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Eat With Pace! Reggie Meets Liz and Jon of Fat Kid Sandwiches!

Hey what's up everybody? It's your boy Reggie Pace and the Pace Cast is back! Yes! Eat with Pace! series is sponsored by RVAMAG right now and this episode is with Liz and Jon from Fat Kids Sandwiches, I ask them the hard hitting questions like what's your favourite...

Warn Your Relatives: Hari Kondabolu Makes His Richmond Debut

Hari Kondabolu is a standup comedian, podcaster, and the director of documentary The Problem With Apu. This weekend, he brings his fearless, politically informed comedy to the Sandman Comedy Club for five shows in three nights. RVA Mag's Ash Griffith spoke to him about politics, the pandemic, and being a new father, among other things. If...

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Comedy Isn’t PR: An Interview With Kurt Metzger

Hello reader! This interview marks one year for me covering comedy in Richmond, and one year that Sandman Comedy Club has been open. I’ve gotten to talk to some of my favorite comedians and gotten to know some new ones. While it’s been fun chatting with the touring comics coming through Sandman (couldn’t have done this without you), it has...

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No Adults In The Room: An Interview With Lewis Black

I wasn’t expecting to get a phone call from Lewis Black on 4/20.  I thought it was a telemarketer and almost didn’t pick up the phone. This though, I quickly reconsidered. It may have been his management calling to make sure I wasn’t dead. The ZOOM interview with Black scheduled for 11am was ready to proceed and it was already a few...

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Drunk On Dana

This weekend, voice actor Dana Snyder, best known as Aqua Teen Hunger Force's Master Shake, returns to Richmond as the 2022 edition of GalaxyCon takes over the Greater Richmond Convention Center. As soon as I say the name -- Master Shake -- his voice is already running through your head. From Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and...

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As Funny As Possible: An Interview With Annie Lederman

This week I got to talk with Annie Lederman. You may recognize her from Opie and Anthony, as the voice of Cheryl Fawkes on Grand Theft Auto V, her new hit podcast Trash Tuesday with cohosts Esther Povitsky and Khalyla Kuhn, or the comedy stage. I called while Lederman was shooting a promo video for her upcoming shows -- a few of which are here...

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Bring Back Apu: An Interview With Akaash Singh

This week I got talk with the undeniably flagrant Akaash Singh. The outspoken comedian has been lighting up the stage and the podcast world with his hot takes, outsider perspective, and crowd work for a while now. The buzz has now officially climaxed into his new special, Bring Back Apu, which will be available on YouTube on February 2 -- the...

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This Holiday, Punks Bring Presents In The Form Of Laughter

After 16 years of raising money for the Children's Hospital of Richmond through the hosting of Christmas-themed punk/metal tribute shows, Punks For Presents has broadened its horizons, presenting its first-ever comedy show at Cobra Cabana on Thursday, December 9. Hosts Benjamin Braman and Mike Engle gave us a preview of what the event has in...

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Cheap Suits And Bad Jokes

Neil Hamburger's standup comedy often feels more like performance art that is primarily intended to make you uncomfortable. What would that be like live and in person? When Hamburger came to Richmond Music Hall last month, Ryan Kent went to find out. The elephant graveyard for suits is the thrift store. Mostly you’ll find hangered sports...

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