. He switched to comedy because he grew tired of getting... More >>

  • John DeBoer

    published June 18, 2014

    Warm weather has returned to the Midwest, so that means the return of comedian John DeBoer to the clubs. Summer is when the veteran comic takes a... More >>

  • Matt Sadler

    published June 18, 2014

    We caught up with Matt Sadler while he was on a cruise to Alaska. "I'm doing one week of work, then I'm spending a week with my wife's family,... More >>

  • Kermet Apio

    published June 11, 2014

    Yes, Kermet Apio is aware that he has an unusual name, particularly for someone who was born in Hawaii. "My mom was trying to be cool," he... More >>

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