Comedy http://wesa.fm en Blumenthal: The Story of Harold Blumenthal http://wesa.fm/post/blumenthal-story-harold-blumenthal <p>The film <a href="http://www.blumenthalmovie.com/">Blumenthal</a> is a comedy that follows the relatives of Harold Blumenthal, a legendary playwright who made his career parodying his family in his work, and died laughing at his own joke.</p><p>The film was developed and produced by Carnegie Mellon University graduate <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1778235/">Alexander Cendese</a> who also co-stars in the movie. It was written and directed by fellow Carnegie Mellon University graduate <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2424899/">Seth Fisher</a>. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:10:30 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26895 at http://wesa.fm Blumenthal: The Story of Harold Blumenthal For Drew Carey, Stand Up is Not So Different From Hosting Price is Right http://wesa.fm/post/drew-carey-stand-not-so-different-hosting-price-right <p>Drew Carey is a stand-up comic, turned actor and producer, who produced and hosted two hit shows simultaneously, the long-running ABC sitcom <em>The Drew Carey Show,</em> which ran from 1995-2004, and the improvisational comedy show <em>Whose Line Is It Anyway?</em></p><p>In 2007, Carey became host of <em>The Price Is Right</em>, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.</p><p>While he continues to have a successful TV career, Carey says stand-up comedy is something he's always enjoyed doing and it helps him in his work on the <em>Price is Right</em>. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:32:51 +0000 Heather McClain 20288 at http://wesa.fm For Drew Carey, Stand Up is Not So Different From Hosting Price is Right Celebrating Hilarious Forgotten VHS Moments http://wesa.fm/post/celebrating-hilarious-forgotten-vhs-moments <p>With the rise of DVDs and BluRay, the American population disposed of their useless VHS tapes en masse, and dropped them off at Salvation Army and Goodwill thrift stores everywhere.</p><p>To <a href="http://www.foundfootagefest.com/">Found Footage Festival</a> curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, the tapes are a comedic gold mine. They are providing people everywhere with videos and laughs that can’t be found anywhere else.</p><p>http://youtu.be/wI-j-gmkoF4 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:20:26 +0000 Katie Martin 18621 at http://wesa.fm Celebrating Hilarious Forgotten VHS Moments Who's Paying Attention to Alonzo Bodden? http://wesa.fm/post/whos-paying-attention-alonzo-bodden-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Public radio listeners may know <a href="http://www.alonzolive.com/‎">Alonzo Bodden</a> best from his stints as a panelist on NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me">Wait.. Wait,..Don't Tell Me</a>. Described as a comedian who combines intimidation and intelligence, he is also a past winner of NBC's <a href="http://www.nbc.com/last-comic-standing">Last Comic Standing</a>. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:43:19 +0000 John Lavanga 11811 at http://wesa.fm Who's Paying Attention to Alonzo Bodden? Wait, Wait...it's Paula Poundstone! http://wesa.fm/post/wait-waitits-paula-poundstone <p></p><p><a href="http://www.paulapoundstone.com/"><strong>Paula Poundstone</strong></a> talks about her career as a stand up comedian, being a part of <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me</a>…, life on the road, and her 16&nbsp;cats.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:02:34 +0000 Heather McClain 1751 at http://wesa.fm Wait, Wait...it's Paula Poundstone!