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Sean Patton on the Country's Thriving Local Comedy Landscape

Sean Patton is at a point in his career that every rising comic eventually reaches: expanding his act for his first one-hour special. This fall, he's independently shooting his first hour in native New Orleans, after having risen up through the NYC standup scene and TV world, with recent appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, Maron, and @midnight under his belt. Patton also recently performed on Splitsider's A Night at Whiplash, sharing the stage with the likes of Janeane Garofalo, Michael Che, Eugene Mirman, and more. I recently had the chance to interview Sean Patton, discussing his performance in the Whiplash movie, recording his first hour special, and the bustling comedy [...]

Jonah Ray, Gabe Liedman, Nikki Glaser, and More to Film Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials

Comedy Central has long been the best showcase of stand-up on TV, and every year, the network releases a series of half-hour specials from talented folks. The Comedy Bureau has obtained a list of comedians set to record specials this year, and it's an especially strong group. The half-hour specials will be release as part of Comedy Central's show The Half-Hour, which is the successor to its old show Comedy Central Presents, and the batch of episodes should drop sometime this summer. The list lists Jonah Ray, Sean O'Connor, Dan St. Germain, Mike Lawrence, Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, Jared Logan, Gabe Liedman, Baron Vaughn, Ben Kronberg, and Sean Patton as all having new specials on the docket. It's a [...]

Megan Amram, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus and Others Named Comics to Watch

Megan Amram, Jerrod Carmichael, Arthur Meyer, Sean Patton, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Sheng Wang, and Betsy Sodaro were named by Backstage as "Comics to Watch." So, if you see any of these comedians walking around, watch them closely because their big break will happen literally any second now.

Watch Sean Patton Do Standup on 'Conan' Again

The always delightful Sean Patton did standup on Conan again last night, and his set consisted of one very sweet and very funny story about his relationship with his younger brother, and his brother's relationship with Men in Black.

Sean Patton Tours You Through LA and NY on "Modern Comedian"

Stand-up Sean Patton is the subject of the latest episode of Scott Moran's documentary web series "Modern Comedian," which is now produced by PBS. In his "Modern Comedian" installment, Patton leads us on a tour through America's two biggest cities (and two biggest comedy cities), L.A. and New York. Sean Patton seems to like New York a hell of a lot better than L.A., that's for sure.

You Had To Be There #48: Sean Patton

Oh boy, this one's a doozy! Sara and Nikki have an indepth conversation with comedian Sean Patton (Conan, Fallon) about the risks of dating a comedian – and the ladies share some harrowing tales. This one is intense, revealing, dirty, and hilarious.

Download now, grab it from iTunes, or listen to the stream below.

Talking to Sean Patton About 'The Half Hour', Being Nomadic, and How Comedy's Made Him a Better Person

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 [...]

Talking to Sean Patton About Standup, His New Album, NY vs. LA and Creating a Web Series

Few comics can win over a room quite like Sean Patton; the Louisiana native literally captivates crowds, pacing back and forth as he unfolds stories and punctuates them with winks and grins. Recently, he’s headlined festivals and made late several night appearances — you may have seen him on Live at Gotham, or on Fallon or Conan — and this week we’re celebrating the release of his debut album, Standard Operating Procedure (available on iTunes and CD).

The record showcases his range; he relays tales of love and family, shitty jobs and smoking weed, with the same electric energy as beatboxed bits and calculatedly grating impressions. [...]