INTERVIEWS

Judah Friedlander Is On The Road

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From his appearance in the Dave Matthews video ‘Everyday” as the “hugging guy”, to his classic character Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock to his current campaign for presidency in 2020, Judah Friedlander stands away from the pack. Iconoclastic and instantly recognizable, Friedlander is also a comics comic, whose freewheeling live performances are tutorials on crowdwork. Join us as we take a little peak beneath the World Champion hat. First time we called Judah, he was taking the bus through his neighborhood in Manhattan.

SUSC: Still take the bus?

Judah: I live in an area that is not near the subway.

SUSC: …


 

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10/10/2019

INTERVIEWS

The 6th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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Hey Comedy Fans!  The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is back October 4-6th! Three days of events, with Saturday October 5th being our most experimental shows ever.

Not Just because we’re using DNA’s Comedy Lab as our HQ, Headliner Show and Late Night hangout, but because this year the festival has new venues, fun free events and deep dives into comedy.

Here’s a snapshot:

Friday October 4th
7 and 9:30pm Irene Tu Live at DNA’s Comedy Lab (20/25)  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4347740
with a pop up queer disco. Partial proceeds benefit the Trans Dyke March
9pm Poet and The Patriot Comedy Showcase (free)

Saturday October 5th 
11am Comedy Brunch at The …


 

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Events
09/05/2019

INTERVIEWS

An Interview With Comedian Emma Arnold

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Diving Deeper with Comedian Emma Arnold

Emma Arnold is a comedian from a small town in Idaho, but she is so much more than that. Emma is an undeniably strong, resilient and genuine human being. She co-founded and directs two major comedy festivals while also raising three children, another full-time job in itself. She isn’t afraid to talk about topics that others might shy away from and approaches them with an honesty that is somehow simultaneously graceful and fierce. On top of all that her humor is perceptive and engaging. Ten years after catapulting herself into the comedy world, …


 

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05/22/2019

INTERVIEWS

An Interview with Eliza Skinner

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Eliza Skinner goes beyond being a stand-up comedian, she does it all! She’s a comedian, writer, actress and musician. Eliza has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, MTV, Showtime, AMC and the BBC. She’s performed in festivals all over the world and Patton Oswalt called her one of his favorite up-and-coming comedians. She’s currently a staff writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden as well and has been a correspondent on many other productions.

 

Now Santa Cruz has a chance to see her perform at DNA’s Comedy Lab this Saturday 5/18 …


 

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05/18/2019

INTERVIEWS

An Interview with The Puterbaugh Sisters!

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The Puterbaugh Sisters Interview

Danielle and Tiffany Puterbaugh are sisters, and comedy duo unlike any you’ve ever seen! Their alternative approach to comedy is refreshing and the kind that keeps you on your toes. You may recognize them from their performances at comedy festivals all over the country, including the Andy Kaufman Awards and NY/Chicago/San Francisco Sketchfest. They produce a critically acclaimed variety show in Los Angeles and will be bringing their funny act straight to the stage of DNA’s Comedy Lab in Santa Cruz, Saturday May 11th. Don’t miss these sisters!

Tickets for the Early Show at 7:30 …


 

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05/07/2019

INTERVIEWS

An Interview with Comedian Kira Soltanovich!

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Kira Soltanovich Live From the Lunch Room Interview

Kira Soltanovich has been making people laugh for years now. She was a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for almost ten years and has made appearances on: Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central! She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. She even self produced her very own 60 minute special while she was pregnant! Kira is one mighty …


 

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Events, Interviews
04/30/2019

INTERVIEWS

Kira Soltanovich is coming to Santa Cruz!

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Kira Soltanovich will be performing at DNA’s Comedy Lab in Downtown Santa Cruz Saturday May 4th!

 

Kira has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central. She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. And here’s an interesting fact, three of those people have dated each other.

She also hosts a parenting podcast, The Kira Soltanovich Show, in which she interviews other fellow comedians who have kids and they discuss all things comedy and …


 

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04/27/2019

INTERVIEWS

FUNNIEST STUDENT IN SANTA CRUZ

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Are you funny? Think you got what it takes to be crowned the funniest?
DNA’s Comedy Lab is holding the first ever Funniest Student in Santa Cruz Contest on May 18th!
Winners will receive cash, prizes, a chance to work a weekend show at
DNA’s Comedy Lab and radio time on KPIG!!!

Auditions are on Saturday May 18th at DNA’s Comedy Lab located at 155 S. River
Street from 10am to 1pm. It’s first come first served and every students comedy
will be judged to see if they progress to the big show on Sunday May 19th! All you need to do is show up and …


 

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04/17/2019

INTERVIEWS

DNA’s Comedy Lab is HERE!

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A brand new Comedy Theatre is in downtown Santa Cruz featuring stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, improv comedy, live pod casts, award ceremonies, movie riffing, game shows, community-minded events and original theatre. DNA’s Comedy Lab will be located in the old Riverfront Twin movie theatre. Two rooms, wine/beer, food (coming soon) and a new place for building community through laughter.  This Weekend it’s 4/20 with Myq Kaplan (Conan, Comedy Central) 7:30 and 10pm   He’s recording his new album! Come be a part of it!

Join our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ComedyDna

Join our Instagram page: http://instagram.com/dnascomedylab


 

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01/17/2019

INTERVIEWS

Sam Tripoli: King of the Zag.

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From his conspiracy driven podcast Tin Foil Hat

to his new release Live from the Viper Room: Zero Fucks comedian Sam Tripoli is the personification of hustle. And, below his Zero Fucks attitude is a compassionate, call it almost a zealot yearning, to help fellow comedians. Basically he just wants us all to wake up and not die with our eyes closed. So buy his latest release, see him and live and check out some pearls of wisdom from the Armenian comedian: Sam Tripoli.

(editors note: this transcript is from That’s That Podcast #19, so if you want …


 

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11/28/2018

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