Vegas filmmakers/sister duo make the most popular Twilight, Harry Potter, and Lady Gaga parodies on the internet.
What was the moment where you both realized people were noticing you?
Hannah: Actually, “Twilight Parody” was going to be our last video. Our audience wasn’t growing and we’d worked for two years and thought, “Well, maybe the ship has set sail.” Then it was like 100,000 hits overnight and it was like a wake-up call from the Man above (…).
Hilly & Hannah Hindi, Crowd-Funded Parody Masters
Comedy Week is ending at the Daily BR!NK. Finishing it up: Comedian kicks ass on Conan, loves Lucille Ball, is exceedingly down-to-earth.
Before Sketchfest and before your appearance on Conan, how did you first get into doing stand-up comedy?
Well, I started in Portland at a club called Harvey’s. Stand-up was always what I’ve wanted to do, and it took me a long time. I always felt like if I got up there and I didn’t like it or I wasn’t good at it, then I had nothing else about me, ‘cause I wasn’t interested in anything else (..:).
Ron Funches, Mature Kid/Childish Adult
It’s Comedy Week at the Daily BR!NK! Thursday: Parks & Rec writer would love to voice a prostitute in Grand Theft Auto.
When people go to see a set of yours, what are some topics they can expect to hear?
That’s something that ideally is evolving all the time. I frequently talk about family stuff, social anxiety, depression, or love. How to be an adult is a big theme — feeling like I don’t have the tools or know-how to do basic adult functions that other people seem to have (…).
Chelsea Peretti, Best Lines on TV
It’s Comedy Week at the Daily BR!NK! For Wednesday: Writer/Comedian/Host proves there is more than one way to be funny.
You often hear about how hard it is to be on that stage…
It’s super challenging to do stand-up. Just you at a microphone. And every night is different: sometimes you’ll feel like a million bucks and other times you’ll feel awful. If I’m getting too many laughs, I think I must be a fraud. If I’m not getting enough laughs, then the material isn’t good enough (…).
Sara Schaefer, Million Dollar Comedian
It’s Comedy Week at the Daily BR!NK! Today: Insane(ly funny) comedian gives birth to matriarch of the hip hop community: Gangster Grandma.
Did you have an act that you would do growing up, or certain jokes you would tell?
I always used to imitate people as a kid. My friends would always ask me to do the bagel face, this mangled, gnarled thing I used to do with my face. They would request it in kindergarten.
[laughs] Does that still come in handy?
Rachel Feinstein, Best Bagel Face
It’s comedy week at The Daily BR!NK! First up: Comedian appears on Conan, Kimmel, tries to sell a bag of hair for $50.
What did you do before you got up to that 600 dollars a week with comedy?
I had this friend, Shawn, who worked for this guy who was an event planner, and sometimes there would be extra money left in the budget and they did this circus-themed party one time, and he paid my friend to be a drunken clown at the party. And one time for a Spin Magazine party during SXSW, he wanted two drunken clowns. He asked my friend Shawn if he knew anybody and Shawn called me and I was like, “Yeah, that sounds great, what do I have to do?” and he said, basically, go rent a clown suit and let’s get drunk and go to this party and harass people (…).
Brendon Walsh, Will Joke for Beer
We interviewed Elaine Carroll/Mary-Kate awhile back after Season 2 of Very Mary Kate. As of last week, the web series is back with a much-needed Season 3! Check out the first episode, “Raise Your Hand,” here.
Web celebrity finds success as television writer, blogger, and proponent of lady-giggles.
When you were eight, what did you want to be when you grew up? And what were you like as a kid?
… Three years in a row I came to school one day dressed as an “exchange student” and would spend the entire day acting as the character I’d made up. I remember one year pretending to be an LA girl and another year pretending to be a Southern girl who’d just moved to Massachusetts from a plantation town. I often came to school dressed as Paul McCartney (…).
Molly McAleer, Comedy Writer