Mr. Nice Guy: Meet Hank Chen

Article by: Robert DeanLife hasn't always worked on a straight line for Hank Chen, and he's okay with the peaks and valleys that present themselves. Currently, the comedian and actor is letting the chips fall as they may because while the road might not be predictable, the wins are stacking up, even though he named his recent...
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The Earned Success of Kevin James Thornton

Article by: Robert DeanPeople who’ve been in the struggle know that while you’re in it, it sucks. It sucks bad. Once the hurricane of bill collectors, rent, and trying to find something to eat off a dollar menu stops, there’s a sense of peace when a comma in your bank account means more than just the phone bill is paid,...
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The Hot Breath Podcast Joins the Big Laugh Comedy Network!

We have some exciting news! The Hot Breath Podcast with Joel Byars is joining the Big Laugh Comedy Network.Here's a message from Joel: "After over 7 years of doing this podcast, this episode is a first of its kind. We're making a very special announcement that is going to level up the Hot Breathiverse into a new galaxy and...
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Jordain Fisher is Coming to Austin - Check Out His Standup!

Jourdain Fisher is coming to Austin in September......and you don't want to miss this.Jourdain has performed on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, and was featured on the Just For Laughs Festival's New Faces showcase. He's absolutely hilarious and you have ONE CHANCE to catch him in Austin next month. If you want to grab...
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Best. Blurb. Writing. Course. Ever.

By Robert Theodore Eckstein No area of publishing is growing faster, or easier to write, than blurb-writing, the pickleball of publishing.With more than three million self-published books coming out a year, that’s over three million opportunities for blurb writers. This fact is not lost on The Brimfield Blurbs...
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Matt Rife: 100 Tickets to Breaking Ticketmaster

Matt Rife has completely broken the internet. Although he is easy on the eyes, his journey to get here was not.A lot of people see Matt and assume he’s famous because of good looks or he got lucky on social media but the real reason is not so obvious.Last June he couldn’t sell tickets and streaming platforms were ignoring...
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Scorched Earth: Comics Weigh in on Roasting

Article by: Robert Dean People love talking shit. If you've ever sat at a high school lunch table, the art of roasting is a deadly sport that can crush someone's spirit and make them howl with laughter at the same time. And like crowd work, roasting has significantly impacted how many comedians are excelling in their...
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A 3-Hour Pitch, A 3-Hour Pitch: The Selling of CSI Gilligan’s Island

Article and art by: Bob EcksteinA 3-Hour Pitch, A 3-Hour Pitch:The Selling of CSI Gilligan’s IslandWith reboots of shows like Magnum P.I. Fantasy Island, Night Court, and now Frasier, it’s time for the reboot we’ve all been waiting for, Gilligan’s Island. The classic ‘60s sitcom has been the subject of reboot rumors...
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Cracking Up: A Beginner's Guide to Different Styles of Comedy

Comedy has just about existed in some way, shape, or form since the dawn of mankind. But what are the unique styles of comedy, and how have they evolved over the centuries? In this article, we’ll be exploring all of this and more! Background: Comedy in the 21st Century The digital age has changed the way we consume media, and comedy is no...
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The Rise of Crowd Work in Comedy

Article by: Robert Dean“I helped with some “skits” at church today because they know what I do…and the director asked me how to get Matt Rife tickets.” And that’s what you need to know about the rise in crowd work. It’s everywhere, and the comics who are good at it are seeing their shows sell...
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From America Discovering Matt Rife to Holtzman Screaming, This Week has Been Wild

Article by: Robert DeanThis past week in comedy has been wild. What’s considered “low art” is getting a lot of clicks and shares, thanks to comedians dominating social media. If you think about it, comedy is built for platforms like TikTok and Instagram: one moment, a joke is timely, and subsequent week, it’s...
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I Guess I Really Do Hate a Lot of Stuff

Article by: Robert DeanWhen Game of Thrones was the show every human on earth was obsessed with, I just… did not give a fuck. Every week, people would invite me to a watch party, and my ex-wife would devour it - super wizards all tits out with dragons flying high above nuking towns and shit. I’m not too cool for school, but...
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Yes, We're Gambling on Spelling Bees Now

Article & artwork by: Bob Eckstein Betting action for the Scripps National Spelling Bee has never been more illecebrous, with a plethora of exhilarating contingencies. This year the event takes place Memorial Day weekend to June 2 with the championships in the nation’s capital.  Here are this year's Best...
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One Scream at a Time: The Ballad of Rachel Wolfson

Article by: Robert Dean“Seriously, if you need a pick me up, listen to VH1’s DIVAS from 1998 and 1999. It’s got Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, and Aretha Franklin. I don’t want to listen to anything else right now. I’m obsessed.” Rachel Wolfson says as we chat over the phone, her in Los...
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Sometimes, Laughter is The Best Medicine

Article by: Robert DeanThere used to be a concept within the scientific community that only humans could laugh. But guess what? It's not just us and the hyenas that are cackling; other animals laugh, too. According to an article published by UCLA, at least 65 species vocalize something relatable to a giggle, but here's the wild...
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Celebrating Lefty and The Comedy of Nimesh Patel

Article by: Robert DeanThings are going pretty good for Nimesh Patel. He's successfully worked the clubs across the country and is now moving onto a theater tour for the first time this summer and fall. The horizon looks wide open when you consider he's written for Saturday Night Live, working on the Weekend Update team and...
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The Grimby Half-Hour Power Hour, Ep. #022: The 9th Annual Cryptid Draft with Nick Cox and Fuzzy Khilji

Vacuum seal the Slime Barrier and booby-trap the Vatican, the Grim Twins are back with another campaign of terror. The Old Testament told of an ancient ritual, a battleground for man and beast, a communion between god and his most abominable creations. This week, we intend to tell their stories. For if don’t learn from Grimace,...
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Politically Non-Binary Podcast, Ep. 015: Drag Bills And Mob Mentality with Ruby Dickulous

This week Arielle is joined by Ruby Dickulous for a wide ranging conversation that spans from The Electoral College, drag bills and unity.Be sure to like and subscribe to the show!Watch episode #015 of the Politically Non-binary Podcast with Ruby Dickulous here: Follow Ruby DickulousOn Instagram:...
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Off the Phone Podcast, Ep. 017: Mall of America's Greatest Hits

Darian and Fuzzy are back this week with comic Jack Timmons as we head up to the Mall of America. The boys talk about the most obscure concept stores to ever grace the gates, review some of the most memorable incidents to occur since the mall's inception, and so much more!Make sure to like & subscribe to the podcast!Watch episode 017 of...
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The Grimby Half-Hour Power Hour, Ep. #021: The Great Animorph Heist with Colton Dowling

This week's guest is Colton Dowling, a hilarious comedian based in Austin, Texas. The riffs run amok in this one! Watch episode #021 of The Grimby Half-Hour Power Hour with Colton Dowling here: Be sure to like and subscribe to the show for the latest up-to-date news and happenings of everything Grimby.Also check out Casey's...
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