Maria Bamford is one of the top comedians in the country, but like many other people she suffers from bipolar disorder. Maria has discovered a website that helps her cope with the stigma of treating mental illness by using humor and community.


Validation doesn’t grow on trees. #beggerscantbechoosey #hotmessmoves


Hot Tub friend and alumni and Modern Comedian director, Scott Moran, has a new series of “screen tests.” Kristen took the plunge. Enjoy.

More on Scott’s Comedian Screen Tests:

Comedian Screen Tests is a video project started by Scott Moran, for fun in his spare time and is an idea that was clearly stolen from Andy Warhol. For best results, play each video in the highest resolution your device will allow, make it full screen and back up your body to the middle of the room you are in. Comedian Screen Tests are uploaded in the order they were shot.


NEW EPISODE!!! But they walk their dogs and feed their kids just like us! #lonelyandsingle


This is a really great series Scott Moran produced with PBS. Provides a surprisingly intimate look into the lives of people rarely taking things seriously.

Nick Thune’s one of my favorite comics around right now.

The special he’s preparing to record in this video is on Netflix here.

Some of my other favorites in the series are: Reggie Watts ; Rory Scovel ; Todd Glass ; and Beth Stelling

Modern Comedian Shows The Open Mic Life with Subhah Agarwal

Open mics are an unavoidable part of being a comedian. They’re often brutal and, in fact, you shouldn’t think of them any other way, but they are also crucial to developing your voice as a comedian so when you do a big show, you don’t fuck it up (hopefully). 

Scott Moran’s amazing series Modern Comedian for PBS Digital follows up and coming comedian Subhah Agarwal who grinds it out at open mics in NYC as much as humanly possible and exhibits how hard work and focus can be quite rewarding in comedy. Watch the episode here.


Here’s another Comedian Screen Test from Scott Moran - this time with Hot Tub co-captain, Kurt.


How come men are bound to each other with a deep unspoken code but if theres a mildly cute boy involved we will go to any length to tear each other apart? #soapbox #cutabitch


Scott Moran, a comedian himself, talks about his new project, a weekly documentary web series about other comics called “Modern Comedian.” The first episode spotlights the silliness of Kurt Braunohler, and why he thinks exposing his silliness to strangers is as important to them as it is to him.

It’s more than whatever you’re thinking it is!

Season 3 of Modern Comedian Starts This Week + Season 2 Outtakes

Straight from series creator/director/editor/more Scott Moran, Modern Comedian Season 3 will premiere this Tuesday, Apr. 30th. To be featured on this season will be Phil Hanley, Jim Gaffigan, Calise Hawkins, Kate Berlant, and more!

For now though, to tide you over, here are 20 min. worth of outtakes from Season 2 from the likes of Sean Patton, Steve Agee, Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, and Chris Gethard. 


“the people who do care about it, really care about it." 

I love behind the scenes stuff like this. and this show. and everyone I’ve met from this show. and every I have yet to meet from this show. Seriously, check it out. 


Here’s a great trailer for Scott Moran’s excellent Modern Comedian series featuring Kurt & some of our favorite comedians around. Subscribe!

Bonus backstage Hot Tub fun at the end of the trailer, too.


People change. Well, not everyone. #collegefriends #hotmessmoves


The hilarious, hard-working and genuinely lovely Sara Schaefer talks with Scott Moran about her debt with such candor it makes me feel like a fraud. I’ve seen Sara on stage numerous times and I’m always impressed by her willingness to go there. Which is probably part of the reason she and Nikki Glaser have their own show–Nikki & Sara Live!on MTV! Watch it tonight at 11PM and GO THERE, PEOPLE!