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John Debellis

Jackie Martling Interview

John DeBellis | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Most of us know Jackie "The Joke Man's" many credits: radio personality, stand-up comedian, comedy writer, singer-songwriter and eighteen years as a cast member and head writer of one of the greatest radio dynasties of all time, The Howard Stern Show. But I learned there's a lot more.

Interview With Rita Rudner

John DeBellis | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

The first heckler I ever encountered yelled, "What's your day job?" I replied, "This is the first time I've ever been onstage, could you please come back and heckle me when I'm more experienced?" He shut up.

How Not to Eat Spaghetti With a Celebrity

John DeBellis | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Late one weeknight, after I had finished my set, I collected my cab fare at Catch A Rising Star, and hung out looking for a comic to share a ride to the Improvisation. I joined Bobby Kelton and Andy Kaufman (two fellow comics) at a table in the back of the showroom.

Standup Guys: The Book!

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

"There probably was no one more combative than Larry David, nor courageous. He bombed more than anyone, because of the nature of his material, which was way offbeat, borderline insane."

An Interview with Richard Lewis: Bo Derek, Narcissism, Therapy And Sandwiches

Richard Lewis and John DeBellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Richard Lewis and John DeBellis

RICHARD LEWIS: There's a thin line between narcissism, even if it's a healthy narcissism, and entertainment. But I chose to go on stage to be validated because I felt so bashed.