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By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, January 22, 2015

Comedy was never Paul Morrissey’s intended career path. The Owego native grew up as a sports kid, playing and watching basketball – but enjoying some “Saturday Night Live” and HBO comedy speci... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Jesse Joyce is a comic first: He told his local Ohio newspaper at age 11 that his “favorite thing in the world is to tell a joke,” and by age 17, he was performing stand up. But Joyce, 36, is a... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Friday, January 9, 2015

I’ve watched Colin Quinn, I’ve laughed at Colin Quinn, and I’ve met Colin Quinn. But that doesn’t mean I really know him. Or do I? I think maybe I just might. Because although stand-u... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Even Colin Quinn sometimes gets offended by comedy. But then the veteran stand-up, actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member gets over it. And he wants you to, too. “I get offende... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Aaron Kleiber grew up in the projects of Pittsburgh as “the white kid at the table of black kids, making them laugh.” What was social-survival skill then is a career skill now, one Kleiber will... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Monday, December 22, 2014

In theory, every comedian stands for freedom of expression. But few fight for it more passionately than Jim Norton, who’s consistently among the first to defend his peers (example: Tracy Morgan) whe... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Working the stand-up stage is only a slice of James Kurdziel’s career, but as he’ll tell you, comedy connects everything he does. From his regular job as the program director and daytime jock on 1... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Three years ago and two decades into his stand-up career, Moody McCarthy was getting married and wondering whether he would be able to support a family on a comic’s temperamental income. Two year... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, December 4, 2014

The legacy of today’s America might best be summed up by its invention of the T-shirt cannon, a recent home run derby on an aircraft carrier or a jet skier taking a selfie during Hurricane Sandy wit... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What separates a preacher (which is what Corey Holcomb’s mom wanted him to be) from a comedian? Both command a crowd. Both make you think, especially about relationships. But only one is likel... Read More
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