In the world of music, a behind-the-scenes look is quite common. Whether it's in the form of a studio video, social media update, or released demo, music listeners have a general idea of what a band or artist is going through in the weeks, months, and years leading up to a new album. That type of peek behind the curtain is far, far less frequent in the world of stand-up comedy--or at least it was. With my new weekly (for now) column Behind The Bits, I'm going to be speaking with some wonderful comedians to get a glimpse into their process, see where they draw their inspiration, and hopefully get a little background on great jokes they themselves have written.
A day late on this next installment, that one's my bad. I promise the wait is more than worth it, though, because not only is this far and away the most fun I've ever had conducting an interview, but it's also the most I've ever learned during one. Not surprising once you know my guest, though; it's the one and only Jimmy Pardo! The king of the podcast medium thanks to the consistently successful Never Not Funny, Pardo has built a career off of wowing crowds with his razor-sharp wit and just being an all-around nice guy who has a hilarious perspective on just about any topic. I was lucky enough to chat with Jimmy about how he got his start, what it was like working on the Tonight Show, and somehow, Zooey Deschanel AND God. So stop reading and check it out!
As always, drop a comment or PM if you have a recommendation for a comic you'd like to see on a future Behind the Bits, and make sure to stop by the AP.net homepage every Wednesday (only this one time, Thursday, I promise; my bad about that again) for new installments. We've hit the ground running, friends. Many cool talks lie in store.