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2014 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Ari Shaffir

    published May 14, 2014

    Ari Shaffir is in the process of relocating from Los Angeles to New York City. "It's hard to shop for a place there," he says. The move had to... More >>

  • Andrew Norelli

    published May 7, 2014

    Some comedians discover humor as a defense mechanism. Andrew Norelli realized it was a great way to communicate with his family. "When I was... More >>

  • Costaki Economopoulos

    published April 30, 2014

    Costaki Economopoulos: comedian, football fan, newlywed. "I got married four months ago," he says. "We did it right. We got a 1969 Checker cab, a... More >>

  • Jimmy Schubert

    published April 30, 2014

    Comedian and actor Jimmy Schubert has five brothers, but none of them went into show business. "They're all business owners," he says. Still, the... More >>

  • John Caponera

    published April 23, 2014

    "Whatever I find funny I talk about," says comedian John Caponera. That can include things like family, dieting, life's little victories, and... More >>

  • Cy Amundson

    published April 16, 2014

    Cy Amundson is back in his hometown to headline a week of shows at Acme Comedy Co. For the past few years he has been based in Los Angeles, where... More >>

  • Andy Hendrickson

    published April 16, 2014

    A lot can happen in a year. Since we last spoke to comedian Andy Hendrickson, he has made an appearance on The Late Show with David... More >>

  • Slade Ham

    published April 9, 2014

    Former radio personality Slade Ham was always interested in comedy growing up, but like many aspiring comics, he wasn't quite sure how to pursue... More >>

  • Jim Gaffigan

    published April 9, 2014

    "I'm not against recycling, but there's a certain sense of inconvenience," says comedian Jim Gaffigan. "My wife might ask if I rinsed out a soda... More >>

  • Dave Landau

    published April 2, 2014

    Comedian Dave Landau majored in theater and film at college. "I always had a real big passion for film," he says, "so I decided to make one."... More >>

  • Kelly Taylor

    published April 2, 2014

    Canada's Kelly Taylor has a rags-to-headlining story. It was only nine months after he picked up a microphone and started telling jokes that he... More >>

  • Bret Ernst

    published March 26, 2014

    When Bret Ernst arrives in the Twin Cities, he'll be in the midst of getting ready for the taping of his one-hour special later this spring. "I... More >>

  • Jim McCue

    published March 19, 2014

    Jim McCue is one of the top names in the Boston comedy scene. As a thank-you to the standup community there, he founded the Boston Comedy Festival... More >>

  • Phil Hanley

    published March 19, 2014

    Phil Hanley's first foray into show business was as a commercial actor in his native Canada. "Then I took an improv class," he explains, "and that... More >>

  • Al Jackson

    published March 12, 2014

    Al Jackson has been doing standup comedy for about six years, and he's played some tough rooms. None, though, was tougher than the classroom where... More >>

  • Derek Hughes

    published March 12, 2014

    Though he started as a magician, Derek Hughes is also an adept standup comic. The Twin Cities native has found his greatest success mixing the... More >>

  • Kenny Smith

    published March 5, 2014

    "Everything is funny for a second," says comedian Kenny Smith. "Everyone should laugh at everything, even the tragic stuff, for a second. Then... More >>

  • Bryan Callen

    published March 5, 2014

    Having lived in seven different countries by the time he was 15, Bryan Callen quickly discovered that laughter is indeed a universal language. "I... More >>

  • John Caparulo

    published February 26, 2014

    John Caparulo, or "Cap," as his loyal fans call him, hails from Steubenville, Ohio, where his father first introduced him to standup comedy. "He... More >>

  • Kurt Braunohler

    published February 19, 2014

    "I watched a little standup growing up," says comedian Kurt Braunohler. "When I moved to New York at 22, I took an improv class at the Upright... More >>

  • Tommy Davidson

    published February 19, 2014

    Though he says he was a very funny kid, Tommy Davidson never realized just how funny he was. Growing up in Silver Springs, Maryland, he was... More >>

  • David Crowe

    published February 12, 2014

    "I wouldn't say I was the class clown," comedian David Crowe says of his upbringing. "I was always the guy on the microphone if an announcement... More >>

  • Jen Kober

    published February 12, 2014

    On the telephone from her native Louisiana, Jen Kober doesn't sound particularly Southern. "I think my Southern comes out when I'm onstage and... More >>

  • Chris Bliss & Josh Weinstein

    published February 5, 2014

    Chris Bliss isn't skittish about coming to Minnesota, despite the recent round of arctic temperatures. "The worst weather I ever saw was in... More >>

  • Darren Carter

    published February 5, 2014

    "I didn't know about fitting in when I was a little kid," says comedian Darren Carter. "I just have memories of making kids laugh as a child in... More >>

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