Aisha Tyler — How to Use Pain, Comedy, and Practice for Creativity (#327)

Aisha Tyler — How to Use Pain, Comedy, and Practice for Creativity (#327)

“You can’t own results. You can only own initiative.” – Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo) is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster, and activist. She’s amazing. If you enjoyed my episodes with Brandon Stanton, Debbie Millman, or Adam Robinson, among others, you will love this one. Whether you do …

Jerrod Carmichael – Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy (#222)

Jerrod Carmichael – Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy (#222)

“Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.” – Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and …

Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant (#176)

Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant (#176)

“Art is socialism, but life is capitalism.” – Mike Birbiglia Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) is one of the best-known and busiest working comedians in the world, both behind and in front of the camera. His standup blends elements of theater, film, storytelling, and comedy. Mike has been deliberate in studying many crafts and tying them together, …

Comedy's Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (#108)

Comedy's Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (#108)

“If we can write a high school movie, then we can make a high school movie.” — Seth Rogen This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Together, they get into a lot of mischief and create amazing comedy. They’ve collaborated on films such as Superbad (which they first conceived …

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity (#47)

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity (#47)

“There are three things you can’t fake: 1. Fighting, 2. Sex, and 3. Comedy.” (Tweet It) – Bryan Callen Alright, this may be the funniest episode yet. Bryan Callen is a world-class comic and prolific actor. He travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences, and — in his spare time — regularly appears on shows like Frasier, Entourage, …

Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet (#43)

Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet (#43)

“My dog thought I was a singer… because dogs don’t understand standup comedy.” -Margaret Cho [20:40] [Housekeeping update: The demand for my $5K Holiday Megabox exceeded expectations, so I’m opening up a few more slots. First come, first served, and deadline is 11:59pm PT today, November 11, 2014. Click here for more details.] Margaret Cho is …