Beth Stelling has been making people laugh professionally for almost seven years with her signature quirky, laid-back style. Having moved from Chicago to LA a few years ago, Stelling has since appeared on Conan, @midnight, and all over the LA standup scene. She released her debut album, Sweet Beth, in the fall of 2012 via Rooftop Comedy. I recently caught up with Beth Stelling to discuss her first open mic, the advantages and disadvantages of being a female in the standup world, and the highs and lows of comedy.
It looks like the partnership between Patton Oswalt and EPIX has come to a quick end. The network was supposed to premiere Oswalt's newest standup special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time exclusively online last night ahead of tonight's television airing, but that didn't happen. Predictably, this all played out via Oswalt's Twitter with both hilarity and most likely a sobering realization over in the EPIX camp, because there was either a miscommunication or they totally screwed up. Oswalt even tweeted out some material (including nudity and reading Judy Blume novels) from the special, both in fairness to eager fans and in delicious retaliation to EPIX's incompetence.
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Patton Oswalt's new standup special, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, premieres on cable network Epix January 17th, and here's the first clip from it in which Oswalt rags on the state of Florida.
Check out the forwards and backwards promos for the special below:
Think of any comedian working today. There’s probably another comic with a similar style.
Except for Brody Stevens.
It’s difficult to describe exactly what Steven Brody Stevens does on stage, but it’s high energy and part positive reinforcement, part self-affirmation, part antagonism, part hyper self-awareness, part lack of self-awareness, part revealing stream of consciousness. Or something like that.
However you want to describe it, it works. Stevens is very funny and there aren’t many people in show business who are more captivating. Both HBO and Comedy Central recognized this, and after a 20-year career spent largely on the periphery, gave Stevens the starring vehicle he basically commands with Brody Stevens: [...]