My conversation with Dennis Raimondi on his weekly radio show, “Speaking Freely.”
Eavesdrop on comedy writer/ “Jordan, Jesse Go!” co-host Jordan Morris and me as we discuss comedic collaboration, economic models of the art and comedy worlds, and humor as a coping mechanism (as exemplified by “Mystery Science Theater”).
This episode I speak with Pee Wee’s Playhouse set and puppet designer Wayne White about doing what you love and the power of laughing at yourself.
Comedian and musician Adira Amram talks about unconditional self-love, connecting with her audience, and saying YES.
The Andy Kaufman Effect: Comedy in the Expanded Field
Organized and moderated by curator Miriam Katz, this panel will explore the legacy of groundbreaking comedian Andy Kaufman. Panelists Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Comedy), T.J. Miller (Cloverfield, Comedy Central), and Brent Weinbach (Conan, 2007 Andy Kaufman Award) will discuss Kaufman’s influence on their work and the role of innovation and experimentation in contemporary comedy.
More information here.
New media and performance artist Cory Arcangel talks about art as a joke.
Maccarone exhibits the Andy Kaufman estate! The show, organized by artist Jonathan
Berger, opens on Saturday, January 12th. Each day of the exhibition someone who knew
the comedian personally will be in the gallery space, so come by and hear some crazy
Also look out for a day of Kaufman events at MoMA PS1 on Sunday, February 17th,
including my panel about his influence on contemporary comedians.
More info here.
Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival Edition: Pete Holmes and Marc Maron
This episode, taped during the 30th “Just for Laughs” festival in Montreal, features interviews with comedians/podcasters Pete Holmes and Marc Maron about the relationship between comedy and art. You can read my coverage of the event for Artforum here.
Pete Holmes’s podcast: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/you-made-it-weird/
Marc Maron’s podcast: http://www.wtfpod.com/
Artist William Wegman talks about his humorous art works for museums, Sesame Street, and Saturday Night Live.