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2008 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Jeff Dunham

    published December 31, 2008

    On a recent visit to The Late Show, Jeff Dunham was introduced by David Letterman as "a man who has twice won the prestigious Ventriloquist... More >>

  • Louie Anderson

    published December 24, 2008

    Like Roseanne, Louie Anderson pioneered the concept of turning family dysfunction into standup comedy in the 1980s. He turned his stage success... More >>

  • Mike MacRae

    published December 10, 2008

    "A lot of times I'll just sort of discover by accident that I can imitate someone," says comedian/impressionist Mike MacRae. "I'll quote a movie... More >>

  • Brian Regan

    published December 10, 2008

    "My comedy is not aggressive," states comedian Brian Regan. "I don't really go after anybody. I make fun of myself, make fun of the world in a... More >>

  • Eddie Brill

    published December 3, 2008

    Eddie Brill is a busy, busy man. "I'm a maniac," he says via cell phone from the parking lot of a Tampa hotel. "I don't stop. I have like, eight... More >>

  • Cheech & Chong: Light Up America

    published October 22, 2008

    When Tommy Chong parted ways with his partner in comedy, Cheech Marin, in the mid-'80s, he was devastated. A casualty of creative differences, one... More >>

  • Andy Kindler

    published October 8, 2008

    A lot of comics who don't normally talk about politics and current events are getting caught up in this year's presidential election. Andy Kindler... More >>

  • David Wilcox

    published October 8, 2008

    While David Wilcox's latest album, Airstream, sounds sparse in its arrangements, the inspiration for the project couldn't have been... More >>

  • Doug Benson

    published September 17, 2008

    Comedian Doug Benson has a bit of an attitude, but he's very subtle about it. Recalling his experience on last summer's Last Comic Standing... More >>

  • Mike Birbiglia

    published September 10, 2008

    Mike Birbiglia is embarrassed to tell people that he has a blog. "People blog about anything, like, 'Today I went to JCPenny.' 'I'm like JCPenny,... More >>

  • Jimmy Pardo

    published August 27, 2008

    It's an election year, but comedian Jimmy Pardo can't seem to get into it. "I donated money to Obama's camp so I could get a free bumper sticker... More >>

  • Emo Philips

    published August 6, 2008

    His quirky, somewhat bewildered stage presence doesn't convey it, but comedian Emo Philips has some serious opinions about humor and culture. A... More >>

  • Jake Johannsen

    published August 6, 2008

    There are quite a few comics that describe themselves as storytellers, but few are as adept at that style as Jake Johannsen. With a twinge of... More >>

  • Bill Maher

    published July 23, 2008

    Bill Maher can arguably be called the most perceptive political satirist since Mark Twain. He is cheered by liberals, and sharply criticized by... More >>

  • Mitch Fatel

    published July 9, 2008

    Mitch Fatel is not a political comic. "No, not at all. Zero," he insists. "No interest in politics. I figure there are a lot of other people who... More >>

  • Eddie Gossling

    published June 18, 2008

    Born in New York and raised in the military, comic Eddie Gossling didn't have to leave a promising career to pursue standup. "I was working at a... More >>

  • Tig Notaro

    published June 11, 2008

    Tig Notaro thought she wanted to be in the music business, so much so that she left her home in Texas and headed to L.A. She increasingly found... More >>

  • Mary Mack

    published June 4, 2008

    "I have two degrees in music," says Mary Mack. "So that's why I do comedy. My bachelor's is in music performance with clarinet, and my master's is... More >>

  • David Crowe

    published May 28, 2008

    David Crowe lives in Seattle, but he was born in St. Paul. He went into comedy right after college. "I always wanted to do this," he explains. His... More >>

  • Matt Kirshen

    published May 21, 2008

    Matt Kirshen says he's the comedic equivalent of '90s rock band Bush. That is to say, he's recognized in America far more than he is in his native... More >>

  • Todd Barry

    published May 14, 2008

    Like many standup comics, Todd Barry has had a few day jobs. He's been, among other things, a clerk at an STD clinic, a tennis court maintenance... More >>

  • Greg Warren

    published May 7, 2008

    "I think I made people laugh in the office," Greg Warren says about his former job at packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble. "Especially toward... More >>

  • Chad Daniels

    published April 30, 2008

    “I’d like to be in the south watching an old white Democrat vote this year,” comic Chad Daniels told The Daily Show. ... More >>

  • Margaret Cho

    published April 23, 2008

    Opinionated and sometimes bawdy, comedian Margaret Cho isn't afraid to reinvent herself. After her meteoric rise to fame in the early '90s, she... More >>

  • Paul Mecurio

    published April 16, 2008

    For several years Paul Mecurio lived a secret double life. By day he was a Wall Street lawyer, and by night a standup comedian. "I was to the... More >>

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