I seriously love talking with comedians. Because unlike the rest of us, the best comedians have a unique ability to make us see the world in completely new ways. And as a senior writer for The Daily Beast, I’ve had a lot of fascinating conversations with them over the years.
Before the Louis C.K. scandal blew up, Tig Notaro told me that he needed to “handle” the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
After Kanye West accused Jimmy Kimmel of not giving him enough time to answer a particularly tough question, the late-night host told me that he felt his guest’s “silence” was all the answer he needed.
Kevin Hart told me why he refuses to make jokes about Donald Trump. And a lot more.
Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to hear some of the biggest names in comedy reveal their realest selves.
Next Tuesday, March 26, The Daily Beast, Starburns Audio and Himalaya Media will launch my new podcast, The Last Laugh.
Every week, I’ll interview a different comedian—from legends to up-and-comers and everyone in between. People who came up through the traditional paths of stand-up, sketch and improv as well as those emerging from the worlds of streaming, podcasts and social media.
We’ll talk about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment, when every word you say and tweet you send is under a microscope and comics can be “canceled” without a moment’s notice.
Above, you can listen to the trailer for The Last Laugh. Please spread the word, tell your friends and most importantly subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, the Himalaya app or wherever you listen to podcasts. And look out for our premiere episode next Tuesday with very special guest Sarah Silverman.