Comedy

Wish Fulfillment

Author, actor, comedian, father: Jim Gaffigan wears many hats and does so quite well Jim Gaffigan called 15 minutes late for his interview with Submerge. This isn’t a rare occurrence for us. When you’re in the business of talking to creative people, you’re often at the mercy of their whims…

The Bounce Back Kid

Chris D’Elia’s stage is set for a hallmark 2013 Chris D’Elia’s manic stage presence and energetic delivery make him perfectly suited for life as a standup comic, but when he was trying to break into comedy he first took a different route. D’Elia tried his hand at being an actor…

SEE Inside Amy Schumer: The Live Tour • May 2, 2013

Amy Schumer is easily one of the fastest rising female stars in comedy. Her girl-next-door looks meets raunchy comedy routine has worked out well for her. She’s been on all the late-night talk shows (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, etc.), featured in the biggest publications (Rolling Stone, The New…

1,000 Days, 1,000 Nights

Comedian Sammy Obeid sets a milestone in consecutive nights of stand-up Sammy Obeid is a workaholic of the highest order. While most people strive to have their weekends off after five long days in the office, this comedian plans to work the stage every single night for 1,000 nights in…

LOCAL COMEDIAN KEITH LOWELL JENSEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ELF ORGY

Sacramento funnyman Keith Lowell Jensen is set to release his newest comedy album on Feb. 19, 2013 on Stand Up! Records and even the title of the album is hilarious: Elf Orgy. We’re not going to try and explain why it’s named that, you’ll just have to listen for yourself…

Working Vacation

John Oliver gears up for some well-deserved relaxation…live on stage Dateline New York City. It’s 9 a.m. (local time), and English comedian turned mock news correspondent John Oliver is gearing up for another writers’ meeting for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Oliver tells Submerge that The Daily Show workday starts…

Singled Out!

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger moves from reality show fame to rise the stand-up ranks Talent, hard work and confidence–and a dash of luck–are needed to nurture any career in entertainment, and Iliza Shlesinger has been fortunate enough to have all these ingredients in abundance. The winner of Last Comic Standing 6…

Lighting the FUSE

Sacramento Comedian Mike E. Winfield gets ready for the premiere of his new comedy/music mashup on FUSE TV Words by Andru Bell The first thing you notice about comedian Mike E. Winfield before he ever tells a joke is his smile. He has the kind of contagious, ear-to-ear grin that…

Epic LOLs

Organizers hope the second Sacramento Comedy Festival will make California’s capital a destination for comics nationwide There is only one place where you can see 120 comedians in nine days. And we aren’t asking you to travel to San Francisco, Las Vegas or New York for this epic week. All…