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2010 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Butch Bradley

    published December 29, 2010

    Most comedians grow up seeing their standup heroes on late-night talk shows, Comedy Central, or HBO. Butch Bradley saw his heroes in person,... More >>

  • Tracey Ashley

    published December 29, 2010

    "The big news is I'm headlining Acme for New Year's Eve," says comedian Tracey Ashley. "I'm very excited about it." It's a chance for the cruise... More >>

  • Pete Lee

    published December 15, 2010

    Wisconsin native Pete Lee came to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota. After graduating with a journalism degree he worked in... More >>

  • Tom Segura

    published December 8, 2010

    Earlier this year comedian Tom Segura released his first album, called Thrilled (Rooftop Comedy). Whereas some comics start from scratch... More >>

  • JR Brow

    published December 1, 2010

    Some comics are encouraged to try standup by friends, others by co-workers. For Austin's JR Brow, it was both, with an extra nudge from the late,... More >>

  • Ian Bagg

    published December 1, 2010

    If comedian Ian Bagg looks a bit like a hockey player, there's very good reason. He grew up in British Columbia with aspirations of playing the... More >>

  • Adam Hunter

    published November 24, 2010

    It seems that comedian Adam Hunter really wants to give you, the comedy fan, your money's worth. "It's definitely fast-paced," he says, describing... More >>

  • Mitch Fatel

    published November 17, 2010

    It takes a special stage persona to be able to get away with some of the racy things Mitch Fatel says in his standup act. "If I said the things I... More >>

  • Hal Sparks

    published November 10, 2010

    TV fans will no doubt recognize Hal Sparks from any number of gigs he's held over the past decade. He played Michael Novotny on Showtime's... More >>

  • Kjell Bjorgen

    published October 27, 2010

    "I've got an identical twin brother, which sucks," says Kjell (pronounced "Chell") Bjorgen. "My brother is older by five minutes, and apparently... More >>

  • T.J. Miller

    published October 13, 2010

    "It's a mix between observational humor and me talking about awkward human interactions," says comedian T.J. Miller when asked to describe his... More >>

  • Margaret Cho

    published October 6, 2010

    It's kind of hard to believe that Margaret Cho has been doing standup comedy for 25 years. Where did the time go? "I actually started my career as... More >>

  • Mike Epps & Friends

    published October 6, 2010

    Though traveling can be a drag, comedian Mike Epps enjoys going to different cities to perform, and tries to tailor his act to where he's playing.... More >>

  • Jimmy Pardo

    published September 29, 2010

    This may be your last opportunity to see comedian Jimmy Pardo for a while. The funnyman and pioneering podcaster has been on a mini-summer tour of... More >>

  • Steve White

    published September 22, 2010

    "I almost think in jokes," says comedian Steve White. "Either that or it's the flipside and very spiritual and majestic. Sometimes it's both. I... More >>

  • Al Madrigal

    published September 15, 2010

    Big things are about to happen for comedian Al Madrigal—he can feel it. "Jay Leno said it best," he recalls. "'When something doesn't work... More >>

  • Godfrey

    published September 8, 2010

    "Kids don't appreciate things anymore," says comedian Godfrey. "Simple things like McDonald's would excite me when my father would take us there.... More >>

  • David Feldman

    published September 8, 2010

    Though he's had a busy year working in television, comedian and writer David Feldman is still most passionate about his podcast. In the past few... More >>

  • Marina & the Diamonds

    published September 1, 2010

    It's another one of those pop paradoxes. The Thompson Twins weren't siblings at all, and there was no Marshall Tucker in the Marshall Tucker Band.... More >>

  • Bret Ernst

    published September 1, 2010

    You may remember comedian Bret Ernst from Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. He has also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig... More >>

  • Sugar Sammy

    published August 25, 2010

    American funnyman Bert Kreischer famously turned his college partying into a successful standup career. His Canadian counterpart may well be Sugar... More >>

  • Sean Patton

    published August 25, 2010

    They say that talk-show appearances don't do as much as they used to for standup comics. However, the heat was on Sean Patton after a hilarious... More >>

  • Mike Brody

    published August 18, 2010

    By his own account, not much is new with homegrown comic Mike Brody. "Just working the road, same as always," he reports. "Living the comedian's... More >>

  • Tim Bedore

    published August 18, 2010

    Though he's a nationally recognized standup comedian, Tim Bedore has been staying close to home in the Twin Cities. "My daughter is 12 and we... More >>

  • Joe DeRosa

    published August 11, 2010

    You may recognize comedian Joe DeRosa from his work with fellow comic Bill Burr. The two hosted a radio show on XM called The Uninformed,... More >>

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