For anyone not going out on a Friday night here’s our friend Christian Talbot interviewing the resident Statler and Waldorf (ie dicks) of Humourisms Damon Blake and George Fox.Damon Blake is a comedy maker and tea-drinker. He likes comic books and hurting people's feelings. He's the Uncle Ben to the bitter loners of Humourisms, ie, his death will motivate them on to greater things.You can find him on Twitter @blakingpoint writing jokes and crying.
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International comedy icon and posterboy for aspiring comics everywhere, Marc Maron talks to Jon Hozier-Byrne about the WTF podcast, his approach to comedy, and his role as a reluctant saviour of modern stand-up.
More than any other comedian, Marc Maron bridges the generational gap between the traditional American raconteur and the international new-media entrepreneur. In a career spanning three decades, the New Jersey-born, self-proclaimed “New Mexico Jew” has released four comedy albums, produced two half-hour comedy specials for HBO and Comedy Central, written a book, and appeared on Conan O’Brien no less than forty-six times (as well as almost every other television show that allows comics to perform). At the same time, he has pioneered the transition of stand-up comedy from the stage to the browser, hosting the twice-weekly comedy podcast WTF. With twenty-four million unique listeners, WTF was officially named “the biggest and best comedy podcast out there” by Entertainment Weekly, and was described as a “must-listen” by both Vanity Fair and the New York Times. Stand-up comedy is mid-way through the uncomfortable transition between traditional media and what comedian Patton Oswalt describes as “the new comedy circuit”, and since 2009, Maron has been on the forefront of the art form’s evolution. Continue reading →