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Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard

"That’s the way the life of a performer," says actress/singer/comedian Sandra Bernhard about always moving forward in her career. "If you stay in it long enough and you’re good at what do you, you just get better and better."

 
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Jen Kirkman, photo by Robyn Von Swank
Jen Kirkman, photo by Robyn Von Swank
Jen Kirkman, photo by Robyn Von Swank

Known for multiple appearances on Drunk History — and yes, she really was drunk, or so she claims — sarcastic comic Jen Kirkman is best known for her appearances on Chelsea Lately. She’s also written books and released two come...

 
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Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho
 

Margaret and The psyCHO Tour

 
September 29, 2015
 



This fall, three-time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho is embarking on The psyCHO Tour this fall. The show will include tributes to her “father in comedy,” Robin Williams and her “mother in comedy,” Joan Rivers. C...

 
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Dave Hill credit Michele Crow
Dave Hill credit Michele Crow
Dave Hill credit Michele Crow

Comedian Dave Hill played with a number of indie rock bands — Uptown Sinclair, Cobra Verde, Valley Lodge and Sons of Elvis — before turning his talent to comedy (not that he’s left rock completely behind). On his new comedy alb...

 
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Weird Al Yankovic, photo by Robert Trachtenberg
Weird Al Yankovic, photo by Robert Trachtenberg
Weird Al Yankovic, photo by Robert Trachtenberg

Known for his witty parodies, “Weird Al” Yankovic has been skewering classic pop and rock songs for just about 40 years now. With his latest album, last year’s Mandatory Fun, he turns Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” ...

 
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Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
 

Jim Florentine: Test his metal

 
November 20, 2014
 



Inspired by loudmouth comics like Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Kinison, comedian Jim Florentine ditched his gig as a radio DJ to start doing standup comedy in the early ’90s. Eventually an album of crank phone calls led to regular ...

 
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Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard

There might not be a comic currently working the circuit who has more international appeal than Eddie Izzard. He’s endeared himself to the locals by learning to perform in French and German and now he’s prepping to ...

 
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Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer

Since making her standup debut ten years ago, comedian Amy Schumer has been on the fast-track to fame. Now, she has her own comedy series and is currently working on the script for Train Wreck, a new Judd Apatow film due out ne...

 
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Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records

Dan Schlissel started putting out eclectic array of music on his -ism label (later rebranded -ismist) while studying at the University of Nebraska. In the late 1990s, he moved to Minnesota and a funny thing happened—he impetuou...

 
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Author Dave Hill
Author Dave Hill
Author Dave Hill
 

Dave Hill: Serious about Comedy

 
September 24, 2013
 



A Cleveland native, Dave Hill started out playing in area bands such as Sons of Elvis, Cobra Verde and Uptown Sinclair before becoming a standup comedian and author (he hasn’t given up on rock ‘n’ roll, though...