The Half Hour series is currently airing on Comedy Central (for a complete schedule, click here), and we spoke with six of the featured comics before they took the stage and again after their tapings were completed about their preparation for the special, the taping experience, what it means for them to have been a part of this comedy institution and what comes next.
This thing I’ve been chipping away at since March finally dropped! I interviewed Fortune Feimster, Mark Normand, Chris Gethard, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Braunohler and Ron Funches about doing The Half Hour. I really, really enjoyed talking to them.
I have tons and tons more interview material, so another piece may be coming. Or I may just post the stories here, because everyone had amazing stuff to say that fell outside the scope of the piece.
I don’t follow stand-up very closely so I don’t know these people but everything they had to say about preparation and writing and working within constraints was super good. Casey did a good job with this interview.
Oh God, I saw this in the app store a couple of days ago and almost went for it
I’ve been playing this! As soon as Kim announced that she had a game coming out I was like: Welp, that’s for me.
My starlet’s name is Koatl and she is strikingly beautiful.
The character Kustomization is definitely my favorite part. It took me a WHILE to decide the perfect hair and makeup for Koatl but rest assured I fully immersed myself in the task.
I’m on board with freemium games but the K stars are really expensive and all I really want to do is try on new outfits and do photoshoots. I don’t care as much about the missions or becoming a bigger celebrity or managing my social media, I really just want cooler clothes. I became a D-list celeb and haven’t spent any money yet, but I kind of need to decide how much having a better wardrobe is really worth to me at this point. Which is very real.
Also, activities like talking to your agent and Kim and running around town aren’t bad, but I got to a part where I had to flirt with someone and I was terrible at it and I ran out of Energy, which was also very real.
This is my review of a game.
- Robert: ♫ No, you're a very special girl, not because you're bright. Not JUST because you're bright. You're a very special girl, Juuuuunnne!
- April: I came out to have a good time and I honestly feel so attacked right now.