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Talking to Joe DeRosa About 'The Half Hour', Web Comedy, and the Best Fans

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup comedy as well, [...]

You Had To Be There #79: Joe DeRosa

This week, Sara justifies her pricy haircut and Nikki presents their guest, comedian Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central Presents, @joederosacomedy). Joe's currently putting the finishing touches on his new webseries We Should Break Up, in which he and our very own Nikki Glaser star as a couple who by all accounts should call it quits. But minutes into the conversation, a twist! — Joe and Nikki actually dated IRL before tumultuously splitting some time before this calmer collaboration (set to debut in just a few weeks). What results is not relationship rubbernecking but something much richer: a blunt, relatable rundown of the life cycle of a couple and [...]

Joe DeRosa Deals with a Heckler and Analyzes It on 'Modern Comedian'

Here's the latest episode of Scott Moran's excellent documentary web series Modern Comedian, focusing on comedian Joe DeRosa. Modern Comedian wasn't setting out to capture DeRosa getting into a battle of words with a heckler, but it happened and seeing DeRosa fight back and his analysis after is pretty entertaining. Too bad he didn't search his heckler for cocaine.

Check Out Nikki Glaser and Joe DeRosa's New Web Series 'We Should Break Up'

Here's the first episode of Nikki Glaser (You Had to Be There) and Joe DeRosa's (Opie & Anthony) new web series We Should Break Up, which is produced by the YouTube channel OfficialComedy and written/directed by DeRosa. If this first episode is any indication, the series will attempt to solve universal relationship questions each week, as this one does with the universal "dogs vs. blowjobs" debate.