Sam Morril discusses his upcoming stand-up dates including a JFL Toronto stop on September 21, being a terrible driver and growing up in a blended family in Manhattan, how our parents measure our success, getting into comedy and admiring John Mulaney, attention spans and Oppenheimer vs. Barbie, telling David Letterman why he offers some specials to fans for free, corporate delays and greed, his 2020 pandemic-induced Up on the Roof special, what he knows and thinks about Canada, an update about his next special, tour dates, other future plans, and much more.
In his first interview in nearly a decade, Buck 65 explains his self-imposed exile from hip-hop and why he’s back, incredible recent albums like 2022’s King of Drums and 2023’s Super Dope and making beats in secret, giving up space for other artists, attracting the attention of a New York Yankees scout as a kid and making a triumphant return to baseball as a middle-aged man, working with Controller 7 and asking Vincent Gallo for permission to create Billy, rapping his ass off, releasing more records, his Substack, other future plans, and much more.
Hari Kondabolu discusses his brilliant new comedy special Vacation Baby, being a dad, Indian parents, Indian food, and yogurt, delving into cultural and familial backgrounds without mocking them, making art that changes things, perspectives on the impact of his film, The Problem with Apu, becoming friends with Hank Azaria and thinking about The Simpsons, the sharpness of his stand-up, (Extended) Vacation Baby, touring again, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.