Instantly recognizable: A conversation with Gilbert Gottfried

He squints. He screeches. Everyone knows Gilbert Gottfried. He has been an instantly recognizable voice in the comedy industry for the better part of three decades. The often loud and occasionally offensive comedian has been a night club draw since the mid-‘80s, with his hyper-extreme twist on vaudevillian comedy. He often walks the fine line … Continued

COMEDY: Last laugh for Carney Awards

It’s officially award season! The Oscars, The Grammys and The Golden Globes will have overdressed celebrities, patting each other on the band and pointing out the year’s best in everything. Here in Louisville, Jake Reber will be handing out The Carneys (named after friend and local comedian Kent Carney), honoring the best in local stand-up … Continued

COMEDY: Ben Gleib at Laughing Derby

Ben Gleib has appeared on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Last Comic Standing” and the ESPN sports award show The ESPY’s. He was a regular panelist on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” voiced Marshall the Sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” and hosts a (semi) regular podcast on Kevin Smith’s Smodcast network. Glieb will be performing at … Continued

COMEDY: Nate Bargatze’s local roots run deep

If, like Bruce Lee said, “Life is like water.” Then Nate Bargatze is on Jurassic Park vibrating as the all-consuming T-Rex of fame approaches to his flank. You might not recognize him now, but you’ll definitely remember him later. After years of playing the road, club gig after club gig, Bargatze refined a sharp witty … Continued

COMEDY: ‘The Roast of Jesus,’ take two

Take a breath. Step back, this won’t be as bad as you think. The band of comedians that brought you the roasts of Batman, Dorothy and Freddy Kruger are returning to their roots — revisiting the show that launched the local franchise. Born from the twisted minds of stand-up comedians Will Hardesty and Raanan Hershberg … Continued

COMEDY: The wildman that never was

Bobcat Goldthwait has long been known as “The Wild Man” — at least since the late  ’80s and early ’90s, when he was one of the biggest names in all of comedy. For those old enough to remember, hearing his name immediately conjures the image of a sweaty, long-haired, stuttering gorilla throwing nervous, bug-eyed fits … Continued

COMEDY: Wanda Sykes is a ‘nice-nasty’

Wanda Sykes is one of Hollywood’s premier funny ladies today. She has a sharp wit and a sharper tongue, holding nothing back when she takes the stage. Sykes, who hails from the Washington, D.C., area, has been on the road for more than 25 years now, and has become one of the most best live … Continued

COMEDY: Cosby…enough said

“This person needs no introduction” has been said countless times and yet never before has that statement been truer than it is right here. The following is an interview with the Bill Cosby. He has a new special “Cosby 77” premiering on Netflix next month, and he will be performing this Sunday at the Louisville … Continued

COMEDY: Two Comics, One Town

Maria Bamford and Nick Swardson are two of the hottest names in all of comedy these days. You’ve seen both of their faces swiped across cable, network TV and movie screens for the better part of a decade. They have both put out some of the most critically acclaimed albums of our comedy generation (“Ask … Continued