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2011 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Joe Materese

    published June 29, 2011

    Several years ago, after his first performance at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, comedian Joe Matarese struck a developmental deal with... More >>

  • Moshe Kasher

    published June 29, 2011

    Moshe Kasher has come a long way. "For my first job, I dressed in a bear costume and passed out flyers," he recalls. "I was a smoker at the time... More >>

  • Ryan Stout

    published June 22, 2011

    Comedian Ryan Stout hopes you're paying attention during his set. "People who are willing to sit and listen will enjoy my act more than those who... More >>

  • Ben Roy

    published June 15, 2011

    Originally from Winthrop, Maine, Ben Roy currently resides in Denver, Colorado. In addition to being a standup comedian, Roy is also the lead... More >>

  • J. Chris Newberg

    published June 8, 2011

    "You ever have that one friend that drinks himself creepy?" J. Chris Newberg asks audiences. "He'll be like, 'Pull up next to the bus. Pull up... More >>

  • Hannibal Buress

    published June 1, 2011

    "It was a serious situation," Hannibal Buress says of how he started doing standup. "My parents were kidnapped and were told that I had to do... More >>

  • Jeff Capri

    published May 25, 2011

    Comedian Jeff Capri has standup comedy in his blood. "Basically, I am a second-generation comic," he explains. "My father is comedian Dick Capri,... More >>

  • Kyle Kinane

    published May 25, 2011

    When comedian Kyle Kinane moved from Chicago to Los Angeles seven years ago, he not only changed cities but also the only living arrangement he... More >>

  • Cirque du Soleil: Ovo

    published May 25, 2011

    After almost 30 years and two dozen different productions, Cirque du Soleil has made an art of balancing audience expectations with increasingly... More >>

  • Brian Scolaro

    published May 11, 2011

    In the fifth grade, Brian Scolaro got hold of a George Carlin tape that was being passed around by his buddies. Scolaro was hooked after just a... More >>

  • Will Durst

    published May 4, 2011

    Will Durst feels a little out of place these days. "I try to stand in the middle, but the middle ground I used to stand on has shifted," he... More >>

  • Mary Mack

    published April 27, 2011

    It's late on Saturday night when we finally get in touch with comedian Mary Mack. She's calling from Los Angeles where she has just finished... More >>

  • Ryan Hamilton

    published April 20, 2011

    It's not often someone gets an instant, unsolicited endorsement while being interviewed by City Pages, but comedian Ryan Hamilton did.... More >>

  • Carlos Alazraqui

    published April 13, 2011

    Carlos Alazraqui is probably best known for his role on Comedy Central's Reno 911, where he played Officer James Garcia. Others know him... More >>

  • Mike Vecchione

    published April 6, 2011

    "I'm not like a goofy looking guy," explains comedian Mike Vecchione. "I look like a cop. I'm like 5 foot 8, and kind of have an aggressive look.... More >>

  • Chris Bliss, Josh Weinstein

    published April 6, 2011

    Though they will perform together onstage at Acme, Chris Bliss and Josh Weinstein are not a comedy duo. "We walk out together," explains Bliss,... More >>

  • Ralph Harris

    published March 30, 2011

    Standup comedy and acting were not Ralph Harris's first show business choices. "I wanted to be a clown, quite honestly," he recalls. "I wanted to... More >>

  • Chad Daniels

    published March 30, 2011

    Expect comedian Chad Daniels to be tan and rested when he arrives in Minneapolis this week. On the phone in Hawaii he reports, "My wife and I just... More >>

  • Gary Gulman

    published March 23, 2011

    Comedian Gary Gulman graduated from Boston College with a degree in accounting, but immediately began looking for an escape pod. "I did accounting... More >>

  • Laurie Kilmartin

    published March 16, 2011

    Comedian Laurie Kilmartin has been knee-deep in some of America's greatest comedy scenes for close to 20 years. The San Francisco native and... More >>

  • Paul Mecurio

    published March 9, 2011

    Catch Paul Mecurio while you can. The Wall Street lawyer turned standup comic has three TV shows in development, yet still has time to hit the... More >>

  • Drew Hastings

    published March 9, 2011

    If Clint Eastwood can do it, so can veteran comic Drew Hastings. "I found myself in the position of running for mayor in this small town where I... More >>

  • John Caponera

    published March 2, 2011

    When you're a standup comic with a wife and kids, you learn time management. "I might have to stop here and there to swing my club," says John... More >>

  • Mike DeStefano

    published February 23, 2011

    It took a long time for Mike DeStefano to figure out that he wanted to be a standup comedian. Growing up in the Bronx, he aspired to be a "wise... More >>

  • Tom Wilson

    published February 16, 2011

    Though he doesn't mind being recognized as Biff from Back to the Future, actor-comedian Tom Wilson is also occasionally associated with... More >>

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