Sean McCarthy

Sean McCarthy – New York Daily News & The Comic’s Comic

• Editor/publisher of industry’s leading comedy journalism site, covering the business of comedy, with reviews, interviews and analysis. Must-read for managers, agents, bookers and comedians alike.
• Quoted, cited and/or interviewed by The New York Times, BBC, NPR, Variety, AP, MSNBC and others.
• iTunes New and Noteworthy podcast: The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First. A one-on-one interview program. Guests have included Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick, Judd Apatow, Janeane Garofalo, Dick Gregory, Joe Rogan, Norm Macdonald, Miranda Sings, and Hannibal Buress.

I won an ECNY Award once back in 2011, which isn’t even a thing anymore so I won’t bother trying to explain it to you. Same goes for most of you kids if I TOLDJA that Nikki Finke called me “very reliable” back when she ruled the roost and terrified Hollywood at Deadline. But you have seen my reporting quoted, cited and linked to by The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, heard me on NPR, BBC Radio and SiriusXM, and seen me on MSNBC and FOX News, plus cameo appearances in the series The Jim Gaffigan Show and Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, among many other places.

I’ve moderated comedian panels for SXSW and Internet Week NY, and I’m available for your festival or confab, too! Or even children’s parties. I did work as a professional clown one summer back in the day, after all, makeup and red nose and all. Still carry an “emergency clown nose” in my carry-on, just in case. And since July 2015, I’ve hosted my own podcast. Last Things First, indeed. That’s what it’s called. I know there are a gabillion podcasts out there already, but mine is different. For one thing, it’s shorter. Most episodes average a half-hour. For another, it’s more timeless and vital. Last Things First is an inspirational interview series with comedians and funny people in funny business, asking them about the historic lasts and firsts in their lives as their comedy careers have blossomed. Or still are blossoming.

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