Sean L. McCarthy
Most arguments are older than we think. Most traditions are newer than we think. How do we change the conversation? We need epiphanies. Welcome to my Piffany.
Created 21 Mar 2019
  • Last Things First: Lukas Arnold
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Lukas Arnold is an actor and voiceover artist who graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 and decided to pursue stand-up comedy after taking a class at Carolines on Broadway. He was just starti...
  • History Repeating: 11/12/21
    12 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 1
    History Repeating is a new feature here at Piffany! A semi-regular, or perhaps regular, column examining just how much time exists on a flat circle (perhaps a record album?!) as the old ways and means...
  • Thursday Transcripts: Jenny Zigrino
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    You can listen to my podcast with Jenny Zigrino here: Piffany Last Things First: Jenny ZigrinoRead more 3 days ago · 1 like · Sean L. McCarthy Zigrino sat down with me over Zoom to promote her tapings...
  • Last Things First: Jenny Zigrino
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Jenny Zigrino first hit my radar in 2014 via the Marlon Wayans comedy contest on TBS, Funniest Wins. Zigrino didn’t win the contest, but much like her colleagues who didn’t “win” Last Comic Standing, ...
  • A Piffany About Our Eternals Struggle To Justify Our Existence
    05 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Life bedeviled me more than usual this week, so much so that by last night, I really needed to clear my head. Chemicals don’t work; only make my problems worse. A walkabout wouldn’t suffice. Then I re...
  • Employee of the Month: James Austin Johnson
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Comedy doesn’t have a Human Resources department, so leave it to Piffany to dole out honors and/or discipline accordingly. Piffany’s Employee of the Month for October 2021 is James Austin Johnson. Con...
  • Thursday Transcripts: Joyelle Nicole Johnson
    04 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    You can listen to my podcast with Joyelle here: Piffany Last Things First: Joyelle Nicole JohnsonRead more 3 days ago · 1 like · Sean L. McCarthy She came on the podcast to promote her debut stand-up ...
  • A Piffany About Hollywood Finding My Safe Houses In Norway
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    People who love to watch the end credits of movies do so for their own reasons. Some to find out who portrayed a certain character. Some to find out the title of a song they heard during a pivotal sce...
  • Last Things First: Joyelle Nicole Johnson
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    As befits her name, Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a comedian and writer who brings joy to the stage. She made her network TV debut in 2018 on Late Night with Seth Meyers, but it was her May 2021 appearanc...
  • Thursday Transcripts: Ricky Velez
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    I was excited to talk to Ricky Velez about Astoria once I found out he went to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School. Not only is that school in my neighborhood, but also hired one of my go...
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