Comedian Matt Cole Needs Cash....For Strippers.

Categories: Q&As, comedy

I seriously can't stand Styrofoam.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Matt Cole is a newbie to the comedy game but through hard work and quick wit, it's proving that transitioning into this realm was a great move for him. Currently hosting "The Clubhouse Comedy Show" in Placentia the first Tuesday of every month and with the next show being August 5th, we decide that we need to learn more about this man wielding a mic. Instead of going the normal Q&A route, we hit Matt up with our "Quick Questions" and this new kid on the block handed it like a pro!

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The Anthony Cumia Show Prepares For Totally Unrestricted Mayhem

Within pretty much a month, I was fired and now I'm up and running again

By now, you've surely heard the story about radio jock extraordinaire Anthony Cumia getting fired by SiriusXM for his recent Twitter rant so we're not going to get into it. Whether you stand by Ant or not, life moves on. There'll be no apologies necessary when his HD video podcast "The Anthony Cumia Show" hits the web on August 4th and the lines of dialogue open up. And make no mistake, these lines will be very open.

In the spirit of exercising freedom of speech, there'll be no rules, no restrictions, and no bosses to tell him what to do so if you're looking for something to be offended by, The Anthony Cumia Show will no doubt do just that. For the rest us who are looking forward to watching him succeed, we'll be tuning in to see what he'll do and say next because finally, "Now we're talking uncensored."

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Jeff Richards' Musical Comedy is All Over the Map

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Neil Visel
That's how I kind of came out my shell.
Jeff Richards' brand of musical comedy is a little bit like taking a tour of the '80s on acid...while wearing a leotard. Watch a few seconds (or more) of his latest video for the song "Muscle Bitch" and you can see that the former MADtv and SNL cast member (remember "Drunk Girl"?) enjoys getting down on some really weird shit. But this mix of mad scientist techno pop is only one flavor that is represented in his latest comedy CD, The Shingles (out now). We talked to Jeff to find out what inspires him to keep pumping out these hilarious jams.

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Tommy Chong's Still Got More Weed Than He Can Smoke

I usually take anything given to me by a naked lady.
It's almost hard to believe that iconic pot humorist and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong started off as an R&B guitarist in the 50's. Since hooking up with Cheech Marin to create the legendary duo "Cheech & Chong," everything fired up leaving him with a resume that includes box office breaking films, hit comedy albums, and even Grammy nominations and an award. Your chance to see this celebrated man is rolling up fast as he's recording his podcast "Chong & Chong" along with his son (and special guests) at the Ontario Improv July 24th. We talked to Chong before his Improv gig and quickly realized that if you like to get high on life and with the laughs, tickets need to be grabbed fast for this smoking hot evening!

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Eddie Ifft: From Altar Boy to Dirty Boy

Christopher Victorio
I thought I was going to die I was laughing so hard.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

The Irvine Improv has opened its new location and on Friday, July 25th if you like your comedy rough, rugged, and raw, their one night only show with Eddie Ifft is not something you want to pass up. We've had the pleasure of talking to him last year so before he takes center stage this time, we decided to switch it up with some "Quick Questions" because if anyone can rule at this game, it's Eddie. Hands down. Here he is answering questions about his guilty pleasures, dealing with hecklers, and his antics as an altar boy.

See also: Eddie Ifft Specializes in Joking About Incredibly Fucked Up Shit

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Sex Aside, There is Nothing Bad About Vince Royale

Categories: Q&As, comedy

My mom still sees me as her boy, and I want to protect that!
Comedian Vince Royale is a true well-rounded talent handling business from the stage to big screen. This year he's been blowing up by popping up in a commercial, a movie, and on Logo TV's "Bad Sex" where he puts it all out there addressing real life addictions and issues. As if all of those props weren't enough, he'll also be headlining the Brea Improv on July 24th and before he hits the stage, we hit him up to get the details on his latest ventures and to see how his family is dealing with them. Rather, if they even know about them!

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Karmin Raise the Pulse of Their Live Show, Drawing Inspiration From No Doubt

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The video for the title track of Karmin's debut full-length Pulses makes it hard to imagine that Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan were ever anything but polished, FM pop prodigies. Of course, anyone who knows their work is well aware of their days bombarding YouTube with sweet, disarmingly talented covers of Top 40 and hip-hop covers like Lil Wayne's "6-Foot, 7-Foot" that generated an endless hailstorm of clicks. They wound up eliciting the attention of Epic label head L.A. Reid and made their first stab at original music on a major label with the Hello EP back in 2012.

After a number of agonizing delays, Karmin's first full-length effort sees the group opening up both lyrically and musically to perfect their left-of-center hip-hop/pop hybrid. Since the release last spring, the group has gotten heaps of support from fans and some hate from pop critics over their new direction. But one thing that the album does supply along with it's catchy hooks is a slightly better sense of who Heidemann and Noonan are as both a duo and a romantic couple through their lyrics. That includes some of the personal and professional obstacles they're overcoming in the face of newfound fame. Before they headline the Pacific Amphitheatre this Friday, we got a change to talk with Karmin about the shifting musical dynamics of their new album and live sound, the key to maintaining their relationship while on tour, and their undying love for No Doubt and perpetual OC queen Gwen Stefani.

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The Wytches' Rock is Dark But Not Quite Doom

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Steve Gullick
Brighton -- known for producing hipster acts such as Bat for Lashes and the Kooks -- gave birth to a surprise in 2011 when the Wytches came into being. The trio, made up of Kristian Bell (vocals, guitar), Dan Rumsey (bass, vocals) and Gianni Honey (drums) were friends at their university. But they dreamed up the Wytches after Rumsey answered a wanted poster from Honey and Bell. They pulled together a pastiche of punk melodies, laden with goth overtones and surf-guitar influences. The result? The summer debut, Annabel Dream Reader. It's what you would've gotten if The Blair Witch Project's makers decided to produce an album instead of a movie.

We caught up with singer Kristian Bell before they head out to the Observatory tonight where they open a sold out show for Cloud Nothings.

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My Massage From "Gigolos" Star Ash Armand Had a Happy Ending

Categories: Q&As, TV

I'd say Gigalos is kind of like a soft-porn/comedy.
I'm not going to lie, when I heard that Ash Armand from Showtime's "Gigolos" was going to come and give me a massage, the dirty jokes in my head flew at a rapid pace. Even though he is a professional massage therapist, I joked with my friends about how maybe I'd "get some," I told my dad about it and he seemed more than a little concerned, and even comedian Jay Mohr who set up this experience for me (Thanks Jay!) thought I might have been serious about a "happy ending" as well. I was obviously joking because what I really wanted was a free massage while learning more about this "gigolo." You know, in case this whole writing thing doesn't work out. (KIDDING, dad.)

What happened when Ash knocked on the door to sit and talk to me turned out to be completely eye-opening and actually changed my views on his "TV profession." You see, he is much more than a gorgeous face. (Although it is sooo stunning.) He happens to have a beautiful mind, is a total entrepreneur, and has a wicked sense of humor to boot. Oh, and his massages are off the charts. Just trust me on that one.

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Christina Pazsitzky LOVES Jorts, Hates Whistling in Public

Two words: Diar. Rhea.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Last time we talked to comedian Christina Pazsitzky, we completely agreed with her when she described her style as being, "Truthful and if it comes across as gross or crude, I hope people don't judge." Since then, some might say she's calmed down a bit with the "crude" and to that we say, HAHAHA not even a touch! And that's why we remain total fans of her comedy. (To be clear, we also admire her sausage intake as well.) From gracing stages all over the world to hosting the podcast "Your Mom's House" with her comedian husband Tom Segura, we are always on the lookout for everything she does and sincerely love it all. Before her show at the Brea Improv this weekend (July 3rd through 6th), we got this fantastic gal to go in with us on a game of "Quick Questions" and just as expected, she came out smelling like roses.

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