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Aparna Nancherla Aparna Nancherla likes to start her sets by saying, “It’s okay, I’m surprised I’m a comedian, too.” On her Conan set (yes she was on Conan!!), she says she isn’t a bad person: If she hears someone sneeze, she’ll say bless you. “But if someone sneezes three or more times, it’s like, get your life together." Cosigned, so hard. But where Nancherla really shines is Twitter, where she has 92,000 followers. Would you like to...
Jo Firestone Jo Firestone is a busy woman. On Running Late with Scott Rogowsky last year, Rogowsky had Firestone give one-sentence overviews of all the shows she’d created—there were sixteen. Firestone Success Academy was “A night-school-themed show that teaches people how to get an apartment and stuff;” Public Services was  “A sewer-themed soap—” Firestone interrupted herself, “Now it’s really sounding so dumb!” With all due respect, we highly disagree. We’d binge-watch them all. Also host...
The borough of Brooklyn is blessed with many funny people, which means that every night of the week, there's bound to be a friend's open mic or a seemingly low-profile show in the back room of some bar until somebody like Dan St. Germain or Hannibal Buress just happens to drop in for a set. But as much as we love the unpredictability of Brooklyn's stand-up scene, it's nice to attend a show where it's...

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