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2011 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Steve White

    published December 14, 2011

    Steve White is likely to talk about anything when he's doing standup. "Anything," he insists. "Current events, not a lot of politics but I dabble... More >>

  • Reese Waters

    published December 7, 2011

    "I talk a lot about relationships these days," says comedian Reese Waters, "and I didn't have a relationship/dating joke until about two or three... More >>

  • Joe DeRosa

    published December 7, 2011

    Joe DeRosa has many pursuits, including music, podcasting, and film. That last one, along with standup, consumes most of his time these days.... More >>

  • TJ Miller

    published November 30, 2011

    It's been a fun year for comedian TJ Miller. He had two hilarious appearances on the Conan O'Brien Show and released a DVD (No Real... More >>

  • C. Willi Myles

    published November 23, 2011

    C. Willi Myles brands himself as "America's everyday comedian." It's an apt description for sure. "I got that title from a promotions manager at a... More >>

  • Jon Dore

    published November 16, 2011

    You're forgiven if you don't recognize Jon Dore from his many years in television, as much of that work was done in his native Canada. However, in... More >>

  • James Johann

    published November 9, 2011

    Like many comics, James Johann landed in the standup business after washing out at a number of other vocations. "I used to be a welder," he... More >>

  • Lights

    published October 26, 2011

    If you're a fan of Minnesota native Adam Young's Owl City, you're likely a fan of Toronto's LIGHTS. The two artists have been good friends for... More >>

  • Dave Mordal

    published October 26, 2011

    After years as a local favorite, in 2003 comedian Dave Mordal appeared on the first season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. After returning... More >>

  • Patrick Keane

    published October 26, 2011

    Comedian Patrick Keane has "been all 'round this great big world," as the Beach Boys once sang. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he moved to Los Angeles when... More >>

  • Harland Williams

    published October 19, 2011

    "Here's what I did recently that was pretty stupid," Harland Williams tells his audience. "I was a little vain. I went out and got some cosmetic... More >>

  • Ruben Paul

    published October 12, 2011

    For actor and comic Ruben Paul, diversity is the key to his comedy. "I grew up in an all-black neighborhood," the Carson, California, native... More >>

  • Jim Gaffigan

    published October 5, 2011

    "When it comes to pale, middle-aged, out-of-shape guys who are balding, I've got the market cornered," Gaffigan says from his home in New York... More >>

  • Bobby Slayton

    published October 5, 2011

    "People need to laugh," comic Bobby Slayton says, "because they're miserable." So the veteran standup, also known as the "Pitbull of Comedy," does... More >>

  • Emo Philips

    published September 28, 2011

    When the young people talk about "emo," they are likely referring to a style of rock music, not one of the greatest joke-writing comedians of our... More >>

  • Rocky LaPort

    published September 28, 2011

    It's not uncommon for a standup comedian who is just starting out to feel some anxiety when performing the first few times. What if there are... More >>

  • Tim Slagle

    published September 21, 2011

    Tim Slagle's sets have always leaned toward political satire. Indeed, many comedy fans might remember him from The Mudslingers Ball on... More >>

  • Guy Torry

    published September 21, 2011

    Comedian Guy Torry is living life right. "Go to work and get applause," he tells audiences. "I love being a comedian. I used to get kicked out of... More >>

  • OMD

    published September 21, 2011

    Very few bands are capable of putting out quality content years into their careers. For many artists, a new release can leave the fan base longing... More >>

  • Ben Glieb

    published September 7, 2011

    "I like to keep my act all over the place," says comedian Ben Glieb. "I talk about random things in my life. I try to look at the world in a more... More >>

  • Nate Bargatze

    published August 31, 2011

    Though his dad is a magician, Nate Bargatze never felt destined to be in show business. "I guess my dad's career played into it in the back of my... More >>

  • John Beuhler

    published August 24, 2011

    Comedian John Beuhler doesn't realize how Canadian he sounds until he's with others from north of the border. "We'll be sitting around a table and... More >>

  • Felicia Michaels

    published August 17, 2011

    After taking a break from standup comedy, Felicia Michaels is back. The stripper-turned-comedian began her comedy career when she was 18, but... More >>

  • David Huntsberger

    published August 17, 2011

    If you've heard the Professor Blastoff podcast he co-hosts with fellow comics Tig Nataro and Kyle Dunnigan, you might think David... More >>

  • Arj Barker

    published July 6, 2011

    Arj Barker has been successfully headlining comedy clubs across America for years. In Australia, however, he's absolutely huge. "Well, I don't... More >>

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