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What It's Like to Be an Artistic Director at a Comedy Theater

Comedy is an industry, and for every performer on stage, there are hundreds of people working behind-the-scenes. These creative and business jobs, which exist in all disciplines and levels of comedy, collectively make up the comedy scene. In this column, we're looking a comedy jobs that are less visible than that of a performer, and talking to the people who do those jobs about what they do, how they got there, and how that job has affected their perspective on comedy.

All around the country, comedy theaters are producing the next wave of comedians. Often small organizations that play host to hundreds of shows every year, these improv [...]

Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak #8: "How Much Of" with Elaine Carroll, Nate Dern, & Tim Martin

In this week’s episode of “Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak” Elaine Carroll (Very Mary Kate), Nate Dern (Friday Night Hot Chicks Mic), and Tim Martin (Airwolf) join Abra to create a world where Gilbert Gottfried and Sean Connery have a web series, Meryl Streep comes in from the cold, and a town’s love must be measured.

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Wanna See a Movie About the NYC Improv Scene?

Here's the Kickstarter video for On the Cusp, Off the Cuff, a documentary about the improv community in New York being made by improviser and sociology student Nate Dern. It promises to feature performers from UCB, the PIT and the Magnet, and to ask questions like "Why do people spend so much time and energy on an ephemeral art form that essentially disappears forever as soon as the show is over?" If this sounds like something you want to see, you can go give him $8,000 here. I suppose you could also give less than $8,000, ya cheapskate.