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.
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.
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.
Season 3 of Modern Comedian Starts This Week + Season 2 Outtakes
Straight from series creator/director/editor/more Scott Moran, Modern ComedianSeason 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!
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!