Keeping Up with Comedy's Rising Stars 

March 22, 2018

Just last week, comedian and (now) show producer, Edward Pokropski released a new web series called Defend Yourself where guests are interviewed in between rounds of sparring in an actual boxing ring. The show is lively, challenging, and most of all- entertaining! We got a chance to catch up with Ed and learn the inspiration and process behind this awesome new project.

Congratulations on the debut of your new web series! We're very excited about this and dying to know- what was the inspiration behind creating this? 

I was inspired by late night show games and a show called the Hot Ones where people eat very spicy wings while giving an interview. I liked the idea of challeng...

December 18, 2017

Less than two weeks ago, Khalid Rahmaan took the stage of Conan and made his late night television debut. We got a chance to catch up with him about his experiences leading up to, during, and after this exciting milestone!

Congratulations on making your late night debut on Conan! Your performance was nothing short of STELLAR. Before we dig into anything- how do you feel about the entire experience at this point?

Oh wow, thanks! It’s been the best experience I’ve had in comedy so far. People have been really supportive. I didn’t realize how many people I have pulling for me. The people at Conan couldn’t have been better. From the folks backstage to the producer to the tech g...

December 11, 2017

LEV FER 20 is an upcoming comedy time capsule following the life of comedian, Lev Fer, each year. We got a chance to pick his brain a bit about this groundbreaking project and give our readers a little more insight into what to expect!

Firstly let us say- we are really impressed by this project you've created and excited to see it when it's released! What are some highlights we can look forward to seeing in this series? How long will each installment be?

Thank you, I’m very excited to be putting this out. I try not to tell people what they’re going to see before they see it, to me that kinda ruins the whole thing. I love going to movies and not knowing anything about them a...

October 2, 2017

Yedoye Travis is definitely a favorite here at Stellar Underground, and over the weekend, we got a chance to catch up with him about his upcoming debut album recording which is happening next week- October 14th at Relapse Theatre in Atlanta, Ga!

You were recently named a "New Face" at this year's Just For Laughs Festival. Congratulations! How does that feel? What does that mean to you?

Thanks! It feels pretty great, mostly as a way of solidifying that I'm an actual comedian. I can be bad at it all I want, but I'm still in the club. 

Now you have your debut album recording coming up! When is this happening and where? Who's invited?

It'll be in Atlanta, at Relapse Theatre, 8 an...

August 24, 2017

You've probably seen his artwork floating around the internet before. After all, his posters are promoting some of the best comedians in the industry. But who is the talented man behind these amazing illustrations? His name is Brian and his business is Comedy Artwork. We got a chance to pick is his brain a little about his inspiration, his experience, and how the heck one can summon his services. Check it out...

SU: First of all, thank you for taking the time to do this. Tell us a little bit about yourself: Where are you from? What do you like to do?

Brian: I live just outside of Washington DC but I try to make it out to NYC 3-4 times a year. I live a pretty typical, boring...

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